Lightroom Tampa Bay

This is the official site of the Adobe User Group for Lightroom and Photoshop in the Tampa Bay Area. Registration is not necessary to view the site or to attend meetings. We do encourage registration in order to comment on posts or view members only content. Registration will also mean you receive any emails from Lightroom Tampa Bay regarding meetings and/or promotions.

We aim to meet once a month to learn more about Lightroom and Photoshop but in between those times you can come here to ask questions, get answers or simply read any new posts. We meet at various locations around the Tampa Bay area to try and spread any travel requirements equally among the members.

David A Rogers – Group Manager

David A RogersDavid has been working in the photo industry since leaving college a long time ago. Born and raised in England, David studied photography at Blackpool and the Fylde College (Lancaster University) in the northwest of England. Since then he has worked for newspapers, cruiseships, portrait studios, and catalog publishers but it is in the post processing side of photography that he really thrives.

Initially working with C41 (color negative) E6 (color slide) and BW processing and printing, David moved to the digital realm in the late nineties with about the same enthusiasm as most photographers at that time. Progressing with Photoshop, Color Management and PrePress, David added Lightroom and asset management to his knowledge bank, this time with a lot more enthusiasm than most photographers.

He currently works as an independent retoucher, designer, and photographers assistant while teaching Photoshop and Lightroom. As an Adobe Certified Expert and User Group manager David fields many questions from clients, friends and complete strangers.

Rob Livingston – Co Manager

rob150x150I have been a freelancer for over twenty years. Almost every one of my clients are advertising agencies with new home builder accounts, unfortunately. My career began tracing floor plans and site plans with rapidograph pens and templates by tracing them onto mylar taped on top of quarter inch scale blueprints.
In 1999 I bought my first Macintosh, Illustrator 8 and Photoshop 5.5. I was now able to create these drawings electronically… and add color! Some of these drawings were taken into Photoshop for enhancement. I had to learn AutoCAD on the fly as this type of file became my blueprint.

I consider myself a digital artist because not only do I render technical drawings I also modify images removing unwanted parts, create collages and color correct. I have also done temp contract work in ad agencies doing just that and preparing InDesign layouts for print by making sure images have proper size, color mode and resolution. Web design using Joomla! is an area I’m expanding into as well as Google ShetchUp for 3D rendering.

I run on a Mac platform using a 27″ iMac with a second 24″ Samsung monitor.  I process the photos I take with Adobe Lightroom 3, Nik and Photoshop which brings me to my next hobby, photography. I’m studying photography with the idea of eventually offering those services on a professional level. My camera is a Nikon D300. My interests lie in landscape and anything involving nature, be it plant or animal.