Lightroom Evening Classes

Learn the full range of Lightroom tools to keep you organized, improve your photos and show off your work. Purchase individually or as a bundled series.
Upcoming Series
Mar 21
Series
CLASS DATES: Mar 21, Mar 28, Apr 5, Apr 11
EARLY BIRD PRICE (expires 03/16)
SERIES: $220
6:30-9pm @ DCP - Individual classes: Early Registration: $65 - Late Registration: $75
Please note: Lightroom 103 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 5.
Purchase individual classes below.
The Lightroom one-on-one tutoring is also available.
“I had attempted to teach myself but having someone explain with visual examples was exceptionally helpful. Great series!“
— Michelle Elwazir / Lightroom Evening Classes / September, 2014
“Peter’s natural style and use of examples and analogies makes difficult material easy to understand.“
— Allison / Lightroom Evening Classes / August, 2014
“Peter was able to clear up a lot of issues I was having with Lightroom and give me a preview of how to work with publishing to a website.“
— Kim Turner / Lightroom Evening Classes / November, 2011
“Good pace, well organized. Gave good outside tools and resources too.“
— Mili Suleman / Lightroom Evening Classes / August, 2014
“I appreciate better now how to and why I should shoot raw. It’s amazing what software can do.“
— anonymous / Lightroom Evening Classes / July, 2011
“It has definitely laid the groundwork for me to reorganize, improve access, and encourage sharing of my photos.“
— Jean Well / Lightroom Evening Classes / July, 2011
“The ability to undo and try different approaches as well as "mess up" on purpose to explain the fix is something that rarely happens ever in the best video tutorials.“
— Neidi M. / Lightroom Evening Classes / July, 2014
“Very "newbie" friendly, well organized and motivational to start using the software and take more photos.“
— Greg Williams / Lightroom Evening Classes / July, 2014
“I found out Lightroom is a lot more powerful than just being an awesome photo organizer. Every place we turned was  like opening a new Christmas present you didn’t expect.“
— Brad K / Lightroom Evening Classes / May, 2010
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Classes Included in this Series

Lightroom 101

Evening class
All Levels
We tackle the all-important subjects of image organization and data backup. Learn how to set up the Library module and preferences to work for your shooting style and workflow.

Lightroom 102

Evening class
All Levels
This class covers editing and culling your images, using collections and stacks to organize and the develop tools for global adjustments, corrections and special effects.

Lightroom 103

Evening class
All Levels
We explore Lightroom's powerful local editing tools including cropping, spotting, editing, brushing and masking. Then learn how to export and publish your finished photos.

Lightroom 104

Evening class
All Levels
This last class will teach you how to get the most out of Adobe LIghtroom. We cover the map, web and print module, tethered shooting, slide shows and how to publish a high quality book.

Digital photography is only part photography. The rest is all digital which means time spent in front of a computer importing, sorting, selecting, tweaking, tagging, finishing, printing, sharing, uploading and showing your images. Lightroom is the premiere software program that handles all of those tasks with relative ease and quite a bit of elegance. It has changed the way professional photographers work and is increasingly the choice of amateur shooters as well.

What you’ll learn:
In the series of four classes you will learn how to set up Lightroom, import images and use the wealth of editing tools to improve your photos. You’ll understand how to use Lightroom’s ability to instantly find any photo in your collection based on keywords. You’ll also learn how to print, create web galleries and slide shows and share images online from within Lightroom. Detailed class outlines can be found under the overview tab of each class.

All classes include an illustrated handout so you can follow along with the presentation. You can sign up for any of the classes you like, but it’s highly recommended that you take all four to appreciate and understand what this software is capable of.

What you’ll need:
You can bring your laptop to the class or you can learn by watching the live demo, following in the handout and taking notes. If you do bring your laptop, make sure you have the latest version of Lightroom loaded. You should already be well acquainted with your computer hardware and settings and know your way around your operating system. If you don’t already own Lightroom you can download a free 30 day trial here.

Please be aware that this series does sell out. If you decided to take Lightroom 101 first you may have to wait until the next time we offer the classes to take Lightroom 102-104.

Once you complete these classes, we recommend signing up for a Lightroom Lab.

  • Cost per person is $65 early registration (available until 5 days before class start date), $75 late registration.
  • All four classes are available at a discounted bundle rate of $220 (available until 5 days before the first class start date).
  • Doors open at 6:15pm.
  • Classes start promptly at 6:30pm.
  • Each class is 2 ½ hours long.
  • Advance registration and payment is required.
  • Maximum number of students is 20, minimum number to make a class is 8.
  • Parking is available on the street or in the adjacent lot at Electric Light & Power.

Q: What is Lightroom?
A: Adobe Lightroom is the dominant Digital Asset Management program for photographers. Picasa, iPhoto, ACDSee and other programs are similar but Lightroom offers the most robust set of tools for importing, processing, selecting, printing and publishing your photos .

Q: What will I learn?
A: In the series of four classes you will learn how to set up Lightroom, import images and use the wealth of editing tools to improve your photos. You’ll understand how to use Lightroom’s ability to instantly find any photo in your collection based on keywords. You’ll also learn how to print, create web galleries and slide shows and share images online from within Lightroom.

Q: What do I need?
A: Each class includes an illustrated handout so you can follow along with the presentation. You don’t need to bring your laptop to the class. You can learn by watching the live demo, following in the handout and taking notes. If you do bring your laptop, make sure you have the latest version of Lightroom loaded. You should already be well acquainted with your computer hardware and settings and know your way around your operating system. If you don’t already own Lightroom you can download a free 30 day trial from the Adobe website.

Q: What about “The Cloud”?
A: Lightroom is available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud packages but can also be purchased as a standalone program.

Q: What about Photoshop?
A: Lightroom works in conjunction with Photoshop. Think of Lightroom as the corner emergency clinic where you go if you have a cold, sprain or splinter. Photoshop is the equivalent of a large hospital where major surgery is performed. For many people Photoshop is unnecessary and their entire workflow happens within the toolset of Lightroom. If you are doing commercial, industrial, special effects or other types of photography that require major surgery then Photoshop is an essential skill.

Q: How much do the classes cost?
A: The early registration fee is $65/person per class if you register at least 5 days before the class date. Late registration is $75/person.

Q: Is there a discount for taking the whole series?
A: Yes, the early registration bundle price for the series of four consecutive classes is $220 available until 5 days before the first class date.

Q: Can I mix and match classes from different series for the bundled price?
A: No, the discounted bundled price is only available to classes taken in sequence.

Q: Can I take individual classes instead of the series?
A: You can sign up for any of the classes you like, but it’s highly recommended that you take all four to appreciate and understand what this software is capable of.

Q: How will I know if a class makes or not?
A: If a class doesn’t make and has to be canceled, you will receive an email no later than the night before the scheduled class date.

Q: How late can I sign up for a class?
A: As long as the class doesn’t show as “sold out”, you can register and pay up to two hours before the starting time of the class.

Q: What if I have to cancel?
A: Details on cancellations are on our Policies page.

Michelle Elwazir

Michelle holds a Masters in International Education Development from Boston University. She has extensive experience in curriculum development and as an educator in both private and public schools, in the US and internationally. She moved to Dallas, TX in 1996, where she further cultivated her passion through photography courses at Southern Methodist University. Taking additional workshops in Dallas and around the country she deepened her understanding of photography as her diverse artistic tool.

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