Tag: Artistic

Spring into High School Senior Season

I was honored to be a part of the Spring into Summer campaign and jumped on board with a fun video on High School Seniors.  As we head into summer, Senior season is in full swing for a lot of studios. At the beginning of the season I enjoy creating a few new presets, inspired by my first couple sessions. Styles and trends are always evolving as well as my mood can vary when I am editing the start of a new season of seniors.

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ON1 Inspiration — Arches National Park

In March, Hudson Henry and I took a trip to Moab to scout and shoot Arches National Park. Like any photo adventure we had good times, we had some turbulence, but we walked away with some stellar images. We both left speechless by the beauty of Arches National Park.

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Portrait Workflow Series – Controlling the Focus

Part 6 of this series is where I cover how you can creatively focus your viewers attention on your subject matter in a portrait. See how you can put less focus on the distracting elements to draw attention to your subjects.

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ON1 Workflow — Tone, Color, and Artistic Effects

ON1 Guru, Blake Rudis, takes us through an entire workflow in this extended video clip. He will show us his classic Tone, Color and Artistic Effects Workflow steps, but with the ON1 Photo RAW spin on it.

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ON1 Short Clip — Incredibly Powerful Presets in Photo RAW

Photo RAW saves both Develop and Effects settings into a single preset. What could be better than that? Saving luminosity masks, too! ON1 Photo RAW includes luminosity masks in saved presets. This feature opens up an entire world of possibilities for powerful, flexible ON1 presets. Join me for a demonstration of using luminosity masks in presets.

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ON1 Short Clip — Make Your Subject Pop

A few filters in ON1 Effects is all you need to make the subject stand out in the scene. Watch ON1 Guru Scott Davenport show you the simple yet powerful adjustments that will make your subject pop.

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ON1 Live Recording — Long Exposure Workflow: Yosemite National Park

Watch me walk you through this long exposure post processing workflow following my recent trip to Yosemite National Park.

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ON1 Inspiration — Episode 12: Lemons are for Lemonade

Admittedly, I don’t visit my family back in New York City nearly as often as I’d like to. One thing leads to another and the next thing I know, half a year has gone by. So, when I do get the opportunity to visit, I want to make the most of the time I have with them. Recently, I was able to fly out to NYC for a few days of downtime. On one of those days, my sister and I spent all of it roaming around various parts of downtown Brooklyn, which was a wonderful change of pace seeing as we normally default to visiting Manhattan.

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ON1 Short Clip — The Dramatic Sky Effect

A sense of motion makes a landscape photo more dynamic. Watch me show you how the Blur Filter in Effects adds motion to clouds and enhances your landscape photos.

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ON1 Inspiration — Episode 10: Working with Obstacles

I’ll never forget the first time I visited Little Zig Zag Falls, located near the base of Mt. Hood in Oregon. On one hand, the winding trail and creek that leads you from the parking area to the waterfall is absolutely stunning.

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Light Painting & Compositing

Being a full-time professional landscape & nature photographer I am almost always dealing with natural light in my photographs unless I am using a camera flash for fill-light on an animal or flower for example.

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ON1 Inspiration — Episode 8: Working The Abstracts

Of all the places I’ve photographed and all the extreme weather conditions I’ve been in, I never would have guessed that one of the most challenging locales to create photos in would be an ice cave in Iceland. I had the good fortune to photograph a handful of ice caves during my very first trip there and, next to seeing the northern lights for the first time, this was something I was most excited for.

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Creating Textural Photo Composites

Watch Doug Landreth of Photomorphis create a rich textural composite using ON1 Photo 10. With the Layers masking tools he is able to replace the sky. Then in Effects watch him stack; Glow, HDR, Color Enhancer, Dynamic Contrast, Vignette & Texturizer filters to create his own unique preset.

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ON1 Short Clip — Simulate a Tilt-shift Lens

Watch me, ON1 Guru Nicole S. Young create a tilt-shift lens look and refine the masking using one of my favorite secret tools, erase brush strokes. It lets me refine my tilt-shift effect in ON1 Effects without affecting the underlying gradient mask.

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ON1 Workflow — Adjust Tone & Color | Then Add Artistic Effects

My typical workflow is made-up of 3 equally important parts Tone, Color, and Artistic Effects.  Watch me use ON1 Photo 10 to achieve the best results in all three categories.

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