DFW Events – Week of June 15th

Greetings dear readers!

We’ve hit our mid-month stride. Summer will be over before you know it, best get out there. Here are your events happening in Dallas/Ft. Worth this week:

DFW Social Media -Monday, June 15th at 7pm: THAT TONIGHT FOLKS!!! Shama Hyder will be talking Facebook & marketing. Everything you need to know to build your brand. Cost $3.

Richardson Internet Entrepeneurs – Tuesday, June 16th at 7pm: Another evening of Social Media conversations. Cost $5.

Digital Photography Club – Wednesday, June 17th at 7pm: Photo Share & Critique Night. Join the guys as they discuss the good, the bad & the ugly when it comes to photography. Cost $5.

NTPC – Thursday, June 18th at 7:30pm: Topic for the evening will be on & off camera flash. Cost $10.

Texas Glamour Club – Friday, June 19th at 6pm: guest model for the evening will be Playboy model Danielle Trixie. Cost $99.

DFWAUG – Saturday, June 20th at 11am: YOU could win a copy of the Creative Suite 4! Come on by for this special Q&A Adobe session. Cost $5.

Texas Glamour Club – Saturday, June 20th at 1pm: Encore session with Danielle Trixie. Cost $99.

That’s the wrap for this week folks. Feel free to contact me if you have future events planned, or if you would like me to add your usergroup to my community page.

DFW Events – Week of February 15th

It’s Wednesday, which means we’re halfway to Friday, which means the weekend might as well be here. If you’re in Dallas then you may want to attend some of the following events scheduled this weekend:

Dallas Digital Photography Club – Saturday, Feb 21st the club will be at the Ft Worth Zoo for an early morning photo safari. Tickets are going fast so register right away if interested.

DFWAUG – In case you miss the photo safari, also on Saturday, Feb 21st, my good friend J. Schuh will be delivering an over-the-top-you-gotta-see-it-to-believe presentation on After Effects. Not only is J. a skilled animator, expert After Effects dude AND charismatic speaker, his very presence will single-handedly crush you if you’re not paying attention.

Texas Glamour Club – Darryl Briggs is running another series of photography workshops this weekend beginning Friday evening, Feb 20th. The featured model is none other than hometown favorite Sheena Lee.

If you know of any community events happening around the DFW metroplex, feel free to message me so I can add them to my weekly announcements.

Adobe Releases Lightroom 2

Adobe has released Lightroom 2. Information Week has a summary of all the new Lightroom 2 features for anyone who did not download the beta. Eric Bernskiold has a blog post with links to learning resources for Lightroom. Go visit the Lightroom Community education center where you can chat with Dallas’s resident expert Gene McCullagh.

As with the CS3 suite, I would recommend this upgrade to anyone looking to improve their Adobe digital workflow. The improved Library support, and targeted adjustment brush in the Develop module expand both the function and creativity of Lightroom. Look for a more detailed review on this blog in the upcoming weeks.

DFWAUG Meets June 21st

June 21st will be the last meeting of the DFWAUG before summer break! Gene McCullagh will demonstrate Portrait Retouching Techniques using Photoshop CS3. Everyone likes to look better in photos, right? Make your friends and family happier with a few simple pixel modifications!

WIN A COPY OF THE CS3 PREMIUM SUITE! You don’t want to miss this raffle which includes not just one Adobe product, but a complete CS3 suite (Web Premium or Design Premium). Tickets will be $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. This giveaway doesn’t happen all the time, and you must be present to win.

DFWAUG meets on the third Saturday of each month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at NerdBooks in Richardson.

NerdBooks is located at 1681 Firman Drive, Richardson, TX 75081. View a Google map of the location.

May 17th – DFW Adobe User Meeting

I will be giving a demonstration of Illustrator CS3 at the May meeting of the DFWAUG user group. The meeting will be at the usual location Nerdbooks, and will be held on Saturday, May 17th.

Hope to see a decent turnout for the event. I generally get the call for the Photoshop or Lightroom gigs. It will be a nice change of pace to flex a little vector muscle, and see what folks are interested in.

If you haven’t registered for the DFWAUG newsletter be sure to goto their website now and sign up.