George Jardine has created another great series of tutorials for Lightroom 4.0

No HYPE,  Just Straight forward "on the money" content at a Reasonable price …. You will not be disappointed.  Take your photography to the next level today! New Lightroom 4 Develop Video Tutorial Series Has Been Published This set of 17 all-new video tutorials contains over 6 hours of the most comprehensive training available on the Lightroom 4 Develop module. In this series we cover the Lightroom raw processing controls from top to bottom. No need to purchase a so-called “Advanced Series”…. it’s all here. Starting from the ground up, we guide any serious photographer—professional or passionate amateur—through a complete understanding of each and every control. Then we dive deeper, tutorial-by-tutorial, gently leading you to the knowledge you will need for professional-level color correction. Watch this online series anytime, day or night, and you will find thousands of tips and techniques that help you master the processing of your digital photos. The complete online series is only $24.95. Don’t take my word for it. Check out what customers from all over the world have said about this series, by clicking here. The new video titles are: 1   The Develop Module Overview   –  20:54   2   The Crop Tool   –  11:32   3   White Balance   –  28:01   4   The Basic Panel Tone Controls   –  33:53   5   The Basic Panel Presence Controls   –  12:21   6   The Tone Curve (Parametric) – Part 1   –  15:31 (Check out the free sample movie, here.) 7   The Tone Curve (Point Curve) – Part 2   –  9:42   8   The HSL Panel   –  20:46   9   The Black & White, and Split Toning Controls   –  29:45   10  The Detail Panel   –  31:35   11   The Lens Corrections Panel   –  34:51 (Including the all-new Defringe controls!) 12   The Effects Panel   –  13:12   13   The Camera Calibration Panel   –   14:01   14   The Local Adjustment Tools   –  30:14   15   Synchronize, Copy, Paste and Camera Defaults   –  30:13   16   Presets, Snapshots & History   –  21:19   17   Soft Proofing –  19:57 18   (Bonus Movie Coming Soon!)   Chapter markers for the iPad files, and more detail on individual video content can be found by clicking here. The series Bonus movie, and DVD’s for Amazon.com will be available shortly. Please drop me an e-mail if you’d like to be notified of either one upon publication. (Please note that this series does not cover the Lightroom Library Module, or any of the output modules. It is dedicated to the Develop Module, and the [...]

By | May 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lightroom 4.0 Workshops that Bridge Software with Creativity

Lightroomworkshops.com   Our Lightroom 4.0 Workshops are designed so that participants can learn by applying new techniques to their Photographic practice.  Our Lightroom and Photography Experts don’t just teach what’s new about the application, but the techniques and aspects of the software that will help you use it effectively .  Check out a workshop in a city near you!

By | April 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Lightroom 4.0 Workflow Workshop

Convert your sometimes chaotic workflow into a faster, smarter, start-to-finish Lightroom 4.0 workflow. Be prepared for a Photography workshop by Attending a 2-Day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0 workshop in a city near you in 2012. Complement your Photography workshop experience by focusing less on workflow and more on the creative Photographic process. Lightroomworkshops.com

By | March 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Release of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0 video

With the public release of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0 you will find some significant application improvements. Blurb teamed up Adobe to integrate the new Book module into the application. This new Book module Feature allows you to easily go from capture to the creation of outstanding professional quality books in just a few intuitive steps. Take a quick 6 minute look at this bookmaking process in video link here.  click here to launch lr-4blurb

By | March 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Free up more time for the Creative Process of your Photography

LightroomWorkshops 4.0.com March 2012 News Bulletin! Two-Day Lightroom 4.0 Workshops at a City Near You To free up more time for the creative aspects of your photography and take it to a new level you must spend less time managing, organizing, and processing your images. One tool that can help you be more productive is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Spend a weekend learning about Lightroom with our experienced digital-photography pros to convert your sometimes chaotic workflow into a faster, smarter, start-to-finish Lightroom workflow.   The hands-on, two-day Lightroom workshops are being presented in cities throughout the USA this year. In the U.S., each workshop will be presented by one of our four award-winning digital photography experts: Jerry Courvoisier, George Jardine, Nevada Wier and Rob Sylvan. Instead of just talking about Lightroom, each instructor will use an experiential, personalized, and interactive approach to teaching. "Participants bring their Laptops or Computers with the current version of Adobe Lightroom installed and we dig in straight away with practical applications and time-saving tips," explains Jerry Courvoisier, "We like to say that our workshop participants learn by doing, and..... walk away knowing." Courvoisier, believes the $295.00 registration fee is an excellent value for an exceedingly useful hands-on workshop. As we see it, the two-day weekend workshops fill the gap between five-hour/talking-head sessions that cost $99 and week-long sessions that cost $1,000 or more. During each workshop, the instructor will show you how to use Lightroom to download, organize, manage, develop and present your photography. By the end of the two days, you should know how to use Adobe Lightroom to its fullest potential by generating time-saving presets and templates. U.S. Dates and Cities In the U.S., the Saturday/Sunday seminar sessions are currently scheduled from Feburary 25 through June 24 in 31 cities.  For more information about specific locations, the instructors, and content, visit: http://www.lightroomworkshops.com Check out our workshop Testimonials  and our Lightroom Experts Profiles

