Category Archives: Workshops/Training

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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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Everglades Birding Photo Safari 2011

Join me for a bird photography safari in Everglades National Park!

Join me in the Everglades for bird photography!

Dates: March 13-17, 2011

Location: Florida City, Florida (Hotel TBD)

Register Here

This safari is limited to 10 participants to maximize instructor time. Tuition is $899 per person, and includes instruction and image critique sessions.

Meals, transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the participant; I will arrange a block of rooms at a discounted group rate at a local hotel.

We will be based in Florida City, Florida, for quick access to the park. I’ve deliberately scheduled this itinerary to be during weekdays to minimize crowds in the shooting locations.

Itinerary (tentative)
Day 1: Meet at 12pm at hotel; orientation followed by evening shoot at Anhinga Trail
Day 2: Morning shoot at Anhinga Trail, Afternoon Image Critique; Sunset Shoot at Pah-hay-okee
Day 3: Morning shoot at Eco Pond area/ Flamingo; Sunset Shoot TBD.
Day 4: Shark Valley Trail (morning); Group Image Sharing (Evening).
Day 5: Depart for home

What you will see:
Double-Crested Cormorant, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Purple Gallinule, Snail Kite, American Bittern, Little Blue Heron, American Alligator, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture, Palm Warbler, Roseate Spoonbill, Eastern Phoebe, Northern Cardinal…maybe more!

What you will need:

  • DLSR with 300mm or longer lens
  • Tripod
  • Flash (optional)
  • Laptop with photo editing software for image critique
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