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Lightroom CC Workshops

Two Must-See You-Tube Videos for Every Photographer After Your Lens(es), Your Two Most Important Pieces of Equipment Lightroom Intros, Tutorials & Workshops
Lightroom 5 Workshops
Printing Resources - If you want ultimate control over your prints, best to do your own.
  • See links on color under Theory & Good Explanations below.
  • Dry Creek Photo (icc information & profiles for Costco)
  • Duggal (high-end, custom prints)
  • Epson Printers (this brand sets the standards in the industry; check out Stylus Photo models)
Help Forum for Lightroom & Epson
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Theory & Good Explanations Magazines/Journals
Hoodman Loupe
Hoodman Loupe
Products (that we have used for years)
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Software (that we have used for years)
  • Adobe (info and downloads plus tutorials & forums)
  • AutoPano Pro by Kolor (we still think better stitching program than the one in Photoshop or even the improved Lightroom feature)
  • CardRecovery by WinRecovery (PC software for recovering images from a memory card)
  • CardRescue (Mac software for recovering images fromm a memory card)
  • CCleaner Professional by Piriform (for keeping your computer behaving ... now a Mac version, too)
  • Digimarc (digital watermarking)
  • Jeffrey Friedl's Lightroom Goodies (some great metadata plug-ins for Lightroom)
  • LastPass (a nifty, secure way to keep track of all your passwords)
  • nik Collection by Google (Lightroom & Photoshop plug-ins, including SilverEfex Pro & ColorEfex Pro)
  • Perfect Photo Suite by OnOne (includes my favorite resizing Perfect Resize)
  • The Turning Gate (excellent & more sophisticated LR web gallery alternatives that I have used for years for our photo galleries)
  • ViceVersa Pro (free version, too - great syncing program for backups - I prefer "mirror-image" backups where the backup looks exactly the same as the prime, rather than nested in a series of folders with letter-number file names that mean nothing and would take you to the South Pole and back).
    For Macs, Linux, AND Windows, try FreeFileSync, but do NOT install bundled software Opencandy
Brownie Hawkeye
Camera/Lens Rentals (great rates) and Second-hand Equipment Camera/Lens Repair
  • NPS (Nikon Professional Services, for those who qualify for membership)
  • CPS (Canon Professional Services, for those who qualify for membership)
  • Sanford Camera Repair (been around a long time in the Boston area and accept mailed equipment)
General Photo & Art Suppliers (that we have used for years)
  • Adobe (info and downloads plus tutorials & forums)
  • Adorama (camera equipment at very good prices)
  • Amazon (don't laugh, we get some of our photo supplies here)
  • American Frame (a much cheaper route to go for framing your own photos)
  • B&H (camera equipment at very good prices)
  • Cameta Camera (for new, used, and refurbished equipment)
  • Cheap Joe's (good prices for art and framing supplies)
  • Foto Care (about the same price as the big houses, but with superb service)
  • FramesUSA (we are new to them, but service, pricing, packing, and shipping A1)
  • Jerry’s Artarama (long-time art supplier)
  • PictureFrames (formerly Graphik Dimensions)
Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures
Other Useful Webpages/sites
Hoodman Loupe
Electricity Here and Abroad Photographers Meriting Review (an incomplete list, alphabetically sorted so definitely not in order of our favorites)

Painters Meriting Review (check their composition and use of light and negative space)
Recommended Books/DVDs
The Daybooks of Wedward Weston
(look for updated versions of these to reflect new program versions)
Because of the free tutorials on Addobe Web TV for both Lightroom and Photoshop (many by Julieanne Kost), we recommend you try those before the items below preceded by a question mark.
n.b. An "x" represents the latest version or edition available.
  • Our Basic Principles of Photography (workshop participants receive this)
  • Adobe Lightroom CC6 – The Missing FAQ by Victoria Bampton, The Lightroom Queen (as well as Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Certified Expert for Lightroom), with excellent information on the whys and wherefores of various aspects of Lightroom 5, 4, and 3 as well as a step-by-step and how-to walk through the program. Available in both paperback and assorted eBook formats.
  • The DAM Book by Peter Krough (DAM=Digital Asset Management, excellent guide to storing and finding digital images for those who deal with thousands of images in their files)
  • The Daybooks of Edward Weston (insights into the creative mind with its elations and frustrations)
Associations (for those who are really serious about photography)
  • Masters of Photography
    • Start here with Henri Cartier-Bresson & Sabastiao Salgado and...
    • Alfred Stieglitz and...
    • Steve McCurry and...
    • Each link will lead to other Masters of Photography links

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