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Lightroom User Group Featuring Special Guest Kirkman Amyx

Kirkman Amyx is a commercial and fine-art photographer and serves as Associate Director of Photography at the Academy of Art University. He is a graduate with distinction from the Art Center College of Design, and has an Masters in Fine Art from San Jose State University.

His recent personal work explores the use of photography as a data visualization tool by montaging vast quantities of digital images, allowing for the seeing of patterns, structure, and meaning in way that can’t be experienced in a single captured moment.

Kirkman will share some insights on a current year long project which leverages key-wording in Adobe Lightroom, combined with Photoshop interaction to create some of his complex images.


www.kirkmanamyx.com

As usual, we'll have socializing (and pizza, if it arrives on time!) from 6:30-7:00, and Kirkman's presentation will start at 7:00. Limited parking will be available in the Adobe parking garage.

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  • Richard P.

    Great time and very informative...

    March 1, 2013

  • Nash

    Very invigorating, and thought provoking discussion. Learnt a lot about keywords.
    Amazing how Kirkman has managed to gather so much data and make it into an Art form using Lightroom 4, and Photoshop CS6.

    1 · January 30, 2013

  • Jim B.

    Kirkman was the perfect person to discuss image organization with Lightroom. I now have a better idea of how to organize my own work.
    Thank you!
    Jim Baldocchi

    PS I'm interested in learning more about the Lightroom brush tool and its capabilities at one of the other user group meetings.

    January 30, 2013

  • Max B.

    Good stuff, thanks for hosting Benjamin, and Kirkman, for a behind the scenes look into your work.

    January 30, 2013

  • Stan H.

    Great! I enjoyed the talk a lot!

    January 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not what I expected but very informative

    January 29, 2013

  • jane c.

    very unusual presentation of projects using keywords to make art-also nice to learn how to create keyword hierarchy within LR-thank you, Kirkman

    January 29, 2013

  • Sun-Yo

    Kirk was awesome and very knowledgeable of Lightroom and Lr Keywords!

    January 29, 2013

  • Kyle M.

    This session was incredibly inspirational. The art created by Kirk's amalgamations of data and photography are amazing. Getting a peek behind the curtain was a hugely informative and enjoyable experience.

    January 29, 2013

  • Alexander G.

    I now know more about Keywording than i'll ever need to know, but i'm glad i do.

    1 · January 29, 2013

  • Stan H.

    Is this a good event to meet some people to do some photography or trips around San Francisco with in the near future?

    January 27, 2013

    • Benjamin W.

      Hi Stan, this group is a great place to meet other photographers, definitely. In this group specifically we have concentrated on Lightroom presentations, and have not taken any photography trips, though that's certainly something I'd be open to if members were interested.

      January 28, 2013

    • Stan H.

      Hi Benjamin. Great! I hope to meet some fellow photographers tonight. I will be attending!

      January 29, 2013

  • Bradford R.

    should we bring our computers? interactive?

    1 · January 28, 2013

    • Benjamin W.

      Hi Bradford, you are more than welcome to bring a computer, and may find it useful for taking notes and following along with the presenter. Be warned, however, that power outlets are rare to nonexistent. :-)

      1 · January 28, 2013

  • Wendy R.

    Will this meetup be vitual as well, or only in-person?

    January 23, 2013

    • Benjamin W.

      Hi Wendy. We do not broadcast our meetings live. We do sometimes record them, but we always encourage people to attend in person. If you are new to Lightroom, you may wish to watch the recording of our "Introduction to Lightroom" meeting: https://seminars.adobe...­

      January 24, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Looking for a lightroom4 tutor in marin preferably?

    January 17, 2013

  • Kirkman A.

    Chris, Yes there is automation involved, but everything is done with Lightroom, Photoshop, or Bridge. I do create some custom actions, but no scripting. I plan to discuss a current project that uses Lightroom to organize several thousand image capture of newspaper clippings from the entire year of 2012. Each image is key-worded in Lightroom, and then groups of images are exported out as layers into Photoshop for montaging. So there I will be covering the key-wording in Lightroom, some creative use of Photoshop, and perhaps some use of actions. There will be some Lightroom to Photoshop interaction. See this link for an image which is part of this project.

    http://kirkmanamyx.com/artwork/2994410_Election_News.html

    Hope that clarifies it a bit. - thanks, Kirkman Amyx

    January 16, 2013

  • vicky

    Is this going to be broadcasted online for later viewing?

    January 16, 2013

  • Chris D.

    Amyx appears to rely on some sort of procedural automation or scripting in his work. Is that what he'll be discussing at this presentation? What else - the description doesn't give me enough to decide. Thanks.

    January 16, 2013

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