Watch Perfect Inspiration each week to get inspired, learn creative processing techniques, and download free presets, sample images or other great resources to spark your creativity and excitement for your own photography. Industry experts and and fantastic photographers will share anecdotes about their experiences in photography, lead you through instructional videos on post processing, and offer you downloadable content to help you realize your photographic vision.
Great lighting and composition aren't the only two fundamental aspects to making outstanding images. This week, Stacy Pearsoll talks about how important color can be to your work.
Creating great family photos can be tricky, especially if you're not quite sure where to start. In this episode, Matt shares with a few of his own tricks for capturing not just wonderful photos, but also how to make them shine through post-processing.
Keeping your digital files cataloged can be a tedious and exhausting task. Luckily, Nicole Young walks you through some ways to stay organized and efficient with the help of a well-balanced workflow.
Waiting for the right shot requires patience, but as Stacy Pearsall proves, the wait is definitely worth it.
In this episode, Matt talks you through some of the ways you can improve your shot before you even take it, yet how transforming some simple post-processing can be.
It really is a happy marriage when you can get right behind the camera as well as in front of the computer.
In this episode, the wonderful Karen Hutton shares her thoughts and philosophy around the importance of creating your own signature style.
In this episode hosted by Colby Brown, you'll learn why the concept of 'Less is more' really does translate into elegant and intimate imagery.
Sometimes, bringing out the true spirit of a portrait requires a special type of light and shadow play. In this week's episode, by Scott Wyden Kivowitz, he shares how he uses light and shadow to sculpt the character that is in front of him.
As photographers, we're always looking forward. It's just what we're trained to do. What you have to also remember is that looking back on your growth and experiences can also help you see with much greater clarity.
Brian is the Curriculum & Education Manager at onOne Software and in his own right, a published photographer, writer and lover of all things Social Media. At onOne, Brian shares his passion and knowledge about photography by connecting with others through the webinars, trainings, and photo walks he hosts. Originally from Brooklyn, NY and now living in Portland, OR, Brian has made a name for himself as a resource for HDR photography and is known for his grungy Urban Exploration and ethereal long-exposure landscape images.
Matt is a full-time Education Director for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor of Light It Magazine and Lightroom Magazine and teaches Photoshop and Lightroom seminars around the world.
Colby is a Colorado based professional fine art photographer and photo-educator. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, Colby has worked all over the globe, documenting various regions and cultures in pursuit of capturing the beauty of this planet. Colby's workshops and photo tours cover a variety of topics and allow him to share his passion for photography and exploration with the world. In 2010 Colby helped found Lespwa Haiti, an organization that sets out to bring back the focus on the rebuilding of Haiti. In 2011 Colby founded The Giving Lens, which blends photo education and giving back to local communities.
Whitney is the owner and photographer for Bliss Studio, located in Portland, Oregon. Whitney has been a photographer for over 14 years and specializes in children and babies, as well as high school seniors, families, boudoir and a select number of weddings. Whitney has been featured in both ads for White House Custom Colour as well as onOne software for her product and templates.
Nicole S. Young
Nicole is a full-time photographer and author currently living in Portland, Oregon. She specializes in food and stock photography and licenses her images through iStockphoto and Getty Images. Nicole is also an accredited Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Photoshop and is a "Help Desk Specialist" with the National Association of Photoshop Professionls. She is author of several books published by Craft&Vision and Peachpit Press, including Plug In with onOne Software.
Alan grew up on the creative side of the advertising world and had the pleasure of working with hundreds of clients around the world; telling their unique stories in very unique ways. He loves talking to all sorts of people and seems to have a knack for getting them to open up and share themselves despite the intrusion and intimidation that a serious-looking camera often represents. He likes seeking out and sharing things he finds interesting. Beautiful things. Powerful things. Poignant things.
Karen's world is a big ball of photographic and voiceover fun! Think of it as: Lenses and Light meet Microphones, Words and Sound. They each tell stories. Express a unique 'signature.' What Karen loves most is when voice and vision blend. Like with her latest multimedia endeavor, LIL GALLERIES project, as the route guidance assistant in MOTIONX-GPS DRIVE or in Trey Ratcliff's STUCK ON EARTH. The way she sees it, our individual signature – our 'voice' – connects us. It is our hearts speaking, through everything we do.
James is a Dallas/Forth Worth-based photographer, author and educator. He has been doing photography full time since 2009 after deciding to leave the corporate grind and pursue a dream of traveling the world and making art for himself and his clients. James has been shooting for clients since 2009 specializing mainly in portraits and commercial work and also enjoys teaching others who are interested in photography through private lessons and workshops.
Amy is the Director of Marketing at onOne Software. She developed her love of photography by flipping through her grandfather's photo albums from the 1940s and 50s and has been capturing her own images for as long as she can remember. At onOne, Amy is able to fuse her professional experiences in the software industry with her passion for creating beautiful and memorable images.
Dan is the senior product manager at onOne Software. Before onOne Software, Dan was a product manager for pro photo products at Extensis. Dan graduated with a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from Oregon State University and still shoots regularly to feed his passion. Dan spends his spare time with his pro photographer wife working in their studio.
Liz is a fine art photographer, retoucher and teacher based in Portland, Oregon. She splits her time working for onOne Software and Photographic Elements Techniques magazine and spends her spare time freelancing in a variety of different photographic endeavors.