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)

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

The right way to handle a technical issue: Kudos to Fujifilm

2m 34s exposure showing evidence of a light leak from the left-side access cover in the Fujifilm X-T1

2m 34s exposure showing evidence of a light leak from the left-side access cover in the Fujifilm X-T1

A friend of mine mentioned that some Fujifilm X-T1 cameras were susceptible to light leaks when the side access port cover is open. I honestly don’t spend a lot of time scrubbing through all the online babble to worry myself with such things, but in this case I figured I’d check my camera. It turns out that the problem occurs if you have the left side access cover open in bright conditions. That’s important to me, because you need to have this particular cover open to use the remote release for long-exposures. I put my 15-stops of ND filtration on, grabbed a 2-minute exposure, and sure enough there were purple and orange streaks in the image; the classic sign of a light leak.

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