Archive for Lightroom

Tip of the Week – New Lightroom 3 Beta 2 additions

Adobe has released the update to Lightroom 3 and are calling it Public Beta 2.  They have added some new features that are sure to bring those who have been on the fence trying to decide is it Lightroom 3 or Aperture.  Here are some of the new features in Lightroom 3 Public Beta 2 that are of interest:

  • Library Module now runs a ton faster.
  • Library Module supports the import of video shot on the DSLR.
  • It also displays the length of the video.
  • They have added an icon that launches the video on your computer.
  • They have added “TETHERED SHOOTING”.  This is the biggest add-on in my view.  And according to reports, it is lightning fast.
  • Watermarking has been added.
  • In the Develop Module, they offer better noise reduction.
  • Added a quick key (X) for quick aspect ratio cropping.
  • The Slideshow Module now has improved previews in advance.
  • You can also add watermarking of your images in the slideshow module.
  • In the Print Module, they have added the “rotate to fit” and also 720ppi option.

As you can see, Adobe has spent some time adding features from the comments of Beta 1 and have improved the program even more.  Once the program is fully release, look for SCV Center for Photography to offer our Lightroom 3 workshop to help you get up to speed on all the new features.

Tip of the Week: Lightroom Sorting

Did you know you can sort your photos in Lightroom by Edit Time?  In the Library Module there is a very useful sort option called Edit Time.  Sorting the grid view by Edit Time will display the thumbnails with the most recent ones at the top of the grid.

This is an easy way to select all of the photos that have had any form of editing applied.  Note that adding keywords counts as editing.

For more information, sign-up for our Lightroom workshop on January 19, 2010 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

November 2009 Calendar Released

We have just released our November 2009 calendar, and we are offering some new and exciting workshops.  We start off with a 3 part Photoshop series that starts from the beginning.  This is a great beginning series of classes.  Next up is Painting for Photographers taught by Corel Master Painter, Karen Sperling.  At the end of this 3 full day workshop, you will walk away with a canvas print of your artwork.  Another exciting workshop is Developing your eye: Finding art all around you.  This workshop will help you create beautiful images and assist in finding your creative mojo.  Dan Holmes will help take the mystery out of Lightroom this month.

These are just a few of the great workshops being offered in November.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at  Click this link to go directly to the November Calendar

SCV Center for Photography adds 2 new instructors

We have the pleasure of adding 2 instructors to our incredible team.  Dan Holmes will be teaching a Lightroom class on November 17th and Mike Kubeisy will be teaching a Hollywood Style Lighting class on October 24th.  For all you NAPP members, a 15% NAPP discount will apply to the Hollywood Style Lighting workshop.  You will not want to miss either workshop.  To read more about Mike and Dan, please click on “Our Team” tab to read more about them.