Thursday, April 16, 2015

Workshop: Putting Adobe Lightroom to Work


UPDATE April 17, 2015: Only four remaining seats available for this Sunday April 19.

Do you need to speed up your post-production workflow, produce stronger preview images, and better manage your digital image inventory?  Register now for Putting Adobe Lightroom to Work, a workshop that I am running again this Sunday, April 19.  While I have been running this workshop for three years, I continuously update the content to cover the latest features and improvements that have been added to Lightroom which further help photographers to work better and faster.

"You're amazing! I just proofed a session in 15 min. I LOVE Lightroom. Thanks for the awesome course. I wished I would have listened to you years ago." – professional portrait photographer Marie Murray, Memories by Marie.

This workshop is aimed at professional photographers and advanced amateur enthusiasts.  Prerequisites are solid foundations in both photography and personal computer operation.  I will be teaching and demonstrating the current version of Lightroom, version 5.7.  A free 30-day trial version of Lightroom 5.7 is available from Adobe, here.


This one day course will cover the key features Lightroom 5.7 in the areas of image file handling, image editing, and image inventory management:

  1. Introduction to Lightroom
    • Why Use Lightroom?
    • Tour of the User Interface
    • Catalogue Concept – Folders vs. Catalogues
  2. The Library Module – Cataloguing and Organizing 
    • Creating a catalogue
    • Importing images
      • Import Presets
      • Applying Metadata
    • View Options – Grid and Loupe, Filmstrip
    • Flagging, Rating, Labelling Images
    • Virtual Copies
    • Keywording
    • Filtering/Searching
    • Stacking
    • Collections and Smart Collections
  3. The Develop Module – Non-Destructive Fixing and Enhancing
    • White Balance
    • Tone Adjustment
    • Colour Adjustment
    • Lens Correction
    • Effects – Post Crop Vignette and Grain
    • Sharpening, Noise Reduction
    • Cropping, Lens and Perspective Corrections
    • Spot Removal
    • Local Adjustment Brush
    • Graduated Filter Tool
    • Radial Filter
    • Using the History Panel
    • Using Snapshots
  4. Exporting
    • Exporting Images
    • Sharing Images
    • Exporting Catalogues
      • Smart Previews
  5. The Map, Book, Slideshow, Print and Web Modules
    • Only a Quick Overview of These Features
  6. Using Lightroom for Improved Image Editing Efficiency
    • Demonstration of My Lightroom Workflow
    • Clever Uses of Smart Collections
    • Develop Presets
    • Keyboard Shortcuts


Maximum number of students: Six to eight, to ensure one-on-one attention.

Where: Postbox Boutique is hosting this workshop event.  Postbox Boutique’s studio is located in the renovated industrial building at 468 Cumberland Avenue in Hamilton, ON.  Here is a map.  Free parking is available on the building’s lot and on Cumberland Ave. 

When: Sunday April 16, 2015.  Doors open at 8:45AM.  Class starts at 9:00AM sharp.  Class ends by 5:00PM.

Lunch: We will take a short break for lunch. I recommend that you brown bag it, or else you can make a quick fast food run.

Bring: Your notebook computer, with Lightroom already installed.  Notebook and pen.

Registration: Registrations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.  To begin the registration process, please contact me by email at Be sure to provide your full name, company name if applicable, and phone number(s), or else I will be unable to process your registration.  I will create your invoice and email it to you.  Payment in full is due on receipt of invoice and is nonrefundable.  EFT, Visa, Mastercard, or cash accepted.  You are not registered until I contact you, confirming receipt of your payment.

How Much: We have made special arrangements with Postbox Boutique that enable us to offer this workshop at $199+HST, 20% off the regular registration fee of $250+HST.

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