Good morning Everybody,
We had a great time at our KPPA Summer School this past weekend. Yesterday's sunrise shoot was a kick at the Spindletop Mansion, one of the largest in the state of Kentucky. At first I was a bit disappointed (they are closed on Monday) we couldn't shoot inside this beautiful location.
But as it turned out, we found so many great locations around the exterior we ran out of time even if we had been able to shoot inside.
Beth Forrester gave a great program on babies and seniors on Sunday. She had so many marketing gems in her presentation, I told her I was going to "steal" a lot of her ideas for my blog posts. She was thrilled with the idea so look for a few over the next several weeks.
Tim Priest took front and center yesterday showing how to shoot fashion style seniors and weddings. Tim has a very loose and exciting style that definitely refreshes and inspires. Be sure to check out his site right here. His fashion style was a nice jolt of inspiration everyone enjoyed.
We returned home yesterday afternoon and it was good just to relax after two solid days of education and illumination.
It sure goes to show you that can't learn everything on the Internet. And, you know what else? It's a lot more fun than getting all your education in a dark little corner peering at your computer screen. Be sure to check into events in your neck of the woods and don't miss any "in person" educational opportunities should they head your way.
OK, on with today's post...
Lightroom Jailbreak - Running Lightroom 3 On A Network
OK gang, I've been talking this Technique Tuesday up the last few days. I hope you enjoy it. I'll tell you, the idea came about after my second post about the introduction of Lightroom a few weeks ago [link]. There was a comment posted by the famous Mr./Ms. Anonymous that pointed me to a Foto-biz.com [link] that showed a solution.
What I saw was a little confusing so I gave my IT buddy, Paul Leffler, a call to see if he could bring a bit more clarification to foto-biz.com's suggestion for me. Paul had it figured out in no time, offered to come over, and help me give it a try. After he arrived, we had Lightroom up and running in no time. And, it has worked like a charm!
A few caveats here:
1. This workaround IS NOT Adobe approved.
2. It seems to only work on a PC.
3. We had a few operational hic-cups but none that did not resolve easily. Yesterday, Jennifer told me all things were great - she loves it!
In today's tutorial I'll walk you through the step by step procedure complete with lots of screen grabs for you to help minimize any missteps along the way and make things easy to follow. I'll describe how we've set up our job file structure, I think the best job file structure for a portrait/wedding studio by the way, and how that makes the whole "Lightroom a network" solution work so well for us now. Hit the PLAY button and enjoy the show.
Like I said, we LOVE how this solution is working for us. Our headaches have all gone away. If anything turns up that changes my mind, I'll let you know. For now, we are all thumbs up with Lightroom 3 running on our network! __________________________________________________________
Hey folks, that's it for me today. Don't forget about our big webcast tomorrow on Digital Design. It’s going to be international event with photographers from over 32 countries worldwide attending! We still have a few seats left and would love to have you join us. I'll have LaDawn and Damien standing by to field design questions in real time and Jennifer on line to help with any registration issues. It should be a nice program. Hope you can make it.
See ya' then, David