Working with Lightroom



live in-person workshop
at the Front Room in Bayview Corner
on Whidbey Island



April 5th, 12th & 19th, 2023
12:30 – 3:30 pm Pacific Time

Price $325

With scholarship support $250


Are you a photographer having trouble staying organized with your digital files or wish you could better process your images so they look how you imagine? Whether you’re new to Lightroom (CC or Classic) or have just felt like you can’t get your arms around Lightroom, this working with Adobe Lightroom class is for you. 

This is a 9-hour in-person class that covers three key elements for working in Adobe Lightroom—organizing your images, editing your images, and sharing your images. 

We start the course focused on importing, organizing, and finding your images using the Library Module. From backups to collections, we leave no stone unturned. We then turn our focus to processing images. Lightroom has some fantastic tools for editing photographs, many of which have been updated in the past year and, in some ways, have made Photoshop redundant. We will detail all the tools in the Develop module and review workflow options to make the best edits possible. Once we have a handle on the processing, we will focus on sharing and printing out of Lightroom. Finally, we will touch on some fantastic ways to use the Adobe cloud tools to make Lightroom work across all your devices. Along the way, tips and tricks for organizing, editing, and printing will make it easier to stay organized, process large volumes of work, and free up more time so you can spend it behind the camera.

The class runs on April 5, 12, and 19, 2023, from 12:30-3:30 pm in the Front Room at Bayview Corner. Classes are in-person only. 

Space is limited to 15 participants. 


Topics include: 

  • Importing Images
  • Backup strategies 
  • Organizing your images
  • Using folders and collections
  • Understanding metadata
  • Searching for images
  • Processing images using the Develop module
  • Working in color and black and white
  • Efficient workflows for processing
  • Sharing your images
  • Printing 101
  • Using the power of the Adobe cloud

      What to Expect

      This is an in-person workshop. We will be meeting at the Front Room in Bayview Corner. Each class is three-hours long and we will take about a 15 minute break at some point. Classes are held from 12:30 am-3:30 pm pacific time.

      What you’ll need

      Compuers will not be provided. You can bring your own laptop or feel free to take notes durning the class. You need a current subscription to Adobe Lightroom (either Lightroom or Lightroom Classic is fine). 


      What other workshop attendees say about the experience

      “Daniel is an intuitive teacher. He has a gift for how to challenge me not only to be a better photographer but to step back and see how my photography fits into the larger picture of my creative work as a whole, to grapple with and come to understand why my photography matters, so that when I lift my camera to my eye, it is not random but intentional.”

      Cami Shepard


      “Through out my life I noticed that what distinguishes a great teacher from a good one is that while both know technical details of their trade very well, the great teacher can craft the program, the material that you learn upon in such a way that will inspire you to learn and discover more no matter how steep is the learning curve. And Daniel is a great teacher that will inspire you, support you and when you are stuck will give you the best advice that you need at that point. Like ‘Go and reshoot it.'”

      Mikhail Kolesnik


      We treat each other with mutual respect.

      We do not engage in disruptive or unsafe behavior that disturbs others, threatening others physically, or engaging in verbal harassment.

      We don’t act unreasonably or interfering with others’ use of the facilities (online or in-person) or class time.

      When providing feedback, we provide honest, open dialogs about our work and the work of others in a respectful manner.

      Silly Dog Studios dba/Daniel J Gregory Photography does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran.

      Silly Dog Studios dba/Daniel J Gregory Photography values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of people in our community. Encouraging and protecting diversity creates an environment that promotes freedom of thought and shared learning.

      Anyone who violates these guidelines will be removed from a workshop, course, or program. No refunds will be given.

      Workshop Support Questions

      What do I need to bring?

      Each workshop has a different set of needs. Once you register, you will be sent a detailed handout about the workshop. The handout contains details about the workshop content, locations, directions to the studio and complete workshop schedule. It also includes a list of required materials and optional materials.

      However, for most workshop, participants need to bring their own computers. Digital cameras are required for on-location or shooting workshops. The studio equipment (printers, scanners, etc) is available for participant use during each workshop. While we run Macs in our studio, workshops are for the most part Adobe-centric or universal software centric so Windows based PC users should have few concerns about compatibility. I also worked for a number of years at Microsoft and have lots of Windows experience. 

      We use a variety of media. If you would like to print on alternate substrates feel free to bring your preferred media.

      Is there some way to reduce my financial risk if I can't make it for some reason?

      I understand that things happen, and you can read our refund policy below or in our Terms of Service. I highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your workshop. Having that in your back pcoket cand reduce your risk and put your mind at ease. Travelex is a good company to check out as are lots of other options.

      All payments made are non-refundable. Funds paid are transferable if you cancel more than 60 days before the start of your workshop. Daniel J Gregory Photography reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by 45 days before the workshop begins.

      Silly Dog Studios dba/Daniel J Gregory Photography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical or travel emergencies. Particpants are still responsible for any losses regarding flights, travel, lodging or other undefined expense. Again, consider travel insurance to remove any concerns. We recommend you purchase travel insurance through Travelex.

      In the event that Silly Dog Studios dba/Daniel J Gregory Photography must cancel a workshop, all fees and deposits are refunded in full or may be transferred to another workshop.

      What about COVID-19 and vaccination requirements?

      Proof of vaccination will be required. If you fail to produce your vaccination status, you will forfeit your spot in the workshop and no refund will be provided.

      What is your payment and refund policy?

      For most in-person workshops, payments are due in full at the time of registration. Our approach is that your payment for the program is a commitment to participate, just as it is our commitment to provide the best experience possible. It is a commitment on both our parts. So, the short answer is we don’t provide refunds on workshops, classes and courses.

      If you need to cancel your reservation with more than 60 days notice, funds paid are transferable to a future workshop space permitting. With less than 60 days until the workshop, there are no refunds or transfers. There are no refunds or transfers for any reason once the event, class or workshop date has begun. We highly suggest that you get trip insurance to reduce your risk.

      Do I need to bring my own computer?

      Yes. we don't have are computers for you to use. They aren't required for the workshop, as many of our attendees prefere to just take notes. 

      Are there any prerequisites for attending a workshop?

      For almost all of the workshops there are no prerequisites. In the event a workshop does require some advanced or prior knowledge it will be specifically called out on the workshop registration page. If you are ever concerned about the specific topics or technical requirements for a workshop, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to answer any of your questions so that you can feel great about your decision to sign up.

      Do you offer any discounts?

      Some online workshop do offer an early-bird rate which will be identified as a workshop with a early bird rate on the workshop description page and be automatically calculated in the price. For workshops that have early-bird pricing, the rate is available until 6-weeks prior to the workshop start date.

      Alumni discounts may not be used for any online class or workshops except for the Meaningful Image full-length course. 

      Can I be put on a waitlist?

      Absolutely. Life happens and we want to make sure that we can get you in a workshop if at all possible. If the workshop is full, we will take down your name and contact you if a spot becomes available.

      Do you offer payment plans?

      Some workshops do have a non-refundable, transferable deposit, but unless noted, a workshop payment is due in full at the time of registration. We do understand that sometimes it makes sense to be able to pay for the cost of a  workshop over time. If you want to discuss that as an option, please contact us and we can figure out something that will work for you to be able to attend the workshop.

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