Lightroom Training

6-23-2015 9-08-29 AMI am offering a number of presentations based on how I use Lightroom. There is no fee and all sessions of this training series are open to the public.

9:00 AM, Saturday mornings
October 29; November 12, 19, 26 and December 3 and 10

East Nantmeal Township Building
3383 Conestoga Road, Glenmoore, PA 19343

The four 90 minute presentations cover:

  1. Getting Organized – discusses the strength of Lightroom as a tool to organize your images and work. This is at a high level and meant to have you reflect on what you want to achieve, and then match that with Lightroom’s capabilities.
  2. An Efficient and Consistent Workflow – how I use smart collections to process a photo shoot without too much fuss. Included are topics like creating a camera profile, metadata presets, tagging and keywords.
  3. Sharing, Showing, Publishing and Printing – more than just a Library for your photography, Lightroom has modules to help you show your work across different media. I will touch on Exporting and Publishing, the Print Module and Lightroom Mobile.
  4. Image Processing – apply some Art 101 concepts using the Lightroom Develop module. I will mention some Photoshop techniques I use as well.
  5. On the Road – this is a catch-all for miscellaneous topics that come up in the other talks and may include how I use Lightroom when travelling with my laptop, storage and backup strategy, using multiple catalogs – whatever the group wants to hear. Just in case you are wondering how there is five out of four, this is an optional presentation.

If you would like to attend please contact me via email at


Prior to each presentation I will post the slides and possibly other downloads here. So be sure to check back before attending each session. The slides serve as your lecture notes, I would recommend having a copy with you to annotate during the class.

Lightroom and Me, Part 01: Getting Organized

The last slide contains links to a few useful resources including:
Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5 – Peter Krogh
The Photographer’s Workflow – Gavin Gough

Lightroom and Me, Part 02: An Efficient and Consistent Workflow

Some related articles:
Organizing Panorama and HDR Photos in Lightroom

Lightroom and Me, Part 03: Sharing, Showing, Publishing and Printing

Some related articles:
Using Lightroom to Meet UUACPC File Specifications
Creating a Triptych in Lightroom

Lightroom and Me, Part 04: Image Processing

Action sets for Photoshop
EFB Photo Edit – creates Adjustment Layers with blend modes for tuning image tone, saturation and temperature; promotes non-destructive editing.
EFB NIK Tools – actions that establish a common starting point when using NIK in Photoshop. Use of Smart Objects allows tweaking the NIK adjustments.
Once you download these files to your computer, then one can simply double-click on each action (.atn) file to install it. If that does not work with your version of Photoshop and the operating system, then try following the instructions on how to install Actions into Photoshop using one of these results from searching Google.

Sample Files
Gradient Sample – Download and add this file to your Lightroom catalog; use it in the Develop module to experiment and see the effects (plus side effects) of the various tool sliders.