Happy New Year! I hope you managed some R&R during the holidays. I love the start of the year as it gives me pause to look back on where I have been and plan for where I hope to go in the future. I’m pretty excited about what 2015 has to offer as I already have a number of great opportunities scheduled throughout the year.

First off is my ongoing online Lightroom class I teach through the Bryan Peterson Schoool of Photography. I’ve been teaching there for a number of years and I love that I get students from all over the world. My Lightroom class starts on the first Friday of the first full week of the month (Jan 9th is the next one) and runs for 4 weeks. I’ve gotten some feedback from past students that they’d like an even longer class, so I am working on a 6 week class, which should be live soon.

For anyone in the New England region of the US I am also teaching a series of Lightroom workshops at a local photo studio in Manchester, NH. One is a full day KickStart Lightroom class where we’ll cover everything from import to output and even throw in a pizza lunch. In addition to that full day workshop I’m teaching a series of evening seminars, one per month from January to March, where each seminar takes a deeper dive into a different Lightroom topic.

On February 19th I’ll be speaking to the First Light Camera Club in Brunswick, ME. I was privileged to speak with them last year and I’m grateful to be invited back.

Starting in the Fall semester of 2015 I’ll be joining the┬áNew Hampshire Technical Institute as adjunct faculty in the Visual Arts department. I’m really looking forward to working with a group of students in a higher education environment! We’re still working out the details of what I’ll be teaching, but that should be finalized soon.

If you like a bit of landscape photography and light painting thrown in with your Lightroom learning then keep your eye on the Digital Photo Workshops as we update our calendar in the next few weeks. We already have a trip to Yosemite lined up for November, but are working on a few other locations in the US.

In September I’ll be returning to the amazing state of Montana to join the staff at Rocky Mountain School of Photography as part of their Professional Studies program. They have a truly stellar photography program! This is my third year teaching the Stock Photography class, and I’m always impressed by how much the students have learned during the Summer Intensive that finishes right before Professional Studies gets started. If you are looking to kick your photography skills to the next level I highly recommend you check out this school.

I will continue to host Lightroom Hangouts and write for Photofocus, be sure to follow me there. There are so many great photographer/writers contributing to Photofocus now that there is always something great to read every day.

I’m also working on a few projects with Peachpit Press, so stay tuned for details on that once I can share them. Here’s to an awesome 2015!