A Community of Sharing

Scott Jarvie Teaching a Lightroom Workshop

Scott Jarvie Teaching a Lightroom Workshop

Last night I had the opportunity to help out a little on a Lightroom workshop being taught by my buddy Scott Jarvie.  He has been doing these fairly regularly in an effort to both share with the photographer community, but also refine his teaching skills.

Those who know me are aware of my propensity to get involved in efforts like this. I enjoy teaching, sharing and being a part of a great community of like-minded people.  The Utah photographer community has and continues to grow, as is evidence by the surge in numbers participating in my favorite group Photowalking Utah. It has been really fun to be a part of that growth.

Held at East Bay Studios – the location of PhotoCamp Utah 2009 fame – The class was fun, intended as an intermediate audience following up from the beginners course on Tuesday.  I have been along on a couple others Scott has done in the past as well, seeing how he is refining his teaching style.  Though I consider myself a fairly advanced Lightroom user at this point, there are always little tidbits I pick up here and there.  Dave Terry and Suzanne pitched in with some great segments that I found particularly interesting.

Though the class went a little long for my taste (just a little feedback there), I think as he continues to refine and compress the knowledge this series of classes will be an increasing hit.  It’s people like Scott, Dave & Suzanne that make this local community of photographers such a pleasure to be a part of.

If you are local to Utah and have the opportunity to come out for a workshop, mini-clinic or photowalk, I highly recommend you do.  I’ll give you fair warning though, it is addictive; you will quickly find yourself coming out on a regular basis!

Scott Jarvie & his Intermediate Workshop Crowd

Scott Jarvie & his Intermediate Workshop Crowd

Suzanne in full teaching mode

Suzanne in full teaching mode

Scott Jarvie Striking a Pose for the Camera

Scott Jarvie Striking a Pose for the Camera

All photos captured with 5D Mark II at 3200 ISO. Gotta love that high ISO performance