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Worked at A freelance photographer, teacher, and author, who is also the Lightroom HelpDesk Specialist for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and Kelby Training, an instructor for the Perfect Picture School of Photography, and the host of Peachpit’s Lightroom Resource Center. Rob writes the "Under the Loupe" column for Photoshop User Magazine and is the author of Lightroom 2 for Dummies, Lightroom 3 Video QuickStart Guide, D5100: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and Taking Stock. He blogs about Lightroom over at lightroomers.com.
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  • A freelance photographer, teacher, and author, who is also the Lightroom HelpDesk Specialist for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and Kelby Training, an instructor for the Perfect Picture School of Photography, and the host of Peachpit’s Lightroom Resource Center. Rob writes the "Under the Loupe" column for Photoshop User Magazine and is the author of Lightroom 2 for Dummies, Lightroom 3 Video QuickStart Guide, D5100: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and Taking Stock. He blogs about Lightroom over at lightroomers.com.
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A freelance photographer, teacher, and author, who is also the Lightroom HelpDesk Specialist for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and Kelby Training, an instructor for the Perfect Picture School of Photography, and the host of Peachpit’s Lightroom Resource Center. Rob writes the "Under the Loupe" column for Photoshop User Magazine and is the author of Lightroom 2 for Dummies, Lightroom 3 Video QuickStart Guide, D5100: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and Taking Stock.

He blogs about Lightroom over at lightroomers.com.

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Our March +Photofocus® +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Hangout is all about workflow, and we're super excited to have fellow Photofocus contributors +Robert Vanelli and +Nick Minore joining +Levi Sim and I for this episode! Tune in for prizes on March 26th 1PM EDT/ 10AM PDT. Details here: http://photofocus.com/2015/03/24/lightroom-hangout-from-download-to-mobile-and-everywhere-in-between-the-workflow-episode-with-vanelli-and-nick-minore/
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This Saturday my co-host +Levi Sim and I are airing a special live +Photofocus®  Lightroom Q&A episode for all the people who can't tune into our typical weekday air time. Still can't tune in? No problem! Just leave your question on the event page and we'll add it to the list. Remember, prizes are only awarded to people tuning into the live event! See you Saturday.
 
Lightroom is the photographer's best friend. Experts Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim will be answering questions live this Saturday, and you're welcome to join in. They'll show you some powerful tips both for organizing your photo library and finishing your photographs with the best techniques.

During the Live broadcast you can ask questions and be entered to win a subscription to the universe's most powerful software for photographers: Photoshop and Lightroom.

Hosts Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim hangout every month exploring Lightroom to help you smooth your workflow and finish your photographs with the vision in your mind's eye.

Brought to you by Songfreedom, Adobe, and Drobo, and Photofocus.com
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Photofocus®. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Tis the season for food!
 
Processing Food Photography Using Lightroom & onOne Software, by @nicolesy —

In this onOne “Perfect Inspiration” video, I show how I process one of my food photograph’s using Lightroom 5 and onOne’s Perfect Effects 9. Click here to download the preset created in this tutorial. Be sure to head over to onOne’s website to view more…
In this onOne "Perfect Inspiration" video, I show how I process one of my food photograph's using Lightroom 5 and onOne's Perfect Effects 9. Click here to download the preset created in this tutori...
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Our December +Photofocus® Lightroom hangout is all about +onOne's Perfect Photo Suite, and my buddy +Levi Sim and I are psyched to have +Matt Kloskowski as our special guest to to learn about how he integrates the Perfect Photo Suite into his Lightroom workflow. We'll be giving away another 1 year Creative Cloud subscription as well as a copy of the latest Perfect Photo Suite, but you've got to be watching live to win. Details here: http://photofocus.com/2014/12/09/lightroom-hangout-perfect-photo-workflow-with-matt-kloskowski/
You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win a Creative Cloud subscri...
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Great resource and great chance to win a sweet camera!
 
New Camera Contest: The Freedom to Choose One of the Five Hottest Cameras on the Planet from SongFreedom.com http://ow.ly/FDNhW
We've got a new partnership with SongFreedom.com, and we're excited to introduce you to them and the power and impact they can add to your creations. They are all about Artists working together, su...
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Building on the 3-2-1 Backup for Photographer's plan, Building a Bulletproof Backup System gives tips on what hardware and software is needed for the plan to be foolproof.
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Getting ready for our hangout that starts in about 45 minutes. Thanks for all the questions sent in so far!
 
Lightroom is the photographer's best friend. Experts Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim will be answering questions live this Saturday, and you're welcome to join in. They'll show you some powerful tips both for organizing your photo library and finishing your photographs with the best techniques.

During the Live broadcast you can ask questions and be entered to win a subscription to the universe's most powerful software for photographers: Photoshop and Lightroom.

Hosts Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim hangout every month exploring Lightroom to help you smooth your workflow and finish your photographs with the vision in your mind's eye.

Brought to you by Songfreedom, Adobe, and Drobo, and Photofocus.com
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Rob Sylvan. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Lightroom Hangout: Special Saturday Q&A Episode
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Rob, thanks for all you do for the LR community!
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I just want to give a huge shout out of thanks to +Scott Kelby for being our +Photofocus® Lightroom Hangout guest today. He rocked it! You can catch the archived recording here: http://photofocus.com/2015/01/26/lightroom-hangout-bodacious-book-layouts-with-scott-kelby/

He's really got a great perspective on making the Book module work for you, even if you don't actually print the books. Lot's of questions got answered, and prizes were given away. Scott even shared the fact that a class he did on the Book module in Lightroom 4 (core features and functionality is the same in LR 5) is totally available for free on +KelbyOne, just head over here and rent it for $0.00: 

http://kelbyone.com/course/blurb_skelby_lightroomphotobooks/

Big thanks to my buddy +Levi Sim for pulling it all together and making it happen. See you next month! 
Note: We've got two hangouts next week — Lightroom is Thursday with Scott Kelby and Business with Justin and Mary Marantz on Wednesday.   You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, t...
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I hope you'll join +Levi Sim and I on our +Photofocus® Lightroom hangout tomorrow (Thursday, Jan 29) in welcoming our special guest +Scott Kelby! Our topic this month is the Book module, and I know Scott has a ton of killer tips to share. We're super psyched to have him on the show, oh, and there will be prizes! 
 
Lightroom's Book Module is a powerful tool, and there's nobody better to help us unleash it's secrets than +Scott Kelby. If you're like +Rob Sylvan and +Levi Sim, you're familiar with www.ScottKelby.com where we've been dazzled by Scott's photo book layouts for years. Besides his photo books, he's also the world's number one best selling author (here're some of Scott's books: http://amzn.to/1CoUTgm). His comprehensive style has revolutionized the way we learn technical skills like photography and photoshop. Levi's shelves are overflowing with Kelby titles.

We can't wait to have him on the show!

We highly recommend learning with Scott, and you can catch loads of his video lessons over at www.Kelbyone.com.

Join us live this Thursday to ask questions and be entered in our live giveaways, including full apps from Adobe and onOne.
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Getting ready for our hangout today. Hope to see you there!
 
You gotta join us live for today’s Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win a Creative Cloud subscription from Adobe, as well as some incredible…
You gotta join us live for today's Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win a Creative Cloud subscrip...
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Great article by my buddy +Robert Vanelli on +Photofocus®. Honored to be included! 
 
My new article Is Formal Photography Training Necessary? Published today.  I named several resources I've used over the years,  +Scott Kelby , +Joe McNally +Rob Sylvan +Nicole S. Young +Photoshop Tutorials by Howard Pinsky .

Can you add to the resource list? Who have you used over the years or what seminars / workshops have helped you. 
Formal training is always helpful but is it necessary for a photography career?
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