onOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 8

onOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 8

onOne Software has announced a NEW release, PERFECT PHOTO SUITE 8, and are offering special pre-order pricing. All three editions, Premium, Standard and the Lightroom/Aperture edition of this new suite will be available for download November 26, 2013. This new release has incorporated several new tools and capabilities and with the addition of new modules including a Browser Module comes more flexibility. The staff at onOne Software has listened to the needs of photographers at all levels to develop an exciting image enhancement suite of...

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Contemplative Photography – A Fresh Look

Contemplative Photography – A Fresh Look

I was around the age of ten when I first held a camera up to my eye and snapped that first picture and as you would expect I was instantly hooked. Of coarse back then it was film, mostly Black & White. Those were the days…really! Those were the days when you could point your camera at anything that flew, walked on two or four legs or was a zillion stories tall without worry of getting the boot or being arrested. Much has changed since then. As a photographer in today’s world we either reluctantly choose to pass up...

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Perfect Photo Suite 7.5

Perfect Photo Suite 7.5

Today June 3, 2013, onOne Software released Perfect Photo Suite 7.5.  The install, as I have learned to expect,  was flawless, taking only minutes to install.  The update refreshed the plugins for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture without a hitch.  As soon as I loaded my image into the standalone application I immediately noticed an increase in performance with 7.5.  I didn’t need a stopwatch to realize the increased speed as I clicked on each effect in the Layers module and watched as my image snapped to my latest selection.  As I...

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Botanic Gardens, A Hidden Treasure

Botanic Gardens, A Hidden Treasure

Spring is over and you are kicking yourself for not taking time to visit your local foothills to photograph the wildflowers. You can not guess how many times this spring I heard myself saying, “I have things to do today…maybe we do a road trip tomorrow”.  Then poof, the wildflowers are but a spring memory and all your photo friends have beautiful imagery of this years spring wildflowers and you have, well…………….. The chapter is not always written with this ending. This years spring in our region...

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How to Create Stunning Black & White Photos on your iPhone or iPad

How to Create Stunning Black & White Photos on your iPhone or iPad

onOne Software, producers of award-winning software for photographers will be hitting yet another home run with their new release of Perfect B&W for iPhone and iPad. Releasing in the very near future Perfect B&W for iPhone and iPad will change the way you create black & white images on your iPhone or iPad. With Perfect B&W for iPhone and iPad you can set the mood, the mystery, the drama, the elegance or the romance to your favorite image taking it from color to a stunning black and white with strong brights and rich shadows....

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SMUGMUG APRIL PHOTO SPECIAL

SMUGMUG APRIL PHOTO SPECIAL

For the month of April all images and merchandise in my Smugmug Galleries are reduced 20% when you use the coupon code “noaprilfools”. This is an awesome special that includes many of my popular images.  Click on the coupon and travel to my Smugmug gallery index and shop….shop….shop.            ...

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7 Reasons to Buy onOne Software

7 Reasons to Buy onOne Software

onOne Software has extended their 72 hour Spring Savings promotion with discounts up to 40% until March 31st!!!  This is a great opportunity to add PERFECT PHOTO SUITE 7 Premium Edition, or, one or more individual products, to your post production library of tools at a great savings. If you are not a Photoshop user then PERFECT PHOTO SUITE 7, Lightroom & Aperture Edition will be just right for you. With this edition you can seamlessly go from Lightroom or Aperture into any of the modules, save, and return to Lightroom or Aperture as if...

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How to Buy onOne Software at a Huge Savings

How to Buy onOne Software at a Huge Savings

How many times have you opened your browser to onOne Software hoping to see sale specials on their award-winning software?  Well, the day is here.  Actually three days are are here.  For the next three days until March 29th onOne Software is offering several of their award winning software products at slashed prices.  As a Lightroom, Photoshop, Aperture or Photoshop Elements plug-in, or as a standalone, onOne Software products will add flexibility to your workflow and pazazz to your photos.  onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite has been...

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Star Trails During Full Moon

Star Trails During Full Moon

My favorite time of the month to shoot star trails is during the first three days as the moon goes full. The cool light of the moon provides rich textures to surfaces and strong shadows that cast across the frame adding mystery and mood to the composition. A bright moon will also give color to the sky, contrast to the scene and again set a mood.  Exposing the night sky in the light of the full moon is actually easier than photographing a dark sky. I find that overexposing works best keeping the histogram just to the left of center and then...

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Street Photography

Street Photography

A while back I wrote about what to photograph and where to go during the winter months when much is wet, muddy and often impassable. As photographers we strive to capture that perfect moment in time, that not so often seen and the unexpected. I have always enjoyed taking my camera down the urban streets of America in search of those special moments when people feel their most comfortable. What better place to photograph urban life but in some of the oldest districts in San Francisco.  The Mission District is like stepping back in time, a time...

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