I’ve got a little surprise for those of you who tuned into our “Photomorphis Guide to Creativity” video series last month during my guest coaching stint. I ended our last video with a short speed video capture of my post processing work in Photo Raw to transform a raw image into one that makes an emotional statement. Well, sometimes when you think you’ve finished with an image, you get a lingering sense that there’s something missing, and maybe it’s not finished after all.
See how to create a dreamy landscape with Photo RAW 2018. We will do some quick corrections in Develop and then pop the trees with Local Adjustments. Then jump over to Effects to add Dynamic Contrast and the Sunshine filter for a touch of glow.
In this next part of my creativity presentation, I will discuss some of the methods I use to bring all the elements of an idea together in order to maximize the creative potential of that idea, in other words, to facilitate the synthesis of that idea.
Hi Everyone. I’m thrilled to share the next video of our “Photomorphis Guide to Creativity” with you. This next section is titled” The Anti-Workflow”. We’ve called it the anti-workflow because it concerns ideas, a topic that can’t be easily outlined or defined by a set workflow structure. Ideas, whether they are very simple or very elaborate, need to come naturally from somewhere within you. To effectively harness the power of ideas you need to free yourself from the constraints of your logic and tap into the free flowing stream of all your sources of inspiration.
In this video you will get an introduction this month’s topic and learn where I find my inspiration. If you have any questions I encourage you to leave them in the comments below. Thanks for watching!
How many times have you taken a photo far into the creative editing process only to find out that you can’t get the tones where you want them?
One of my favorite parts of my job is being able to share my love for photography with the team at ON1. As we design, create, build and market I like to help both inspire and grow everyone’s passion for what we do. As photographers we all understand how being inspired can take you to the next level. It can feed your passion for what you love and help you grow.
How many times have you been on location with a great subject in front of you only to have to deal with mediocre light? While nothing beats shooting in perfect light, being able to create your own in post-production can make up for a lot. It also increases your creative options. With a couple of masks, a brush, and the gradient masking bug, you have a lighting studio at your fingertips. By the end of this video, you’ll be able to take control of the lighting in your photos by creating what wasn’t there.
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As artists we all have a point where we hit a creative rut. This can come from photographing the same thing over and over again, or certain times of the year, slow season or you may just need to be inspired to create something new. Photography is always evolving not only as technology advances but also as styles and trends change. It is important that we all take some time to spark our creativity and refresh with a new set of eyes.
We have reached the point in our workflow where the most excitement is generated, Artistic Effects! While it is much more fun to apply creative effects than to get our images technically perfect, it is important that we do not “jump the gun”. The initial movements we make with Tone and Color in our workflow set the stage for the Artistic Effects.