Announces “Aperture Essential Training” CD

Share Article announces “Aperture Essential Training” CD. Scott Bourne and Derrick Story teach the essentials of Apple’s newest professional photo software., the education company specializing in self-paced digital media and design training, announced today the release of a new video-based CD tutorial, “Aperture 1.1 Essential Training” with Scott Bourne and Derrick Story.

Veteran trainers Bourne and Story taught the world’s first public Aperture training class in January, 2006, at IDG’s Macworld conference in San Francisco. They have taught live and Web-based audiences how to use the program since its launch.

Apple’s Aperture is designed for digital photographers, with the goal of making professional photo processing and manipulation fast and effortless. The Aperture tutorial from highlights these qualities and covers the application’s many functions, including downloading selected images, browsing thumbnails, accessing and understanding raw photo details, and enhancing and editing photo contrast, exposure, and color levels. “Aperture Essential Training” focuses on Aperture's assets, from viewing and arranging photos to extracting and understanding an image’s metadata. Exercise files accompany the nearly seven hours of training, allowing viewers to follow along and learn at their own pace.

“Apple’s Aperture product opens a new world of professional-quality image handling, unlike most of the other consumer-oriented photo editing and manipulation software on the market, due to its focus on the RAW format. There are no better guides than Scott Bourne and Derek Story to train digital photographers in this important new tool, ” said Lynda Weinman, CEO of

The CD version of “Aperture Essential Training” will ship at a retail price of $149.95. The CD will soon be available for purchase at the store. Discounts are available for multi-user environments.

For free online samples of “Aperture Essential Training” and more detailed product information, please visit

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Since 1997, has provided education and technical training solutions for designers, computer graphics specialists, digital media users, and computer owners. products include Web-based training, instructional books, CD- and DVD-based video training, self-paced online learning, and events for creative designers, instructors, students, and hobbyists. specializes in teaching fundamental design and graphics principles along with the latest computer software, digital media technologies, and techniques.

About Scott Bourne and Derrick Story

Scott Bourne is an Apple-Certified Trainer in Digital Media, specializing in Aperture. He is a veteran instructor, author of four books, lecturer, and photographer who publishes and, and hosts the iLifezone podcast. Scott is also a contributor to the O’Reilly Network.

Derrick Story is the managing editor of the O'Reilly Network, Mac DevCenter, and O'Reilly Digital Media, and is an author and professional photographer. He also publishes The Digital Story blog and podcast and is a contributing writer to “MacWorld Magazine.”

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