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Adobe ® Photoshop® Lightroom ™

Welcome to the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom podcast and tutorial series. This podcast series is designed to give you access to the real story behind Lightroom. Not only do we take you behind the scenes with the engineers on the Lightroom team so you can hear their personal thinking on the program, but we also interview industry leaders and artists to gain their insight into the art and craft of digital photography. Your input has helped make Lightroom great, so keep it coming. Thanks very much, and always remember Rule #5.George Jardine, Pro Photography Evangelist, Adobe Systems, Inc.

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Podcast #47: Catherine Hall

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday November 21st, 2007 at Catherine's family home in Lafayette, Calfornia. Catherine sits down with George to have a conversation about how her personal work inspires her wedding photography, about her personal approach to working with people, and how working with people from many different socio-economic backgrounds makes it all worthwhile.The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems.

32mins

18 Dec 2007

Rank #1

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Podcast #45: Tutorial - The Lightroom Catalog - Part 1

In this tutorial I outline the basics of where Lightroom stores your previews and metadata, how Lightroom links to your source files, and how all that relates to your operating system. I also show you how to integrate Lightroom with Bridge's browser-based workflow, so that both raw processors can be synchronized to the same set of XMP metadata.Note that this "video" podcast includes screen capture and graphics that are optimized for viewing on your computer, so I highly recommend downloading the large version (1024 x 768) from my iDisk rather than watching it on an iPod. It can also be viewed by downloading it directly into iTunes (if you are accessing it by subscribing via the Music Store), or by copying it into iTunes on either a Mac or a PC (if you've downloaded the iPod version from my iDisk). Once copied into iTunes, it can be transferred to a Video iPod, and viewed that way as well.Finally, it's possible that only the audio track will be heard on devices other than Apple Video iPods (depending upon their MPEG4 compatibility), and the photographs will not be seen.The free Quicktime player for Macintosh or Windows can be downloaded from:http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

23mins

14 Nov 2007

Rank #2

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Podcast #46: Tutorial - The Synchronize Command

In this tutorial I outline the basics of Lightroom's Synchronize command. We show you how to apply Develop settings across multiple photos, in both the Library and the Develop modules. We also talk about some of the new selection logic in Lightroom that is required to make working with large numbers of files, well.... logical!Note that this "video" podcast includes screen capture and graphics that are optimized for viewing on your computer, so I highly recommend downloading the large version (1024 x 768) from my iDisk rather than watching it on an iPod. It can also be viewed by downloading it directly into iTunes (if you are accessing it by subscribing via the Music Store), or by copying it into iTunes on either a Mac or a PC (if you've downloaded the iPod version from my iDisk). Once copied into iTunes, it can be transferred to a Video iPod, and viewed that way as well.Finally, it's possible that only the audio track will be heard on devices other than Apple Video iPods (depending upon their MPEG4 compatibility), and the photographs will not be seen.The free Quicktime player for Macintosh or Windows can be downloaded from:http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

23mins

14 Nov 2007

Rank #3

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Podcast #43: Natalie Fobes

This podcast was recorded on Friday August 24th, 2007 in Seattle, Washington, in the home and studio of Natalie Fobes. Natalie sits down with George to have a conversation about her passions and successes in photojournalism, her wedding photography, her two daughters, and how all of these life elements are ultimately tied together for her.The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems.

43mins

9 Nov 2007

Rank #4

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Podcast #44: Susan Stripling, Jen Bebb, Allegra, Kristin Reimer, Jen Capone, Kim Bednarski

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 during the Photo Plus Expo in NYC. Special thanks to the 6 very talented wedding photographers who participated in the podcast. Please understand that this podcast has been minimally edited, and it contains some language that may offend. Parental warning advised. :-)The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems.

47mins

9 Nov 2007

Rank #5

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Podcast #42: Jay Maisel, Greg Gorman and Seth Resnick

Welcome to what may be my very best conversation yet. Or at least the most fun and insightful. Sit down with Jay Maisel, Greg Gorman and Seth Resnick, as we have a long and rambling discussion about film archives, digital archives, various sorting and editing methods, and how they all intersect. Or not. The interesting thing to me is that when I go back and edit these things, I frequently hear a very different conversation than the one I was actually part of. While editing this recording, I found Jay continually driving at a singular point about why he photographs, how he edits, and why he feels shooting to please yourself is the only important thing for a photographer. Please understand that this podcast has been minimally edited, and it contains some language that may offend. Parental warning advised. :-) "What you have to qualify here, is why are you trying to create a system. What is the purpose of that creation? Are you trying to sell stock pictures? Are you trying to find the best pictures? Are you trying to find particular pictures in a particular area? Why do you bother filing them? That's what you have to analyze." - Jay MaiselThis podcast was recorded on Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 at Jay Maisel's studio in NYC. The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems.

