By Starlight in ON1 Photo 10

By Star Light – Milky Way Astrophotography Composting in ON1 Photo 10  Final Composite Milky Way Image

Soooo, you know those amazing images you see of the Milky Way with that awesome foreground and the caption next to it says…Lit by Starlight. OK ehheemmm. OK sorry to break this to you but, well, They are 100% bull@#$%…Yep. Having spent many a night during a New Moon (No Moon) out in the middle of the desert. I can tell you, the stars don’t light up much. In fact you don’t really know how dark  dark is till you’ve done just that. Continue reading »

How Viewpoint changes an Image

in Photography and art, often times our Viewpoint can change the look and what our photograph says completely.

Viewpoint is “Where we view our subject from” and in Art it is not synonymous with Perspective, although it is used that way in common use. Perspective is the relationship of one object to another to show depth as I discussed in my last article: Why we use different lenses and why we move 

These two images shot in the Mojave Desert of a dry lake bed illustrate this point and I hope you can get the different “Feel” that these two images portray (Click mages to enlarge)

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Why we use different lenses and why we move

Zoom with my Feet

Zoom with my feet

Why do we have so many lenses or zoom lenses? Why do we move or not move?

I’m often surprised when I hear photographers talk about lenses and well even more surprised when I read photography blog articles about lenses and what they think “does what” when it comes to lenses and why we may choose one focal length over another. After all can’t we just “Zoom with our feet”? So why do we even have more than one lens, cuz really what would be the point? So this is a small excerpt from a larger article I had in mind to write to show; “What Does What” and why we need more than one lens and even why we may not. Continue reading »

Huge Deal, I mean HUGE from Macphun Software

Our friends over at Macphun make some pretty nifty software ( Mac OS ONLY)…I’m pretty sure I’ve worn out the “Edit in Intensify ck” Button in Lightroom
So, we know they make great software, that’s given. But  wow, now have “They got a deal for you” – Creative Kit XXL

6 Great apps + a Total of $2,000 worth of cool Photography stuff…for….wait for it….wait for it….$129…. Oh Yeah, I said… ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINE DOLLARS Continue reading »

ON1 Photo 10 and Lightroom HDR

It’s no secret that Lightroom does a pretty darn good job with HDR, it makes a great NATURAL looking HDR which of course as my long time readers know, is my preferred look. But I’ve come to terms with the  fact that that is not the look everyone desires. Everyone has differing Artistic Visions and so they may want to deviate from a Natural Look to a mutitude of looks from mild to wild. The problem is besides a bit of use of the Clarity slider, there is not a lot you can do in Lightroom to push beyond Continue reading »

ON1 to Release Photo RAW this Fall!

ON1 to release Photo RAW this Fall!

This should be VERY Interesting

Photo RAW

ON1 Photo RAW

 

ON1 20% Off Coupon Code

In my last post I told you why you should have the ON1 Suite of Photo Editing Tools and this is just a BIG reminder you get my Readers get 20% off all ON1 Products

Simply click the link or the Banner Below and enter Discount Code: HDRIG16 at check out ON1 Software

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Why On1 is SOOO much better than Free Software

I’ve been a user of ON1 Software since I think 2007/8 when they introduced Genuine Fractals (Now Perfect Resize) and since 2010 I’ve also been a Marketer for them (FTC Truth in Ad) We have always had a good relationship but it’s one that really is gonna get better. More on that in a bit.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that a big conglomerate has been giving away Photo Editing Software for free as of late. If you don’t know, just “Google™” it. Now that software was good software developed by great people working for another great company, a good number were my friends. Great People, doing great work..well except when Mr. conglomerate came along…120 of them all lost their jobs in the acquisition. Continue reading »

Topaz Labs introduces DeNoise 6 and Sale

Our friends at Topaz Labs have introduced a major update to their popular DeNoise Program (Noise Reduction)

and this is really a Major Overhaul. The most important new features are: Continue reading »

New From Topaz Labs – Texture Effects -Coupon Code

Topaz Labs is a very cool company. They have the most extensive lineup of plug-ins and effects around. Now I’m a very Old School Shooter so I’m pretty traditional in my editing. So they have a lot of Plug-Ins that I “think” won’t interest me. but then I start to play with them and I find, I’m wrong. They are a ton of fun. I found that with Topaz Restyle and Simplify and I defiantly found that wish their newest release – Topaz Labs Texture Effects Continue reading »

ON1 PHOTO 10 Now Available !


