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Instructor: Andrew Darlow
DATE: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
TIME: 10:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Private Meeting Room, King's Chef, Iselin, NJ
Lunch is included with your registration fee. 5-7 different entree options will be available, and lunch will include a choice of soup, entree and soft drink.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This workshop is ideal for:
• Those who have just started using Lightroom 4.1;
• Those who want to learn an effective and easy-to-follow file organization system;
• Those who are frustrated with seeing question marks in their Lightroom Libraries;
• Those who have been using Lightroom for a while but who need a "jumpstart" to move them forward;
• Those who want to learn how to manage and edit their images more quickly; and
• Those who want to make quality prints using photo labs or desktop printers.
(This workshop is limited to just 20 attendees)
Note from Andrew: "I'm really looking forward to this workshop. Now that Lightroom 4.1 has been released, there are many new features you can use to speed up your workflows and improve the quality of your images and prints. I will guide you step-by-step through the process and share tips, shortcuts and undocumented features that I've discovered after using and teaching Lightroom for years. Plus, the meeting room and the food at the location are both fantastic!"
Andrew Darlow teaching a Lightroom Workshop in Princeton, NJ
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is a powerful application with many new features to help photographers of any level work more efficiently and print more effectively to desktop or lab printers. In this workshop, award-winning author and photographer, Andrew Darlow, will cover the following:
• How to transition from Lightroom 2.x, 3.x, 4.0, 4.1 RC (release candidate) or 4.1 RC2 to Lightroom 4.1.
• An overview of a proven approach that Andrew teaches his private consulting clients for how to organize your photo collection and import photos easily into Lightroom;
• How to properly set up your preferences;
• An overview of Lightroom 4's Library and Develop Module Features;
• How to use the Print Module to color-test any lab or desktop printer;
• How to choose the right lighting in which to view your prints;
• Sample workflows and sharpening techniques for popular types of photos;
• How to use Collections, Smart Collections, the Find tool and Ratings to filter your
• Tips for batch processing (creating JPGs from RAW files, for example);
• How to make selective color/contrast adjustments;
• Specific tips for using the Spot Removal tool (Clone and Heal options), Graduated
Filter tool and Adjustment Brush (all located in the Develop Module);
• How to save Presets and apply them to one or many images, and;
• How to back up your Lightroom catalog for free to the cloud any time you are connected to the internet.
Mac OSX will be used, but Windows-specific information will also be explained for those who use Windows. You are welcome to bring your laptop, however it is not required. Those who register for this workshop will receive a printed handout, and you will also receive a link to a webpage with many additional resources following the workshop. Each attendee will also receive a small high quality, semi-gloss color calibration print (about 3x3 inches), printed on an Epson 3880 of a file Andrew recommends for testing, as well as a link to the file so that you can compare it to your screen and your prints in Lightroom or Photoshop.
Andrew Darlow is a photographer, author and digital imaging consultant. He is the former Editorial Director of Digital Imaging Techniques Magazine, and the current editor of ImagingBuffet.com, an online imaging magazine. His photography and how-to articles on topics from marketing to fine-art printing have been featured in numerous magazines and websites, including Photo District News, PDN Gear Guide, Popular Photography, Rangefinder, and Studio Photography magazine. For more than 15 years he has taught thousands how to improve their photography, workflow and digital print output at conferences, industry events, and educational institutions, including the PDN PhotoPlus Expo, WPPI Las Vegas, the Arles Photo Festival (Arles, France), Columbia University, and the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. He regularly exhibits his work and his prints are held in many private collections.
His book, 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers, (Course Technology PTR), is a resource that covers many aspects of digital printmaking, and includes the imagery and advice of over 20 photographers and other artists. He also publishes the Inkjet & Imaging Tips Newsletter, available free to subscribers. http://www.imagingbuffet.com. He is also author of Pet Photography 101:Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Dog or Cat - http://www.PhotoPetTips.com.
Regular Fee: $109. (save $20 by being one of the first 12 to register)
Early Registration Discount: $89.
