This post is targeted at all those that have already signed up and have paid to be in my beta program.
If you have a bracket or two of a scene/room that you are having difficulty editing, then send them my way. Send all the shots taken from that scene even if you think you over bracketed. ALL shots… and you know what I mean if you are student.
One of the things I’ll be doing shortly after releasing the new training videos is setting up a secure facebook group so questions can be posed by beta members and then either myself or other students can answer in a private setting. Also, I want to showcase some of the user submitted brackets. I would do this in form of screen capture training videos so that not only you, but other students know how I would attack the issues specific to your room or scene that you submitted to me. When you consider that I have shot well over 1400 properties, I have likely faced the same issues you are frustrated with.
The benefit to you is I’ll send you the final edited Photoshop file with layers intact via YouSendit.com for you to download and you can tweak it further yourself. You are free to use it as you wish regardless if it is a client shoot or for your own portfolio.
Send RAW files only!
Send them via mail to:
P.O. BOX 1878
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Send files burned to a DVD. If you send a thumb drive then you’ll need to cover shipping for its return back to you. Also, be sure to let me know what email you used if you paid via PayPal so I can confirm you are in fact a paid student. If you paid via Visa/MC then let me know your email for confirmation.
The good news about my health is I think I have finally found a doctor capable of helping me. http://towncenterwellness.com/ The guy is off the charts and an expert in non-traditional medicine. More on that journey months from now…
The bad news is that I have been in the Emergency Room twice in the last two weeks. Both for severe chest pains and abdominal pains. Both times my EKG and blood tests came back that it was non-life threatening from a heart perspective. But something is obviously going on and very wrong here. I only have 5-6 hours of energy a day so thank god my shooting style is shoot fast and edit fast because otherwise I could not even finish shoots I’ve had on the books for weeks and I was able to shoot and edit thru these health issues. It did not however, leave me any extra energy to finish off the training recently.
This little bit of cushion of time coming up has allowed me to cancel a bunch of VRBO shoots of what would have been new clients I had no relationship with. While they are disappointed, it is tough luck for them. I need to finish off the training videos and get this live ASAP. And that leads into the next topic which is Adobe just released a beta version of LightRoom. LightRoom 5.
Unlike the drastic changes from LightRoom 3 to LightRoom 4 main sliders… this is not the case with LightRoom 5. I do appreciate the new features of LR5, but my pipeline will not deviate from LR4 and personally… I see no reason to upgrade quickly myself personally. None of the new features improve my pipeline.