Friday was a gorgeous sunny day here in London but I managed to spend most of it locked inside a blacked out studio. Why? Because I spent the day on an Adobe Lightroom workshop with none other than Mr Photoshop himself, Martin Evening.
Martin is a London-based fashion and beauty photographer who was part of the first wave to embrace digital imaging back in the late 1980s. Having cut his teeth on Photoshop 2.5 (we're now on version 12!), Martin has become one of the world's leading experts on digital imaging. His books on Photoshop and Lightroom are bestsellers and have become the "go to" books for using these complex pieces of software.
I use Lightroom 3 almost every day to manage, edit and print my images - so I like to think I know my way around the program pretty well. But I knew there was probably a lot more I could get out of it, and I wasn't wrong. Spending a day with Martin and 4 other photographers was a great experience and I learned an enormous amount about how to get the most out of my images - I took 12 pages of notes!
I'll share a few of the most useful tips on the blog over the next few months.