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!
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
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
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.
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
Laptop with photo editing software for image critique
I’m back from leading a great workshop at the Arches/Canyonlands area near Moab, UT. I’ve got lots of images, but my class participants have even more! More blogs soon, but here’s an image from the trip in the meantime.
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.