Vision: Do you see what I see?

Recently, my good buddy and Curriculum & Education Manager for onOne Software, Brian Matiash asked me if I’d be willing to allow him to use a few of my photographs in an upcoming webinar series called onOne Takes on…  I was honored and humbled that wanted to use by brackets, and that he would then post-process this live on a webinar to illustrate differences in vision from one photographer to another, and how those differences inform how we each post-process our work.  In today’s post, I’ve posted the photograph of a cool control room I shot at the abandoned WWII (and then and Cold War) powerplant at Vockerode, in former East Germany.  If you watch Brian’s fantastic onOne Takes on… webinar, you’ll see how differently Brian’s vision guided his post-processing of the same photograph (you can watch Brian process my  brackets beginning at minute 35:02 of the video).  Featured in this particular video are works by some of my other awesome photographer buds, Heath O’Fee and Jesse Pafundi (do yourselves a favor and check out their stunning work).  And if you want to learn more about Vision, I highly recommend the books, e-books and website of a photographer I admire both professionally and as an amazing human being, David duChemin.

Here is the great video Brian put together for the first episode in the onOne Takes on… series.

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very nice tutorial!
Jacques – when did they cover that panel with plexiglass? 🙂
hell of a shot mate!

Amazing this place is still in tact… Great shot Jacques, I’ll check out the video when Im back home tonight.

Awesome photograph, will watch the video when I’m not mobile.

Expecting to see Gordon Freeman pop-out!

Really like this Jacques – watched the webinar yesterday, and it was fascinating to see the differences in styles & vision between the two of you. Absolutely sick comp and location, thanks for sharing it man!

I have to say, seeing this a second time after the webinar is even more incredible than the first. The way you composed this image is near perfect. Between the lines, the colors, the texture, this is a work of art. Thanks for the link and keep it going man.

Hey guys. Really appreciate those great comments.

Photoportee: Had I not been in that room alone, I would have asked one of the other guys out on that urbex with me to help me temporarily remove the plexiglass. On my own, they were a bit heavy and awkward, and I did not want to damage them.

Jan: Brian Matiash puts out some fabulous webinars; I’m sure you’ll dig watching him work. I learn something new from him every time he puts one out.

Alistair: Funny you mention Gordon Freeman. I immediately thought of him and the great Half-Life games when I was in this room, and my processing was meant to give a bit of homage to those games and to Gordon.

Brian: Loved sharing it!

Jesse: I really loved your your shot and the nod to one of my favorite movies, ‘Inception’.