For the last couple of months, I’ve been working on a project to help African photographers put their photos and multimedia into the world marketplace. Shutha.org is a free online learning resource, geared to professionals and aspiring professionals in the Majority World. It was funded by World Press Photo and the Dutch Postcode lottery. The project was run by Dave and Rosanne Larsen at Africa Media Online.
There is a comprehensive set of learning resources here, including help for business basics, marketing, business practices, as well as technical information. Dave, Rosane and Dominique LeRoux were in charge of the business, sales and marketing materials. D.J. Clark produced a great section on multimedia production, Graeme Cookson provides background on imaging technology, and I wrote about Lightroom and how to create a safe and cost-effective digital photo computer system.
The entire project will look familiar to those of you who have seen dpBestflow, since it is powered by the same Drupal software that used over there. It’s hard for me to see how we could have created this project without the generous support of ASMP. They contributed the use of their Drupal customizations, and paid for the work by Context Solutions, the excellent development team that worked on the ASMP.org site as well as dpBestflow.org.
Here’s the first movie in the Lightroom lesson plan: it outlines some of the creative possibilities offered by Lightroom in image adjustment. I’ll provide more background about the project, the material and the team in future posts.
This movie shows “before and after” examples of photographs adjusted in Lightroom. It is part of the extensive and free training resources on Shutha.org