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Using Nik Plug-ins with Capture NX 2

As much as I like using Nikon’s Capture NX 2 image editing software for processing my NEF files, I also really like using Nik Software’s plug-ins.  Currently, only Color Efex Pro 3 works natively within the Capture NX 2 environment.  However, I was recently having a discussion with one of my contacts at Nik Software, and he mentioned an interesting fact: the Lightroom implementations of Nik’s plug-ins can essentially be made to work as “stand-alone” applications, and launched directly from Capture NX 2.  This is because Lightroom doesn’t really support “plug-ins,” instead it supports external editing applications.  The upside of this design is that if you have the Lightroom version of a Nik plug-in installed, you can send it TIFFs or JPEGs directly without using Lightroom or Photoshop!

Here’s how to make Nik Plug-ins work with Capture NX 2 as external editors: Continue reading Using Nik Plug-ins with Capture NX 2

New eBook Released!

The Photographer's Guide to Digital Landscapes

I’m pleased to announce the release of my newest eBook, The Photographer’s Guide to Digital Landscapes.  I wrote this book to provide photographers with a modern-day assessment of the fundamental techniques for capturing fabulous landscape images.  Of course, some of these techniques apply to everyday photography, too.  I’ve got a lot of books on landscape photography, and they are all very good.  But many of the “classics” don’t have anything to say about modern DSLR photography– even the books that say “updated for digital.”

So, I present to you, The Photographer’s Guide to Digital Landscapes.  A three-part book that covers:

  • Equipment
  • Field techniques
  • Digital post-processing

Thanks for looking!

-Jason

October Workshops with Jason Odell: Silver Efex Pro; Capture NX2

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
  • October 17 11-3pm EDT
To enroll in these workshops, click here.

Odell’s guide to Nik Silver Efex Pro a hit with photographers

Kudos keep coming in for Jason Odell’s newest interactive PDF book, The Photographer’s Guide to Silver Efex Pro.
“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
“The new book is awesome! Just bought it today. Thanks again!”— Michael Salerno
“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
The Photographer’s Guide to Silver Efex Pro is available from Luminescence of Nature Press

Save 15% off all Nik Software Products!

Effective immediately, friends of Luminescence of Nature Photography can save 15% off all Nik Software products in the Nik USA online store by entering coupon code JODELL at checkout. Here’s your chance to save some serious cash on serious software.  Once you have your software, don’t forget to check out The Photographer’s Guide to Silver Efex Pro or The Photographer’s Guide to Capture NX2.