Press Release:


Portland, OR – October 30, 2015 –

ON1, Inc. announced ON1 Photo 10, the next generation of its photo editing and effects app for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, is available for purchase or download for those that pre-ordered. Version 10 is a ground-up rework of Perfect Photo Suite 9, optimized for performance, stability and ease of use. Up to 4x faster than the previous version and requiring less memory to run, ON1 Photo 10 also includes an integrated mobile workflow, a modern user interface, and the essential ON1 photo editing tools photographers have come to love. Continue reading »

ON 1 PHOTO 10 Review

ON1 Photo 10 Icon/banner 300x300In Late October, ON 1 Software will release PHOTO 10, thier replacement and upgrade for their Perfect Suite (9,5 latest version)

The new PHOTO 10 offers a number of improvements not only to performance but even the ergonomics of use. Simplifying things into a structure that makes a lot more sense considering how people edit their images.

I’m not going to go in depth into each of the new specs because ON 1 has a treasure trove of videos on their blogs delving in in detail to each of the new features. So I will give you an overview of the features that I find to be the most important and improved. **Please note that I have been working with the Beta versions of the software so the absolute final release may differ slightly and actually should work even more bug free

So lets take a look at some of the changes.

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Pre-Order ON 1Photo 10 today

250x250Don’t forget you can still pre-order the new ON 1 Photo 10 suite of apps today for only $119.99 or $89.99 for the upgrade from version 9 plus get free training videos from Matt Kloskowski, a $50 value

ON 1 Photo 10 is A full-featured photo editor that works as a plug-in to Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®, or as a standalone application. Browse and manage your photos where they are stored; local, external, and network drives or cloud service. Version 10 includes the necessary tools to manage and edit your photos with non-destructive Smart Photo technology. Improve portraits, add effects, enlarge for large-format printing, share, and make complex selections or masks with minimal effort.

ON 1 Photo 10 will be available sometime late October, until them you get ON 1 Perfect Photo suite 9.5 (New Orders)to get you up and running

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Preorder Macphun Creative Kit 2016 for only $89.99

 


Macphun Software (Mac only) maker of great photo editing apps like: Intensify, Tonality and Noiseless, has announced an amazing pre-order price on their new Creative Kit 6 for only $89.99 !

TIP #1: Why Pre-Order Creative Kit 2016 NOW:
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  • A pack of exclusive photography bonuses, worth $175:

Bonus 1. Pro HD-video photography training by renowned photographer Serge Ramelli

Bonus 2. A premium selection of textures & presets for Intensify, Noiseless and Tonality

Bonus 3. Snapselect for Mac, to help you easily find the best photos & remove duplicates.

Bonus 4. Two acclaimed ebooks, covering Intensify and Tonality by Pro Photographer Ellen Anon

TIP #2: What’s New in Creative Kit 2016:
  • New software: FX Photo Studio Pro: a creative powerhouse with over 200 unique filters, frames, brushes and controls (this is the 6th app in the new Creative Kit)
  • Single installer & a single product key for a faster setup: the installer will automatically set-up the plug-ins, activate the software, put all applications into a separate folder and get you ready for awesome photo editing.
  • Batch processing in Tonality, Intensify, FX Photo Studio & Noiseless
  • El Capitan OS compatibility
  • Full cross-sharing of images across all apps

 

TIP #3: Benefits for current Creative Kit users or owners of Pro apps:

You get a free upgrade to the new Creative Kit 2016 (the latest versions of our apps + FX Photo Studio Pro) after the official release:

  • If you are a Creative Kit owner already
  • If you own 5 PRO apps by Macphun separately (Noiseless Pro, Snapheal Pro, Focus Pro, Tonality Pro, Intensify Pro)
  • NOTE: it makes sense to pre-order Creative Kit 2016 now even if you already have just a couple of Pro apps, since you get a huge saving anyway, and 4 bonuses worth $175 that only go with the Pre-Order!

Offer ends October 15th so HURRY