A Fantastic Professional Lightroom Development op

Spend an extraordinary 4 days and 3 nights engaged in photographing some of the most unique, diverse, pristine and scenic locations in the American Southwest. Explore Ted Turner’s Ladder and Armendaris Ranches near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.  With our special access arrangement,  it's like visiting a national park without the people! Come experience a completely Mobile Photography Experience on the southern New Mexico Turner Ranches with my special guests Russell Preston Brown and photographer Elia Locardi. . The Mobile “Experience" with Lightroom and DNG Expose, Process and Share/ This Special Workshop is November 10-13, 2016. (yep the election will be over) Whew! Please contact Jerry Courvoisier directly for complete details on this all inclusive 4 day 3 night adventure. We will be experimenting with some new drones as well.  There are currently only three spots left!! We will stage the entry out onto the ranches from the Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa in Truth or Consequences NM. Check-out this outstanding recent video from Turner Expeditions that describes the Ranches. Get to know Tom and Steve the ranch managers. https://youtu.be/QUgwJ3gDdxw The cost is $2350.00 per person including accommodations and most meals. Please contact me directly for complete details. There are currently only three spots left!! We stage the entry out onto the ranches from the Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa in Truth or Consequences NM.

By | October 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adobe Lightroom Mobile with DNG Capture

Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile is pushing the envelope of the mobile photography platform now with the release Apple’s New iOS update. The world of Expose, Process and Share has never easier to integrate. http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2016/09/lightroom-for-ios-2-5-0.html#comments So interesting! in the past week we have had …..New iPhone dual lens camera, New Apple IOS, supporting DNG capture with Lightroom Mobile ! I’d say if I wanted all the tools to capture process and share in your pocket, Now would be the time to jump in with both feet to push your visual creativity in so many new directions. If your interested in a completely Mobile Lightroom Photography Experience on the southern New Mexico Turner Ranches with a special guest on November 10-13 2016 send me a message. jer@jerrycourvoisier.com The Mobile “Experience" with Lightroom and DNG......  Capture, Process and Share

By | September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Demystifying Lightroom

Demystifying Lightroom Prefer to learn in a more engaging environment? Are you a learner who needs to be engaged in the process rather than listening to videos, reading technical books, or surfing the Internet endlessly to get a question answered? Lightroom Workshops offers two unique ways to engage in the learning process: A 2-Day Hands on Workshop at a city near you. http://lightroomworkshops.com/lightroom-workshop/ A One On One Online private workshop. http://lightroomworkshops.com/consulting/ Lightroom Workshop participates enjoy the limited enrollment policy that allows you have an engaging relationship with the instructional process. Jerry focuses on answering all your questions about managing your workflow with Lightroom with enrollments limited to manageable groups so that the learning process is engaging. Jerry provides the workshop participants with all the content in digital form so the learning review process does not end when the workshop is over.

By | March 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boundary Warp new in Lightroom

“Boundary Warp" new in  Lightroom Greetings Lightroomers! Last week Adobe announced an update to Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6. The newest feature for processing panorama images is called “Boundary Warp” . Think of it like Content Aware Fill and Lens Correction on steroids.  In the past, in order to repair panos without cropping out important details, i used Photoshop’s Content Aware fill after stitching the panorama. This new feature eliminates the round trip to Photoshop.

By | February 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The iPhone’s Incredible Benefit to Photography!

