Category Archives: Lightroom

October 13: Lightroom CC & Lightroom Mobile made easier

Lightroom is a powerful tool for organizing and enhancing your photos. It’s easy for power to become overwhelming though, so we’ll try to make it easier. Join us at our October 13 meeting for an introduction to Lightroom and a demonstration how to make photo processing faster with presets. You’ll see how to create, save, and share your own presets, as well as how to find and use presets from others. If you haven’t plunged into Lightroom Mobile, you’ll also see how to sync your photo collections to Lightroom, process them on your mobile device, and work with a single photo in both Lightroom Mobile and PS Express.

Note: If you want to follow along and don’t have a Creative Cloud subscription, the Photography plan (http://bit.ly/aaug-oct17) includes Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as the mobile apps, for $9.99/mo. You get get a trial first, but it’s only a 7-day trial, so if you’re planning on that, you may want to wait until October 7 or later, so you can use it during the October meeting.

Want to follow along? The 27 photos used in the presentation (in raw file formats) are available here – it’s a 561 MB zip file so download before the meeting if you wish to follow along. (They are all

About the Presenter

Bob Mathews has been “into photography” for over 45 years, but has never been accused of being a professional. (Though he does claim to have accumulated a total of $101 in photography income over that time period — enough for one cup of Starbucks a year for something less than 45 years.) He works from his home in Buda for Long Beach CA software company Design Science, a corporation created 30 years ago to produce “mathematics typesetting software” for documents and accessible websites. Bob’s interests are photography, aviation, and travel.

Date: Friday October 13, 2017
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100. Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

August 12:What is Adobe Lightroom? Why use it if you’ve already got Photoshop?

Workflow, workflow, workflow

Fazia Rizvi will take you on a tour of one of the essential asset management tools of professional photographers, and show you how you can use it to mange your own photos and videos, zipping through photo processing tasks that used to take hours. We’ll walk through the options available on importing photos, either from a camera or from an archived collection, then explore the Library and Develop Modules. You’ll learn how invaluable Lightrooom is to managing your organization’s photos, and speeding up your editing and publishing time.

You’ll also learn to:

  •  Import, tag, and catalog your photos
  •  Review, compare, and otherwise manage your images
  •  Create quick, smart, and manual collections
  • Enhance your images – make them pop without having to start up Photoshop
  •  Export your photos for print and web
  • Create smart edits and backup the catalogue

This course is targeted towards beginners who have no knowledge of Lightroom.

About the Presenter

Writer, actor, anthropologist, and technology geek, Fazia Rizvi is also an enthusiastic photographer. Starting a Kodak 110 when she was a kid and now pointing her Canon 60D at the cat every time she moves, Fazia’s got a lot of experience with “too many photos” to manage.

Fazia currently serves as Webmaster for the Center for Community College Student Engagement, a research and service initiative that is part of the Program in Higher Education Leadership at The University of Texas at Austin. She also volunteers as the social media director for the Texas Water Safari, a 260+ mile canoe and kayak race from central Texas to the Gulf of Mexico every June, and for Guide Dogs of Texas, an organization that breeds and trains quality guide dogs for Texans who are visually impaired. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from Texas State University.

Date: Friday August 12, 2016
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m. Central Standard Time
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center (300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100) turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

Sept. 12, 2014: Processing HDR photos with Lightroom and Photoshop

Get an overview of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, and see some processing techniques using Lightroom 5.5, Photoshop CC 2014, and a 3rd party software product, Photomatix Pro. Trial of Photomatix Pro available at http://www.hdrsoft.com/. The files we’ll be using in the presentation are available for download before the meeting, so if you want to bring your laptop to the meeting and work along, feel free to do so.  The zip file is 229 MB so is recommended to download it before arriving at the meeting location.

About the Presenter

Bob Mathews has been “into photography” for over 40 years, but has never been accused of being a professional. (Though he does claim to have accumulated a total of $101 in photography income over that time period — enough for one cup of Starbucks a year for 40 years.) He works from his home in the Austin area for Long Beach CA software company Design Science, a corporation created 28 years ago to produce “mathematics typesetting software”. Bob’s interests are photography, aviation, and travel.

Date: Friday September 12, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100 (in the Wells Fargo building, across the street from the bus stop on E. Highland Mall Blvd). Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

 

February 14: Learning Lightroom

Before celebrating your love on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014, join the Austin Adobe User Group on Friday afternoon, 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm, and fall in love with Adobe Lightroom. Is it an alternative to Photoshop? We’ll discuss that. More than an image database and selection tool, Lightroom can be used for quick and easy non-destructive image adjustments:  photo resizing and optimizing, image correction and retouching, radial filters, video slideshows and more. Karen Kreps will share why she resisted using Lightroom for a long time, but has succumbed to its power and she’ll offer a bouquet of feature demonstrations. Chocolates are, of course, welcome.

About the Presenter:

Through her company Net Ingenuity, Karen Kreps enables other people’s success by providing content strategy, website production and WordPress coaching. She’s had a more than quarter century experience developing online, interactive media and she’s been an active member of this group since its inception as a Macromedia special interest group.

Date: Friday February 14, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100. Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event