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Teaching Lightroom 5 in full swing

June 13th, 2013 |  by No comments

Our Lightroom Workshop in Chicago was treated to a very nice surprise as the first day of the workshop was the morning after the official release of Lightroom 5. These lucky folks were among the first in the world to receive training on Lightroom 5. From Chicago I head to Toronto for http://www.profusionexpo.com where I will be giving a creative lecture and a lecture on Lightroom 5.

The next big Lightroom 5 workshop is in our home in Palm Beach Gardens July 23-26th. When we teach in our home we include a very special 7 course dinner with wine. http://www.d-65.com/workshop/201310_wpb_info.html.

This week Adobe mentioned us in the official Lightroom Blog as a training resource http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/06/lr5-resources.html

Lastly our Lightroom 5 book is in production and will be released within a month.

 

 

 

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Be one of the first to learn Lightroom 5 Beta

April 16th, 2013 |  by No comments

Come and be one of the first in the world to learn Lightroom 5 Beta. We will be including LR5 Beta in our Los Angeles Lightroom Workshop which starts on Friday and has 2 spots left.
http://www.d-65.com/workshop/201304_la_info.htmlLR5

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Workshops, Lectures and Upcoming Trips

September 27th, 2012 |  by No comments

Monaco Glacier calving

I am back from our Digital Photo Destinations trip to Greenland and the Arctic. The trip was awesome and we were in the Arctic for an historic event. The extraordinary decline in Arctic sea ice during 2012 is finally over. Sea ice extent bottomed out on September 16, announced scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) on Wednesday. The sea ice extent fell to 3.41 million square kilometers, breaking the previous all-time low set in 2007 by 18%–despite the fact that this year’s weather was cloudier and cooler than in 2007. Nearly half (49%) of the icecap was gone during this year’s minimum, compared to the average minimum for the years 1979 – 2000. This is an area approximately 43% of the size of the Contiguous United States.

I have posted alumni highlights from this trip  and my own images from the trip .

 

NEW TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT

 2013 Iceland Adventure – Auroras / Night Photography & Glaciers / Ice Caves – Plus Aerials

 

 

March 14 – 20, 2013

Limited to 14 Participants

Price TBA (includes travel, room, and board in Iceland)

Instructors – John Paul Caponigro / Seth Resnick / Ragnar Th Sigurdsson

The Adventure

2013 is a super year for auroras – a twelve-year peak. Join us for northern lights, night photography, super-jeeps, hiking glaciers and exploring ice caves. This is photography workshop is like no other.

Digital Photo Destinations (Seth Resnick and John Paul Caponigro) join forces with Focus On Nature and arctic photographic specialist Ragnar Th Sigurdsson (arctic-images.com), a native of Iceland who has extensive knowledge in night photography and lighting on location.

Our special workshop is scheduled when the moon is nearly full and ninety degrees to the northern lights making conditions ideal for night photography. Imagine photographing Iceland’s glacial lagoon (Jokullsarlon) by the light of the moon with northern lights.

We’ll hike the south coast’s glaciers during the season when they are bluest and ice caves are most numerous.

We’ll also take super-jeeps into the winter wonderlands of the volcanic highlands.

Join us and you’ll think you’ve gone to another planet – but that’s the way Iceland is.

Special Extension

A limited number of seats are available for a one-day special aerial photography extension.

Starting and ending in Rekjavik, we’ll divide our time between the north coast’s lake Myvatn and the south coast’s Jokulsarlon (the glacial lagoon), with a foray into the highlands behind the glaciers. We’ll ride zodiacs, hike on glaciers, run under waterfalls, and 4-wheel through rugged terrain accessible to only a few. Our guides known the local terrain like few others do. (This will be John Paul’s sixth and Seth’s fourth workshop in Iceland.)

Curriculum

Creativity, composition, exposure, workflow, and post-processing are only a few of the topics that will be presented.

We’ll focus extensively on night photography – long exposure, flash, light painting and of course astrophotography.

You’ll get lots of guidance on site and reviews of your work off site.

Get ready for a non-stop week of making images in a breathtakingly beautiful landscape!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS TRIP send an email to auroras@sethresnick.com

 

ATACAMA WORKSHOP 2012 and ANTARCTICA 2013

 

There is only one spot left in our Atacama Adventure workshop  December 3 to December 11, 2012.

We also have a special promotion for the 4 spots left in our Antarctica 2013 Workshop

The following offers are good through October 15th.

$2,500 off owner’s suite
$2,000 off suites
$1,500 off superior and deluxe cabins
$1,000 off triple cabins
Plus an additional 5% off if you’ve travelled with Quark before.

