New Lightroom 4 Tutorial Videos on the SWC Photo Resource

There are some Lightroom 4 tutorial videos available for free from the SWC Photo Resource.
From the Resource Page, click on the link to Lightroom 4 tutorials.
Available are videos on:
– understanding catalogs, understanding the general interface, importing images, file organization in the library module, image editing in the develop module

Here is a direct link:

Also available on that page are downloadable .pdf of keyboard shortcuts and general workflow information.

More videos coming soon.

Photo Contest Possibility Fw: Narrative 30 Below–Final Week to Enter


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Final Week to Enter.

This year’s 30 Below is open to all young poets fiction and nonfiction writers, photographers, graphic artists, filmmakers, and performers between eighteen and thirty years old.

• $1,500 First Prize
• $750 Second Prize
• $300 Third Prize
• Ten finalists receive $100 each.

See the Guidelines. Read prior winners.

All entries will be considered for publication.

We’re looking for poems, short stories, short shorts, essays, memoirs, photo essays, audio and video stories, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction.

Once each year we call especially on young writers and artists, and we hope to share your best work with our audience of more than 140,000 readers.

We are committed to paying our authors, to providing excellent editorial support, and to encouraging a wide audience for good writing.






And It’s Free.


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Student Artists Needed for Garden Murals

From: “Sanchez, Richard” >

Greetings! My name is Richard Sanchez and I am a teacher at Otay Elementary School in the Chula Vista Elementary School District. I have recently opened a garden and am looking to network with a few local students who would like to volunteer their time to paint some Dia de los Muertos themed garden art on a few 6′ x 20′ blank canvases (shade screen mounted on a chain link fence) in our garden.

Please forward this information to anyone that you feel might be willing to help coordinate volunteers for this community based project or send me a few names and I will follow-up on my own.

Thank you for your support and I loved the real-life drawings slideshow!!!

Richard G. Sanchez
Otay Community Garden/Teacher
Otay Elementary, CVESD
619.425.4311 ext. 4251
Fax 619.425.2018