Adobe Lightroom – The Basics And Beyond

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a powerful tool specifically built for today’s digital photographers. It takes the best photo aspects of Photoshop CS and distills them down into quick, easy to use controls without all the distractions photographers typically have to wade through. This six hour hands-on workshop will cover:

  • Getting To Know The Interface – What goes where
  • Important And Organizing
  • Selecting, Filtering, Finding What You Want To Edit
  • The Develop Module – Lightroom’s Workhorse
  • Tips And Tricks For Quick Edits
  • Being Creative In The Develop Module
  • How To Customize Lightroom To Your Style
  • Exporting For Social Media, Print and More

There is a lot of information to cover in the six hours of the workshop and the learning continues after you get home as I offer a month of email follow up to answer lingering questions as you begin to play with this fun and powerful tool. You will be using your own photos during the workshop to get a ‘real-world’ hands-on experience you can take home with you.

I have been using Lightroom from the time it was first released and edit with it daily in my photography endeavors. It is my main tool for organizing, editing and delivering wedding photos and images for client use. Let me show you how easy and fun it can be to work with your huge pile of digital photos and remain sane!


Adobe Lightroom – The Basics And Beyond taught by Peter West Carey


  • February 19th, 2012 – San Francisco, CA – 10am-4pm
  • Seattle (One class is spread over three week nights) – February 28th, March 13th and March 20th, 2012 – Each night class is 6pm-9pm


Seattle, WA – Nordby Conference Center at Fisherman’s Terminal, Ballard – Map (It’s right at that yellow speed bump in the center of the image)
3919 18th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119

San Francisco, CAThe United Irish Cultural CenterMap
2700 45th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116

How Much?

The class fee is $150 for San Francisco and $195 for Seattle, payable with the link below (Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover accepted). If you would prefer to pay by check, please contact me and I will make sure your spot in line is held while the check is on its way. The maximum number of students is 10. I will have a wait list available as well.

Who Is This Class For?

This class is great for beginners and those wishing to grasp the fundamentals of using Lightroom to the fullest of its advantage. Perfect for beginners, the workshop will also offer advanced basic skills many will find useful.

What Do I Need To Bring?

A laptop with Lightroom already installed (you can download a 30 day free trial if you like), a memory card with sample photos you can play with and a positive attitude!  You may want to bring a snack and make sure your belly is full and happy before the class begins.

Anything Else?

I will be sending out a questionnaire to all participants before the class to get an idea of what topics to hit hard and what to dust over. I want this to be a class where you feel involved. And now for the boring stuff: 50% refund of workshop tuition for cancellations up to two weeks prior to each workshop. Less than two weeks and there is no refund possible, although I will gladly transfer your enrollment to another workshop at any time for no additional cost. While this class is intended for adults, certain younger adults may be welcome but please email me first.

Bring A Friend And You Both Save $20 On Tuition

Use the Tuition For Two option below to sign up with a friend and you both will receive $20 off the tuition amount.

About Peter

Peter has been fiddling with cameras for the last 20 years, using them first to capture wedding and nature photographs. He is a professional photographer based on Whidbey Island, WA, with a love for his daughter and travel. His photographic journeys have taken him to six of the seven continents and filling his time between travels with a long history of wedding photography. He currently has over 120 informative blog posts on Digital Photography School, where he is a regular freelance writer, and at Photo Tuts+. He is available for freelance assignments and presentations of his many travels. His personal motto is: Explore-Inspire-Educate. And Eat Chocolate. Explore Peter’s travels here.

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Past Student Testimonials

Nicole – “My knowledge level is certainly ‘entry’ and I thought the information was just what I needed to grasp the fundamental information.”

Divya – “Peter did a great job with explaining the various concepts required to become a better photographer and was patient in answering all our questions. Would highly recommend this class to anybody starting out with a digital SLR camera.”

Sara – “I think my photos are already better and I definitely was able to learn and understand how some of the settings on my camera I originally left alone can impact my photos. Specifially metering. “

Lori – “This definitely helped me get over my reluctance to work with AV and TV modes on my Canon. With the various settings of “Landscape, Portraits, and Flowers” of the Canon, I have gotten by making reasonable photos.  Now I have the confidence to photo by my own rules.”