Sea Spirit is one of the most comfortable boats we’ve travelled on; even the triples have private baths.
Our group will be a small intimate group with many old friends accompanying us.

I hope you can join us!

Contact Antarctica@sethresnick.com to register

 

 

UPCOMING D65 LIGHTROOM WORKFLOW WORKSHOPS

 

LIGHTROOM 4 WORKFLOW WORKSHOPS
D-65 will teach you detailed workflow utilizing the 7 modules of Lightroom 4, to vastly improve your digital asset management, processing and image delivery skills.You’ll learn the fundamentals of Lightroom 4 and become an expert in keeping every image you shoot organized, edited  and archived through keywording, metadata and collections.You’ll optimally develop  and enhance your images with presets and synchronization. And have the ability to move between Lightroom and Photoshop with ease while delivering quality images to friends, family or clients.

 

Visit our website for more information on the program and toregister.

 

“Seth and Jamie are a tag team of information you won’t find anywhere else.  Their teaching style is engaging, informative, and entertaining.

2012 / 2013 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Palm Beach Gardens, FL: October 2-5
*limited to 10 participants – takes place in our home,
enjoy wine tastings & seth’s fantastic cooking

Boston: October 12 – 15

San Francisco: November 5 – 8

Seattle: January 25-28

Palm Beach Gardens, FL: March 5-8

Los Angeles: April 26-29

New York: May 16-19

Chicago: June 9-12

Denver: August 4-7

Save $100

  or MORE

Tuition for the workshop is $1,099 and we are offering $100 off the fee for all registrations by September 30th!  Discount code: SEPT

WE ARE ALSO OFFERING “The Buddy Plan”. If you and a buddy are interested in attending any D65 Workshop, the second person can attend for only 50% (Yes, FIFTY PERCENT) of the tuition fee.

For example, the tuition for our 4-Day Intensive Workflow Workshop is $1,099 per person. If you bring a friend and you register together, both of you can attend for a total of $1648.50, or $824.25 each. Be sure to tell us that you’re registering under “The Buddy Plan”.

 UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Seeing Color: Creating Dynamic and Saleable Images, PhotoPlus, New York

October 25, 2012 1:30 to 3:30 PM

 

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Lightroom 4 Workshops – March Madness Discount

March 12th, 2012 |  by No comments

$200 off of a D65 Lightroom Workflow Workshop with registration by March 17, 2012

 

LIGHTROOM 4 WORKFLOW WORKSHOPS

Lightroom 4 is out with some amazing new features and we will be teaching it all!

In our 4-day intense workshop, D-65 will teach you detailed workflow utilizing the 7 modules of Lightroom 4, to vastly improve your digital asset management, processing and image delivery skills.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of Lightroom 4 and become an expert in keeping every image you shoot organized, edited  and archived through keywording, metadata and collections.

You’ll optimally develop  and enhance your images with presets and synchronization. And have the ability to move between Lightroom and Photoshop with ease while delivering quality images to friends, family or clients.

By the end of our 4 day intensive workshop, you will have the skills to create your own successful workflow in Lightroom 4.


And, you’ll also receive our comprehensive D-65 Lightroom 4 book.

 

Come learn about the two new modules, Map & Book, along with new features in each of the original modules. Here are some highlights…

Library Module

* Basic Video Editing

* Flags are now global

* Metadata Filters & Smart Collections adds Metadata Status

 

Develop Module

* Soft Proofing for Printing

* Process Version 2012

 

Map Module
* Add locations/ geotagging to your images using Google Maps
Book Module
* Design books without leaving LR
Print Module
* Print Adjustment includes 2 new sliders to compensate for printers that are always a bit dark, light of lacking contrast
Export
* Export edited videos or originals as DPX for Premiere or H.264 mp4 files

Visit our website for more information on the program and to register.  

Workshop Fee

$1099.00 ($849 with March Madness Discount)

 

“Seth and Jamie are a tag team of information you won’t find anywhere else.  Their teaching style is engaging, informative, and entertaining.

2012 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
New York:  April 10-13

Los Angeles:  April 26-29

Chicago:  June 3 – 6

West Palm Beach: June 25-28

Seattle:  July 27 – 30

Boston: October 12 – 15

San Francisco: November 5 – 8

 Past workshop participants experiences… 

Save $200

  or MORE

Tuition for the workshop is $1,099 and we are offering $200 off the fee for all registrations by March 17th!  Discount code: MARCH MADNESS

WE ARE ALSO OFFERING “The Buddy Plan”. If you and a buddy are interested in attending any D65 Workshop, the second person can attend for only 50% (Yes, FIFTY PERCENT) of the tuition fee.

