ON 1 Photo Raw 2018 Image Example

Hello LCC members,

ON1 Photo Raw is a very easy to use powerful set of post processing tools with versatility that continues to improve with each new release.

Don’t  place limits upon your photography, never think it’s too bright too dark or too anything else. Take the chance and experiment!

For this image I used the Sony a6500 in Aperture Priority and the metering mode set to meter for Highlights. If I was using my Canon camera I would have used Spot or partial metering.

The first image is the meta data.
The Second is the Raw Straight Outta Camera.
The Third is the Final Processed Image.
The post processing was done with ON1 Photo Raw 2018
I have included images of the settings in the Develop Module and the LUTs used in the Effects Module.

Here’s the Meta Data

Here’s the RAW unprocessed image.

Here are the Settings used in ON1 Develop Module 

The Develop Module is almost always the first place you should start when editing an image.

Here are the Settings used in ON1 Effects Module

I used two different LUTs on this image for coloring.

What are LUTs?

A LUT is a file that transforms one range of colors in an image to another range of colors. Traditionally they have been used in the film industry to give films a unique look and feel. Terms like Blockbuster look or 3 Stripe look are often used to describe them. More recently though, LUTs are being used in photography.

Here’s a link for more about LUTs 

If you have questions or comments please leave them below


Steve daPonte

Last Saturdays Printer Class

Hello LCC members,
The print workshop last Saturday was awesome!

Thank you! Paul Rampolla and Don Hamilton for organizing the event with Bedford Camera, Canon and Hahnemuhle Fine art photo papers.


The class was very well done and packed with information on how to get the best results when printing images.


Photo Credit: Don Lacy


The  Hahnemuhle paper presentation was fantastic! We all learned that choosing the right paper type that suits your image is an important part of printing.

Photo Credit: Don Lacy

Photo Credit: Don Lacy

Each class participant was able to have 2-images printed with the Canon PRO-1000 or Pro-10 on Hahnemuhle paper. 
For those who were not there there are some special offers on the Cannon PRO-1000 and PRO-10 printers that cannot be beat. The Pro-1000 prints media up to 17″ wide and the PRO-10 prints up to 13×19 these special deals are available through Bedford Camera.
As well Steve Elkins VP of Bedford Camera also gave the club a discount code which is good for 5% off cameras and accessories.
Please contact me lighthousecameraclub@gmail.com for discount code.

This was a great event and the club looks forward to doing more events like this in the future.


Last Nights Learning Session and On1 Introduction

Hello LCC members,

Last night we had about 25 members in attendance for the introduction to some of the features in On1 Photo Raw 2018. We demonstrated Exporting and touched on the Develop Module.

In the next session scheduled for Wed April 25 at 6pm we will have a short recap of last session. Then we will dive a little deeper into the Develop Module, Targeted Adjustments, Adjustment Masks and if time allows jump into the Effects Module.

If you have a laptop computer with ON1 installed you can bring it and follow along.

There will be a sign up sheet presented at the April 10 general club meeting.

Here is another before and after example all processing was done in the Develop and Effects Module. I replaced a sky without using the Layers Module.

RAW Photo before processing


Photo after processing in ON1

If you have questions they can be e-mailed to lighthousecameraclub@gmail.com


Steve daPonte

April Photo Assignment is Leading Lines

Hello LCC members,

For April the photo assignment is leading lines. Not sure what a photo with Leading Lines is? Here is the definition.

Leading lines refers to a composition technique whereby the viewer’s eye is attracted to lines that lead directly to the principle subject in the image.

Article and Examples Lead Lines 


On1 PhotoRaw 2018 Before and After Example

Hello LCC members,

Several members have been asking about On1 Photo Raw 2018 and have requested a before and after image example.

Remember, On Wed March 28 at 6pm at the North Palm Beach Library I will do a demo of ON1 Photo Raw 2018 as well as discuss Digital Asset Management (DAM) 

Here we go!

This is the RAW capture Meta Data.

What is Meta Data? Meta Data is the cameras recorded settings at time of image capture and looks like this.

The Meta data important stuff is toward the bottom of this panel which shows. Exposure 0.3sec at f29 Focal, length 20mm, ISO 50, Flash Did not fire, Canon 5D Mark II, Sigma 12-24mm

NOTE: What the meta data does not show is the focus information which is: Manual Focus set to 1meter (3-Feet) which is how 99% of all my wide-angle landscape/seascape photo are captured. On a trip-pod of course.

Here is the Straight Outta Camera raw Image.

Here are the post processing steps I used  in ON1 PhotoRaw 2018

Notes are in screen capture caption below each capture

First step was to open the image in the Develop Module and make the adjustments as indicated in the screen shot above.

Next step was to move to the Effects Module making the list of adjustments below.

Haze Reduction

Sharpened slightly with the Fix Focus Preset


Next were a couple of color adjustments

Fall Preset to warm the image up a bit and bring out the yellow and orange tones.

Sky preset to bring out the blue in the sky

Increase Color preset to increase overall image colors

Tone Enhancer with Clarity Preset as you can see by the opacity slider this was a very small adjustment. You have to be careful with this adjustment because Tone Enhancer is in short a Contrast adjustment. If you add too much run the risk of making the image will actually loose some clarity.

Final adjustment was to bring up the light on the beach. The HDR Look panel does a great job with this. I used the Natural Preset and only lightly applied it. If you use too much you run the risk of glow and halo around clouds and other objects in an image. But, heck you may want that look and that is ok to. Remember you are the artist and your photo is an expression of your vision.

In the final steps I used the Eraser Tool to remove sensor dust and unwanted whispy clouds that I felt were a distraction.

Then I cropped a very small portion off the top and straitend the horizon line.

Here is the final image


Here is the before and after side by side.


If you have questions or comments let me know.




ON1 Photo Raw 2018

Hello Lighthouse Camera Club Members.
On  Wed March 28 at 6pm at the North Palm Beach Library Steve will do a demo of ON1 Software and the powerful features within ON1 Photo Raw 2018.

If your interested in getting ON1 LCC members get 15% off the purchase of ON1 Photo Raw 2018.
Use code: ONONE15 when you check out.

Here is a before and after example using ON1 Photo Raw 2018

This is the image Raw photo straight out of camera Before post processing.

Photo After processing in ON1 Photo Raw 2018. All adjustments were done using the Develop and Effects module.

Here are what the adjustment panels looked like.

If you have any questions let me know?



Steve daPonte