ON1 Adds A New Guru! by John Clark

Thanks for the goodies, ON1!

Some of you may have noticed that many of my photos on Instagram and Twitter are tagged with #ON1pics. That’s because, behind the scenes more than a year ago, I developed a relationship with the team at ON1 software and made the switch from Adobe to using ON1 Photo RAW as my post-processing software.

 Now, I can let you in on the good news… I’ve been officially named as a member of the ON1 Guru program! This program includes many leading photographers and educators currently using the program in their workflow.

 If you are interested in seeing for yourself why I made the switch to ON1 Photo RAW, click here for a free 30-day trial to test drive the software on your own images. 

 I’m excited for how far the team has taken this program over the past couple of years, and really look forward to helping them continue the development and spreading the word for photographers looking at alternatives for their post-processing needs!

 One of the first things I will be doing is writing some Step by Step tutorials to help users learn new tricks and get the most out of the program. In fact, you can already grab a copy of the first one: Using Desaturation to Emphasize a Subject

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Winner Winner, Traveling Dinner! by John Clark

The futuristic Windhover Hall was the winning photo in the Trover #Perspectives contest

The futuristic Windhover Hall was the winning photo in the Trover #Perspectives contest

As I looked at my email first thing this morning, one message stood out from the usual assortment of newsletters and companies trying to get me to part with my money. The message itself was very short, and right to the point:

 “Congrats, John! You've won the #Perspectives Photo Contest on Trover! Your Milwaukee, Wisconsin discovery was selected as the winning entry! High five!”

 Now if that’s not a great way to start the day, this is… As the winner, I was awarded a $1500 travel voucher!

 My winning photo is of Windhover Hall, the amazing foyer of the Milwaukee Art Museum. It has such a futuristic look, is an amazing bit of architecture, and a superb place to photograph inside and out (but if you go, don’t bring a tripod! Just a tip from a guy who learned the hard way!).

 Now comes the real fun, the dreaming of all the amazing places around the world I could potentially visit. Drop a comment if you have any ideas on where I should head!

 You can read the full announcement here on Trover.


Goodbye Michigan! by John Clark

It's time to get rid of this thing!

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have noticed that I haven’t been posting a lot of new images lately. Or then again, maybe you haven’t…

Well, it’s time to come clean about my lack of photography recently. For well over a year I’ve been thinking about moving out of Michigan. I came very close around this same time last year, but “day job” issues put that idea on hold. I’ve lived in Michigan for more than 12 years now, and this is a beautiful state with so many fantastic places to photograph and the dozens of talented photographers I have come to know. The decision to move (or not!) lingered long and hard in my mind.

But now I realize its time for me to say goodbye to Michigan. Instead of being out taking photos over past few weeks, I have been laying the foundation for a move, and preparing the house for sale. The good news is that I sold my palatial estate (yeah, right) in less than 48 hours of being on the market. The bad news is that I don’t yet have a place to move to!

If you’ve read this far it means that you are either a good friend, really bored or someone who simply likes my photography. And that also means you might be wondering where I am relocating to as well.

So, drum roll please… It’s goodbye snow and hello sand!  It’s time for some warmer weather and new adventures in the Southwest so I’m moving to the neon lights of Las Vegas! 

My new home is somewhere out there... I just have to find it!

Now please bear with me a bit longer as I won’t be posting much for a few more weeks while I get across the country and settled somewhere. But I hope you like photography from the Southwest, because you’ll be getting a lot of that. I also have some travel planned that should result in some great images later in the year. Hope you stick around for the adventures!

Oh, and it won't be goodbye to Michigan forever... I have work requirements that should bring me back to the Detroit area several times a year. And you can bet that I'll bring my camera and try to grab some new shots while in the area!