Category Archives: Workshops/Training

2011 Workshops with Jason Odell

Join me online or in-person for a workshop in 2011.

I’m busy adding workshops to my 2011 calendar.   Here’s what I have scheduled so far:

All of my workshops are organized online at Luminescence of Nature Photography on  Join my group to be notified immediately of new classes.  I aim to educate photographers of all levels, from beginners to advanced pros.  Join me for a session and take your photography to the next level!

Online Workshop: Nik HDR Efex Pro

Under the Manhattan Bridge underpass (Click to enlarge)

Join me for a two-hour live online class on Nik Software’s exciting new plug-in, HDR Efex Pro.

Date: Friday, November 19, 2010
Time: 3-5pm EST
Location: Virtual (you’ll see my computer screen live and will be able to ask me questions directly via teleconference)

Click here to register (limited to 15 students!)

In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of HDR and how the Nik plug-in functions, including:

  • HDR Efex Pro Interface
  • Global Adjustments and Tone Compression
  • HDR Methods
  • Local Adjustments with Control Points
  • Finishing Adjustments
  • Workflow options

You can download a free trial version of HDR Efex Pro from Nik Software, and if you’re in the USA you can save 15% off your online purchase by using discount code JODELL at checkout.

Capture NX 2 Workflow Class Scheduled

By popular demand, I’ll be offering my “NEF-Centric Workflow” class online 12-3pm Eastern Time on Saturday, Nov. 20th.  In this class, you’ll discover how to easily work with NEF files using the powerful image management software, Photo Mechanic.

This class is limited to 15 participants, and you will be able to interact with me directly via my online conferencing system.

To register, sign up via my Meetup page.

Feedback on my Capture NX Sharpening Video

I’ve gotten a bunch of emails from people who have purchased Sharpening Techniques for Capture NX 2 and the response is overwhelmingly positive.

Rob says: “What a wealth of information, I’m sure it will take several viewings to absorb it all (and lots of practice).  This is a great addition to your Capture e-book, which I’ve used for more than a year.”

From Kibsgaard, in Denmark: “This sharpening technique-video  is very well done. Amazing results and a so clear and easy to understand video, also for not english people, like me.”

Phil says: “I just downloaded and watched your new video Sharpening Techniques for Capture NX 2.  It is excellent, excellent, excellent!”

Eamon writes: “Thank you for producing the Sharpening instruction video for CNX2. I purchased and downloaded today and found it really clear and easy to follow. Great addition to your CNX2 ebook and other support videos.”

Thanks to all my customers who have purchased my new training video.  I appreciate it!

Master the Art of Sharpening in Capture NX 2

I’m pleased to announce the immediate availability of a brand-new video workshop from Luminescence of Nature Press™.  Sharpening Techniques for Capture NX 2 is a comprehensive instructional video in crystal-clear 720p HD that covers all of the major sharpening methods in Nikon’s Capture NX 2.  I’ve even made the QuickTime movie file easy to navigate, because I’ve added chapter markers to it.  The 1280 x 720 resolution of the video file means that you’ll have no trouble whatsoever seeing the menus and other screen items as I walk viewers through all the sharpening techniques in Capture NX 2.

In this training video, you’ll learn:

  • How sharpening works
  • USM Tool
  • High Pass/Overlay filter
  • Advanced control over sharpening with blending modes
  • Selective/Creative Sharpening Techniques with brushes/control points
  • Practical examples of landscape, portrait, and high-ISO sharpening in Capture NX 2
  • How to perform output sharpening for print and web destinations in Capture NX 2

To learn more about Sharpening Techniques for Capture NX 2, please visit Luminescence of Nature Press