Podcast #44 – Conversation with Sara France – Introduction to Apple Aperture

podcastAre you a total Apple Aperture N00b like David and I are? If so, then you may want to listen to this podcast featuring our good friend Sara France. Sara is very well known for her Apple Aperture skills and she walks us through some of the basics of getting started with using Aperture and how to use some of the very cool features like Smart Albums and the Book designer.

If you would like to see or hear more from Sara, be sure and check out her upcoming Aperture DVD that will be available for purchase from http://photographymentor.com.

Too see what Sara is up to, check out her websites at:

Sara’s Website

Sara’s Blog

Sara’s Store

Go|Bee Bags

Show Hosts

Kerry Garrison (http://kerrygarrison.com)
David Esquire (http://esquirephotography.com)

This podcast is also available on iTunes.
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Kerry Garrison lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife and two dogs. With 10 years of experience shooting products and 5 years of experience in the wedding industry, Kerry brings a good deal of technical know-how and can explain topics in easy-to-understand terms.

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9 Responses

  1. JS Photo says:

    How about more info on the Think Tank promo?

  2. kgarrison says:

    More info is coming, what i know now is that you get some kind of bag with any order of $50 or more if you go to http://www.thinktankphoto.com/affiliate and use code AP-193. As soon as I get the complete details I will make a post about it.

  3. kim says:

    Sara mentioned a software tool, issue – I think, for displaying albums online. Is there a link to this software that you can share. I have searched for it, but had no luck.

  4. kgarrison says:

    Sara and Robert Evans both use http://issuu.com/ to display PDF files to their clients.

  5. Steve says:

    Good podcast. I'd agree with Sarah in that for the wedding photographer it makes something like InDesign CS4 unnecessary. If you and David are still trying to get your arms around it a bit, check out the screencast Derrick Story did on custom layouts at lynda.com:


    Also, Derrick Story talks about Aperture's custom book capabilities with Apple Product Manager Joe Schorr here:


    Also, definition in Aperture is clarity in Lightroom. Vignette is not a default tool when you first launch Aperture, but you can choose make it a default tool. You can set as few or as many default tools as best fits you workflow. No sense taking up screen space with tools you don't use often.

    Highlights and Shadow slows response down quite a bit on a slow mac. There are some workarounds for this, though.

    She mentioned the M and F key shortcuts. The other one you should use is the V key, which will make your screen more LightRoom-esque if you want to see all the menus around your photo. Tapping V will cycle through three different screens with different views.

    Want more free info? Apple has over 50 training videos here:


    There's a great video cast on Aperture available on itunes by Richard Harrington of RHED Pixel:


    Finally, lynda.com provides about 6 free episodes on Aperture 2 you can sample.

    Hope that helps.

  6. UZ says:

    Ow, ow, ow!

    I beg you to check your audio levels for those of us who use earbuds and headphones. I don't mind a very quiet or loud show, easy enough to adjust the volume then. I had to take my earbuds out for the Lensbaby promo because it was significantly louder than the rest of the show. If this was on an audio historgram you would have blown your whites there.

    Otherwise you guys have an excellent show. TOTALLY

  7. mutuelle says:

    Excellent tool, one of my favourite

  8. bathmateus says:

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