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September 3, 2007

Weekly News from the Nikonians Academy

December workshops schedule increased
From the mobile desk of Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen:
In response to popular demand, we've added new workshops for December in Seattle and San Diego.

We'll be running both the D200 and the D80/D70 workshop series along with Capture NX and iTTL Wireless Flash. (Note: the Class Topic links in the previous paragraph refer to the San Diego Workshops. You can find updated information on the Seattle Workshops by looking here)

The San Diego dates are December 6th - 9th and the Seattle dates are December 13th - 16th. Sign up quickly before they sell out!

Our D80/D70 workshops continue to be as popular as ever. These workshops are aimed at helping you fully understand your camera so that you'll be able to create beautiful images. Lots of new D80/D70 owners feel a bit overwhelmed with all of the choices and settings. We help you understand what is important and how to set up your camera so you are in control!
The feedback we receive from our participants is almost always excellent.
Here are some examples:
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Mike, thanks for that terrific class. You are an exceptional and gifted teacher. Your patience and easy demeanor made the process so much more enjoyable. I am sure I speak for everyone who attended your workshop that we profited greatly from the experience. I look forward to attending future workshops with you.
David
Chicago, Illinois

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Mike, I want to thank you for teaching two wonderful workshops - the D70 workshop and the iTTL flash workshop. It was one of the most enjoyable learning experiences I have ever had and it was all because of you.
Joe
New York

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Dear Mike, This is just a note to say thank you for the excellent workshops that you led (and I took) this weekend. I learned a lot and enjoyed every minute of both sessions. Your teaching style is excellent, and you communicated an excitement for the subjects that I think we all shared. I hope I have a chance to meet you again, and, hopefully, take other courses with you. I will keep my eyes peeled on the Nikonians website.
Ken
San Francisco

Quick Tip:Putting your Color Modes to Work
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Here's a tip for you D80/D70 users out there who want to give your photos some punch and saturation.
Nikon has given us three color modes to work with; color Mode I, Mode II and Mode III. Mode I is a lower saturation setting while Mode III is a high color saturation setting. If you are looking for a quick way to add easy color saturation to your images, then set your color Mode to III.
To set this in the camera, press your "Menu" button and then navigate to the "Shooting Menu" (this is the one that looks like a camera icon).
Next, navigate to the "Optimize Image" settings and choose "Custom". Finally, go to "Color Mode" and choose "IIIa (sRGB)".
This setup will give your pictures some added saturation right out of the camera. There is a lot more to know about choosing sRGB versus Adobe RGB but we won't go into all of that now.
Lots of people are looking for ways to get their images looking more saturated from the get-go, and this is one way to do it!

Posted by flashdeadline at September 3, 2007 12:39 AM