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2011 Workshops with Jason Odell

Join me online or in-person for a workshop in 2011.

I’m busy adding workshops to my 2011 calendar.   Here’s what I have scheduled so far:

All of my workshops are organized online at Luminescence of Nature Photography on Meetup.com.  Join my group to be notified immediately of new classes.  I aim to educate photographers of all levels, from beginners to advanced pros.  Join me for a session and take your photography to the next level!

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Online Workshop: Nik HDR Efex Pro

Under the Manhattan Bridge underpass (Click to enlarge)

Join me for a two-hour live online class on Nik Software’s exciting new plug-in, HDR Efex Pro.

Date: Friday, November 19, 2010
Time: 3-5pm EST
Location: Virtual (you’ll see my computer screen live and will be able to ask me questions directly via teleconference)

Click here to register (limited to 15 students!)

In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of HDR and how the Nik plug-in functions, including:

  • HDR Efex Pro Interface
  • Global Adjustments and Tone Compression
  • HDR Methods
  • Local Adjustments with Control Points
  • Finishing Adjustments
  • Workflow options

You can download a free trial version of HDR Efex Pro from Nik Software, and if you’re in the USA you can save 15% off your online purchase by using discount code JODELL at checkout.

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Meet me in Connecticut for workshops and seminars!

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)
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Saturday, Sept. 11th, 7am-2pm: Photo shoot and digital post-processing workshop (Shooting fees: $79.95/person)
Click here to register online

Sunday, Sept. 12th, 8am-4:30pm: The Capture NX2 Master Class (Workshop fees: $149.99/person)
Click here to register online

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Lightpainting in Garden of the Gods

After what has seemed like an eternal winter, the weather here in Colorado is finally warming up.  Moreover, we seem to have shaken the 60 mph winds that made photography difficult last week.  I finally got out to attempt a project that I’d been previsualizing for some time; lightpainting the Siamese Twins formation in Garden of the Gods.

I’ve photographed this formation before during the daytime; it’s a popular spot to catch the juxtaposition of the twin rock towers with the summit of Pikes Peak between them.  But I’d never hiked to it at night.

The Siamese Twins, in the classic daytime capture.

Lightpainting is a technique whereby you artificially illuminate your subject with a flashlight or lantern.  This technique enables you to control the exact placement of light in the scene and you can use it to selectively illuminate subjects of interest.  I headed up to the Siamese twins with my gear in a Think Tank “Streetwalker Pro” bag.  I had my D3s, 16-35/4, 24-70/2.8 and a 70-200/2.8 VR II.  I also had my Gitzo tripod and a couple of strong flashlights.  I reached the formation about 20 minutes after sundown and I set up.

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Workshops are underway!

I’ve been busy in my virtual classroom; the first two of my spring workshops are now complete.  We had a great turnout, and the attendees all learned a lot about Capture NX2 and Photo Mechanic.  There are still more workshops left on my schedule, so if you missed out, you can still get in on one of the upcoming dates. In even better news, participants who have headset mics for their computers can now bypass the telephone altogether and join the teleconference from their computers.  This is sure to be great for international participants!

If you have a need for personal attention and support, I may be available for one on-one consulting.  I’m happy to help you work on your own images, learn Capture NX2, or whatever other topic you might have about your Nikon workflow.  Click here for mentoring rates and details.

It’s also software update time.  Today, Adobe formally announced Creative Suite 5, which includes updates to Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and InDesign.  I’m mostly looking forward to native 64-bit support for these applications in Mac OS; something that has been lacking for some time.

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