During the keynote speech last week by Adobe’s John Loiacono, Johhny L made a live link with a crew of internationally renowned photographers down in Tasmania that have gathered for a live test-run of the new Lightroom 2.0 Beta. During the shoot, the photographers will be shooting, uploading, sorting, and adjusting their images. As a sponsor of the event, LowePro is supplying all of the photographers and the Adobe crew with all of their gear bags. O’Reily Media is feeding all of the blog coverage to the LowePro site where you can follow along with daily shooting and get first hand information from the photographers in the field on the new Lightroom Beta, LowePro bags, and other great Lightroom Adventure information. To see the blog, follow this link. Other sponsors of the Lightroom Adventure include Epson, DigitaRailroad.Net, and Quantas.
I’m going to be conducting my own field test this week as I head off to Dubai in the U.A.E. I leave this coming Wednesday and going with me, along with all my camera gear, will be my newly downloaded copy of Lightroom 2.0 and a new LowePro Fastpack 250 photo backpack. I have written before about my search for the perfect travel backpack and this one looks pretty promising. It has a side-load compartment for easy camera access, a side entry pocket that will hold my laptop, and lots of pockets to hold my other goodies. Best of all, it is small enough to fit under the seat on the airplane. I’ll be giving this bag a real run for its money as it hauls my gear half way around the World and through the deserts and concrete jungles of Dubai. I’ll have lots of time to write my review on the 18 hour return trip next week. I will also be searching out wi-fi connections along the way so that I can upload images all through the week. Make sure you stop by and follow along with me as I take a different type of Photowalk.
Now speaking of Adobe, scroll down to the next post to see some news about Photoshop Express.