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Editing Your Images in Adobe Camera Raw (an easier method for using Photoshop)
Adobe Photoshop is probably the most well known and best digital imaging program on the market today. It’s complexity, however, makes mastering it a long and painful challenge. What many people do not realize is that within Photoshop is another very powerful program. It’s name is Adobe Camera Raw (ACR). Adobe Camera Raw is much easier to learn and master when compared to Photoshop. And it is a fantastic tool for editing JPG, RAW, and TIFF images. Above are a few BEFORE and AFTER images that were processed entirely in Adobe Camera Raw. The current version of Photoshop (which includes ACR) can be obtained through Adobe, but on a subscription basis only. The cost is about $10 per month. Please note that owning Photoshop is not a requirement for taking this seminar. Also, no previous experience with ACR or Photoshop is necessary for taking this seminar. You will receive a handout upon arrival to this Meetup. It will contain most of the information presented during the seminar, thereby allowing you to spend less time taking notes and more time listening and participating in class. We will be meeting in the café at the Glastonbury Barnes & Noble Bookstore. You will be able to recognize my table by the one or two portable monitors attached to my laptop computer. You might want to bring a light sweater. Some people find the place a little cool at times. Please note that no refunds are allowed unless the seminar is cancelled. Also, switching from one seminar to another is not allowed. I need to know the exact number of attendees in a seminar to determine whether or not I can afford to run it. Thanks. By the way, I do 99% of my editing in Adobe Camera Raw without ever going into Photoshop itself. Hope to see you there.

Barnes and Noble

175 Glastonbury Blvd · Glastonbury, CT


What we're about

This group was created for those wanting to learn more about all aspects of photography. It is open to photographers of all levels... absolute beginners, true photographic masters, and everyone else in-between.

The Connecticut Photography Workshops Meetup is run by Peter Glass, a local professional photographer. He has over 25 years of experience shooting commercial and editorial assignments, and is a nonstop creator of stock photography images ( ).

However, the majority of his time these days is spent working either one-to-one or with small groups as a photography teacher, consultant, or mentor. He also designs and teaches photography classes and workshops for local towns, art centers, libraries, and community colleges. More information can be found at .

This group is a kind of digital photography school, offering classes of interest to people of all skill levels. The sessions are small in size, affordable, and informative. Many are very hands-on. Comprehensive handouts are distributed in most classes to ensure that only a minimal amount of note-taking by students is necessary. The instructor encourages questions during classes and makes sure all material is well understood by the end of each session.

Suggestions from members and involvement by them are greatly encouraged. Please realize that this is the place not only to beef-up your photography knowledge and skills, but also to mix and work with a great group of like-minded photographers.

We look forward to meeting and getting to know you, and to doing some great photography work together!!

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