For example, the tuition for our 4-Day Intensive Workflow Workshop is $1,099 per person. If you bring a friend and you register together, both of you can attend for a total of $1648.50, or $824.25 each. Be sure to tell us that you’re registering under “The Buddy Plan”.

 

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Geotagging in Antarctica, Patagonia, Rwanda and Tanzania with PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900

March 10th, 2012 |  by No comments

GPS photo tagging, also known as geotagging, is the process of embedding a digital photo with latitude, longitude and even altitude data.  I like gadgets and for the past several years I have been searching for an inexpensive but accurate way of geotagging my images. I am a Canon user and while there are many devices for Nikon cameras there are relatively few for Canon.  Ironically the iPhone does a great job.
My search for a device that would work with all my Canon Cameras became more imperative because I was writing a book on Lightroom 4 and it was clear during development that LR4 was going to include a Map Module. I called my friends at B&H on a regular basis and kept asking what do you have for GPS and Canon? I further complicated my request because I wanted to be able to work with Raw files. Finally just before I went to Antarctica in December, my good friend Gabe found me a device to try. The GistePhotoTrackr Mini DPL900 is an inexpensive $49.95 device which works. The Skytrag GPS chipset allows you to precisely record and review your trip. I used the device extensively in Antarctica and then again in February 2012 in Rwanda and Tanzania.

When my device arrived I was totally psyched until I tried to use the software that comes with the device which is nothing less than atrocious. The Gisteq PhotoTracr application required all kinds of finagling to get it to work on Lion Mac 10.7.3 Lion and even after getting it to work the software was tough to figure out and is really suitable for jpegs and not for tagging raw files. I was ready to give up and then discovered an awesome piece of software called myTracks from the Apple Application store. My Tracks was a dream and I was able to geotag my images and export a track log which I was able to import into Lightroom 4 and fully take advantage of the Map Module.

PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900

 

Nancy Leigh photographed me in a cravasse in Patagonia with the PhotoTrackr Mini hanging recording GPS

 

Using the PhotoTrackr mini in Rwanda

 

MyTracks is an awesome application. Here we have a track from the gorillas in Rwanda showing the altitudes during each shot on our hike in the rain forest.

 

The track log is easily imported into Lightroom 4

 

 

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LIGHTROOM WORKSHOPS AND CREATIVE WORKSHOPS POSTED FOR 2012

August 29th, 2011 |  by No comments

LIGHTROOM WORKSHOPS

Lightroom Workshops

 2011 SCHEDULE

New York   Oct. 1-4 2011
Miami Beach Oct. 16-19 2011
San Francisco Nov. 4-7 2011

2012 SCHEDULE

Dallas Jan. 27-30
Miami Beach Feb. 27-March 1
Los Angeles Mar.14-17
NYC   Apr.11-14
Chicago June 3-6
Seattle July 27-30
Boston Oct. 12-15
Miami Beach Nov. 5-8

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

Creative Workshops 

2011
Seth & Greg Gorman/ Mendocino (Sold Out)
September 11-16, 2011

Antarctica (Sold Out)
November 29-December 10, 2011

Patagonia (3 spaces left)
December 10-December 14, 2011

2012
Gorillas, Chimps, Volcanos of Rwanda (Private Trip)
February 11-February 19, 2012

D65 Africa Spectacular (12 spaces total 7 left)
May 6 – May 21, 2012

Iceland Seth Resnick & John Paul Caponigro (24 spaces,12 left)
August 25-Sept 1, 2011

Greenland and the Arctic– Polar Bears, Walrus,  Fiords (50% full)
September 4-17, 2012

Atacama Desert, Chile
TBA

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Discount for onONe Software – Perfect Photo Suite 5.5

December 24th, 2010 |  by Comments off

Right around the time of PhotoPlus, onOne Software released Perfect Photo Suite 5.5   I have been more than impressed with this software and have incorporated it into my own workflow as well as our D65 workflow.  The Plug-in Suite 5 contains Mask Pro 4, PhotoTune 3, FocalPoint 2, PhotoFrame 4.5, PhotoTools 2.5 and Perfect Resize which was previously Genuine Fractals. The Plug-in package works with Photoshop and Lightroom or as a standalone application. Starting in January I will be doing a monthly webinar with onOne. We are offering a special 15% discount which can be used at the onOne Store. For details go the D65 store

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Keywording in Lightroom 3

August 29th, 2010 |  by Comments off

KEYWORDING IN THE LIBRARY MODULE

Keywording really shows off the power of Lightroom as a digital asset management (DAM) system. The best way of using any DAM is to take advantage of the application’s ability to find specific images. Proper keywording and fully filling out all metadata is not only advantageous, but essentially the only way of finding specific images in a very large collection. It is one thing to scroll through a few hundred images to find the one you want. It is an entirely different matter to scroll through 50,000 images to find the image you want.

