Archive forJanuary 13, 2012

Lightroom 4 Beta out and Free

Lightroom 4 beta is publicly available, and free.  Good not only for people who’ve been using Lightroom, but those who want to try it for free.

Lightroom is widely used and loved for managing photos (metadata, collections) and for editing.  It does a lot (but not all) of what Photoshop does, but easier.

I recommend that anyone at all interested in photography use Lightroom — the academic price is generally around $100.

Don’t buy Lightroom 3 — it’ll be obsolete soon, and academic version does not allow discounted  upgrading.

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Society for Photographic Education in SF

In SF March 22-25.

Many of the events are relevant to this course!

2012 SPE National Conference

Intimacy and Voyeurism: The Public / Private Divide in Photography

“Intimacy and Voyeurism: The Public/Private Divide in Photography” will showcase exciting and timely presentations about photography’s ongoing tensions between public and private domains, and will explore how the lines between those domains are often blurred. Join over 1,000 artists, educators and photographic professionals for programming and dialogue that will fuel your creativity. Explore our exhibits fair featuring over 70 exhibitors showing the latest equipment, processes, publications and schools with photo-related programs. Participate in one-on-one student portfolio critiquesprofessional portfolio reviews, informal portfolio sharing and take advantage of student volunteer opportunities for reduced admission. Other conference highlights include a print raffle, silent auction, film screenings, exhibitions, tours, receptions, a dance party and more!

San Francisco, CA
March 22-25, 2012 @ Hyatt Regency

Keynote Speakers: Sally Mann
Featured Speakers: Sharon OldsTrevor PaglenSandra S. PhillipsHasan Elahi
Honored Educators: Reed Estabrook


Reduced registration for student volunteers.

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