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A Professional Photographers' Workflow with Mikkel Aaland!

  • May 31, 2011 · 7:00 PM
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This month's meeting is going to be amazing! Not only is Mikkal Aaland returning to deliver one of his acclaimed presentations on professional photography workflow, but we will be once again meeting in the AOL THEATER! The space has been completely remodeled, and has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. RSVP early as these seats will likely go FAST!

Note: we are meeting on Tuesday 5/31 this month (instead of Monday) because of the Memorial Day holiday.

About the show...

Mikkel Aaland will give a stunning presentation about his work, plus he'll show us his personal workflow using Adobe Lightroom 3 and Adobe Photoshop CS5! Additionally, he'll demonstrate the new onOne plug-in: Perfect Layers! 

You'll learn what it took to put together his latest published book "A River in Norway". Regular meetup attendees will recall the last time Mikkel spoke to our group, he was still writing the book!

Who is Mikkel Aaland, you say?

Mikkel is an award-winning photographer, popular workshop leader, and author of 15 books on digital photography and post-production.  He is known for his work in the early days of digital photography and his documentary photographs have been exhibited in major institutions around the world, including the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and the former Lenin Museum in Prague. 

He is the creator and director of Adobe Lightroom Adventure: Iceland and Adobe Lightroom Adventure: Tasmania.

Mikkel was a non-paid advisor in the original development of Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and has authored numerous books on both applications.

Most recently Mikkel wrote the two Adobe Press titles: Learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 by Video” and “Adobe Photoshop CS5 Techniques for Photographers”.He also just completed a 3-hour Learn by Video title, “Image Editing with Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop CS5” for Peachpit Press.

Here's some of Mikkel's work:

Learn more about Mikkel at: www.mikkelaaland.com

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  • George H.

    Mikkel always has something valuable to contribute, even if we don't get through the planned topic before running out of time.

    June 6, 2011

  • Richard E.

    Excellant meeting with Mikkel. Different than last time, but throughly enjoyable.
    Parking, seating, and (almost) all viewing angles. are great Probably will be better when big screens are used. Missed the coffee!

    June 2, 2011

  • Justin Y.

    Fun meetup. Mikkel loves what he does and it shows. He could talk on and on about all of it. So much so, that it was a little hard for him to stay on task.
    The AOL theater was nice (besides the 'bugs'). Thanks to TWIP, Smugmug, AOL, onOne, Adobe and the Pixel Corps.

    June 2, 2011

  • Amanda H.

    I was disappointed with this meet up. It was interesting enough however my main reason for attending was the work flow and that wasn't touched. I think the lecture really required a little better structure. Prizes were excellent, congrats to those that won!

    June 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was billed to be about his work flow. Not much of that was covered. I was very disappointed. This was not supposed to an introduction to Lightroom and questions on that should have been deferred so the material that was supposed to be covered was covered.

    June 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fantastic. I can't give it 5 stars only because we didn't get through the workflow. I really liked the slides by the way and the demo of the software.

    June 1, 2011

  • John W.

    The ideas were interesting, but the format was too loosely structured causing Mikkel to loose focus and answer questions that were not on point to his workflow or topic. If there is a Q&A at the end, then the presentation should be just that, a presentation. Not a constant push and pull of the presenter's program.

    June 1, 2011

  • Scott H.

    Love the reworked room. And as always there are things to engage about.

    June 1, 2011

  • David B.

    Interesting stories, but not well prepared. Having said that, there are lots of photographers that should spend some time and maybe money to get complete training in Lightroom.

    June 1, 2011

  • aj

    I was not able to get anything from this meetup because the speaker did not stay on topic. There were a couple of points he was able to talk about from questions asked but the topic of the meetup was not done in my view. He actually spent too much time on his books than on the purpose of the meetup.

    June 1, 2011

  • steve G.

    Thank you AOL for providing a great meeting place I think Mikkel needs to practice giving a more focused presentation.

    June 1, 2011

  • Roy C.

    Mikkel is a vast storage of knowledge. The time spent was very good. He really needed much more time given the material he wanted to cover. My personal preference would have been to forego the personal material (his book...) and go for the work flow as described for this session. At the pace his presentation was going, it would have taken another 2-3 hours (maybe more) to complete.

    June 1, 2011

  • Sheila

    I think that the first hour had nothing to do with workflow. I enjoyed hearing about his book and the photography for it, but that had little to do with workflow. When Mikkel got to workflow I got a lot out of it, and there were many questions from the group, only some were answered. So it think that the subject of the talk was somewhat misleading. All in all I enjoyed it.

    June 1, 2011

  • Brian F.

    Had a good time!

    June 1, 2011

  • Craig C.

    Mikkel is very knowledgeable and knows his stuff, and I came to hear about his workflow, but he never got there because he could not stay on topic. People would ask questions that caused him to go off on tangents. Most of the questions/answers were things that anyone who listens to TWiP would have heard before on the show. I learned nothing new and besides catching up with a few friends it was a waste of time.

    June 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think the Organizers did a great job organizing the Meetup. But unfortunately I walked away feeling like I didn't learn anything new. I did walk away inspired and wanting to learn more.

    ...just need better time management.

    June 1, 2011

  • James A.

    Thanks Mikkel...! you're right there wasn't enough time... looking forward to the next time!

    June 1, 2011

  • Joe J.

    Personally, I think Mikkel is a good photographer, and very knowledgeable with photo techniques and software use. However I did not think last night's presentation was organized very well. Technical issues aside, Mikkel seemed to jump all over the place, not answer questions, and there was no organization to his presentation other than his photo history and his upcoming book. I personally did not find anything useful related to workflow, just more about him and his family history.

    June 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I have to agree with Tex. Mikkel seems like a very nice guy with some incredible stories. But giving a repeat presentation to the same audience seems like poor form to me. I would have preferred that he skip the portfolio and book presentation and go straight to the workflow info. Also, with regard to workflow, when I go to a presentation on workflow, I want to know the *entire* process from shutter click through seeing a print in my hands. I want to know whether he shoots tethered, how he culls through his photos in the Library, whether he recommends RAW or DNG, what his backup process is, what panels he finds useful in Develop, whether he uses the Web or Print Modules, and what Lab or printer he uses for prints. Though I wasn't angry about this meetup (I'm always up for winning free stuff and connecting with other photographers), I was disappointed with the prior presentation as well as this one.

    June 1, 2011

  • Brian F.

    Frederick, Ernest and Mikkel, (and SmugMug, AOL)

    Thanks for the superb meetup. The new theater was great, even if it's a bit buggy!

    Brian from Atascadero

    ps: Get that Kickstarter link posted!

    June 1, 2011

  • tex

    Mikkel is a great photographer and has interesting stories, but he doesn't deliver on the topics he promises. This meeting repeated his last presentation, and did not get into image processing. He touched on lightroom file importing and HDR and his book preparation, all of which he covered last time. I was disappointed last time, but now I am angry at having had to go repeat the experience and not have been offered the topics promised. Frederick, it is not just Mikkel's problem. How about some meeting management and helping Mikkel keep to the topic or to a schedule?

    May 31, 2011

  • Teresa

    Hi TWIPers! Not sure if I can make it tonight

    May 31, 2011

  • angel m.

    Thanks Ernest I'll keep coming back to see if there any spot available.

    May 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Angel. Best thing to do is to RSVP "yes" to get on the Wait List and then stay tuned on Tuesday morning because I imagine there will be some last minute cancellations which should free up some slots...

    May 27, 2011

  • angel m.

    Can I still go even though it says that the event is full?

    May 27, 2011

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