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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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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.

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Tue, June 23, 5:00 PM
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+Peachpit just shared a little excerpt from my upcoming Learn by Video class on Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6. A perfect teaser for my hangout later on today (https://plus.google.com/u/1/events/cugpdrempmqhggu99c74642em4c). 
 
Good Morning PS & LR Users:

  If you're looking to get a hold on some of the new features of Lightroom CC, +Rob Sylvan has you covered. Here is a great 10 minute video covering those new features.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vWqerVflDU

  Enjoy the learning content everyone.

#LightroomC   #Lightroom   #Adobe   #LRCC  +Lightroom Secrets +Lightroom Training +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 
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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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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
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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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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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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.

Brought to you by Songfreedom.com, Drobo, and Adobe.
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This Thursday I'm super excited to hangout with my buddy +Levi Sim and our special guest +RC Concepcion from +KelbyOne to share our favorite things about the latest version of +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. I hope you can join us for our April +Photofocus® Lightroom hangout!
 
I don't know which I'm more excited about, that +RC Concepcion is coming on the show, or that he is going to help us explore the incredible new features in Lightroom CC and Lr 6. I'm stoked about both.

Can you believe that we can now make Panoramas and HDR's and get a RAW file??? Can you believe how much faster Lightroom is??? Can you believe we've got brush-able filters??? We'll show you how to use these features and more. It's gotta be a party for sure.

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

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.

Brought to you by Songfreedom.com and Drobo.
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Lightroom Hangout with Special Guest RC Concepcion and the Fab New Lightroom
Thu, April 30, 2:00 PM
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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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Lightroom Hangout: Special Saturday Q&A Episode
Sat, February 28, 11:00 AM
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