All posts by Jason Odell

Online Class: Master Monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2

Master black and white photography Sept 5, 2015 online with Jason Odell
Master black and white photography Sept 5, 2015 online with Jason Odell

Join me Saturday, Sept. 5th online for a comprehensive look at black and white image processing using Silver Efex Pro 2 with Lightroom & Photoshop.

When: 12-2pm US Mountain Daylight Time (UTC -6), Sept. 5th, 2015
Where: Online (GoToMeeting Webinar)

Topics will include

  • How to adjust the color image for optimal monochrome conversion in Lightroom/ACR
  • Adjusting images in Silver Efex Pro 2
  • How to use the Zone Map Tool
  • Understanding the use of Color Filters
  • Soft Contrast & Structure Controls
  • Using Control Points for local enhancements
  • Adding film grain effects
  • Creating toned images (sepia, selenium, cyan)
  • Best practices for printing monochrome images

Register here

Registration closes 10am MDT (12 noon Eastern) Sept. 5th 

 

Florida Birding and Night Sky Workshop Dec. 13-17

Join me December 13-17 to photograph birds and the night sky in the Florida Everglades.
Join me December 13-17 to photograph birds and the night sky in the Florida Everglades.

I’m pleased to announce a winter birding safari to the Florida Everglades, December 13-17, 2015. During this photo safari, we’ll not only photograph the birds and other wildlife, but we’ll have an opportunity to do some night sky photography of the Geminids meteor shower!

This workshop includes both field and classroom instruction, so bring your laptop so I can teach you how to process your photos!

Place your deposit now to secure your space on this trip until October 14th, 2015.

Sensor Plane #18: New Nikkors and Adobe CC 2015

In this episode of The Sensor Plane photography podcast, I discuss what I’ve been up to over the summer, including recaps of workshops in South Dakota and Colorado. I also discuss the new Nikkor lens announcements to include the 24 f/1.8, 24-70 f/2.8 VR, and 200-500 f/5.6 VR.

Lastly I talk about some new improvements to Lightroom CC, including a cool new adjustment tool called the Dehaze slider.

Listen to the audio-only version of this episode here (25MB mp3 format)

3 New Nikkors: Should you order them?

Three new Nikkor lenses were announced on August 4, 2015 (Image courtesy of Nikon USA)
Three new Nikkor lenses were announced on August 4, 2015 (Image courtesy of Nikon USA)

Yesterday brought the announcement of three new Nikkor lenses from Nikon. Two of these lenses are completely new, and the third is an update to a member of Nikon’s “holy trinity” series. You can read the official press release here, but let’s get down to it. These new lenses are a great addition to the Nikkor lineup, but should you consider them? Let’s take a look at each of these new lenses. Continue reading 3 New Nikkors: Should you order them?