Jerry Courvoisier’s View The iPhone’s Incredible Benefit to Photography! Become the “Ultra Lite” Photographer. Pack Light, Carry Less and Enjoy it More. Given the significant enhancements in iPhone cameras over the past few years, it’s no surprise more amateurs and pros alike depend on the phone in their pocket as their carry-around camera. As always, the best camera is the one you have with you. Recently many of my friends in the photographic community have given up hauling around a dedicated camera system because it simply isn’t as convenient as using their iPhones! During the evolution of any thing new in photography traditionalists are always resistant to change. Don’t let that stop you as in this instance the iPhone camera has proven to be more than a significant innovation. Now it’s time to enthusiastically embrace and integrate the iPhone into your photographic experience. The convenience, easy access and outstanding technical capability of the iPhone camera means it has become the new standard camera to use.  Just think, no more heavy gear to lug around, encumbering those great shots. And then there is the comfort of knowing you will never be without your camera again. For me, I relish the freedom to embrace my creative spirit within the moment.  With ease I can capture stills, time-lapse photos, panoramas, videos, slow motion and audio. And with the continual development of inexpensive applications (Apps) the controls become a fully integrated part of the iPhone camera.  With easy use of exposure metering, areas of frame focus and zooming all you need do now is concentrate on your creativity. And there are so many apps now allowing my post image processing to be moved to a mobile platform when it suites. So for now the Digital SLR is on the shelf, yet easily retrieved when I have a specific need to use “equipment”.  Or if away from my home base, I can always rent cameras and gear at great rates if I feel the sudden need to photograph wildlife in the field, or close-up objects etc. Traveling is now the ultra lite experience, the phone fits nicely and discretely in my shirt pocket, so incredibly accessible and I no longer stand out like a tourist.  While I have recently seen some new variations of digital cameras being attached to an iPhone, I somehow feel this misses the mark creating an iPhone that is no longer the great pocket devise. The most significant contrast to my DSLR camera is the freedom to pursue an unburdened creative lifestyle without all the various batteries and lenses and odds and ends to lug around and keep track of. And with the Wi-Fi connected Cloud services and many of the [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clean-up the Lightroom Catalog Backups

Delete your “Old” Lightroom Catalog Backups. (.lrcat) You only need the the most recent. Check on these once a month. The folder is normally called “Backups”. The content will be dated folders with clones of your ….lrcat files. Eliminating these backups does not delete your images.

By | March 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lightroom One on Two Online

Sharing the Experience Question. : Is there a discount if I have a friend, colleague, co-worker, associate, partner or collaborator wants to take the one-on-one online with me? Answer: Two on One Online 6 hour package works well and gives you the opportunity to learn and share your experience with learning Lightroom. The cost is $650.00 for a Two on One Online with the cost split between the two participants. ($325.00 each) Customized for what you want to learn on your computer, in the comfort of your own home or studio. This is a great, interactive way to learn if you need help with Lightroom.

By | March 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2015 Spring Lightroom & Photoshop Workshops

Lightroom, Photoshop, Jerry Courvoisier, Workshops, Photography  Empower Your Photographic Vision   Now that Adobe bundles Lightroom and Photoshop together, it’s never been a better time to benefit from jumping in with both feet to discover these complementary apps. Join Jerry and take a new balanced approached to combining the well-designed elements of Lightroom, Lightroom Mobile and Photoshop to enhance your photography and mobile lifestyle. Jerry’s unique 2-Day “Hands On” Workshops will explore the best features of what Lightroom, Lightroom Mobile and Photoshop has to offer in organizing, enhancing and sharing today’s visual experiences. NOW Open for Registrations Don't miss this great opportunity to move your Photography to a New Level 2015 April - June 2-Day Lightroom & Photoshop Workshops Current List of Cities & Dates  Los Angeles CA Sat. / Sun. April 11-12 -- Seattle WA Weds. / Thurs. April 15- 16 San Francisco CA Sat. / Sun April 18-19 -- Houston TX Sat. / Sun. April 25-26 Boston MA Weds. / Thurs. May 6 - 7 -- New York City NY Sat. / Sun. May 9 - 10 Philadelphia PA Tues. / Weds. May 12-13 -- Washington DC Sat./ Sun. May 16-17 Santa Fe NM Weds. / Thurs. May 20-21 -- Santa Fe NM Sat. / Sun May 23-24 Chicago Area Sat / Sun. May 30-31 -- Colorado Springs Sat. / Sun. June 6-7 Phoenix Sat / Sun. June 20 - 21 Feed Shark ping site

By | February 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Free Lightroom PDF

Join The LightroomWorkshops.com Community! Empower Your Photographic Vision Use the Subscribe Link to sign up for the Lightroom Newsletter List and receive great tips! This week's easy reference printable PDF (4MB), provides a handy reference page of each of the Lightroom Help menu Module Shortcuts. If you have any questions, Please don't hesitate to contact me personally at mailto:jer@jerrycourvoisier.com

By | January 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lightroom One-on-One Online

A Totally Immersive Experience One-on-One Online with Jerry Courvoisier is a private, comprehensive, interactive approach to learning Lightroom. Customized for what you want to learn in the comfort of your own home or studio. Lightroom Learning based on actual real world experiences.  This type of training is beyond anything that can be obtained from books, videos and seminars.

