Reminder, Pacific Grove Adult School Fall Registration is Open for Fall Classes

Pacific Grove Adult School Fall Class Registration now Opens Sep 9 2019. Please join us for the following classes

New: Getting Started in Social Media (Scroll to the bottom for details)

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Class begin on Thursday, September 26th at 5:30 PM in the MacLab, Room 7

Lightroom Classic. Class begins on Thursday, Sep 26th, 5:30-8:30 PM for 10 weeks. This course is the Basic class that covers Import & Development, modules. We use the Lightroom Classic book by Scott Kelby as a guide and reference. There is a handout each week for students to take home for reference and review. The class is conducted in the MacLab but PC laptops are welcome and we give basic instruction in how to use our iMac computers. Once you have Lightroom open the program looks and acts the same. Keyboard commands are given for both platforms. Fee is $175 and does not include the textbook. It is recommended that you have recent copy of Lightroom Classic at home or intend to acquire one during the course. Register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.

Prerequisite for Photoshop for Lightroom Users in the Winter of 2020.


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Intermediate Photography Skills:

Class begin on Tuesday, September 24th at 1PM in the MacLab, Room 7

This course is for the photographer who wants to build on the skills presented in Basic Photography. This course will cover a review of aperture priority, shutter priority, depth of field, focal length and composition and introduce the Histogram, Hyperfocal Distance, Light meters, Raw, Bracketing and HDR concepts as well as the history of landscape photography to the student. Two field trips will be part of this course. This class starts on September 24 2019. The fee is $175 for 10 weeks. Register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.

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Getting Started in Social Media:

Class begins Monday, October 26th 1PM in the MacLab Room 7

This class is a prerequisite for Social Media Marketing Class in the Winter Session. Introduction to the basics of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Learn how to create meaningful relationships with friends, clients and colleagues, share content and information with a global audience and communicate your ideas. You will create an account on each platform in this class. Class meets Monday 1-4 PM, 7 weeks, starting October 26 thru Dec 16, 2019. Fee: $125

Pacific Grove Adult School Fall Registration is Open September 9 2019

Pacific Grove Adult School Fall Class Registration now Opens Sep 9 2019. Please join us for the following classes

New: Getting Started in Social Media (Scroll to the bottom for details)

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Class begin on Thursday, September 26th at 5:30 PM in the MacLab, Room 7

Lightroom Classic. Class begins on Thursday, Sep 26th, 5:30-8:30 PM for 10 weeks. This course is the Basic class that covers Import & Development, modules. We use the Lightroom Classic book by Scott Kelby as a guide and reference. There is a handout each week for students to take home for reference and review. The class is conducted in the MacLab but PC laptops are welcome and we give basic instruction in how to use our iMac computers. Once you have Lightroom open the program looks and acts the same. Keyboard commands are given for both platforms. Fee is $175 and does not include the textbook. It is recommended that you have recent copy of Lightroom Classic at home or intend to acquire one during the course. Register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.

Prerequisite for Photoshop for Lightroom Users in the Winter of 2020.


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Intermediate Photography Skills:

Class begin on Tuesday, September 24th at 1PM in the MacLab, Room 7

This course is for the photographer who wants to build on the skills presented in Basic Photography. This course will cover a review of aperture priority, shutter priority, depth of field, focal length and composition and introduce the Histogram, Hyperfocal Distance, Light meters, Raw, Bracketing and HDR concepts as well as the history of landscape photography to the student. Two field trips will be part of this course. This class starts on September 24 2019. The fee is $175 for 10 weeks. Register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.

Social Media Icons

Social Media Icons

Getting Started in Social Media:

Class begins Monday, October 26th 1PM in the MacLab Room 7

This class is a prerequisite for Social Media Marketing Class in the Winter Session. Introduction to the basics of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Learn how to create meaningful relationships with friends, clients and colleagues, share content and information with a global audience and communicate your ideas. You will create an account on each platform in this class. Class meets Monday 1-4 PM, 7 weeks, starting October 26 thru Dec 16, 2019. Fee: $125

Please help. Intermediate Editing Lightroom Class CC JOIN US ON THURSDAY, JUNE 27th

I NEED YOUR HELP WITH REGISTRATION. WE NEED 2 MORE PEOPLE TO REGISTER FOR THE INTERMEDIATE LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CLASS. IT IS A LOT OF FUN TO LEARN

Intermediate Editing in Lightroom Classic CC. Class begins on Thursday, June 27th, 5:30-8:30 PM for 10 weeks. This course is an advanced class that covers Development, Slideshow and Printing modules. We use the Lightroom Classic book by Scott Kelby as a guide and reference. There is a handout each week students to take home for reference. The class is conducted in the MacLab but PC laptops are welcome and we give basic instruction in how to use our iMac computers. Once you have Lightroom open the program looks and acts the same. Keyboard commands are given for both platforms. Fee is $175 and does not include the textbook. It is recommended that you have recent copy of Lightroom at home or intend to acquire one during the course. Register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.

