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New Video Tutorial: Infrared Processing with Lightroom & Photoshop

Digital Image Processing with Lightroom & PhotoshopI’m pleased to announce the immediate release of my latest training video tutorial, Digital Infrared Processing with Lightroom and Photoshop.

This three-part, high-definition QuickTime video set teaches you the fundamental approaches to working with raw infrared image files in Lightroom/ACR and includes a printable PDF notes companion.

Topics include:

  • Setting white balance in Lightroom/ACR
  • Processing color and monochrome infrared images in Lightroom
  • Removing hotspots in Lightroom and with Viveza 2
  • Processing color and monochrome infrared images in Photoshop and plug-ins
  • Blue-sky effect (channel-swapping)
  • Color tinting
  • Color Efex Pro 4 effects
  • Texture blending

Digital Infrared Image Processing with Lightroom and Photoshop is available exclusively from Luminescence of Nature Press.

Fujifilm 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Hands-on Review

Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak captured with the Fuji 18-135mm OIS lens.
Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak captured with the Fuji 18-135mm OIS lens.

After spending a lot of time using my Fuji X-T1 body this past spring and summer, I decided to purchase the recently released 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Fujinon lens. This lens is the first offering from Fujifilm to include weather-sealing, in the form of a gasket around the lens mount. In this post, I’ll attempt to answer the most common questions you might have regarding this lens, especially as it relates to the existing 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS kit lens. Scroll to the bottom for my video review of these two lenses.


The 18-135mm Fujinon is a solidly constructed zoom lens that is larger and heavier than the 18-55mm. It weighs just over one pound (490g) and is just slightly smaller than the 55-200mm Fujinon. Its focal length range is equivalent to using a 27-206mm lens on a 35mm format camera.  It uses a 67mm front filter thread and includes a petal-shaped bayonet lens hood. The lens is weather-sealed via a rubber gasket on the lens mount. Continue reading Fujifilm 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Hands-on Review

Video: Setting up Long Exposures with ND Filters

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Here’s a tutorial video showing how I use solid ND filters to capture long exposures in daylight conditions. A couple of key points for long exposures:

  1. Focus and compose before attaching the filters to your lens
  2. Determine the base exposure shutter speed using Aperture-priority mode
  3. Close the eyepiece shutter or use the cover before you shoot
  4. Use Manual exposure and set the shutter speed to “bulb.”
  5. Calculate the long exposure and use a timer to get the exposure right
  6. Use a locking remote release so you don’t have to touch the camera during the exposure

End of Year Sale: Save 15% off all eBooks and Videos through Dec. 31st

I’m offering all educational books and videos for 15% off through December 31st, 2012. Simply visit the Luminescence of Nature Press shop and use code Endof2012 at checkout to apply the discount.

eBooks include:

  • The Photographer’s Guide to Capture NX2
  • Black & White with Capture NX2
  • The Photographer’s Guide to Color Efex Pro 4
  • The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2
  • The Photographer’s Guide to Silver Efex Pro 2
  • Field Notes: A Photographic Journey
  • The Photographer’s Guide to Digital Landscapes

Videos include:

  • Mastering HDR Efex Pro 2
  • Mastering Silver Efex Pro 2
  • Layers of Creativity: Going Beyond Realism with Photoshop and Nik Plug-ins
  • Sharpening Techniques for Capture NX2
  • Capture NX2 Companion Video Set

Bundles are also discounted!

Just click the “Bundle Savings” tab at Luminescence of Nature Press to see packages… and your 15% off coupon works on them, too!

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