I love to travel. Being a photographer, I do my best to capture the essence of every trip in my pictures of the people, the landscape, and every bite of food along the way. And when I shoot concerts,… look out! I can easily fill three or more 8GB memory cards at a good show.
If you’re anything like me – It’s all fun and games until SOMEBODY has to review and edit all the photos!! >_<
I used to spend hours (okay, – DAYS!) working on those pictures. First I’d sort through them in Bridge to cull the herd, rating, flagging, deleting. Then I’d open each shot in Camera Raw, meticulously adjust there and then finally open it in Photoshop CC where the real work would begin. Proud of myself for some mad skillz with layers, leveraging batch processing with actions, and some tricky sharpening techniques; I thought I was still managing to save tons of time and effort. A few of my photography friends would shake their heads and mumble something about Lightroom, …again. Yeah, whatever.
In my mind, Lightroom 5 was too simplified to be a serious tool. Wasn’t it kind of like Elements? How could two or three minutes (literally) in Lightroom hold a candle to 45 minutes of blood sweat and tears those other apps? What about control? What about quality, consistency… where are all the layers??
Well, believe me – its all there; quality, control, consistency, EFFICIENCY. I still use go into Photoshop, certainly – but only when I need something really specific like clone stamp or liquify.
Matt is a brilliant, funny, down-to-earth photographer and KelbyOne & NAPP Photoshop Guy.
An absolute expert in photography, Photoshop and Lightroom; Matt has a wealth of knowledge and delivers it in a relaxed and easy to understand way. He was kind enough to spend a full hour with PAC, showing us his Lightroom 5 workflow and sharing very useful tips. He demonstrated how easy it is to import, organize, and edit inside Lightroom – and to jump over to Photoshop where necessary. He took several seemingly average shots and showed how to turn them into something extraordinary. The crowd of over 100 meeting attendees loved the personal instruction and insight, and really enjoyed Matt’s great sense of humor.
To find out more about attending a Lightroom or Photoshop workshop in your area, check out PAC Workshop Schedule HERE
Don’t miss Joel Grimes’ presentation at the this years PAC National meeting at Mandalay Bay for 2014 More information here: http://bit.ly/JoelGrimesVegas2014