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Lightroom Workshops

     Feb. TBA, 2015, Hillsborough, NC - Saturday noon-5/Sunday 8-11 AM
     Participants will get full information on the venues for their workshop.

Cost:  $280 w/ discount for those staying on for a photo workshop

Limit 15

For accommodations, nearest airports, etc., see the information page for the workshop that interests you. For Hillsborough, see bottom of page.

Lightroom 5 Workshops

Lightroom 5 has been out now for quite some time, and many have bought the upgrade. Personally, we prefer the stand-alone version.

LR5 has many amazing improvements, and many people want to get up to speed more quickly than they might be able to do on their own. Many are already familiar with Lightroom. Some are switching from other programs because of the sophistication of this latest version of the program. Whatever your reason for using Lightroom, it always helps to get a leg up, to learn the ins and outs of the digital asset managment aspects of this program, as well as to discover different ways to accomplish various imaging tasks.

We are running several workshops each year for LR, see below, and all the location information for these are at the links shown above when you get there and Click here for more information.

Topics covered will include but are not limited to:
  • Suggested program preferences;
  • The various revised and new modules and panels and what they do;
  • The powerful organizational capabilities of Lightroom;
  • Assorted tools and presets, including ©, file renaming, & Margo's Tweaks;
  • Templates; and
  • Working in programs with plug-ins such as those by nik (Silver Efex Pro for black-and-white conversions, Color Efex Pro for special effects, HDR Efex Pro for processing HDR images), Photomatix and Photoshop for stitching panoramas and Content Aware Fill, among others.

You will receive a packet on Lightroom that will help you move forward with this program and remind you of all the things you learned in this workshop.

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Our Lightroom workshops are split into two half-days to alow you to absorb all the information presented.

The first half day starts on Saturday midday (see actual hours at the top of the page for each workshop) and will cover the basics of Lightroom 5 and its two principle modules, Library and Develop, suggested preferences, organization, presets, importing your images through Lighroom, converting RAW files to the dng format to take care of quick loading in Lightroom, copyright template, moving and renaming files and folders, collections, and other digital asset management tools available in Lightroom.

The second half day is Sunday morning and covers the powerful tools available in the Develop module, including the multi-task capabilities of the adjustment brush and graduated filter tools. You will also learn about the clone/heal, crop/angle, sharpen, tone curve, and hue/saturation/luminance tools, among a host of others, both global and local.

You will need to bring your laptop with the latest release of Lightroom already installed on it, and you should make sure your computer can handle it. These programs are memory and power hogs.

You will need:

  • Mac users
    • Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support
    • Mac OS X v10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or v10.7 (Lion)
    • 2GB of RAM (We feel 4GB is minimal and 8GB is preferable.)
    • 1GB of available hard-disk space
    • 1,024 x 768 display
    • DVD-ROM drive (for installation)
    • Internet connection required for Internet-based services
  • PC users
    • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
    • Microsoft® Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
    • 2GB of RAM (We feel 4GB is minimal and 8GB is preferable.)
    • 1GB of available hard-disk space
    • 1,024 x 768 display
    • DVD-ROM drive (for installation)
    • Internet connection required for Internet-based services
We will be running the workshops once a year (to be determined each year) at the Holiday Inn Express in Hillsborough, NC, as well as at least two other locations before a photo workshop. This year, our final one is at Stovepipe Wells Village, Death Valley, CA, so if you want to stay on for our workshop or just enjoy some added time for photography, you may want to make your reservations soon! Our workshop locations are rich in photographic fodder.


David L. Robertson

David L. Robertson is a member of Viewpoint Photograhic Art Center in Sacramento, California, where he teaches many workshops on Lightroom, Photoshop, printing, and black-and-white conversions.

A photographer and multi-time alumnus of BCPA workshops, Dave has been accepted into a number of juried, international exhibitions as well as several solo and group shows.

He knows Lightroom inside and out, is conversant with both Mac and PC platforms, and has often helped others in our workshops while doing imaging on his own photographs.

Dave's website may be found at
TBC / Margo Pinkerton

Margo Taussig Pinkerton, whom many of you know as The Barefoot Contessa, has also taught Lightroom since version 2 came out, both in regularly-scheduled Lightroom workshops and in private ones tailored to the needs of a particular photographer. You can read more about Margo on our Instructors Bios page.

Cost:  $280
with a 5% discount for those attending the photo workshop starting the same weekend

If you have not already done so, be sure to check our FAQs for questions you may have as well as for equipment and installed downloads you need to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions of Adobe and other imaging products.

To Sign Up:
Fill out the Application Form.

For the North Carolina workshop, we will be meeting at:

     Holiday Inn Express
     202 Cardinal Drive
     Hillsborough, NC  27278
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