Gene McCullagh

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Gene McCullagh's Profile

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About Me I am an Adobe Community Professional, an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom, Photoshop, and InDesign, an avid Lightroom fan, and very excited about being part of this community experience for Adobe! I hope I can help users learn and appreciate the power of Lightroom & Photoshop and learn from them as well.I discovered photography when I was about 14. My parents gave me a small Yashica camera for graduation and I just started clicking away. Realizing rather quickly that every click cost money, I explored the magical (and messy) world of the darkroom. That saved money and let me continue my black & white exploration of the world. Somewhere between then and now life sped up and photography slowed down. Several years ago I reacquainted myself with digital photography. It's amazing how quickly 1 megapixel cameras have grown!I now do some freelance photography ranging from portrait to landscape to product shots. Lightroom is a great tool to organize and process all those files! The challenge for me in this digital age is to slow down and not just rapid fire images. Yes, I know every click is virtually free now, but getting it right in the camera still has its merits!I belong to the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). I am also the Co-Founder, Manager and a frequent blogger for the Dallas Fort Worth Adobe User Group (DFWAUG). I write for O'Reilly's Media Blog. You can also find me talking with users on the Adobe Lightroom forum, the Lightroom Community Help site, and over at can also keep in touch at my site, Lightroom Secrets, devoted to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
My Products Acrobat, AfterEffects, Connect, Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Fonts, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, Lightroom, Master Collection, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Premiere Pro, Soundbooth
Adobe Expertise I know a lot
Interests photography, teaching, Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign


Last online 08/09/14


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