Mikkel Aaland’s Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure book recently hit the stand is available through Amazon today! My images, along with the other 16 Adventure Photographers will be found throughout this amazing book.Product Description This beautifully illustrated and eminently practical book offers a complete tour of Lightroom 2, the integrated digital photography workflow application that allows serious photographers to import, select, develop and showcase large volumes of digital images. Augmented by photos and case studies from a demanding road test in Tasmania, award-winning photographer Mikkel Aaland explains how Lightroom can improve the way you work.
After watching — and often helping — Adobe create Lightroom entirely from the ground up, Aaland (author of Photoshop CS3 RAW) decided to try it out in the field. He organized a group of top-notch photographers for a trek to Tasmania, the exotic island south of mainland Australia, where the only studio was Lightroom on a laptop. In Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure, Aaland uses hands-on knowledge from the trip to demonstrate how Lightroom can help you create the best possible image under any conditions.
This unique tutorial walks you step-by-step through Lightroom’s:
- Library module for uploading, sorting, tagging, ranking and adding keywords to your images
- Develop module with Adobe Camera RAW for complete non-destructive color and tonal adjustments
- Slideshow module, where you select and size images, and export the show to HTML, Flash, or PDF formats
- Print module, which includes several templates for printing contact sheets or full images
- Web module, where you can create Flash or HTML web galleries
With many gorgeous examples shot in the exotic wilds of Tasmania, this book lets you see the results for yourself. Mikkel Aaland’s trademark ability to teach complicated topics on digital imaging with straightforward, easy-to-follow text makes this book a valuable learning tool for anyone serious about digital photography. About the Author Mikkel Aaland is an award winning photographer and author of 12 books on digital photography, including Photoshop RAW (now in its second edition) and the first Lightroom Adventure (Iceland) edition. Mikkel is a prominent figure in the Lightroom community and with the adventure concept has established a strong place on Adobe’s radar for this product. He’s presented on Lightroom for Adobe at Photokina and Photo Plus Expo, and he taught the Lightroom 2-day seminar at this year’s Macworld.
Two of my images were featured in American Society of Media Photographers, Inc. Best of Series: Mikkel Aaland. Mikkel organized the Tasmania trip and ASMP featured an interview with Mikkel and images from the group. See feature explanation below:
The 2008 ‘Best Of’ Series
Photographer and author Mikkel Aaland needed both creative and logistical skills to assemble a team of world-class photographers for two weeks of intense shooting and image editing on Australia’s Tasmania archipelago. Long days spent with cameras and long nights with computers produced a remarkable wealth of images and technical tips. Aaland and team built on the success of the earlier Lightroom Adventure Iceland trek to garner governmental appreciation, widespread media attention and over 2 million hits to multiple adventure Web sites within the first week of their return.
I am currently featured in Digital Railroad’s Marketplace which is quite an honor. You may view feature and comment on my work on the DRR blog.
Next in our series on the Digital Railroad sponsored Lightroom Adventure Tasmania photographers is Catherine Hall. Catherine has been capturing expressive images of people through her camera since an early age. She has been published in The New York Times, Elegant Bride, Grace Ormonde, The Knot, PDN, National Geographic Traveler, Rangefinder, The Tribune, The Sydney Morning Herald, and American Photo. Her clients include John Deere, News Corp, Reuters, and Goldman Sachs.
Catherine’s photos from the Tasmania trip have just been published in Marketplace. The two images posted here show just some of the great range in her work. The examples combine her passion for people and portaiture with a strong sense of place.