41mins

2 Nov 2007

Rank #6

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Podcast #40: Chris Rainier

This podcast was recorded on Saturday October 6th, 2007 at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington D.C. Chris sits down with George to have a conversation about working with Ansel Adams, Chris's love of the landscape, and his sense of how photography can influence the social issues of our times. He tells the story of the genesis of the Society's Cultures initiative, which he currently directs. The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems.

27mins

16 Oct 2007

Rank #7

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Podcast #41: Steve McCurry

This podcast was recorded on Saturday September 29th, 2007 at Steve McCurry's workshop in NYC. Steve sits down with George to have a conversation about photographing people, and the effort and dedication required to make great photographs.The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems.

38mins

16 Oct 2007

Rank #8

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Podcast #39: Pete Turner

"My technique really was, that I would increase the saturation of the color by re-photographing the chrome -not with duping film- but with Kodachrome. So I'd be going Kodachrome to Kodachrome, which gave me an instant increase in the total contrast of things, and then using filters in drawers; it's like Hue and Saturation. I basically had a mini-Photoshop going for myself. A very mechanical Photoshop. A very primitive one. But nobody else was doing stuff like that." - Pete Turner This podcast was recorded on Thursday August 9th, 2007 in Wainscott, NY, in the home and studio of Pete Turner. Pete sits down with George to have a conversation about how he got started in photography and his early experiments with color. Along the way this legendary pioneer of color photography talks us through the creation of dozens of his "signature" photographs. This "video" podcast includes photographs by Pete Turner. It can be viewed by downloading it directly into iTunes (if you are accessing it by subscribing via the Music Store), or by copying it into iTunes on either a Mac or a PC (if you've downloaded it from my iDisk). Once copied into iTunes, it can be transferred to a Video iPod, and viewed that way as well. (Note that if you do download from the iDisk, and NOT through an iTunes subscription, when viewing it on an iPod, you will access the video from the top-level Video menu (then "Movies" or "Video Podcasts".... depending upon how you downloaded it), and NOT from the top-level Music menu. If you can even find it under the Music menu, you will not see the photographs.) Finally, it's possible that only the audio track will be heard on devices other than Apple Video iPods, and the photographs will not be seen. The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems. All photographs @ Pete Turner. All Rights Reserved. This podcast, or any of it's contents, may not be reproduced in any form, without expressed written permission from Pete Turner.

57mins

29 Aug 2007

Rank #9

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Podcast #38: Bob Sacha

This podcast was recorded on Thursday August 9th, 2007 in New York City. Bob sits down with George to have a conversation about his career, his love of film, and his quest to integrate sound, video and still photographs into media-rich journalism. Bob also discusses the fellowship project he recently worked on at Ohio University, that can be viewed at http://www.soulofathens.com/ This podcast was recorded on Thursday August 9th, 2007 in New York City. Bob sits down with George to have a conversation about his career, his love of film, and his quest to integrate sound, video and still photographs into media-rich journalism. Bob also discusses the fellowship project he recently worked on at Ohio University, that can be viewed at http://www.soulofathens.com/

37mins

20 Aug 2007

Rank #10

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Podcast #36: Tutorial - Adobe Raw Sharpening Controls

This mini-tutorial podcast is the fifth in a series that will cover bite-sized tips and techniques designed to help you get the most out of Lightroom. The focus of this series will concentrate primarily on basic color correction techniques using the Develop module, but will also touch on many other parts of the application. This tutorial shows the basics of using the Lightroom's new sharpening controls, to help you quickly adjust your capture sharpening in the 1.1 Develop Module or ACR 4.1 or later. The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems. The free Quicktime player for Macintosh or Windows can be downloaded from: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

16mins

9 Aug 2007

Rank #11

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Podcast #34: Tutorial - The Refine Photos Command

This mini-tutorial podcast is the forth in a series that will cover bite-sized tips and techniques designed to help you get the most out of Lightroom. The focus of this series will concentrate primarily on basic color correction techniques using the Develop module, but will also touch on many other parts of the application. This tutorial shows the basics of using the Refine Photos command, in conjunction with the Pick and Reject flags, to help make editing large shoots very efficient.The free Quicktime player for Macintosh or Windows can be downloaded from:http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems.

7mins

11 Jul 2007

Rank #12

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Podcast #33: Tutorial - Develop Module Basics for Color Correction

This mini-tutorial podcast is the third in a series that will cover bite-sized tips and techniques designed to help you get the most out of Lightroom. The focus of this series will concentrate primarily on basic color correction techniques using the Develop module, but will also touch on many other parts of the application. This tutorial shows the basics of using the White Balance controls in the Develop Module to make a visual correction to a photo taken in mixed lighting. It also shows a new feature coming up in 1.1 update of Lightroom. The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems.

