Spotlight: George Jardine

If you have been using Lightroom and involved with the Lightroom community for any length of time then one of the names that is sure to be familiar to you is George Jardine. George was involved with Lightroom from its beginning and was a Lightroom Evangelist at Adobe until he left in 2008 to explore new creative ventures.

George Jardine started as a professional photographer. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Better Homes and Gardens, Interior Design magazine, and many other national publications. George first joined Adobe Systems in 1993, and in 2003, he began work on the Lightroom project. George currently teaches workshops, consults for digital photographers, and is a freelance video producer.

If you are looking for a great set of tutorials to get you up and running in Lightroom look no further than George's new Lightroom 3 tutorials. These 15 tutorials focus on catalog management and workflow.

This set of 15 all-new video tutorials gives you over 4-1/2 hours of the very best online education available. It covers the Adobe Lightroom Library and your digital photo library management from top to bottom. We start from the ground up, and guide any serious photographer—professional or passionate amateur—through the process of building an easy-to-use, but incredibly effective digital photo library. Then we dive deeper, tutorial-by-tutorial, through nearly every Lightroom Library feature, gently leading you to a solid and complete understanding of the entire professional workflow. Watch this online series anytime, day or night, and you will find thousands of tips and techniques that help you master your photo library and the new Lightroom 3 workflow. The complete series is only $24.95.

You can view a sample tutorial here. George's attention to detail and easy manner make these tutorials well worth the $24.95 price tag.

George has also been writing for Digital Photo Pro. Check out his two part series on managin your digital archive: Managing Your Photographic Legacy: Part I and Managing Your Photographic Legacy: Part II. He will have an article on merging Lightroom catalogs coming in the fall.

Lastly, if you haven't already added George's blog to your reading list you are missing out on some great information! Check it out at