Here’s a quick update of what I’m up to this week. In case you missed it, I’m leading a workshop with Rick Walker to Rocky Mountain National Park starting tomorrow. I’m getting ready for fur days of getting up too early, going to bed too late, but hopefully capturing the aspens at their fall peak and the elk in the rut.
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. I’ll be posting updates from the workshop if at all possible.
If you can’t travel for a workshop, consider signing up for one of my online training webinars
. These classes are live, interactive sessions where you can talk to me directly as I walk you through Capture NX2 or Nik Silver Efex Pro. Class size is deliberately kept small so that you have ample opportunity for questions. All you need is a telephone and a broadband internet connection. It’s that simple.
Luminescence of Nature Photography is pleased to announce its October training webinar series with photographer and author Jason P. Odell, Ph.D. Participants will be able to view Jason’s computer screen live and answer questions over the telephone.
Join Jason for the following live online workshops:
Black & White Conversions with Nik Silver Efex Pro
- October 10 12-2pm EDT
- October 24 12-2pm EDT
Advanced Image Processing with Capture NX2
“The Photographer’s Guide to Silver Efex Pro” is a must- read for any photographer interested in converting images to black and white. Jason wrings out the software in a logical and lucid way, making one aware of the tremendous power of Silver Efex Pro and how to get the very most out of it. Another winning eBook from Jason Odell! Highly recommended.” –Tony Sweet, Nikon “Legend behind the Lens”
“Your book is absolutely superb. I have been using Silver Efex since it came out. Your book is exactly what I have needed for better understanding it.”– Jack Larson
“I have been doing traditional darkroom work for over 60 years and got Silver Efex as it seemed very familar with my background and experience. However, as a computer and software user my eyes glaze over “a lot”; so far your ebook has been easy to follow. I must have at least 6 books on Photoshop… along with some other videos, etc. but everytime I open one to use a technique it is always a struggle; not so with your tutorial on Silver Efex.”– Ann Clancy
“Thank you for this wonderful book. I’m only on page 48, but what I’ve learned is considerable, even though I’ve used SEP for some time now.”– Guy Perkins
Nikon has released Capture NX2 version 2.2.2. It includes support for the D3000 and D300s NEF files, as well as bug fixes.
To get the update from the Nikon USA site, click here
I had the pleasure of going back home to Florida for one of those “you are getting old” rituals– my 20th high school reunion. Unlike last time, when I brought my point and shoot film camera, this time I was ready, armed with a Nikon D3, 24-70mm lens, and SB-900. I figured I’d do what I had always done at official high school events– shoot photos! But I wanted to make sure that these photos would have a better quality than the standard snapshots we get with the point and click cameras that I knew everyone else would be using.
Find out more after the jump…
Continue reading Doin’ it in the dark (aka, shooting cocktail hour)