Category Archives: Workshops/Training

Stepping outside the comfort zone

Small strobes DO produce big results!

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.

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Meet me in Connecticut for workshops and seminars!

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)
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Saturday, Sept. 11th, 7am-2pm: Photo shoot and digital post-processing workshop (Shooting fees: $79.95/person)
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Sunday, Sept. 12th, 8am-4:30pm: The Capture NX2 Master Class (Workshop fees: $149.99/person)
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New online classes for summer!

Stop fooling around and get into one of Jason's classes!

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 hope to meet you soon at one of my summer classes!

-Jason

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Free Webinars Hosted by NIK Software

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.

Course Outline

  • The components of great landscape images, and what you can learn from film
  • Re-creating the “Velvia” look with the LCH editor
  • Local editing to enhance subjects
  • Sharpening settings for landscapes
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3 for landscapes

See you online!

-Jason

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June workshops… get ’em while you can

My online workshops have been very popular this year.  I’ve got two more scheduled for June, and then it’s time for a brief summer break.  If you want to get in on one of my classes, this is the time to do it before summer vacation!

I currently teach two classes online.  My Capture NX2 Advanced Imaging course is intended for photographers of all levels.  In this four-hour course, I explain not only the fundamental tools for making selective adjustments in Capture NX2, but also the thought process behind using each tool.  I also help the class explore the concept of “previsualization” in post-processing.  For example, would you use the same adjustments for a portrait as you would for a landscape?  Probably not.  Learn what works for each type of image so that when you do edit your images you spend less time making adjustments and more time getting results.

Capture NX2 Advanced Imaging is being offered on Sunday, June 27th, from 12-4pm EDT.

My other workshop is for Capture NX2 users who are trying to optimize their end-to-end workflow.  With my NEF-Centric Workflow course, you’ll learn how to drastically streamline your overall workflow so that you spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind the camera.  The Nikon NEF file is fundamentally flexible, and has some distinct advantages if you use software that can take advantage of them.  In this class, I will show you how to use the powerful workflow hub, Photo Mechanic, as the core of an incredibly fast and powerful workflow that lets you take advantage of everything the NEF file has to offer.

My NEF-Centric Workflow course is being offered on Saturday, June 26th, from 2-4:30pm EDT.

To participate in my online classes, you’ll need a high-speed Internet connection and either a telephone (USA toll number) or a headset microphone to use with your computer (free).  Attendance is limited!

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