On this tour, you’ll experience the best Chicago while learning new creative photography techniques each day. From our hotel in the heart of downtown, you’ll sample Chicago pizza, go to the top of the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), and take an architectural boat tour along the Chicago River. Our photo spots will include Buckingham Fountain, the Navy Pier fireworks, Cloudgate (the bean) and of course the Chicago skyline at twilight from the Adler Planetarium. We also plan to photograph the artwork and fountains in Millennium Park, and visit the Art Institute of Chicago.
I’m winding up a successful photo safari in Florida. This year, we covered three main locations: Viera Wetlands, Merritt Island NWR, and the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. All of these places are hotspots for birds, depending on the time of year and how lucky you get. Right now is breeding season, so while Merritt Island isn’t quite as active, the Alligator Farm is literally alive with nesting activity. Continue reading Florida Birding Safari Report→
When we hit the road, photographers are often faced with less than ideal conditions for photography. Often times, we can’t be at a location at the perfect time of day, or with the perfect weather and light. However, the well-prepared photographer knows how to work within the confines of the conditions at hand, and has a virtual camera bag that helps them deal with a variety of lighting conditions. In this presentation, I discuss how I’ve learned to adapt to a variety of conditions in the field and still come away with creative photographs by using both in-camera and post-processing techniques.
If you are transitioning to a Fuji X-mount camera system, there may be times when you want to use your existing glass. For this, you need to get a lens mount adapter.
While a lens mount adapter lets you use your Nikon (or Canon) lenses with the Fuji X-mount bodies, there are some major limitations. You will have to use manual focus and set the aperture using a ring on the adapter barrel. Vibration reduction (VR) will not function, either. In my opinion, the reason you get one of these adapters is because you have a particular use for one of your existing lenses. In my case, I like to be able to combine my infrared-converted Fujifilm X-E1 body with my Nikon glass when traveling so that I don’t need to pack two sets of lenses. I have two adapters that I have tested with my Nikon lenses. Continue reading Review: Metabones Speed Booster Nikon F to Fuji X-Mount Adapter→
This 99 minute HD video includes a 54-page printable PDF companion and will teach you how to retouch images in Lightroom using local adjustment tools. From simple fill lighting effects to complex exposure corrections, you will learn which tools to use and how to use them for maximum impact.
Lightroom tutorials from Jason P. Odell
Moving to Lightroom: Image Processing & Workflow (a complete guide to working with digital photographs in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5; PDF eBook)