Just added: Introduction to Lightroom online class April 26th


I’m happy to offer Moving to Lightroom: A Primer for Capture NX2 Users as an online training course on Saturday, April 26th from 9am-1pm Mountain Daylight Time. If you’re contemplating making the move to Lightroom, or are just getting started with it, this class is designed to make your transition from Capture NX2 easier.

Course Outline

  • The Lightroom Environment and how it differs from CNX2
  • Preparing your Nikon NEF files for import into Lightroom
  • What to do with NEFs that you’ve edited in Capture NX2
  • Basics of the Library module for file management
  • Fundamentals of the Develop module for RAW processing, including local adjustments and sharpening tools
  • How to process your NEFs to match Nikon’s Picture Controls
  • How to send images to external editors like Photoshop
  • How to share images edited in Lightroom

All participants will receive a printable PDF copy of the course presentation notes.

Register here
(limited to 25 participants)

Photo of the Day: What Remains is not Lost

I captured this image during the recent Digital Underground Las Vegas workshop that I co-hosted with Deborah Sandidge. This is a close-up shot of one of the old signs laid to rest in the Neon Museum Boneyard. While there were lots of great wide-angle shots to be had, I always like it when I’ve got enough time to start looking for close-up images.

Tech Specs
Fujifilm X-T1 with 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens
2.5s @f/9, ISO 200, 55mm, tripod

Fuji raw file processed in Lightroom 5.4

Location Note
Tripods are not normally allowed during visits to the Neon Museum. We arranged for a special photo tour after hours. If you are interested in joining us on another Digital Underground workshop, please send me a note or join the Luminescence of Nature Photography Workshop group on Meetup.com.

Viva Las Vegas!

The Digital Underground workshop took to the streets of Las Vegas.

The Digital Underground workshop took to the streets of Las Vegas.

I’m back from leading a workshop with Deborah Sandidge to the always target-rich environment of Las Vegas, Nevada! This workshop was the first in a series we are calling “Digital Underground,” where we look for urban and edgy subjects, especially after dark!

Over the four day workshop, we hit some pretty amazing locations! You can see a gallery of images from the workshop here. Continue reading