By | February 20th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Old one but a Good one: capturing-3d-objects-using-a-flatbed-scanner

Scanning Flowers Camera: (Scanner) Epson 4870 Computer: Apple Software: Epson Scan, Adobe Photoshop CS In a past career I was involved with horticulture so I have an appreciation for the beauty of the natural world with all it’s elegant shapes and textures. My current life’s path has me looking at botanicals in a new way to photograph and then reproduce the images as fine art prints. In my efforts to experiment with different arrangements and compositions, I started use the Epson 4870 flatbed scanner. Initially using it helped me to develop a sense of the how to arrange the forms within a standard frame of reference and develop a process to enhance the texture and color. Using the scanner as a Polaroid-like preview was quick and easy, it allows me to work with cut flowers, trimmings from bushes, tree branches, and leaves in a variety of combinations and arrangements. This process has lead me to look to the scanner as a creative capture devise for these natural 3D objects much like having a camera with only one very soft, directional, but at the same time, a full illuminating source. The objects placed on the flatbed scanner glass do not have much in the way of depth of field that a camera aperture might produce. But this shallow depth with it’s soft illuminating quality stands on it’s own as a special way to capture and exhibit texture and form that allows me to look closer at this natural intrinsic world. To emphasis and isolate the objects placed on the flatbed scanner, I realized quite by accident that if I left the scanner lid open and turned off the overhead lights that the result of the light falling off rapidly created a perfectly black background naturally accentuating the object. To take make best use of the image capture I scanned the object at a high bit depth (16 bit). The high bit scan allowed for more image information The image file is then imported into Adobe Photoshop for some digital darkroom work. My approach to the digital darkroom is not to be heavy handed with the adjustments but to eliminate any deflects and enhance the tone and color. From my experience, key things to remember with this image capture process include: Keep the glass on the flatbed surface as clean as possible by wiping down the top with a lint free cloth and a glass cleaning solution. Leave the lid open and turn the room lights off so that the light falls off to pure black in the background. Experiment and make multiple preview scans to fine tune the arrangement of the natural objects on the scan bed Set-up the scanner for high bit depth [...]

By | February 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lightroomworkshops.com 2012 Two-Day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Workshops

Two-Day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Workshop Intensives in 2012. Participants Learn this Essential Photographic Digital Application "by Doing and ....... walk away Knowing" in Cities throughout the United States Santa fe, NM    Jan 30, 2012 - Lightroomworkshops.com announces Two-Day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Workshop 2012. Lightroom Workshops, a series of two-day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom application intensives are being offered throughout the United States, Australia, UK, and Canada in 2012. These unique hands-on digital photography application workshops are led by one of four award-winning digital photography experts, Jerry Courvoisier, George Jardine, Nevada Wier and Rob Sylvan. Courvoisier says, "There are basically three forms of education in this area. At one end is the cheap-as-chips talking head seminar for 5  hours at $99; at the other end is a weeklong workshop for pros priced well over $1,000. The LRW Experts provide meaningful instruction without the hype and move you directly to the substance with an experiential, personalized, interactive approach to learning. $100.00 Early Online Registration discounts are available. Participants bring their laptops with the current version of Lightroom installed and we dig in strait away with practical applications for the software and time-saving tips. This approach is essential to being able to make a smooth transition to digital workflow." 

The Lightroom application allows users to download, organize, manage, develop, and present digital photography using their own laptops. The software is considered essential for today's digital photography workflow. In addition to Courvoisier, Lightroom Workshops are led by George Jardine, one of the original Adobe Lightroom team members; Nevada Wier, award-winning photographer, specializing in documenting the remote corners and cultures of the globe and Rob Sylvan A freelance photographer, teacher, and author. Each expert brings his or her own award-winning digital photography skills as well teaching experience from leading hundreds of Workshops worldwide. More information can be found on our website. Lightroomworkshops.com offers a quick, creative, start-to-finish workflow intensive program for photography enthusiasts, serious amateurs, and working pros. Our workshops feature lots of personal attention and hands-on learning. Our workshops are custom, hands-on, creative learning experiences. We typically work with serious amateurs and working pro's. These workshops are intensive - they'll help you advance your knowledge and skill set, and you will grow as a photographer. Copyright (C) 2012 Lightroomworkshops. Jerry Courvoisier Managing Director 505-983-1463

By | January 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Big News Lightroom / Blurb Bookmaking Module !!