REMINDER - Pacific Grove Adult School Summer Registration is Open SUMMER 2019

Pacific Grove Adult School Spring Class Registration now Opens SUMMER 2019. Please join us for the following classes - HAVE A GREAT SUMMER:

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Advanced Editing in Lightroom Classic CC. Class begins on Thursday, June 27th, 5:30-8:30 PM for 10 weeks. This course is an advanced class that covers Development, Slideshow and Printing modules. We use the Lightroom Classic book by Scott Kelby as a guide and reference. There is a handout each week students to take home for reference. The class is conducted in the MacLab but PC laptops are welcome and we give basic instruction in how to use our iMac computers. Once you have Lightroom open the program looks and acts the same. Keyboard commands are given for both platforms. Fee is $150 and does not include the textbook. It is recommended that you have recent copy of Lightroom at home or intend to acquire one during the course. Register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.


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Basic Photography Skills. This course is for the person who wants to get off Auto and use more features on their camera or refresh skills that have been gotten a little rusty. We cover Aperture and Shutter Priority, Depth of Field, Focal Length, Composition, Focus, Metering and more. The class meets Tuesday afternoon from 1-4 PM starting June 25 2019 for 10 weeks. The fee is $150. You can register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.

Advanced Photography Skills

This course is for the photographer who wants to build on the skills presented in Basic and Intermediate Photography. This course will cover a review of aperture priority, shutter priority, depth of field, focal length and composition and introduce the histogram, Hyperfocal Distance, Light meters, Raw, bracketing and HDR concepts as well as the history of landscape photography to the student. One field trip will be part of this course. This class starts on June 24 2019. The fee is $150 for 10 weeks. Register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.

A Problem Lightroom Can Solve - Where did I put that photo I took of _________!

Batista Moon Studio has compiled a lot of photographs they have taken over the years. The early days of file management prompted us to sign up for several different “catalog” style library systems. Most of them didn’t work or suffered from poor software development.

Historically, we used film until about 2008- 2010 when digital cameras became more usable for large format studio photographers. We had 18 file cabinets full of film, all nicely cataloged by client and subject. We then had the challenge of trying to fit the new digital files in to this filing system. We first saved everything to CD’s and then DVD’s as the files became larger and larger. We had special drawers for the hanging CD’s/DVD’s. Film was scanned and preserved as a digital file. All of this added up to a somewhat efficient storage system.

Fast forward to 2007 and Adobe launched Lightroom as a sister software program to Photoshop. I watched and read the reviews to see if this was the solution to a cumbersome filing system we had cobbled together over the years. It was!!

We began using Lightroom in 2008 and never looked back. It was a great tool for organizing our new work as well as integrating our files into Lightroom’s Library module. We could also edit after Importing the files and so what had taken up quite a bit of time began to free up more of our time for photography and other activities.

I began teaching at Pacific Grove Adult School in late 2009 and by 2011 I was offering a course in Lightroom for whomever wanted to learn this amazing new way of organizing and editing your photographs.

The class is still going strong at PG Adult School.

Pacific Grove Adult School Summer Registration is Open June 10 2019

Pacific Grove Adult School Spring Class Registration now Opens March 11 2019. Please join us for the following classes:

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Advanced Editing in Lightroom Classic CC. Class begins on Thursday, June 27th, 5:30-8:30 PM for 10 weeks. This course is an advanced class that covers Development, Slideshow and Printing modules. We use the Lightroom Classic book by Scott Kelby as a guide and reference. There is a handout each week students to take home for reference. The class is conducted in the MacLab but PC laptops are welcome and we give basic instruction in how to use our iMac computers. Once you have Lightroom open the program looks and acts the same. Keyboard commands are given for both platforms. Fee is $150 and does not include the textbook. It is recommended that you have recent copy of Lightroom at home or intend to acquire one during the course. Register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.


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Basic Photography Skills. This course is for the person who wants to get off Auto and use more features on their camera or refresh skills that have been gotten a little rusty. We cover Aperture and Shutter Priority, Depth of Field, Focal Length, Composition, Focus, Metering and more. The class meets Tuesday afternoon from 1-4 PM starting June 24 2019 for 10 weeks. The fee is $150. You can register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.

Advanced Photography Skills

This course is for the photographer who wants to build on the skills presented in Basic and Intermediate Photography. This course will cover a review of aperture priority, shutter priority, depth of field, focal length and composition and introduce the histogram, Hyperfocal Distance, Light meters, Raw, bracketing and HDR concepts as well as the history of landscape photography to the student. One field trip will be part of this course. This class starts on June 25 2019. The fee is $150 for 10 weeks. Register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.

