April 2012 Newsletter Posted

The Out There Images April 2012 newsletter is posted here: www.outthereimages.com/newsletter
Topics this month:
- Nikon D800 and D4 Setup Guides
- New Workshops Posted and New Books Are Selling Well
- Stuff I Like This Month
- March GOAL Assignment: Walking Zoom
- April GOAL Assignment: Window Light Portraits and Book Giveaway
- Product Review: Joby Gorilla Pod
- Digital Tidbits: How [...]

Always Take Your Camera

I know you’ve all heard this a million times before, but if you are a photographer, then you should always have a camera with you. I don’t care what type of camera you take, but it should be something that allows you to snap an image. Cell phone. Point and Shoot. dSLR. Rangefinder. EVIL. ILC. [...]

The Venerable S-Curve

There are many plugins and special software products designed to help you enhance your photographs. I use a lot of them and think they are extremely helpful for our digital workflow. However, I hear from lots of people that they don’t want to use all the fancy software. Rather, they just want something simple they [...]

Do You Think in Photoshop?

Do you aspire to get the photo as close to perfect in the camera or do you wonder how that photo might look if you continued processing it in software? It is an interesting dilemma and one that can never be truly answered for everyone. Many people state, “I’m a purist. What I see in [...]

Converting JPG to RAW?

Yes, that’s right. Convert JPG to RAW.
In my workshops, I show how it is possible to do this using Nikon Capture NX2 as well other software packages such as Lightroom and Aperture. I want to state up front that what I describe here isn’t truly creating a RAW file from a JPG. Rather, it is [...]

How to Create a Border in Capture NX2

Here’s a question I received via email from C. Osborne in the UK.
He says, “Mike, I am enjoying reading your book Nikon Capture NX2, After the Shoot. One thing I need to know is, how can I get black borders on my prints in Nikon Capture NX2?”
The answer to his question isn’t intuitive, but works pretty [...]

African Art and Wood Carvings

One of the traditional artforms in Tanzania is wood carving. Artists create all types of carvings such as faces, masks, people, bowls, bracelets and animals, but my favorite carvings are of faces. Makonde is the best known type of carving in Tanzania and is typically created using African Blackwood, or mpingo.
Mpingo is very dense and [...]

Lots of new workshops posted

I’m posting new workshops for 2010 over at Nikonians Academy. Right now, I have dates for:
1/28/10 - 1/31/10 in Atlanta, GA
2/4/10 - 2/7/10 in Orlando, FL
2/25/10 - 2/28/10 in Los Angeles, CA
3/18/10 - 3/21/10 in New York, NY
3/25/10 - 3/28/10 in Boston, MA (will be posted in next day or so)
4/16/10 - 4/19/10 in Seattle, [...]