With the Public Beta release of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0  find some significant application improvements, important enhancements and new features that have been added for organizing, processing and presenting your images. Big News Lightroom / Blurb Bookmaking Module !!! Download this Blurb Bookmaking intro Video!

By | January 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lightroom Workshops in 2012

Two-Day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Workshop Intensives in 2012 Participants Learn this Essential Photographic Digital Application “by Doing and walk away Knowing” in Cities throughout the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada SANTA FE, NM, January, 2012—Lightroom Workshops, a series of two-day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom application intensives are being offered throughout the United States, Australia, UK, and Canada in 2012. These unique hands-on digital photography application workshops are led by one of four award-winning digital photography experts, Jerry Courvoisier, George Jardine, Nevada Wier and Rob Sylvan. Courvoisier says, “There are basically three forms of education in this area. At one end is the cheap-as-chips talking head seminar for 5 1/2 hours at $99; at the other end is a weeklong workshop for pros priced well over $1,000. My colleagues and I offer the happy medium cost workshop at $395. and an experiential, personalized, interactive approach to learning. $100.00 Early Online Registration discounts are available. Participants bring their laptops or desktop computers with the current version of Lightroom installed and we dig in strait away with practical applications for the software and time-saving tips. This approach is essential to being able to make a smooth transition to digital workflow.” The software is considered essential for today's digital photography workflow. In addition to Courvoisier, Lightroom Workshops are led by George Jardine, one of the original Adobe Lightroom team members; Nevada Wier, award-winning photographer, specializing in documenting the remote corners and cultures of the globe and Rob Sylvan A freelance photographer, teacher, and author. Each expert brings his or her own award-winning digital photography skills as well teaching experience from leading hundreds of Workshops worldwide. More information can be found at www.lightroomworkshops.com. 

By | January 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Lightroom Full Stop Newsletter – Sign-up Now !

Sign up for the New “Lightroom Full Stop”  bi monthly newsletter starting in January 2012. All Newsletter sign-ups will be eligible for our monthly product giveaways. The Lightroom Full Stop Newsletter will highlight what's new with:  links to training resources, product reviews, Free Tips & Tutorials, Photography related  events, sponsor discounts offers and special Lightroom Expert contributor articles. Sign up today using this link lightroomworkshops.com/contacts to be one of the first to review the January newsletter! Start off the new year with everything Lightroom "LIGHTROOM FULL STOP" bi monthly Newsletter in your e-mail inbox. Also click here to download your Free 2012 Lightroom Calendar Templates One more Quick Lightroom Develop module tip!! One of the most productive keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom (PC) Ctrl + Shift + R (Mac) Cmd + Shift + R                     "Reset All Settings all the best to you during this holiday season and New Year Jerry Courvoisier

By | December 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2012 Calendars Lightroom 3.0 Print Module templates

Lightroom 3.0 Print Module templates for creating your own 2012 calendars. Please,  feel free to download the instructional Video, the Jewel Case Calendar template jpegs and the Lightroom print templates.   All the best in the New Year!!   Jerry Courvoisier Productions llc Download Link to the whole Zip Package.  2012_CD_Calendar_project.zip ( 21.1mb) Click Here  Once downloaded to your computer Parent Folder called: 2012_CD_Calendar_project With 3 Subfolders called: 2012_calendar_jpegs  containing the template jpegs. LRW-2012_Print_Templates  containing the Lightroom print module presets.  instructional_video 15.9mb  containing a movie file  http://youtu.be/u6As8RdyFBE  

By | November 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blurb’s BookSmart and Bookify plug-ins for Lightroom 3.0

Lightroom guru, Jerry Courvoisier,of Lightroomworkshops.com introduces Blurb's plug-ins for Lightroom® and explains what they can bring to your bookmaking experience. Learn the key differences between the plug-ins for BookSmart and Bookify and find out which one will work best for your project. http://www.blurb.com/help/video/lightroom_plugin

By | October 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Oh, I’ll fix that in Lightroom or Photoshop.”