To qualify for the early registration discount, you must be one of the first 12 people to register. The $89 Ticket Type above will show "Sold Out" when the first 12 spaces have filled. All major credit cards are accepted, and you do not have to have a PayPal account to register.
Fee for Registering at the Door on 6/20: $129 (Please note: Tickets paid for at the door must be in cash).
BONUS CONSULTING OFFER FOR THE FIRST 12 WHO REGISTER
For only the first 12 people who register, Andrew Darlow will spend up to 20 minutes with you via phone after the workshop (a $50 value) to help you set up your system, choose equipment, go over information from the course, etc. You will receive instructions for how to reserve a time via e-mail after the workshop.
Cancellation Policy: 50% refund when cancelled via e-mail 5 or more days prior to the workshop. No refunds issued within 4 days of the workshop.
Private Consulting Option for Those Interested, But Who Cannot Attend:
"I realize that many of those who received an announcement for this workshop and who may be interested in it live too far away to attend, and others may be busy on the day of the workshop, so I would like to extend a 50% discount off my normal one-on-one private phone/in-person consulting rate for the first hour ($75 instead of $150). I can also view your screen and even control your mouse with your permission while we speak via phone. I've worked with many clients this way, and I've found it to be almost as good as me being there in person.
Also, I guarantee my consulting services. If you are not pleased with the consulting I provide, you will not be required to pay for my services. I hope to have an opportunity to work with you soon." -Andrew
A testimonial from an attendee of a similar Lightroom workshop:
"I enjoyed listening to Andrew speak on Lightroom. He seemed to know all about the program, and was vary capable at forwarding his knowledge to the class in a way that we could all understand it easily. I especially liked his file organization. Although my system is close to his, I liked his a bit better and am going to try to incorporate it into my Lightroom workflow." -Kevin Van Dyne, New Jersey
A recent testimonial from one of Andrew's consulting clients:
"I consider myself an advanced amateur photographer. I could be a pro but I have a day job in a profession that pays me better than what I could earn as a pro photographer. But my passion for photography is very intense; it is rewarding in many ways. So in order to learn I do all I can. I go to workshops where pros go, including ones in Iceland, Antarctica, Tuscany and Death Valley, and they have been very rewarding.
I came across Andrew Darlow’s name when he was a guest on "This week in Photo" with Scott Bourne. I was very much impressed by his experience and knowledge about photography and especially about inkjet printing. I then bought his book, “301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers," and enjoyed it very much. Then I bought a Canon printer. I tried my hand at printing, but the results were not satisfactory.
So on an impulse I sent an email to Andrew Darlow. He responded promptly and we exchanged thoughts back and forth. He told me that he does tele-consultation and teaches such things on a one to one basis. I found his fees to be reasonable so we set up a time. On that day we set up remote access so he could see my computer and control my mouse and keyboard, while we talked on phone. The first session lasted 2 hours, and by the end of it we had calibrated my both monitors and printer and printed several great prints.
He also gave me a lot of ideas and suggestions. A few months later I advanced to an Epson 3880 professional printer. I was not going to do anything without Andrew’s coaching. We had a couple of great sessions where we made several presets in Lightroom and Photoshop and printed a lot. Since then I have been practicing and printing a lot. After a while I decided to learn the art of framing and preserving the prints. I went back to the well again. Andrew came through again and again. He showed me the best practices and directed me to economical places to purchase, and in fact gave a written treatise (customized for me), on how to do it all.
I find Andrew very personable, friendly and a great source for such things. I have felt free to ask him questions by email. I have met many teachers in this field, and I can say this: The best teachers are those who are unselfish and give you everything they have without holding back. Andrew Darlow is one of them." - K. Vora, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Below is a 15 minute sample video that I created prior to another Lightroom workshop. It should give you an idea of my teaching style, and I hope you find the information helpful. I used Lightroom 3 for this video, but I will be using only Lightroom 4.1 for the upcoming workshop on 6/20:
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