By | January 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrating 2000+ Lightroom Workshop Participants

2000+ Lightroom Workshop Participants have learned the essentials of how to use Lightroom with Jerry Courvoisier. “The Hands On workshop approach continues to be a pleasure to personally meet, engage and help participants develop an understanding of Lightroom”. Jerry's unique workshop brand fully engages and interacts with the participants to help them focus on the specific elements that maximize the learning of a well managed, efficient and creative photography workflow. In the spring of 2015 Jerry will introduce a new addition to the 2-Day “Hands On” workshop approach that will focus on both complementary Adobe products, Lightroom and Photoshop. Jerry’s foundational book produced with Peach Pit Press in 2009: "Lessons in DSLR Workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop" is still a great reference today. The update to the 2-Day workshop format will build on and explore the integration of both applications and will certainly take the participant’s photography to a new level both effectively and creatively. The new Combo (LR & PS) workshops will focus on the inclusion of all the latest and greatest features of both programs specifically for photographers. Registrations for these limited enrollment workshops will be live soon. To preview the NEW Spring 2015 schedule, please use this Link http://lightroomworkshops.com/lightroom-photoshop-workshops-2015/ Expressions of interest and early registrations can be directed to  jer@jerrycourvoisier.com  

By | November 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lightroom Workshops Holiday Season Promotion

Enroll in the most comprehensive Adobe Lightroom Workshop designed and delivered in a 2 Day “Hands On” interactive workshop format by Jerry Courvoisier The unique workshop sessions focus on the specific elements to maximize the learning of a well managed, efficient and creative photography workflow.  Jerry’s instruction works to streamline your approach so you can spend less time in front of the computer and more time pursuing your passion for photography. Jerry is providing a special Holiday Season Promotion available to members and friends. Apply the “LRWVIP”discount code for a $50.00 discount on the upcoming Nov.and Dec. Workshops. http://lightroomworkshops.com/workshops/

By | November 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lightroom Mobile reaches 200,000 users

http://www.cnet.com/news/with-200000-users-lightroom-mobile-finds-a-foothold/ According to CNET 's Stephen Shankland Lightroom Mobile reaches 200,000 users People have put 100 million images into catalogs for the mobile version of Adobe's photo-editing software. It only works on iOS devices now, but Android support should arrive this year.

By | September 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

iPhone Photography- Shooting, Editing and Stylizing with Dan Burkholder

Recently I asked my good friend Dan Burkholder to identify what he is using in the realm  of  iPhone photography apps these days . Let me share with my lightroom friends his response  All the product links are hot so you can check out each descriptions.  enjoy , Hey Jerry, I like to divide it into Shooting, Editing and Stylizing categories. Each shooter will have a bit of each in his/her workflow. Shooting: The iPhone’s Camera App is good for many tasks including Panorama shooting. It’s HDR feature is fairly useless, however. ProCamera7 or Camera + are both good shooting apps when separation of focus and metering is useful. Vivid HDR is the best HDR app as it melds three exposures. Bracket Mode fits the bill when deferred HDR processing is needed. AutoStitch is simply amazing and gets better each year. The iPad version supports images up to 38MB. Hipstamatic: this shooting app bends the rules as it really stylized the image but it doesn’t fit in any other category. Editing: SnapSeed of course Photoshop Express (it used to suck but is now a refined image editor lacking only local area control) Photo Wizard gives terrific masking with Curves, Shadow/Highlight and a host of other great editing features. The iPad version is even better. TouchRetouch: wonderful retouching; some prefer Handy Photo instead, which is by the same developer. Stylizing: Photo Toaster has a natural interface with new features added constantly. I love this app’s textures and Lighting Brush Distressed FX: nice range of textures and overlays (even birds). Photo Copier: this is the incredible app with a lousy name. It should be called Artistic Emulator as you borrow the color and texture from other masters. Image Blender: easy blending of two images; it’s great when an effect by itself is overpowering. Have fun! all the Best, Dan

