Two things first:
1) There are people in this group who have a habit of signing up for meetups and then not showing up, and others who show up without registering. Because registration for this workshop is limited, please do not register unless you can commit to being there for the entire day.
2) The cost for non-profit groups to rent the meeting room at the Library is $147, already paid. My idea behind this workshop is that there are those (like me, for example) who can't afford to invest $2-300 for a full-day workshop and I didn't want to exclude anyone, so the 'charge' if you will is a percentage of the booking fee. If 15 people show up, that works out to about $10 each. If anyone wants to give me money for doing this I will accept it with gratitude, but if all you have is $10 for the day, that works for me. We'll put out a box or something for donations for those who are interested.
Now then. For those who were at the last UVic meetup we had (and those who weren't), that Lightroom talk was mostly about developing a base understanding of digital photography and a quick introduction to what Lightroom is. We didn't have the time to even scratch the surface of how Lightroom works, so that's what this workshop is for. I'm going to assume going in that people know nothing about Lightroom and we'll build from there. I'll be using Lightroom 5.2 RC, which is currently the latest version, but there will be a lot of similarity for people using LR 4, less for those with LR3 and so on. If you don't have LR 5 on your computer you can download/ install and run it free for 30 days, but if you're a Windows user you'll need at least Windows 7 to run it, and if you're a Mac user I believe you need Mountain Lion.
There are 7 Lightroom modules (9 if you include importing and exporting), and while I've never done this workshop before I can guarantee we're not going to get through all of them because we're not going to be doing a quick overview of the program but getting right into using it. We'll start with associating images with Lightroom and go through image organization and post-processing and (depending on how long that takes us) build from there. This will be a Lightroom intensive workshop. Part of where we go will be determined by those present and their knowledge and/or questions.
Your own computer, with Lightroom.
Notepads, paper, pens, or whatever you want to use to make notes, etc.
A willingness to learn, share and ask questions.
Your own refreshments, beverages, etc. We'll probably take five or ten minutes for lunch, anyway.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.
Might even be fun.
Okay, that's done. Now I just have to build this from scratch! ;-)