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Vancouver Photo Workshops proudly presents a three day hands-on workshop,"Effective Workflow for Digital Photographers using Adobe Lightroom" with internationally renowned digital imaging specialist Andrew Rodney.

Set in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, this workshop is designed specifically for digital photographers or film photographers who use a digital post processing workflow.

Proper Workflow in the digital age can be a complicated subject. With all the different post processing software available today, how do you know which programs to use and when?

How do you navigate through the maze of options for your digital output?

Andrew Rodney is here to demystify this digital journey. Creating an effective workflow is extremely important for every photographer to ensure good quality images and time efficient post processing.

This 3 day workshop focuses on the best practices and use of Adobe Lightroom from Raw image capture to final output. The class will spend time shooting images on location, then concentrate on importing and organizing these images in Lightroom.

Emphasis on using Lightroom to produce the best possible data for hand-off to Photoshop for the necessary tasks provided in that application for final output to print.

Topics Include:

* What is Raw, why use it?
* The power of parametric editing and how it differs from pixel editing.
* Proper exposure for best Raw data.
* Color management in Lightroom: selecting the appropriate color spaces, exporting files for various output needs, setting preferences.
* Designing and organizing an image ingestion strategy based on your needs and workflow.
* Color correction using Photoshop versus rendering using Lightroom. When to move from one application to the other (and back).
* Backup strategies for dealing with catalogs used on location and back in the studio.
* Sharpening Workflow from capture to print.
* Using Photoshop for soft proofing, then printing out of Lightroom.

Please Note: SLR Camera only

Andrew is owner of The Digital Dog, a digital imaging training and consulting business located in Santa, Fe New Mexico.

Andrew Rodney, aka the Digital Dog, has successfully provided services and training to photographers, designers, print shops, government agencies, as well as fortune 1000 companies since 1993.

Andrew has written in the following publications: PDN, Publish, Photoshop User, Digital Photo Pro, Electronic Publishing, Digital Output, MacWeek, and Professional Photographer. Andrew is the author of "Color Management for Photographers, Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users" published by Focal Press.He lectures around the country on many aspects of digital imaging and color management. The Digital Dog is devoted to the understanding and adoption of color management.

Andrew has been a Beta tester for Adobe Photoshop since version 2.5. and is currently an Alpha tester for Adobe Systems. Andrew is one of the principle partners of Pixel Genius LLC, a company that has created such products as PhotoKit and PhotoKit-Sharpener ( Andrew was named a "Top 40 Photoshop Expert" by Wacom Technologies. In 2007, Andrew was inducted into the NAPP Photoshop Hall of Fame.

Visit Andrew's website for more information:



Basic photography knowledge required.

A basic working knowledge of Lightroom and Photoshop.


Maximum 14 participants.

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

It is recommended that participants bring their own Laptop computer for this workshop (Mac or PC). Please have Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS2, CS3 or CS4 installed. A fully functional (30 day trial) version of Lightroom and Photoshop CS4 can be downloaded for free from

If you do not have access to a computer, you can rent one from VPW. The rental charge is $150 for the workshop, and you can select this option when you register.

You should bring a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera that is capable of shooting Raw format. Don’t forget memory cards, spare batteries and card readers.

Bring a notebook and lots of enthusiasm. And come well rested too!

We Provide:

Instruction by Digital Specialist Andrew Rodney.


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Early-Bird Discount:

A 10% discount is applied automatically if you register before the Early-Bird Discount deadline date listed in the registration table below.

CAPIC & PPABC Members:

A 5% discount is available to CAPIC and PPABC members when registering online. Please be prepared to show your membership cards on the first day of your workshop.

Group Discount:

A 5% discount will be appplied if 3 or more people register at the same time for the same workshop. (All 3 tuitions must be paid for by one credit card to be considered a group registration.) Please follow the instructions on the online registration page.


In order to provide the best learning environment possible VPW keeps class sizes limited to 12-15 people (depending on the workshop). This is but one reason that we count on you to attend your chosen class, once you have registered for it.

If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the workshop start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

Within 30 days of the Master Photographer Series workshop date all fees paid are non-refundable.

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Class Dates Time Early-Bird Discount Ends Location Tuition Registration
Fri Night & Weekend April 30th, 2010 7pm-10pm January 1st, 2010 VPW Studios $595 CDN +GST Click Here to Register
May 1st & 2nd, 2010 10am-5pm