Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is becoming more popular among Indian Photographers and most of the passionate Photographers want to leverage the power to this wonderful software by Adobe, instead of handing their creative shots to a professional editor to process. We recently concluded a two Workshop at APEX, Delhi and this Photo Journey tries to show the flow of Digital Information in a very interesting environment...
This was third Workshop with APEX and this one had maximum participation... We had few more interested people but there was an upper bar, so need to plan another one soon. The first workshop at APEX happened in April 2011 and that one was most interactive one.
Diversified Photo Enthusiasts participated in this workshop - School kids, serious Amateur photographers, new Pro-photographers and some of the popular Indian Photographers, who have already been into Lightroom processing. Apart from photographers, there were some folks from journalism & Art-gallery experts.
This was a hands on workshop focusing on two most important modules of Lightroom - LIBRARY & DEVELOP ! But we almost discussed most of the rooms in Lightroom. At times, we also jumped into Color-Management, which is one of the vast area to understand.
I have been involved in many other workshops in Delhi, but this one was very well organized by team of APEX- Delhi (Academy of Photography Excellence).
Each participant in the workshop was very passionate about photography and interested in adding organizing & processing skills.
Most of the folks had come with their Laptops. Some of the folks were already using Lightroom 3 and few of them had moved to 4th version. During the workshop we mainly talked about common functionality and discussed new things of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom4, including Process Version, Book Module & Map Module.
Process Version 2012 was discussed in details and how it can add more value to a Photographer's workflow.
Most of the photographs shared in this Photo Journey are clicked by Aditya Arya and Dinesh Khanna. So credits go to both of them !!
This workshop happened in a basement gallery at Academy of Photography Excellence, Vasant Vihar, Delhi !
One of the sincere participants, who had lot of interesting questions during this two days workshop on Lightroom. Great to meet people with different thoughts and who dabble in different styles of photography.
Presence of Professional Photographers made many discussions more interesting. As they deal with different types of workflows as compared to Amateurs. Some of them were more into Printing, so wanted to know more in terms of Color Management and Profiles.
During the workshop I realized that most of the folks were using Lightroom only for processing their photographs and this was first time, they thought of Organizing/Managing their Photo-shoots through this magical software which provides integral behavior of organizing & processing in same workspace. At the same time, few of them were attending to know more about the organizing capabilities of this software, as they were already using it for organizing the photographs in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
During the workshop there were some interesting discussions around Digital Photography in general and it was great to hear Professional Photographers to talk about it. Because they are the one who have spent many years on films and then moved to Digital world of Imaging. It was to great to hear their thoughts on power of Digital Imaging with unparalleled complexities involved.
Dinesh Khanna is an active user of Adobe Lightroom and he added lot of interesting things about Lightroom during these days. He is quite comfortable with keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom and spent some time explaining easy-to-remember keyword shortcuts of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
general chit-chat during breaks @ APEX, Vasant Vihar, Delhi
In the same hall, an exhibition was going on by Ashish Chawla. Although some of his work was yet to be placed on other walls. Ashish was also there to attend the workshop with his designer.
Some of the folks were more interested in archiving, so we had detailed discussion around Catalogs, their capabilities & max limits. Interestingly there were folks who were having 1,18,000 + files in one catalog. Interesting to know such Photographers, who are utilizing Lightroom at it's best !
It was great to hear Aditya Arya and Dinesh Khanna during various topics we discussed about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Some thoughtful views around old ways of Dark-room processing and new era of Digital processing in softwares like Lightroom, Photoshop, Aperture etc.
It was great to see lot of energy and passion about Photography in these two days !!!
Looking forward to more such interactions at APEX, in form of group workshops & 1:1 sessions, which we are planning in near future.