Victoria Bampton – The Lightroom Queen
Victoria Bampton earned the name “Lightroom Queen” from fellow forum members because of her vast knowledge of Lightroom and her willingness to help others. Now in her very first podcast appearance, Victoria comes to jpeg2RAW to share some of this knowledge and discuss what’s new in Lightroom 6.
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How did you get into photography?
Father is a professional photographer and I am in the family business…however, prefer to be in the support of photographers
Are you a full time photographer, hobbyist or other?
Still take photographs but mainly as a hobby, prefer to be in the support of photographers.
How did you become “The Lightroom Queen”?
Nickname given through forums during the early days of Lightroom. Bought first Mac to run the betas of Lightroom…the betas were original to mac only and when finally released it was to PC / Mac
Tell us about “photoshop services”
Before Lightroom I was doing Raw editing through Photoshop. The is like sending photographs off to a lab…just now digital.
Interview & Demo
What’s new in LR6?
Face recognition…big for friends and family
Photomerge for HDR / Panorama…non-destructive
GPU – has some teething issues
Only works in certain areas of the develop module
Why no beta
People would want to work with their catalogs and this was an issue
Time of working with the beta and then ultimately sending out final product
Issues with GPU
Works better on really hi-res screens
Needs to be a card built within the past two years
AMD drivers are causing issues
Recommend a card with at least 2GB of RAM
First version that is part of Creative Cloud
First that is branded under the Creative Cloud
Still can purchase as a stand alone
Version 6.1 added some updates that would not be available to the perpetual license…only subscription model
Issues with Face recognition
Switch to folder with faces…Lightroom will index folder. Most of the time it will pick out the faces correctly
Ability to name photos and LR will try to guess the names
No ability to rescan a folder…popular request
Issues with import and conversion to DNG
Slight issue…imports in separate terms…imports photos and then converts to DNG / facial recognition
Anticipate some optimizations in the future
What’s your favorite thing about Lightroom that people seldom use or even know about?
Quick Develop Tool
What’s missing from Lightroom that you would love to see them add at some point?
Bug fix…tidy up all the loose ends
Catalog on a server…likely a huge rewrite
Keywords for Lightroom Mobile
What are some of the most common questions you get asked, most common problems people have with Lightroom?
Not backing up catalog
What’s next for Victoria?
Working on getting book out the door and have Amazon ship correctly
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Albums from previous episodes can be found here – Podcast Images