By | May 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Free up some needed space on your Smart Phone after downloading to Lightroom

After Downloading your smart phone photos and video with Lightroom, it’s time to free up some needed space on your smart Phone How to delete the photos and videos off your phone After you have gone through the process of importing in Lightroom (copying your photos from your smart phone) Check First …. To be secure in knowing that your photos have been copied to your destination hard drive folder of choice. To check the location of any photo within the Lightroom Library grid (g) …. “Right click” on the photo to present the contextual menu and highlight show in Finder (Mac) or show in Explorer (Windows) This will allow you to immediately go to the physical location of the Lightroom referenced photo. Now ….Freeing up some needed space on your smart Phone Mac Users 1. Connect your phone to your Mac via USB 2. Open up the application Image Capture (you can do this by searching ‘Image Capture’ within Spotlight in the upper right hand corner of your desktop) 3. Click on your phone icon (under Devices the left) and you’ll be able to view all of your photos. 4. Click Command-A to select all of your photos, or hold down the Command key while clicking on the photos you want to select multiple images (these selected images will become highlighted). 5. When you’re ready to commit, click to delete. PC Users 1. Connect your phone to your PC via USB 2. Open Windows Explorer 3. On the left panel, find your phone icon under ‘Computer,’ then open it 4. Click to open Internal Storage 5. Open up the DCIM folder 6. Open the folders listed (you should see your images) 7. Hit Ctl+A to highlight all photos (make sure all files are only what you want deleted) 8. Right click and delete

By | May 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Camera RAW file workflow in Lightroom

What are the options for your proprietary Camera RAW file workflow if you don’t use the DNG file format with Lightroom? What up! When you’re working with Camera RAW files in Lightroom, any changes you make to an image are documented in the .LRCAT database file. Or with the flip of a Catalog Settings switch, you can choose to store this info in a companion sidecar (.XMP) file for RAW image files.   If you want to  “turn on the switch” and generate your own XMP sidecar files for each RAW file correction made in Lightroom, you can enable a specific Lightroom Catalog Setting. How? Modify the Metadata setting in Lightroom’s “Catalog Settings” MAC -Lightroom Menu > Catalog Settings > Metadata PC - Edit Menu > Catalog Settings > Metadata The setting I recommend checking is “Automatically write changes to XMP. When working on any of the supported proprietary Camera RAW file types such as .CR2, .SRF, .NEF, RW2, etc., checking the box Automatically write changes to XMP, will communicate to the Lightroom application that all info generated like Copyright, Keywords, Develop Module Changes and Snapshots to a sidecar .XMP file instead of the Lightroom application Catalog file (.lrcat). After the setting is enabled, a look “under the hood” (into an image content folder outside of Lightroom), will show a companon .XMP sidecar file created alongside your RAW files. Why this might be good? If your Lightroom catalog were to become corrupt for whatever reason and a backup of the .lrcat does not exist…. You’re in deep trouble without your image corrections and adjustments available. Now if you have the XMP sidecars all you need to do is re import the images into a new Lightroom catalog and your good to go…. WHEW! Little caveats to know! Extensible Metadata Platform File (XMP) Contains metadata that describes an image title, keywords, author and copyright data, and other saved info about development adjustments etc. What is and is not stored in XMP Is EXIF / Copyright / Keywords Develop Module Changes Snapshots Is Not  (these are stored with the application LRCAT file) Editing History Disabled Edits Pick Flag Virtual Copies Collections and Stacks Be aware that without the LRCAT back up,  if a disaster should strike, the biggest possible risk is the loss of the “is not” data which is also not contained in the DNG…..only in the LRCAT file.

By | March 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments