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A thousand points of light? No, that’s just my built-in projector!

Chalk this one up to the unexpected.  Nikon today announced an update to the Coolpix line, offering three new models.  I don’t usually get excited by any of the Nikon Coolpix announcements, because they still miss the mark when it comes to offering something that a pro photographer might consider when traveling on vacation.  But Nikon does seem to be getting creative with their gimmicks, features.

The Coolpix S1000pj is the first digital camera to offer a built in projector.  Yep, you heard me right– even I had to read that one twice and make sure it wasn’t lack of caffeine driving me to see funny things in the press release.  A projector.  In a camera.  Packing a not so mighty 10 lumens, you won’t be using this to light up an auditorium for your next photo exposition.  But it is interesting!
The Coolpix S1000pj also includes “hybrid VR”– a combination of lens and sensor shift to maximize image stabilization, a 28-140mm equivalent lens, and packs 12 megapixels.
So, if you are a multimedia freak and enjoy slide shows on the go, here’s your Coolpix!

Learn Capture NX 2 from the comfort of your home

Just a reminder that I still have spaces available for a four-hour Capture NX2 editing workshop on June 20th.  The workshops earlier in the year all sold out, so here’s your chance to get some Capture NX training before you run off for the summer.   Each workshop is fully interactive– you can ask me questions live over the telephone as you watch me demonstrate Capture NX2 online.  You actually see what’s on my computer screen!

For more details, check out my workshops here.

Dave Black shows you “the way he sees it”

2009-April-WATR-01.jpgMy good friend Dave Black has published his first book, entitled The Way I See ItThe Way I See It is a compilation of 50 one-page workshops that illustrate Dave’s masterful approach to lighting and composition.  While this book is an excellent tutorial, it is also a handsome coffee table book– the color images are stunning.

For any photographer, especially those who use the Nikon system, you’ll love Dave’s simple approach to building a scene and capturing traditional events in a manner that brings emotion and feeling to his images.

To order The Way I See It, visit Dave’s website or visit his store page directly at Blurb.com.

Visit Jason Odell at www.luminescentphoto.com