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Lightroom User Group - Interactive Edition!

This month we're going to do something a little different.  I have uploaded six photos to this link here:

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/790948/LRUserGroupPics.zip

 

Here's where you come in:

1.  You download the photos.

2.  You pick one (or more - all six if you wish) of the photos and do whatever you like to it in the Develop module in Lightroom.

3.  You press cmd/ctrl-S to save metadata (including Develop module settings) to the file.

4.  You rename the file with your name so I know who it came from.

5.  You upload the photo to a public Dropbox folder, or YouSendIt, or a similar service, and send me the link.

 

At the user group meeting we'll have a little a slideshow of all the variations that everyone submitted, and then we'll talk about the differences between them, and we'll analyze what different people have chosen to do with the photos in Lightroom.  This will let us see just how much variation is possible with any one photo, and it will also provide us with a good platform for talking about different Develop module features and techniques.

 

We'll pass a microphone through the group, and if you wish, you can say a few words about what you were thinking when you developed your photo.  I know some people would prefer not to speak in front of a group, so this part is totally optional!  You're free to submit a developed photo, but not talk about it if you'd prefer.

 

If you wish to submit a developed photo, you must send me the download link by 8:00 AM the day of the meetup (Thursday, May 23rd).  And hey, please submit a photo!  Not to point out the obvious, but if no one submits, we won't have much to talk about.  :-)

 

A few do's and don'ts:

1.  Please submit only one (or more) of the photos that I provided (not one of your own photos).  Part of what will be cool about this meeting is seeing what different people do with the same photo, so I want us all to be working with the same set of photos.

2.  I took these photos, so please don't distribute them, or use them for anything other than this meeting.

3.  Don't worry about my ego.  You're free to say, "This photo pretty much sucked, so here's what I did in Lightroom to try to redeem it."  Indeed, I have deliberately included some photos that could use some serious help.  :-)

 

The usual fine print:

If you're new to Lightroom, you might benefit from watching the recording of my "Intro to Lightroom" presentation before attending this meetup.  You can watch the recording here: http://tinyurl.com/bah4m5q

We'll have some pizza and socializing from 6:30 to 7:00, and we'll start the presentation itself at 7:00.

Limited parking is available in the Adobe garage.  Also, there's no Giants game that night, so street parking should be easy.

Lastly, this time I am asking everyone to please submit your name when you RSVP.  I haven't used this Meetup feature before, so I hope I've got it right.  Please submit your full first and last name, because we'll use them for the name tags.  This way we can have name tags ready for everyone before you all arrive.  Thanks!

 

Hope to see you all there!

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  • Ricardo G.

    I REALLY tried to make it to the meeting. But I had tons of paperwork to finish. Here is an image I worked on... And THANK YOU for making a recording of the meeting available... There is some good info!

    May 24, 2013

  • Craig M.

    Very helpful editing tips as well as an unexpected intro to the cool new features in 5 Beta.

    May 24, 2013

  • Benjamin W.

    A recording of the meeting is now linked from the Discussions page, and is also available here: https://my.adobeconnect.com/p3pb0dtugr0/

    And all of the submitted photos can be viewed here: http://adoberevel.com/shares/68330bf5ba684be4904ed047e231fce6

    Thanks to everyone who came, and thanks to those who submitted photos!

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    fun to share images; hope this format is done again

    May 24, 2013

  • Dave L.

    Conflicts and I couldn't make it. Sounds like a great idea and some of the photos seemed hopeless to me. I would have loved to see what others made of them. Hope to see this done again, great concept.

    May 24, 2013

    • Alex B.

      Dave, I agree with you - a couple of them had some serious issues! Running through the examples was very illuminating, and some of the submissions were very impressive! Ben said he'd consider sharing the submissions in a Flickr set or something.

      May 24, 2013

  • Bob S.

    It was a good session, with good information and interaction

    May 24, 2013

  • Phil m.

    this is the kind of hands on training that I can learn from. I hope they do this again

    May 23, 2013

  • Kate J B.

    Interesting to see the takes others had on the photos, great info and tips from Ben!

    May 23, 2013

  • Ed C.

    Sorry can't make it. Having an electrical problem I have to deal with before it gets dark.

    May 23, 2013

  • Kirkman A.

    Sorry can't make it this time.

    May 23, 2013

  • JJ A.

    What's the parking situation like tonight?

    May 23, 2013

  • Paul K.

    I'm a video producer married to a pro photographer and we both LOVE Lightroom

    May 23, 2013

  • Remo M.

    I cannot make it tonight.

    May 23, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    Matter have come up that preclude my attending. I really like this idea. Hope you can do more. Seems this could be a section at the beginning of some of the future sessions. KBS

    May 22, 2013

  • Craig M.

    Craig Mole

    May 21, 2013

  • Bob S.

    Okay, so I downloaded Dropbox and uploaded the photos. Now, how do I get it to you? Here's the link to the photos I uploaded to Flickr, but I'd like to learn how to use Dropbox. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25972465@N06/sets/72157633527400683/

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have another commitment.

    May 19, 2013

  • David F.

    Do we export as a .jpg ? What size?

    May 18, 2013

    • Benjamin W.

      Save metadata back to the original DNG file (cmd/ctrl-S with the file selected) and send me the DNG.

      May 19, 2013

  • Denny W.

    Karen Drinkwater

    May 18, 2013

  • David Wallac w.

    no

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It will be interesting to see what everyone does to the images.

    May 18, 2013

  • Brian L.

    Looking forward to it.

    May 17, 2013

  • Sako H.

    Tell me how to upload the photo so you can get it

    May 17, 2013

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