Monday, April 17, 2017

Workshop: High-Efficiency Editing in Lightroom



"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.

Learn to speed up your post-production workflow, produce stronger preview images, and better manage your digital image inventory.  Register now for my workshop, Introduction to High-Efficiency Editing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. I have been running this workshop for over four years.  I continuously update its content to cover the latest additions to Lightroom that improve image editing efficiency.

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 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC, version 2015.9.  A free 30-day trial version of Lightroom is available from Adobe, here.


This one day course will cover the key features Lightroom CC related to 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
    • Cropping
    • Geometric corrections using Transform
    • Sharpening, Noise Reduction
    • Effects – Dehaze, Post Crop Vignette and Grain
    • 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
    • A Quick Overview of These Features
  6. Lightroom Mobile – Overview
  7. 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: I will be hosting this workshop event at my studio located at Creative Edge Dance studio, 1160 Blair Rd., unit 11, in Burlington, ON.  Here is a map

Interested in Hosting?  Host one of my workshops at your studio and attend the workshop at no charge.  Conditions apply.  Contact me for details.

When: Sunday May 7, 2017.  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 portable computer with Lightroom already installed, a notepad 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 include your full name, company name if applicable and phone number in order for me to be able 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 non-refundable.  Payment by electronic funds transfer, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Visa debit card, or cash is accepted.  You are not registered until I contact you to confirm receipt of your payment.

Registration fee: $199+HST prepaid in full on booking.

Early Bird Special: Save 25% by registering before May 1 for only $149+HST.