Our goal is to have you come as prepared as possible to make the most of your experience, so here is some information that will help.
What should I bring to the Lightroom workshop?
Participants are required to bring a digital camera and laptop computer. You must have the current version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0 installed on your laptop. If you have not purchased the program as of yet, a 30-day trial version of the software is available Free on Adobe's web site. This software application must be installed and running on your laptop before you arrive for your workshop on Saturday morning.
Laptop computer requirements for the workshop:
• Operating Systems: Mac OS X v10.6 or higher- Microsoft Windows XP,Vista or Windows 7
• RAM: 1 GB minimum, 2-4 GB preferred
• Free hard drive space: Half of your hard drive space is ideal but at least 8-10 GB
• Internal DVD disk drive
• AC power adapter and cables for laptop
• An external portable hard drive is optional for storing images (especially if you do not have much hard drive space)
In addition please bring: your digital camera, compact flash or SD cards, a card reader, camera batteries and charger, pen and notepad, and a mouse if you are used to working with one.
What is the schedule for check-in, breaks, and lunch?
Check-in on the date of your workshop at the location is between 8:30 am and 9am. Bring your confirmation e-mail so we can check you off the list of participants. The workshop will start promptly at 9am and ends around 4-5pm both days.
You are more than welcome to bring snacks and beverages into the room. The breaks in the program are set for 10:30am and 2:30pm. The lunch break occurs from 12:00 to 1:15pm where you’re at your leisure to explore the local eating establishments.
What happens when I arrive?
It will only take a couple minutes to get you settled in. You’ll receive an outline for the 2-day workshop and file to load on your Laptop. When you are at your space, hook up your laptop to the power adapter and plug into the power strip, turn on the computer, and make sure everything is set to go by 9am. I will then have you download your workshop tutorial files to your laptop from a usb thumb drive.
Finally, please come prepared! A working knowledge of your computer is required to attend our “Hands On” workshops. We don’t have time to teach you basic computer navagation . We expect computer literacy from the participants taking our workshops. we are there to help you, but the time spent helping you learn the basics of your computer is time not helping you with more important Lightroom lessons and is not fair to the other participants. Navigating your computer, opening applications, creating folders and saving files to a destination folders are essential to basic computer skills. If any of this sounds foreign to you, that’s a hint to do some homework before you come to the "Hands on "workshop.
We are looking forward to our weekend together. I know it will be great fun and a tremendous learning experience.
If you have any questions please e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org See you soon at the workshop!