Preventing Editing Overload Yes we all thought that when we were free of film and processing, we had arrived at a no-cost free zone—after the original expense of the digital camera. The computer system that processed our images was going to extend our creativity into new horizons. We started to take pictures of anything and everything. The downside of the “I can have everything” attitude, though, was spending a lot more time in front of a computer screen editing images rather then paying attention to the details in the camera viewfinder and getting it right from the start. Digital photography has certainly democratized Photography. It allows us to freely experiment with different forms of visual expression. But the time required to review, edit, and process can defeat the advantage of this enhancement to the creative process. Learn to think before you shoot and focus on what it is you’re trying to communicate with your images. Certainly, shooting rapidly during a sports event is required get the best shot sometimes, but with a bit of practice, you will soon learn to anticipate where the action is and learn the best angles and perspectives to photograph. As they say, life is not a race but a journey. Appreciating the visual impact you can make with your photos is a learning process that requires you to edit closely, keeping only those images that express your vision. Bite your tongue every time you hear yourself saying, “oh, I’ll fix that in lightroom or photoshop.” better to get the best shot you can while shooting than to count on using software later on to fix your photo.

By | September 19th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lightroom Workshops Coast to Coast in August

Adobe Lightroom 3.0 Workshops NYC and LA in August Aug 22 – 21  Pasadena Calf. Sat. – Sun. Aug 27 – 28  New York City  Sat. – Sun.  Early Bird Registration Discount   http://www.lightroomworkshops.com      Two-Day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.0 Workshop The 2011 schedule of Lightroom workshops offers a substantial saving for “early bird” registrations.  Workshop participants who register ahead of  the scheduled workshop will receive $100.00 off the $395.00 cost of the 2-day workshop. The 2-Day workshop offers an experiential, personalized, interactive approach to learning. Participants bring their laptops / computers with the current version of Lightroom 3.0 installed and we dig in straight away with practical applications for the software and time-saving tips. We like to say, ‘You will learn by doing and walk away knowing.’ We fee this “Hands On” approach learning is essential to maximize the benefits of using Lightroom 3.0 within your workflow. Check out our  testimonials

By | July 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Free Webinar with world-class Adobe Photoshop Lightroom expert Jerry Courvoisier

How to Use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.0 to: Develop, Sort and Sequence Your Images for Blurb Bookmaking Don’t miss this hour long Lightroom Webinar presentation with Jerry Courvoisier. In this free webinar, world-class Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom specialist Jerry Courvoisier will take you through great Lightroom tips and tricks including how to prep your photos for your book. He’ll also show you how to use the new Blurb Bookify™ plug-in for Lightroom. Plus, stay for an exclusive Lightroom discount at the conclusion of the webinar. Thursday, July 28, 2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT Webinar Registration

By | July 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You Are Not Alone!

Everyone wants to find and locate his or her images! LightroomWorkshops.com provides the photographers with “Hands On” workshops, not a lecture or a seminar but Real- World Working Knowledge with "Hands On Training" that gives you the ability to manage your workflow with confidence. http://lightroomworkshops.com/workshops Take this two-day intensive. Learn Lightroom from start to finish with one of our experts. Learn to easily integrate the program into your photography workflow now. We like to say,“learn by doing… and walk away knowing.   The 2-Day workshop offers an experiential, personalized, interactive approach to learning Lightroom. Our digital photography experts bring a passion for patient, interactive teaching gained from leading hundreds of workshops worldwide. Expect to learn to download, organize, manage, develop, and present your photography using your own laptop, ensuring a smooth transition to digital photography workflow. Walk away with a new perspective and straight forward grasp of the application, as well as time-saving tips, so you can spend less time in front of a computer and more time behind the camera.  Offered in 30 Cities across the US.

By | July 25th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lightroom 3.0 Workshops- Early Registration Discount

Two-Day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.0 Workshops 2011 Early Bird Registration Discount http://www.lightroomworkshops.com Two-Day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.0 Workshops The 2011 schedule of Lightroom workshops offers a substantial saving for “early bird” registrations.  Workshop participants who register  ahead of  the scheduled workshop will receive $100.00 off the $395.00 cost of the 2-day workshop. http://www.lightroomworkshops.com/workshops.html The 2-Day workshop offers an experiential, personalized, interactive approach to learning. Participants bring their laptops / computers with the current version of Lightroom 3.0 installed and we dig in straight away with practical applications for the software and time-saving tips. We like to say, ‘You will learn by doing and walk away knowing.’ We fee this “Hands On” approach learning is essential to maximize the benefits of using Lightroom 3.0 within your workflow. e-mail info@lightroomworkshops.com Phone 505-983-1206

By | March 4th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments