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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 June +Photofocus® Lightroom hangout is coming up in about an hour! We hope you can join us!
 
It's summer, and there's no doubt you'll be making a lot of photographs. Whether it's family reunions or wedding clients, Lightroom can help you manage your pictures. The new updates offer some terrific tools. Mark Fuccio joins as our especial guest to help us backup our photos and preserve our pictures from inevitable drive failures. Mark makes data management so simple. You're gonna learn valuable skills.

Join regular hosts +Rob Sylvan and +Levi Sim live to ask questions and be entered to win some terrific prizes, too.
This episode will be useful for all levels of Lightroom users from beginner to advanced.

Tune in Live to enter the drawing for some terrific prizes from our sponsors.

We'll see you here on Thursday the 30th.

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 Athentech, makers of Perfectly Clear, and Drobo, which provides the simplest tools for backing up your photos.
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I hope you'll join us for our +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom hangout today with special guests Sharad Mangalick and +Helen Bradley, along with my favorite co-host +Levi Sim. This month's topic is all about the what, why, and how of importing. Including a discussion of the recent change to the import screen and Adobe's announcement that it will be reverting back to the previous functionality. Today at noon east coast time! 
 
You gotta join us live for our next, totally free, Google+ Lightroom Hangout! Not only will you learn terrific tips and techniques, but if you tune in live you can be entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE…
You gotta join us live for our next, totally free, Google+ Lightroom Hangout! Not only will you learn terrific tips and techniques, but if you tune in live you can be entered to win excellent prize...
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I hope you'll join us for our September Lightroom hangout for +Photofocus®! This month is all about HDR, and we've got 2 special guests and some great prizes to give away. See you Monday! 
 
Black and White film, slide film, color film, HDR (high dynamic range) are all mediums we can use to make a picture. This month we're excited to share with you our favorite techniques for finishing HDR imagery. We'll do natural, we'll do grungy, and we'll do knock-your-socks-off-I-can't-believe-that's-HDR. Come join us live to enter the raffle and ask questions.

Rob and I are pleased to have +Mark Morrow   and +Ron Pepper  on the show this month. These are two fellows who really know their way around HDR photography, and I know you'll enjoy learning with them. Check out their articles here on Photofocus.com.

Join regular hosts +Rob Sylvan and +Levi Sim live to ask questions about the new tools and be entered to win some terrific prizes, too.

This episode will be useful for all levels of Lightroom users from beginner to advanced.

Tune in Live to enter the raffles for some terrific prizes from our sponsors.

We'll see you here on Monday the 28th!

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 Adobe, and HDR Soft, makers of Photomatix for HDR.
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Mon, September 28, 2015, 3:00 PM
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We've got a ton of Lightroom content in here! Video tutorials, written tutorials, and all of our monthly Lightroom hangouts. 
 
If you want to dig deep into Lightroom, we’ve got an easy and free solution.  Don’t miss the Photofocus Lightroom Learning Center.  Here you’ll find a collection of some of our most popular tutorials, podcasts, and hangouts.  All for free! Just visit this…
If you want to dig deep into Lightroom, we've got an easy and free solution.  Don't miss the Photofocus Lightroom Learning Center.  Here you'll find a collection of some of our most popular tutoria...
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Super excited to finally get to meet +Victoria Bampton, Lightroom Queen this Wednesday! I've been a big fan of Victoria and all the work she has done for Lightroom users over the years. On top of that, answering Lightroom questions is one of my favorite pastimes. Should be a really fun and helpful show. Hope you can join me and my buddy +Levi Sim for this month's +Photofocus® +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom hangout!
 
Lightroom users around the world stand when she enters the room: Victoria Bampton, the Lightroom Queen, is our special guest. She gives so much to Lightroom users, and now she's joining us live to help puzzle out Lightroom's most Frequently Asked Questions. Check out Victoria's excellent Lightroom resources here: http://bit.ly/1NWMl4u

Join regular hosts +Rob Sylvan and +Levi Sim during the live show to ask questions and be entered to win some terrific prizes, too.

This episode will be useful for all levels of Lightroom users from beginner to advanced.

We'll see you here on Tuesday! 

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 Adobe, and Photoshop World.
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Wed, July 15, 2015, 11:00 AM
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I will catch the recorded version for sure. Thanks for all you do for Lightroom users +Rob Sylvan  and +Victoria Bampton 
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I hope you can join us for our hangout tomorrow afternoon. We're covering some new ground for me, so I'm really looking forward to learning more about cinemagraphs from +Rob Knight and how we can bring Lightroom into the workflow. I've started messing around with them getting ready for the show and they really are quite addictive once you get started. 
 
If you like shooting the same subjects in the same way that have been shot for a hundred years...then this hangout is not for you!

+Rob Knight is a pioneer of the cinemagraph, and you've gotta head over to his site and see some samples of the simple but incredibly powerful things you can do with the video features on your camera. We'll start with Lightroom's video editing tools, then get a crash course in making a cinemagraph. I'm stoked, and I think this is going to knock your socks off--I lay awake at night thinking about all the things we could do with these tools!

Join regular hosts +Rob Sylvan  and +Levi Sim live to ask questions about the new tools and be entered to win some terrific prizes, too.

This episode will be useful for all levels of Lightroom users from beginner to advanced.

We'll see you here on Thursday! 

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.

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Looking forward to my January Lightroom hangout for +Photofocus® with +SharkPixel and +Levi Sim. Hope you can tune in!
 
Lightroom Hangout: Powerful Portrait Retouching w/ @SharkPixel & @lightroomers & @PhotoLevi on @photofocus

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 excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN).…
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 excellent prizes to help...
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1 Hour until our December Lightroom hangout for +Photofocus®! Join my friend +Levi Sim and I for a roundup of some of our favorite Lightroom tips from this year. 
 
It's the end of 2015, and we're ready to stuff your stockings to bursting with Lightroom tips. Rob and I will fill you up with useful ways to save time and make your pictures look a lot better. Fortunately, this will be recorded so you can watch it again and again--I know I've reviewed some of the techniques I learned in last month's show a few times. We can't wait to see you on Thursday.

Join regular hosts +Rob Sylvan and +Levi Sim live to ask questions about the new tools and be entered to win some terrific prizes, too.

This episode will be useful for all levels of Lightroom users from beginner to advanced.

Tune in Live to enter the raffles for some terrific prizes from our sponsors.

We'll see you here on Thursday the 17th.

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.
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Wed, December 23, 2015, 1:00 PM
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My renewed series of 10 more things I would tell new Lightroom users is being released over on Lightroom Killer Tips. Many thanks to +Scott Kelby and +RC Concepcion for the opportunity to share some +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom tips over there. Hope people find them helpful!
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Just a reminder about our +Photofocus® +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Hangout today. Special guest +Sean McCormack joins me and my buddy +Levi Sim to talk about Lightroom and the Web. There will be prizes! Hope to see you there.
 
Lightroom has really revolutionized the way we make pictures, organize pictures, and share pictures. There's one part that is little understood by many photographers, however, and that's how to maximize the Web Module.

We're fortunate to be joined this month by +Sean McCormack of www.Lightroom-Blog.com. He's a marvelous teacher, and he's going to instruct in the ways and means of the Web Module, so be sure to tune in Live! You'll be able to ask Sean questions and enter our prize raffle.

Join regular hosts +Rob Sylvan  and +Levi Sim  during the live show to ask questions and be entered to win some terrific prizes, too.

This episode will be useful for all levels of Lightroom users from beginner to advanced.

We'll see you here on Tuesday the 25th! 

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 Adobe, and Photoshop World.
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Looking forward to chatting with +Victoria Bampton, Lightroom Queen and +Levi Sim about all kinds of Lightroom stuff today!
 
I'm on Rob Sylvan's Photofocus Lightroom Hangout on Wednesday. All the details here! 
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 excellent prizes to help...
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Today's the day for our +Photofocus® +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  hangout! We're super excited to have +Colin Smith as our special guest and a really fun topic. I hope you can join +Levi Sim and I when we go live, as that is when we give away the prizes. :)
 
I've been so jealous of Photoshop for the last year: it got brushes added to the gradient tools in ACR, but since Lightroom wasn't in the Creative Cloud, we had to wait for the new version to get this wondrous new upgrade. It's really a powerful tool, and Collin Smith is going to show us how to use this and other local adjustments to finesse our photographs to perfection.

Join regular hosts +Rob Sylvan   and +Levi Sim  live to ask questions about the new tools and be entered to win some terrific prizes, too.

This episode will be useful for all levels of Lightroom users from beginner to advanced.

We'll see you here on Tuesday! 

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 Adobe, and Photoshop World.
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Tue, June 23, 2015, 5:00 PM
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