Taming Lightroom Keyword Chaos

I don’t often get questions about how to apply keywords to photos, but I do hear from people who are struggling to regain a bit of order over an unruly keyword list, so it is to them that I devote this column. Unfortunately, there is no magic wand to wave and automatically fix a disorganized keyword list, you’ll need to roll up your sleeves, put the kettle on, and just get down to business.
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Lightroom Workshops

I’ve been involved with writing about Lightroom, helping people solve Lightroom problems, creating videos about Lightroom, and teaching Lightroom classes since Lightroom 1 was first released. I get the most enjoyment from having the opportunity to teach people in person. I am delighted to report that I have been invited to join the team of Lightroom experts at Lightroom Workshops.
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Book Review: Adobe Digital Imaging HOW-TOs

I want to recommend a really solid book, Adobe Digital Imaging HOW-TOs, which is for anyone who is using a Lightroom, Photoshop/Camera Raw workflow. I think an intermediate level user who knows the big picture, but may not have really dived into all the details will get the most out of this book. Though it would also be a great companion book for a new user who already has a more soup-to-nuts reference book for Lightroom and Photoshop.
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And the Winner is …

Well, I fired up the random number generator and it picked commenter number 6 as the winner of the Taking Stock give away! Congratulations to Tolga! A signed copy of my book will soon be hopping half way around the world to the beautiful land of Turkey. Thanks to everyone for your interest in the book, and best wishes for a prosperous new year to you all!
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Taking Stock Give Away Goes Global

I was excited to learn that my friend Nicole S. Young was giving away a copy of my latest book Taking Stock (she wrote the Foreword)! All you need to do is leave a comment on her blog (Note: It is only open to US residents). So, since she’s got the US covered, and in the spirit of the holiday season (there’s even a Christmas tree on the cover!), I will give away a copy to one lucky winner anywhere outside of the US!
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NAPP Help Desk Featured

One of the many hats I proudly wear is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) Help Desk. The Help Desk is a member benefit that allows you to send in all of your Photoshop and Lightroom related questions and get an answer back from one of us in less than 24 hours (typically same day).
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