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Lightroom for Pros

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

February 18th, 2013, 9am – 4pm in Houston Texas with Scott Martin in conjunction with ASMP This 1 day workshop takes an intense look at optimizing photography workflows from capture-to-print using Adobe Lightroom. Skipping the basics, we’ll focus on the nitty gritty details necessary for professionals in the field. This workshop will be held at […]

Tips for upgrading to Lightroom 4

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Every time we upgrade Lightroom we have a great chance to get a fresh start, shed bad habits, and tweak our workflow. Customizing one’s process in Lightroom and reducing dependency upon Photoshop is the key to having a smart, efficient workflow that minimizes our time at the computer and maximizes time spent making images. I’ve […]

Workflow Audit with Lightroom 5 Training

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

I’ve spent nearly 20 years traveling internationally visiting with pros in their studios, reviewing their process and getting them started on the right foot with modern workflow procedures. Choosing software, training, calibrating equipment, lighting implementation, paper choice, print presentation, image critique and setting up one’s work environment are all a part of this process. Smart […]

Workshop: Precise Photography Workflow with Adobe Lightroom

Monday, January 16th, 2012

February 16-18th, 2012, 10am – 4pm in Xalapa, Mexico with Scott Martin This 3 day workshop takes an intense look at optimizing photography workflows from capture-to-print using Adobe Lightroom. As a special treat, this workshop will be held at one of Mexico’s finest printmaking studios, Izote Editions. Day 1 – Capture and organize Optimizing exposure […]

Photoshop vs Lightroom and “Is it real?”

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Q: “When I process a RAW file, I use the RAW image processor in Photoshop. I then save it as a TIFF file (and then to a JPEG for clients and stock agencies).  This already seems like so many steps. Why would I want to use Lightroom?” A: Photoshop wasn’t designed to work with camera […]

Lightroom 3 beta 2 released (updated with commentary)

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

LR3beta2 is out! Here are some noteworthy points: • Speed is greatly improved. • Importing has been improved and refined. • Tethering for popular Nikon and Canon cameras is now supported. • Watermarking is improved (although still not ideal). • Luminance Noise Reduction has been added to complement the new demosaicing and color noise algorithms. • […]

Lightroom 3 second public beta to be announced today

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Adobe is releasing the second public beta of Adobe Lightroom 3 today. LR3beta1 users won’t be disappointed as there are a significant number of noteworthy features in the new beta that were not in the first. You will be able to download it from the Adobe Labs Lightroom 3 Beta2 page for details. I’m going to […]

12 Pro Suggestions for developing your images in Lightroom / ACR

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

1 ) Make adjustments in the proper order working from the top down. Set white balance first, then Exposure, etc. Don’t skip around. 2 ) Ignore the midtones when adjusting Exposure and consider only the white clipping point. One must ignore the midtones as they will be adjusted via Brightness later in the workflow. If […]