THE KEYWORD LIST PANEL

A keyword tag or “keyword” is metadata that categorizes and describes the key elements of a photo. According to one study, it may take more than 400 keywords to accurately describe an image without actually looking at the thumbnail. Building a Keyword Hierarchy can be a tedious and painful task, but it is essential to digital asset management. Keywords help in identifying and searching for images in a catalog. Keyword tags are stored either in the image files or in XMP sidecar files or in Lightroom Catalog. The XMP can be read by any application that supports XMP metadata.

Keywording Images

To keyword your images, think globally first and then go for local. Think of keywording the same way you would classify an animal. A Spider Monkey would first be a Mammal then an Ape, then a monkey and finally a spider monkey. For example, to classify Miami Beach, you might want to make several keyword hierarchies. One Parent would be Continent with a child called North America. A second Parent might be called Countries, with a child keyword of United States. A third Parent might be called United States with a child keyword of Florida and finally a parent called Cities with a child called Miami Beach.

In my own list, the top level Parent Keywords are in CAPS but they are private metadata and act as a placeholder and do not export with the image. All the child levels have the first letter of each word capitalized.

Location is an obvious keyword but there are many keywords that aren’t as obvious that make finding and organizing images a breeze. We have a Parent called Technique, for example whose Children include items like Blur, Reflections, Macro and Motion. This really helps when looking for certain types of images. We have another Parent called View with Children like Aerial, Fisheye, Front View, and Landscape. Again,the more specific the keyword, list the easier it becomes to find  images that you seek.

D65 has a Keyword list for license. It is $99.95 and can be purchased at keyword list The keyword list comes with easy instructions on how to install. There are currently 5500 plus keywords in a hierarchy. So for example if I keyword an image with South Beach, it automatically applies the entire hierarchy for that location which would be North America, United States, Florida, South Flordia, Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach.
Here are some screen shots of some of the keywords in the hierarchy.
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Lightroom 3.2 posted on Adobe Labs

August 10th, 2010 |  by Comments off
Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2 are now available as Release Candidates on Adobe Labs.
DOWNLOAD HERE:
http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Lightroom_3.2
The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to everyone.
The final releases of Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2 may have additional corrections or camera support.
NEW FEATURE :The ability to publish directly to Facebook from within the Library module
Newly supported camera models include:
Casio EXILIM EX-FH100 (DNG*)
Leica S2 (DNG*)
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
Panasonic DMC-FZ40 (FZ45)
Panasonic DMC-LX5
Pentax 645D
Samsung NX10
Samsung TL500 (EX1)
Sony A290
Sony A390
Sony Alpha NEX-3
Sony Alpha NEX-5
New Lens Profile Support
Canon Canon PowerShot S90 Lens
Canon Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Canon Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Canon Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
Nikon Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
Pentax smc PENTAX-D FA645 55mmF2.8AL[IF] SDM AW
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA645 33-55mmF4.5AL
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA645 35mmF3.5AL[IF]
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA645 45mmF2.8
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA645 45-85mmF4.5
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA645 55-110mmF5.6
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA645 75mmF2.8
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA645 80-160mmF4.5
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA645 MACRO 120mmF4
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA645 150mmF2.8[IF]
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA645 150-300mmF5.6ED[IF]
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA645 200mmF4[IF]
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA*645 300mmF4ED[IF]
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA645 300mmF5.6ED[IF]
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA645 400mmF5.6ED[IF]
Samsung Samsung EX1
Samsung Samsung 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 OIS
Samsung Samsung 30mm f/2
Samsung Samsung 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED OIS
Phase One Schneider LS 80mm f/2.8 (For 645DF System)
Nikon SIGMA 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM (Nikon mount)
Nikon SIGMA APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM (Nikon mount)
Sony Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (For NEX System)
Canon Zeiss Distagon T* 3,5/18 ZE
Canon Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/21 ZE
Canon Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 ZE
Canon Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZE
Canon Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZE
Canon Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/50 ZE
Canon Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/50 ZE
Canon Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/85 ZE
NIKON Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 ZF.2
NIKON Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZF.2
NIKON Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/21 ZF.2
NIKON Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZF.2
NIKON Zeiss Distagon T* 3,5/18 ZF.2
NIKON Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/50 ZF.2
NIKON Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF.2
NIKON Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/50 ZF.2
NIKON Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/85 ZF.2
Canon Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USMt
Canon Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USMt
NIKON Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8Dt
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D-65’s Lightroom Workbook is shipping

July 14th, 2010 |  by Comments off

Our book D-65’s Lightroom Workbook has arrived and is shipping. If you order it from d.65.com you will receive a signed copy. The book is also available on Amazon. Reviews are welcome…

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