The early bird catches the worm. The early photographer catches the sunrise. This is the world-famous Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, near Moab, UT. I shot here this morning to tune-up for the workshop I’m leading with Rick Walker today through Sunday. I’m thinking we’re going to have some great shooting! More shots will be posted here on my Flickr stream as I get through them.
There’s a reason I shoot wildlife and landscapes. Birds and deer don’t ever complain that I didn’t get their “good side,” or ask me to retouch their photos. Also, most outdoor photography is all about natural light. I admit, I’m a big fan of The Hot Shoe Diaries and I’m amazed at what can be done with the Nikon CLS system. I just don’t have many opportunities to try out the fancy techniques. That changed on Saturday when I attended my friend David Tejada’s Small Strobes, Big Results workshop. Even though I had a reasonable understanding of flash technique, David’s class brought everything together in a studio/location setting.
I’ve been invited to visit Connecticut this September to present a series of digital photography seminars and workshops. Thanks to the fine folks at Milford Photo, I’ll be traveling to present three days of photographic instruction. I can’t wait to get out there and meet you!
Friday, September 10th, 7-9pm The Magic of Digital Landscape Photography(Free Seminar) Click here to RSVP
I’ve just rolled out my online class schedule for July and August. In addition to my popular classes on Capture NX2 and NEF-Centric workflow, I’ve added two new “mini-workshops” on HDR techniques and image sharpening. These classes are virtual; you participate live via the Internet and you can ask questions via telephone or VOIP. Enrollment is limited; so be sure to register quickly before they sell out.
Luminescence of Nature Class Schedule (All times US Eastern)
I’ve been invited by Nik Software to present a free, one-hour webinar on processing landscape photographs using Capture NX2. I’ll be presenting the webinar on Tuesday, June 15th at 2:30pm PDT and again on Friday, June 18th at 2:30pm PDT. Registration is free. If you have been reading my new Landscape Guide, here’s an opportunity to reinforce some of the post-processing techniques I describe in Section III.
Remember, you can get a 15% discount on any NIK Software (USA) purchase by using the discount code “JODELL” in the NIK online shop.
The components of great landscape images, and what you can learn from film