Academy of Art University Photography School Students Participate in Adobe’s Photoshop and Lightroom Education Road Show

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Academy of Art University’s School of Photography students participated in Adobe’s Project: Photoshop and Lightroom Education Road Show, a travelling seminar that showcases new techniques for photographers to use technology.

On September 18 and 19th, 2006, students of Academy of Art University’s School of Photography participated in Adobe’s Project: Photoshop and Lightroom Education Road Show. The show is traveling to 25 elite colleges and universities through October, giving two-day seminars using Adobe Lightroom, a new way for professional photographers to import, manage and showcase large volumes of digital photographs.

In collaboration with world-renowned documentary photographer Colin Finlay, the project took students up to Sonoma County’s wine country. After hearing about Finlay’s experience as a professional photographer and learning Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom, students went out into the fields and documented the wine making process at Valdez Family Wineries. The students’ images are now on display at

About Academy of Art University

Founded in 1929 by artists for artists, the fully-accredited Academy of Art University provides aspiring artists and designers with career preparation, combined with academic excellence for the AA, BFA, MFA and Certificate programs in the areas of art and design. The Photography program ensures that students produce technically and aesthetically sound work. Under the guidance of a faculty of working professionals in the field of photography, students fine-tune their style, both in terms of content and approach. Before choosing a concentration, students develop the technical, critical and practical skills that are required in the challenging and diverse photography profession. Coupling advanced technical skills alongside design and concept knowledge, students develop a cohesive portfolio of personal signature images that demonstrate strength in image making. Academy of Art University is nationally accredited by ACICS, NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (Formerly FIDER), (BFA-IAD), and NAAB (M-ARCH). Visit the photography school for more information.


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