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)
At 6000′ (or more) of elevation, Colorado Springs is closer to a desert than it is to the Pacific Northwest. But after a good rain, if you visit North Cheyenne Canyon, you can get some shots that are pretty amazing if the weather is right. By “right,” I mean gloomy, rainy, overcast weather. These conditions are usually pretty rare here, but every now and then you get lucky. I shot in Cheyenne Canyon a few weeks ago while leading a workshop on landscape photography; here are some of my shots (Click to see a larger image). If you go, hope for an overcast day, and bring your polarizing filter!
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
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.
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.
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!