Creating a Fine Art Black & White Flower Photo with Dan Harlacher

Posted on April 18, 2014

DSCF2278It rains a lot here in the Pacific Northwest. There are several months in the winter that can dampen the spirit of a photographer. My solution to this is to photograph flowers. It keeps your eye in tune and allows you to experiment with light in new and fun ways. One of my favorite challenges is to avoid using any fancy studio lights and use unexpected light sources like flashlights and table lamps instead. You can get away with “lighting murder” if you will in modern digital photography. You can use long exposures for low-light and remove any unwanted color cast in a click. The only special equipment you need is a tripod, which is essential. Since flowers are small you don’t need big backgrounds or light modifiers. I just use the walls in my house or sheets of paper from the craft store.

In this video I’ll demonstrate how to process this image from an out-of-the-camera to a finished fine-art black and white. The only light source in this image is a 60-watt light bulb in a desk lamp.

April Photo Contest – Spring Time

Posted on April 16, 2014

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Theme: Whether it be flowers, bees, picnics, baseball, animals, or April showers. Capture your best Spring time photo.

End Date: April 30, 2014

Prizes:

  • First Place: Perfect Photo Suite 8 Premium Edition
  • Second Place: Perfect Photo Suite 8 for Adobe® Lightroom® and Apple® Aperture®
  • Third Place: Perfect Photo Suite 8 Standard Edition

Quick Tip: Retouching Skin

Posted on April 15, 2014

Sometimes retouching skin goes beyond only applying adjustments to your subjects face. What about shoulders, arms, and even legs? Good news! Perfect Portrait, part of Perfect Photo Suite 8, also allows you to easily adjust these areas of skin and not just the face. Quickly apply smoothing, color correction, shine removal, and other common adjustments wherever needed. So whether you are looking for model skin or simply removing blemishes, Perfect Portrait is the one stop shop for retouching skin.

To watch the video in high resolution, open the video, click on the gear and select 720p.

Perfect Inspiration: Creating a Timeless Look with Michael Corsentino

Posted on April 11, 2014

Michael CorsentinoMichael Corsentino has been a professional photographer for the past 12 years and has also presented a previous episode Perfect Inspiration here on the onOne blog.  To see his previous Perfect Inspiration presentation covering his photo editing workflow, click here.  Michael’s signature blend of photojournalism, fashion, and editorial styles have made him an in-demand lifestyle photographer.  Michael travels all over the world and is the go to photographer for so many photographers in the industry.

Follow along with Michael as he demonstrates his knowledge of Adobe® Photoshop® and Perfect Photo Suite 8 on one of his vacation photos of Venice, Italy.  Michael walks through how to create layers in Photoshop, stack photographic filters in Perfect Effects and apply a black and white conversion inside Perfect B&W.  From start to finish, Michael takes an average photo and turns it into a timeless image that captures the Venice experience.

To watch the video in high resolution, open the video, click on the gear and select 720p.

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Modules Used: Effects, B&W

 

 

Come See the onOne Gallery

Posted on April 10, 2014

Our new photo gallery is the place to view great photos produced with the apps that make up the Perfect Photo Suite. We want to show everyone the amazing photos our users create and how they inspire others with stories and processing techniques. We also want this to be a place for sharing user created presets. We already have presets available for download from the gallery and encourage everyone to join in.

We’ve seen some great photos from users so far and everyone at onOne is looking forward to seeing more. Here are some of our favorite submissions. Enjoy!