We’ve teamed up with Tamara Lackey to launch a new and fun video series – How to Photograph Everything. Each month we will post a new episode with new scenes that include shooting and editing in ON1 Photo RAW. In each video Tamara shows how to set up the shot, camera settings, and different things to try out. Tamara also chooses her favorite photo from the shoot and walks you through her editing process in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.
There are a few different ways to add interest to a dull sky without having to completely replace the sky when it comes to photo editing. A quick and easy way is to use the tone enhancer in ON1 Photo RAW 2018. It’s one method that works extremely well. If you’ve ever had a photo where you have a great foreground and subject, but the sky just doesn’t quite make the cut this is perfect. Remember, it’s not always necessary to replace the entire sky.
Who hasn’t been out shooting in bad weather and come back with photos that would be great if wasn’t for the low contrast haze all over them? In this video, you’ll learn an easy and sure-fire way to fix them.
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.
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.
Sometimes a photograph needs just a little tweaking to go from good to great. When used together, Layers and Effects can be a powerful combination. In this video, you’ll learn to use them to gain maximum control over your edit and your artistic vision. By the end, you’ll know how to quickly enhance a sky and how to tweak the foreground subject so the edit looks seamless.
Not every sunrise or sunset is golden, but you can flip the script and make a beautiful photo out of a “blue hour.” Watch me bring out the vibrant colors in this scene. Then, with the powerful Local Adjustments tools, I add the finishing touches to complete his photo.
One of the most common questions I get is, “Blake, how do I adjust the White Balance in my image when the automated settings just don’t work?” You can adjust the White Balance without slider slamming or guessing, but you have to know a little bit about Color Theory!
We cap our mini portrait workflow series with part 8 – Using Presets. I go through some of the built-in presets in ON1 Photo 2017 which are great for using on portraits. Presets are the perfect starting point for styling and making amazing looking portrait shots.
In part 5 of this series I will show how you can retouch just the eyes and mouth in your portrait photos. Whiten, brighten, sharpen, and make the eyes and teeth look amazing.
Your cityscape photos take on new life with just a few adjustments in ON1 Photo RAW. Watch me, ON1 Guru Scott Davenport use Develop and Effects to add contrast and a twilight tint to a photo of the San Diego skyline.
Just a few minutes in ON1 Photo RAW 2017 can transform a photo from dull & flat to detailed & vibrant. I use Develop to remove some distractions and then some basic adjustments to enhance the colors in the photo. I’ll then jump to Effects to darken the bottom of the photo with a gradient mask and “apply to”. Once I’m done I’ll boost the detail with Dynamic Contrast and finish off the photo by adding a spotlight vignette.
ON1 Guru Blake Rudis of f64Academy shows us some cool new features on an otherwise lesser known feature. In the past, Blake has shown us how he uses Apply To to protect various parts of his images. You can still do that in ON1 Photo 2017, but there is one more level of control that makes Apply To even more compelling!
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.
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.