Copy of Photoshop for Lightroom Users Class

Photoshop for Lightroom users is a course I am developing. I would like to beta test it at a class here at the studio one night a week for eight week. I am sending this out to see how many people would be interested. It would require that you have a laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop on it. We can accommodate 4 or 5 students. The fee will be in the $299 range for 8 classes. Start date June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3rd, July 10, 17, 24, 31. Please respond to this blog post using the email link or email me directly with questions or comments. We will be using the Photoshop for Lightroom Users by Scott Kelby. Thank you for your interest. Barbara Moon Batista

Lightroom Classic CC Spring Class still open for registration.

Improve your Editing skills. Learn Import and Editing skills in Lightroom Classic CC at Pacific Grove Adult School. We get together on Thursday night at 6 for a couple of hours and I guide you through the process of Importing and editing in a collegial atmosphere. We provide the computers, instruction, handouts and good company. You can register online at www.pgadult.org or call a human at 831-646-6580. Look forward to seeing you there.

DNG Converter 11.2.1 beta released for Interim new camera support

This was posted on the Photoshop Family site this morning via email.

DNG Converter is free. Digital Negative (DNG) is a publicly available archival format for raw files which are generated by various digital cameras. This addresses the lack of an open standard for raw files created by individual camera models and ensures that photographers easily access their files.

Since we had some shipping cameras that were currently unsupported in Camera Raw and Lightroom, we posted a beta version of the DNG Converter 11.2.1 today. You can find it here:

You may have to copy and paste the links into your web browser.

Win - https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6641

Mac - https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6639

Support for the following cameras was included:

Canon EOS RP

Panasonic LUMIX DC-FZ1000M2 (DC-FZ10002)

Panasonic LUMIX DC-S1

Panasonic LUMIX DC-S1R

Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS80 (DC-TZ95, DC-TZ96, DC-TZ97)

Sony A6400 (ILCE-6400)

Instructions for using the DNG Converter can be found here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/adobe-dng-converter.html

Pacific Grove Adult School Spring Registration is Open March 11 2019

Pacific Grove Adult School Spring Class Registration now Opens March 11 2019. Please join us for the following classes:

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Editing in Lightroom Classic CC. Class begins on Thursday, March 28, 5:30-8:30 PM for 10 weeks. This course is a basic class that covers Importing and Development module. We use the Lightroom Classic book by Scott Kelby as a guide and reference. There is a handout each week students to take home for reference. The class is conducted in the MacLab but PC laptops are welcome and we give basic instruction in how to use our iMac computers. Once you have Lightroom open the program looks and acts the same. Keyboard commands are given for both platforms. Fee is $150 and does include the textbook. It is recommended that you have recent copy of Lightroom at home or intend to acquire one during the course. Register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.


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Basic Photography Skills. This course is for the person who wants to get off Auto and use more features on their camera or refresh skills that have been gotten a little rusty. We cover Aperture and Shutter Priority, Depth of Field, Focal Length, Composition, Focus, Metering and more. The class meets Tuesday afternoon from 1-4 PM starting March 26 2019 for 10 weeks. The fee is $150. You can register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.

Advanced Photography Skills

This course is for the photographer who wants to build on the skills presented in Basic and Intermediate Photography. This course will cover a review of aperture priority, shutter priority, depth of field, focal length and composition and introduce the histogram, Hyperfocal Distance, Light meters, Raw, bracketing and HDR concepts as well as the history of landscape photography to the student. One field trip will be part of this course. This class starts on March 25 2019. The fee is $150 for 10 weeks. Register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.

Photoshop for Lightroom Users Class

Photoshop for Lightroom users is a course I am developing. I would like to beta test it at a class here at the studio one night a week for eight week. I am sending this out to see how many people would be interested. It would require that you have a laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop on it. We can accommodate 4 or 5 students. The fee will be the $299 for 8 classes. Start date June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3rd, July 10, 17, 24, 31. Please respond to this blog post using the email link or email me directly with questions or comments. We will be using the Photoshop for Lightroom Users by Scott Kelby. Thank you for your interest. Barbara Moon Batista

Pacific Grove Adult School Winter Registration is Open Dec 10, 2018

Pacific Grove Adult School Winter Class Registration now Open. Please join us for the following classes:

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Editing in Lightroom Classic CC. Class begins on Thursday, January 10th, 5:30-8:30 PM for 10 weeks. This course is a basic class that covers Importing and Development module. We use the Lightroom Classic book by Scott Kelby as a guide and reference. There is a handout each week students to take home for reference. The class is conducted in the MacLab but PC laptops are welcome and we give basic instruction in how to use our iMac computers. Once you have Lightroom open the program looks and acts the same. Keyboard commands are given for both platforms. Fee is $150 and does include the textbook. It is recommended that you have recent copy of Lightroom at home or intend to acquire one during the course. Register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.


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Basic Photography Skills. This course is for the person who wants to get off Auto and use more features on their camera or refresh skills that have been gotten a little rusty. We cover Aperture and Shutter Priority, Depth of Field, Focal Length, Composition, Focus, Metering and more. The class meets Tuesday afternoon from 1-4 PM starting January 8 2019 for 10 weeks. The fee is $150. You can register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580.