If you missed my online class on digital monochrome conversion using Silver Efex Pro 2 (Nik Collection), you can now download the video workshop. The video workshop includes an illustrated printable PDF notes package for easy reference.
Join me in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 8th to learn the fundamentals of long exposure photography.
In this class, I’ll cover all the creative techniques I use for stretching time to create dynamic digital captures, including:
- Solid and variable ND filters
- How to calculate exposure times
- Composition for long exposures
- How to capture car trails
- Time-lapse and cloud-stacking techniques
Wednesday, August 20th 9-11am Mountain Time (UTC -7)
Learn to process digital infrared images in Lightroom and Photoshop and create a wide range of styles with plug-ins and other tools.
Sunday, August 24th 9am-1pm Mountain Time (UTC -7)
This is my complete hands-on course for the Lightroom 5 Develop Module. We’ll go through the fundamentals of processing images in Lightroom 5, including workflow order, global adjustments, local adjustments, and image sharpening.
In this video, you get over two hours (159 minutes, actually) of in-depth training on creating fine-art HDR images with Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2.0. I’ve gone through the entire HDR workflow, starting with image capture and RAW conversion and moving through all the steps you use in HDR Efex Pro 2 to create amazing HDR tone-maps. Continue reading New Companion Video for HDR Efex Pro 2.0 Users
In today’s digital world, we have unprecedented access to high-quality photographic equipment. Just ten years ago, most photographers had a basic camera, sent their film off for processing, and got back a set of slides or 4×6″ prints to enjoy. Early digital cameras were either too expensive or too limited in quality to really be adopted by the average consumer. Now, you can get a 24 megapixel camera like the Nikon D3200 with a zoom lens for under $700!
Think about that for a second. Today’s digital cameras have enough resolution to rival medium format film cameras of the past. Back then, the only people I ever met who used medium format were studio portrait photographers. A medium format system was completely unrealistic for most photographers; they were harder to use and cost a fortune.
With so many people having access to amazing digital photo technology, there’s a feeling that anyone can be a great photographer because they have a great camera. I see it when I talk to wedding photographers about how their clients don’t want to pay for prints or albums because “uncle Joe” has a DSLR and will shoot their wedding for free. I see it when I browse Google+ or Facebook and see mediocre images posted as “works of art.” Friends, a mediocre 24 megapixel snapshot is still mediocre. You just have more resolution to display your mediocrity. With that, here are five fundamental tips for anyone who has recently picked up a new DSLR (or even an older one) and wants to improve their photography. Continue reading Ten Simple Tips for Digital Photographers