I attended the "Lightroom Bootcamp" in Little Cayman with Erin Quigley of Go Ask Erin. It was, in a word, FANTASTIC!! Erin's gifts of patience, knowledge, organization, humor, and boundless energy were all evident throughout the fast paced but COMPLETELY fun filled week.
Erin has the eye of an artist, the patience of a saint, and the mouth of a sailor, all of which perfectly combine to form the soul of a teacher.
These days being a great shooter is only part of the process. We all need help learning how to get the most out of digital technology to get the most out of our efforts and our images. Today, as it has been for many years, the best way to get that knowledge in the underwater community has been to go ask Erin in person or at GoAskErin.com. In my book, the lady is a champ.
Erin has a particular skill in demystifying a complex and fairly dry subject and making her students passionate about a subject that they previously felt was a chore.
Erin marries gifts not always found in tandem: the ability to motivate and inspire, paired with an earthy, funny "common touch" that masks her brilliance just enough for the rest of us to believe we really can achieve the complicated things she is teaching us.
Erin’s ability to breakdown Lightroom’s and Photoshop’s complexities into easily understood tasks is exceptional. Her easy-going style and teaching techniques have enabled her students to tremendously improve their own underwater photographic skills.
Erin inspires others the moment she walks in and lights up a room. I have experienced this so many times. She radiates a "can do, and you can too!" presence, and everyone is swept into it immediately. Her commanding facility in visual design, underwater imaging, and the power of Lightroom and Photoshop to elevate that imaging, give her the ability to transform others through her teaching, presentation skills, and connection.
Technology has reshaped our modern relationship to the ocean and Erin illuminates that technology in a way that redefines how modern divers experience the world. She continues to develop underwater specific digital techniques that enable young and old alike to overcome technological fears and share their images for the greater good.
Erin shares her vast knowledge of Lightroom with so much passion and enthusiastic energy! I had a great time and learned so much. Cannot wait for the next Bootcamp!!
Erin possesses the trifecta of photographic skills. Awesome photographer. Photoshop and Lightroom expert. And a great ability to communicate those skills.
I’ve been working with Lightroom for 3 years without any training and thought that I knew a little about the software. WRONG! After Lightroom Bootcamp, now, I do know a little about what I am doing and I’ll be back for more.