My New Class on Lightroom 5!

Greetings! I’m excited to announce the launch of a brand new introductory class on learning the ins and outs of Lightroom 5, called Lightroom for Everyone. I’ve been teaching a different Lightroom class over at the Perfect Picture School of Photography for a number of years now, but have just been giving the opportunity to create a brand new intro-level Lightroom class that covers all aspects of a Lightroom workflow.

Lightroom for Everyone

This class is entirely online and runs for four weeks at the start of every month. The first class starts January 10, 2014. The class material consists of written lessons, activities, video tutorials, and an online forum where you can bring all your Lightroom questions to get answers from myself and fellow students. The forum is open 24 hours a day, and we always have students from all over the world, so it is a great way to get a sense of how other people are using Lightroom too. After completing the 4 week course you will have a very solid understanding of how to use Lightroom efficiently and how to adapt it to fit your own personal workflow.

Head over to the signup page to learn more. If you sign up between 11/28 and 12/2 (midnight) you can save 20% off the regular registration fee!

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Free Webinar: Lightroom for Everyone

Lightroom for Everyone

I’m very excited to have the opportunity to conduct a free webinar aimed at helping new Lightroom users learn how to get started on the right foot, avoid common pitfalls, and become more efficient with Lightroom; my absolute favorite photo workflow tool. We’ve only got about 100 seats left open, so head on over to  register now. The webinar is going to be streamed live on Tuesday, October 8th, 10-11 a.m. PST / 1-2 p.m. EST.

If a free Lightroom webinar was not enough reason to sign up we’ll also be giving away a free subscription to the awesome Controlled Vocabulary Keyword Catalog (thanks to David Riecks) and a full license to Lightroom 5 (courtesy of Adobe). Details of the giveaways will be given out during the webinar, and you have to be registered to be eligible to win. So head over to the Lightroom for Everyone sign up page and register!

This webinar is being sponsored by Stocksy United, which is an amazing stock photography co-op that is creating a sustainable business model for both contributors and customers by providing exclusive content at competitive prices that is fresh, authentic, and doesn’t look like the stock photography you can find everywhere else. I’m honored to be a co-op member and hope you will check them out the next time you need stock photos for your project, and use code SYLVAN20 to save 20% off your first purchase (good through Dec 31, 2013).

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Learn a little Lightroom (and more) in Yosemite!

It’s too late to join us here in the Tetons (which is too bad because we are getting snow this week!), but you can still join us in Yosemite! As if Yosemite itself wasn’t enough we’ll be joined by the legendary Dave Black for several days of photography in the field and training in the classroom, plus plenty of time to work on your images and get one-onOne support from all of us. Learn more and sign up over at


The Digital Photo Workshops


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Lightroom 5: Streamlining Your Digital Photography Process

Lightroom 5 BookI’m thrilled to announce that my Lightroom 5 book, Lightroom 5: Streamlining Your Digital Photography Process, is available and shipping! In fact it seems to have reached many of you already.

Please check out the dedicated page for the book available that includes links to all of the figures in the book, as I feel this may make it easier to see some of the details in each figure.

Thanks so much for your interest in my book.

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