Lightroom Workshop Image

This course is designed for students unable to attend our weekend workshop. Spread over four evenings your instructor will introduce you to Adobe Lightroom 2, a software specifically developed for today's digital photographers.

During this course we will cover the entire Lightroom workflow including capturing, cataloging, sorting, editing, developing and outputting your images.

This course is directed to photographers with minimal knowledge of Lightroom. If your skills are more advanced then please check the detailed topic list below or contact us to determine whether this course is right for you.

We will set up a full-scale live portrait shoot with a professional model so we can demonstrate a 'real life' complete workflow. This demonstration will also include creating a slideshow, online gallery of our images and a discussion on printing through Lightroom.

The portrait shoot will be an excellent starting point to discuss proper digital exposure, and each student will have the opportunity to create images to later import and work with in the Lightroom software. Once our images are imported, we'll start exploring the main modules of the program.

*Please Note: Participants need to bring a computer (Mac or PC, Laptop or Desktop) loaded with Adobe Lightroom Software. You can download a 30 day trial for free at It is recommended to upgrade to the latest version, so please check what you are currently using.*

In Library we will cover:

  • File handling
  • Metadata
  • Keywording
  • Exposure
  • Presets

In Develop we will cover:

  • Histogram
  • White balance
  • Recovery
  • Clarity
  • Noise
  • Tone curves
  • Color correction
  • Grayscale conversion

In Slideshow we will cover:

  • Templates
  • Layout
  • Overlays
  • Backdrop
  • Playback
  • Adding sound
  • Exporting a slide show

In Print we will cover:

  • Image selection
  • Layout options
  • Printing modes
  • Print sizes

In Web we will cover:

  • Web galleries
  • Web templates
  • Output settings
  • Image settings
*Please note: Time permitting, we'll also show you how to work with Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom together.*


Beginner/General Interest. Basic photography knowledge recommended.


Maximum 14 participants.

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

Bring your digital camera (must have manual controls) and at least 1 lens.
Card Reader (To transfer images to your computer.)
Laptop or Desktop Computer with Adobe Lightroom software installed.

We Provide:

Detailed course notes in binder.
All lighting equipment and professional models when shooting in a professional studio setting as part of this course.


Early-Bird Discount:

Most of our courses and workshops offer a 10% discount is applied automatically if you register before the Early-Bird Discount deadline date listed in the registration table below.

Some courses and workshops offer a discount if you're among the first 3 people who register. This discount will replace the 'standard' Early Bird Discount mentioned above, and will be applied automatically during the online registration process (as long as it is available). Check the course/workshop listing page for more details.

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 and tour sizes limited to 10-15 people (depending on the workshop). This is but one reason that we count on you to attend your chosen class or tour, once you have registered for it.

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

For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for. A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.

For our Local Workshops, 1 to 5 days in length and our Local 4 to 10 Week Courses, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. (Email notice is acceptable.)

For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 60 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 45 days of the Master Photographer Series workshop date all fees paid are non-refundable.

For our Photo Tours (national and international), the following charges will apply:

  • If you cancel up to 3 months before the tour start date and we can fill your space, your reservation (or deposit) fee will be refunded
  • There is no additional cancellation fee up to 8 weeks before the start of your tour
  • From 8 weeks to 4 weeks before the tour: 25% of your balance
  • From 4 weeks to 1 week before the tour: 50% of your balance
  • From 1 week to 72 hours before the tour: 75% of your balance
  • If you cancel within 72 hours of the start of the trip, no refund can be paid
  • Transaction charges incurred on accepting and refunding payments will be deducted from the refund amount
  • In the (unlikely) event that we cancel the Photo Tour, all monies paid will be refunded in full

We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance to guard yourself against monies lost due to unavoidable cancellation by either party.

Transfers (for all events over $100): If you wish to transfer to a different workshop date, VPW requires a minimum of 30 days written (email) notice. All transfers are based on availaibility, and subject to approval by VPW staff. For courses/workshops with tuition above $101, the transfer fee is $35.

Transfer Fees as based on event pricing:
Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35

VPW can give no refunds:

If you registered for any event valued at or under $100
If you do not show up for your registered course.
If you register for a course beyond or below your skill or ability level.

Refunds for all events valued at $101 and above (excluding Master Series Workshops):
If a student wishes to cancel their registration for any of VPW's events, and has provided written notice within the appropriate timeframe, a refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.

Course Cancellation:

Occasionally, we may have to cancel a course due to low enrollment. In this case, we will issue a full refund of all monies paid to VPW up to that time.

Instructor Replacement:

In the event that a listed instructor is unable to participate because of a change in his or her professional schedule, we will replace the instructor with someone of equal or similar credentials. If we cannot find a replacement in due time before the course is about to start, a particular class may have to be rescheduled.


In the event that we cancel your course, for any reason, the extent of VPW's liability is limited to the return of all monies paid. We will do everything we can to register you in another equivalent course. VPW will not be responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses of any kind.

Please note: An administration charge of $50 applies to all refunds

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"Thanks Rachelle for a great workshop!"

"Rachelle has a wonderful personality and a lot of patience (explaining things over and over.)

I really had fun learning about Photoshop and wish to take other classes with her. She can open your imagination and gives you ideas of how to use and benefit from the program. Thank you and good luck."

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The Adobe Lightroom Course is taught by the following instructors:

Marc Koegel
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Rachelle Fox
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Please choose your instructor and course date from the registration table below.

Class Start Date Time Early-Bird Discount Ends Location Instructor Registration
Tues Night Nov 17th, 2009 7pm-10pm Nov 1st, 2009 VPW Studios Rachelle Fox Click Here to Register
Tues Night TBA, 2011 7pm-10pm TBA, 2011 VPW Studios Rachelle Fox Click Here for Wait List