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Monthly meeting- Lightroom 4 overview

We'll have a learning session on Advanced Lightroom, by Sumant.

More later.

Agenda:

A - Meet and greet session 

B - Sumant will give an overview on the workflow he normally follow. Topics include:

• how to import pics, import settings, auto tone etc.

• how to maintain your library, mass tag pics, keywords

• how to "enhance" pics 

• Export settings, watermarks, presets

• Slideshows.

• C - How to talk to Strangers:7 tios for street photography"

• D - Stump the crowd- Ask anything about photography and we'll extract the answer from the attendees

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  • GLLong

    It turned out to be very basic, which was fine for new users and those looking to buy LR. I find the develop module is easy and you can always go back or undo it. The importing and library functions are the big hang ups for Adobe programs. You can't go back and undo it if you made a mistake setting up your system. It is better than Elements 9 or 10, which are worthless IMHO.

    January 13, 2014

    • Sumant

      You can always recreate a new catalog and re-import everything as you want. Only draw back with this, you will lose any tags,ratings,eedits which you did in the original catalog. But since you messed up first time, that might not be an issue most likely.

      January 14, 2014

  • Ken C.

    Why Lightroom 4, not 5? They are similar (compared to the jump from 3 to 4), but there are some very cool new features in Lightroom 5. I would still be interested in hearing how others do their workflow in Lightroom, so am planning to attend.

    January 6, 2014

    • Bob from D.

      We can only teach what we know. It is expensive to update SW every time a new version comes out, so most of us opt of revisions we don't need. Therefore, we can't teach them. By covering fairly recent versions, we cover a majority of the features. If you wish, you can follow up the light room 4 discussion with a "New features in rev 5 discussion", if you want.

      January 12, 2014

    • Ken C.

      I didn't make the meeting unfortunately. I had a last minute change of plans that conflicted with the meeting time. Having only used Lightroom for a short time, most of what I know about the differences comes from online study from links like the one I posted previously. Personally I am not a fan of speaking in front of groups, it makes me nervous which causes my focus to go off the rails.

      January 14, 2014

  • Loyce

    Yes, it was an informative session, and discussed very well by Sumant. I am convinced that I need LR if for nothing more than organizing my images. I did get answers to some technical questions. I have been using PS for many years, but I see some advantages of LT.

    Is there a link for the street photographer.

    January 13, 2014

  • David L.

    Great job, Sumant. Lightroom is a tough topic to handle in a way that helps beginners & more experienced users alike. I remember having a "deer in the headlights" reaction to Lightroom the first time I saw it, and Sumant covered the stuff needed to get started, plus a few glimpses of some of the more powerful stuff. The video was very good, but it was a bit long for the allotted time. The "pre-visualize" ideas were great, though.

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also thought it was basic, but I have been working with LR for quite awhile. I think Sumant did a wonderful job with the presentation and I'm sure it was very useful for new LR users or those thinking of switching to LR. I did not stay for the Strangers video. I look forward to future meetings!

    January 13, 2014

  • Bob from D.

    The lightroom presemtation was professionally put together and was great. The STreet Photography video turned out to be a touch too long.

    January 12, 2014

  • Brenda G.

    Great job, Sumant! You handled things like a pro!! Thank you.

    January 12, 2014

  • Kevin W.

    Sumant's presentation was very educational. I don't have Lightroom yet, but he convinced me that I should have it. And I learned some techniques from the "street photography" video we watched that will help me also.

    January 12, 2014

  • Kim

    It was really informative. Thank you!

    January 12, 2014

  • David L.

    I've got a couple of orchid pics printed out, too, in case anyone needs inspiration for next weekend's shoot.

    January 12, 2014

  • David L.

    FYI, I'll bring my laptop w/ LR5 in case it's helpful for anyone to play around with some stuff.

    January 12, 2014

  • Teri D.

    I really wanted to come to this meeting but some "bug" has laid me low :( Will there be a recap or something listed for the meeting? I love using LR4 and PSE.

    January 11, 2014

  • Bob from D.

    After the Lightroom talk we will screen and discuss a video: "How to talk too strangers: 7 tips for street photography"
    I have not come up with an idea for an after meeting photoshoot, so if you have any ideas bring them to the meeting. And - bring outdoor clothing.

    January 11, 2014

  • Loyce

    what do we need to bring tomorrow. I worked with Lightroom 4 yesterday and had no luck. I want to remove everything from the program and start over as if it is new. I have Elements too, but could not get it to load on my computer. I need help from the beginning for both.

    January 11, 2014

    • GLLong

      What kind of computer do you have, desk or lap top? What version of windows are you using?

      January 11, 2014

  • Wayne

    How long do these sessions last?

    January 10, 2014

    • Kevin W.

      Usually two hours followed by an optional photo session somewhere

      January 11, 2014

  • Kay R.

    I still very new to Lightroom and have a lot to learn. I still somewhat stumble through my workflow so I am most interested in learning more about this.

    January 6, 2014

  • GLLong

    I'm planning on it, weather permitting. I find LR 4 good for some things, not for others. So I use Elements 10 for some PP. LR 5 does not have any new feature that I am interested in.

    January 6, 2014

  • Ken C.

    FYI, I have found this site to be a great resource for Lightroom, complete with free videos and presets. Many of his tips include keyboard shortcuts I never would have known about otherwise.
    http://lightroomkillertips.com/

    January 6, 2014

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