You guys did not make it easy for Blake and me to judge this challenge. What a great gallery of submissions. Congratulations to the winners and a huge thanks to the entire Plus community for making this such a fun challenge.
Hey everyone. Blake and I were so impressed with the quality and diversity of the critique images you submitted that we put together this recap video to showcase some standouts as well as to highlight some teaching moments we recognized along the way. In case you missed it, Nathan posted the January critiques at the end of last month and you can watch them here.
When I sit down to post process an image, I have a concept of what the final photo will look like. However, getting to that final image is rarely a straight path. Actually, the path to most of my finished photos is very crooked. There is experimentation involved, and sometimes our vision of an end photo changes as we craft a scene.
Backyard Challenge Prevails
Results are in and Idea 2 The Backyard Challenge was a narrow winner.
Thanks everyone for registering your choice. We’ll set to work visualizing something near our doors in a different way and bring you videos about the process.
That’s right. We’re asking you, the Plus Community, to challenge us once again. This is where you give Matt and I a mission and we each set out to accomplish it while creating a video to show you the process. Some of you may remember last year’s reverse Noonday Challenge. The one where you guys overwhelming voted to send Matt and I out creating images in the worst light of the day. It was a sort of uproarious revolt against our advice in critique sessions and the galleries for all of you to work in better light. (Matt’s High Noon Challenge video / my High Noon Challenge video). It’s a new year and we’re excited to have you challenge us again. Vote for your favorite mission below by February 2nd.
Hi all! Whew! Its been a while huh? Well, not really :-) It’s only been a month since I’ve been in here coaching. But I’m happy to announce that I’m your new guest coach for the month of February.
Whitney is the owner of Bliss Studio specializing in children and families and primarily shooting with natural light. She is currently a sponsored speaker for WHCC and enjoys teaching others about her passion. She resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.
As a portrait photographer my post production looms over me after every session and takes way more time than it should. I don’t know about you, but spending long hours in front of the computer getting images ready for clients is rough. An hour shooting can easily be three to four hours in post production. Resulting in many late night editing sessions and trying to edit while my family life swirls around me. It has gone from my favorite part and turned into my least favorite. I’ve needed a new solution longer than I care to admit. ON1 solved this for me with the latest release, ON1 Photo RAW 2017. With a few adjustments to my workflow, my post production time has gone from 3-4 hours to 10-15 minutes. This has been LIFE changing for me! I’m finally able to get my editing done quickly and can enjoy more time behind the camera and more time with my family.
Your January Loyalty Rewards are now available for download!
Thank you for making my experience as an ON1 Guest Coach a memorable one. This wasn’t my first rodeo here and definitely won’t be my last! To say this community is inspiring is an understatement. Through your thought provoking feedback and desire to continue learning, I have been reinvigorated as an educator and mentor.
First off, a HUGE shoutout to all of you Plus Community folks who submitted images for the Your Photo Our Look series. You really outdid yourselves providing us with a spectacular and diverse set of RAW images to choose from. Thank you. I chose to do this two-part episode exclusively in Photo RAW 2017. I’ve heard a desire in the Plus Discussion Forums for more Photo RAW specific content, so I used this opportunity to provide it.
This is the sixth installment in the Photo RAW Workflow Video Series. In case you missed the first five lessons here they are:
- Introduction to the Workflow Series
- HDR Workflow with Adobe Camera Raw and Photo Raw
- Pano Workflow with Photoshop and Photo RAW
- Advanced Selections with Photoshop and Photo RAW
- Under the Hood of Photo RAW
In this final lesson of the Photo RAW and Photoshop workflow, we are going to do a nice healthy review of all the information that was covered. Can you believe that was nearly 2 hours of information, the month seemed to go by so quickly!