13mins

15 Jun 2007

Rank #13

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Podcast #31: Tutorial - Develop Module Basics

This mini-tutorial podcast is the second in a series that will cover bite-sized tips and techniques designed to help you get the most out of Lightroom. The focus of this series will concentrate primarily on basic color correction techniques using the Develop module, but will also touch on many other parts of the application. This tutorial shows the basics of using the Develop Module to make corrections to a slightly underexposed photo. The free Quicktime player for Macintosh or Windows can be downloaded from: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

14mins

19 Apr 2007

Rank #14

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Podcast #30: Tutorial - Compare View and Quick Develop

This mini-tutorial podcast is the first in a new series that will cover bite-sized tips and techniques designed to help you get the most out of Lightroom. The focus of this series will mostly concentrate on basic color correction techniques using the Develop module, but will also touch on many other parts of the application. This first tutorial shows the basics of using the Compare View to edit a small group of pictures to "find the best shot," and how to use the Quick Develop Panel during the edit. The free Quicktime player for Macintosh or Windows can be downloaded from: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

9mins

18 Apr 2007

Rank #15

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Podcast #29: Raw Engineering Team + Jeff Schewe

This podcast was recorded on Friday March 16, 2007, at the home of Ruth and Thomas Knoll in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Zalman Stern, Mark Hamburg, Michael Jonsson, Thomas Knoll and Jeff Schewe ramble all over the place, discussing the upcoming ACR 4.0, compatibility with XMP and Lightroom raw controls, noise reduction, sharpening, the non-destructive editing model, shooting in dusty environments, etc. The team also spends a bit of time discussing the ins-and-outs of the Raw + JPEG workflow, and why Lightroom does not support it... yet. The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems.

1hr 5mins

4 Apr 2007

Rank #16

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Podcast #28: Phil Clevenger, Grace Kim and Mark Hamburg

"I think pretty much any software has a personality, but a lot of times it's something that one sort of stumbles into, and people don't think about that as part of the design process. When I started the project, I wanted to do something that was more visually interesting, for example, than Photoshop, and tried some directions in that regard. And I did bad KPT imitations." - Mark Hamburg "I think the exercise really brought to light people's implicit assumptions about what they thought the Shadowland personality was, or should be. Things that were kind of hard to articulate, but people just had them as working assumptions." - Grace Kim "While people in different parts of the country may have different notions of what sleek or stylish may mean, I think everybody knows what butter is." - Phil "Butter" Clevenger The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems.

29mins

21 Feb 2007

Rank #17

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Podcast #27 (Enhanced Podcast): Maki Kawakita

This "video" podcast includes photographs created by Maki. It can be viewed by downloading it directly into iTunes (if you are accessing it by subscribing via the Music Store), or by copying it into iTunes on either a Mac or a PC (if you've downloaded it from my iDisk). Once copied into iTunes, it can be transferred to a Video iPod, and viewed that way as well. When viewing it on an iPod, be sure to access the video from the top-level Video menu (then "Movies" or "Video Podcasts".... depending upon how you downloaded it), and NOT from the top-level Music menu. If you access it from the Music menu, you will not see all of the photographs. Finally, it's possible that only the audio track will be heard on devices other than Apple Video iPods, and the photographs will not be seen. The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems.

22mins

14 Feb 2007

Rank #18

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Podcast #26: Maggie Taylor and Jerry Uelsmann

"I feel that I have a greater appreciation now because of the digital revolution that has occurred. Manipulated images are far more readily accepted as a viable form." - Jerry Uelsmann "The subject matter I'm interested in is just everyday life. Things that you encounter everyday, whether these are outdoors when you're working in the garden, or something you see on the TV everyday. That becomes are a part of our subject matter for both of us. You're just working from your own everyday emotional interaction with things." - Maggie Taylor This podcast was recorded on Wednesday December 20th, 2006, at the home of Maggie Taylor and Jerry Uelsmann in Gainesville, FL. Maggie and Jerry sit down with George and have a conversation about their art. We talk about the ways in which their work is similar, how it differs, and how fantasy, dreams and technique all play a role in their creative pursuits. In the process, we touch on their sources of inspiration, and the thinking behind their choices of materials and technique. The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems.

45mins

10 Jan 2007

Rank #19

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Podcast #25: Phil Clevenger and Mark Hamburg

This podcast was recorded on Monday November 27th, 2006, at Adobe Headquarters in San Jose, California. Phil and Mark sit down with George to talk about Phil's role on the team and the user interface that he's designed for Lightroom. The conversation quickly begins to wander and turn (as these conversations frequently do take on a life of their own...) to some of the broader questions surrounding Lightroom, and ends up touching on the core story and original vision for the project. This podcast also includes a description by Mark of some of his original thinking behind Lightroom's modular design. The views and opinions of the participants in this podcast are their own, and do not reflect or represent those of Adobe Systems.

47mins

5 Jan 2007

Rank #20