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A great photograph is more than just the click of the shutter. It is the combination of a many things. Vision, planning, field work, and post processing all contribute to the final photograph. In Field To Frame, Scott Davenport shares his process for creating a beautiful prints using ON1 Photo RAW.
This kit is a complete video series detailing every step of Scott’s process. See how online tools help in pre-planning and gear selection – before setting foot in the field. Next, join Scott on location for scouting, insights about subject selection, composition notes, and camera settings. Return to the studio and learn his ON1 Photo RAW editing techniques to create signature looks for the images. Finally, get Scott’s tips for creating a beautiful printed photograph using the ON1 Print module.
Improve your editing skills! Field To Frame includes practice images and a step-by-step post-processing ebook. Follow along with Scott in the editing videos and get hands on practice in ON1 Photo RAW.
Field To Frame will help you take your photography to the next level. Plan, execute, and realize your photographic vision.
This Kit Includes:
• Videos files as outlined below
• Practice photo(s) in a RAW format (DNG)
• 3 Presets (two used in the course, one created for the course)
• 35-page eBook w/ image assessments and the processing notes for select photos.
• 1-page Luminosity Masking quick reference guide
• 2-page Soft Proofing Workflow quick reference guide
An overview of the Field To Frame course. Scott explains the different stages of creating a great photo, from planning and virtual scouting through processing and printing. Each step feeds into the next and this video gives you the high level view of it all.
Scott explains his planning process, including the vision for the outing and the types of photos he anticipates capturing. He uses several online tools to plan, including weather and sunlight tools – some you may not have used before.
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Gear Selection (6:48)
With the outing planned, Scott turns his attention to gear. Bringing the right gear for the job is the goal. Bring too much and the gear is a burden. Bring too little a risk missing a key photo. Scott explains why he’ll take certain lenses and gear and how those choices will help execute on the vision for the shoot.
Field Work (11:51)
In this video, it’s out into the field to capture the photos. The morning begins at the ocean for sunrise. Scott explains his composition choices and camera settings. As conditions change in the field, you’ll learn why adjustments need to be made and when filters come into play. After a visit to town for a coffee break, the field outing wraps up at the shore again to grab a few photos of harbor seals.
Culling And Shot Selection (19:38)
Back in the studio, the process of sorting and culling through the photos begins. Scott uses Browse to apply key metadata to the photos and begin the cull. He explains why some shots are kept and others are rejected. By the end of the culling session, the selects are tagged for easy retrieval using Browse’s metadata filters.
Edit Workflow – Surfline (7:13)
The start-to-finish editing workflow in ON1 Photo RAW of the ocean rolling on to the beach. You’ll see how Scott uses a preset to jumpstart the editing session and modifies it to taste. He also leverages Photo RAW’s masking tools to quickly target effects to select areas of the scene.
Edit Workflow – Strong Coffee (6:48)
During his coffee break, Scott couldn’t help but take more photos. In this video, see the start-to-finish editing workflow of a chalkboard coffee sign on the street. You’ll see how Local Adjustments and the Perfect Brush play an important role in finishing off this photo.
Edit Workflow – Seals (8:55)
The harbor seals were out in force after sunrise. You’ll learn how the Crop tool shapes the story of this photo. Also, you’ll see Scott dissect and modify one of his favorite presets so it is tailor made for this photo. Finishing touches with Local Adjustments make the seals the stars of the photo.
Edit Workflow – Seascape (31:36)
The sunrise at the ocean did not disappoint. Scott hand-crafts a signature look for the scene using Develop, Effects, and Local Adjustments. Luminosity masking coupled with other masking tools are used several times to shape the final image. Also, you’ll see that editing is not always a straight line. Changes and switchbacks happen along the way. For this photo, Scott returned to it after several days to finish it off.
Basic Printing (8:51)
Modern printers do a good job of managing color and producing quality prints with minimal guidance. In this video, Scott uses the Print module to create a color managed print. He also talks about key settings to check in your printer setup. If you’re just getting started with printing, this is a great video to follow.
Soft Proofing (17:56)
For the photographer that wants more control over the colors and tones of their prints, the first step is soft proofing. Scott explains what soft proofing is and how it helps get a predictable print. He talks about a color managed workflow and how ICC profiles for your printer and paper fit into the workflow. You’ll also understand why it is important to leverage the Versions feature of Photo RAW for soft proofing.
Advanced Printing (5:17)
In this video, learn how to take your soft proofed image and make a corresponding print. You’ll learn how to select the right color management settings to match your soft proof and the settings to double check in your print driver. Scott also compares his basic print against his color managed print for differences.
Wrap Up (1:01)
The big 16×9 print is complete! The colors and tones are great, the detail is crisp, and it is destined for a frame to decorate Scott’s walls.