Lightroom Shoot & Edit

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Learn to shoot and use Lightroom in this full day workshop.
Upcoming Classes

Coming in March!

This is half photo workshop/half Lightroom workshop. The idea came from talking with students of the Lightroom evening classes who thought it would be great to have a chance to shoot and edit as a group and work through the whole process. The instructor will work with the small group while we’re shooting in the morning. He will answer any questions, help with settings and equipment issues, and offer tips on composition, perspective, exposure and lighting. Depending on the number of people signed up, he may be working with an assistant who will help with explanations and make sure that everyone has plenty of one-on-one time.

We will meet on location  and spend about 3 hours shooting photos together. Depending on weather and local events, subjects may include the Farmer’s Market, Thanksgiving Square and downtown architecture, Fair Park or another suitable location. After lunch, we’ll meet back at the studio and everyone will set up their laptops to begin editing. There will be a review of the import process in Lightroom and help wherever needed to get everyone’s images loaded and begin the rating and culling process.

Once you’ve selected your favorite images, maybe making some collections along the way, you’ll be encouraged to try some of the processing tools in Lightroom to make adjustments to your best photos. Depending on your skill level with Lightroom, this could include everything from cropping and exposure changes to black & white conversions, split toning, cloning and local adjustments. Near the end of the day each student will select a dozen of their best shots and they’ll be put together with everyone else’s favorites into a slide show for us all to sit back and enjoy.

An email will be sent out a couple of days before the workshop with details on where we will be meeting.

  • Cost per person is $240 early registration, $260 late registration.
  • We will meet at 9:00am at the chosen location which will be emailed to you a couple of days beforehand.
  • The workshop will end at 5pm at DCP.
  • Advance registration and payment is required.
  • Maximum number of students is 12, minimum number to make a class is 6.
  • Lunch and modeling fees are included in the registration price.
  • Parking is available on the street or in the adjacent lot at Electric Light & Power.

 

  • A digital camera with a full battery and empty memory card and a basic understanding of how to take pictures. Taking one of the evening classes or beginner DSLR workshop first would be helpful but not necessary.
  • Any lenses or accessories you want to use.
  • A tripod could be handy depending on the location and what you like to shoot.
  • An umbrella if it looks like rain.
  • A laptop with the latest version of Lightroom loaded. A 30 day free trial is available from the Adobe site. You should have a basic understanding of how to get images into Lightroom  and taking the Lightroom 101 and/or 102 class first can be helpful. You could also spend some time viewing a few of the many free online tutorials for getting started with Lightroom. Try YouTube, the Adobe site or Lynda.com.

Q: What will I need for the workshop?
A: You will need the follow:

  • A digital camera with a full battery and empty memory card and a basic understanding of how to take pictures. Taking one of the evening classes or beginner DSLR workshop first would be helpful but not necessary.
  • Any lenses or accessories you want to use.
  • A tripod could be handy depending on the location and what you like to shoot.
  • An umbrella if it looks like rain.
  • A laptop with the latest version of Lightroom loaded. A 30 day free trial is available from the Adobe site. You should have a basic understanding of how to get images into Lightroom and taking the Lightroom 101 and/or 102 class first can be helpful. You could also spend some time viewing a few of the many free online tutorials for getting started with Lightroom. Try YouTube, the Adobe site or Lynda.com.

Q: What is not included in the price of the workshop?
A: Cost of lunch, entry fees and the cost of parking if necessary.

Q: What is Lightroom?
A: Lightroom is a powerful editing software used to organize and edit photos. Learn more about the program under our Lightroom Class Series.

Q: How will I know if the workshop makes or not?
A: If the workshop doesn’t make and has to be canceled, you will receive an email no later than the night before the scheduled class date.

Q: What if I have to cancel?
A: Details on cancellations are on our Policies page.

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Peter Poulides


Peter is the owner of Dallas Center for Photography and teaches several of the classes and workshops. In over 30 years of shooting assignments for national magazines and corporate/stock photography he’s learned a few things and likes to pass it on. His favorite student review is “You remember what it’s like to not know”.

He also works one-on-one with clients to further particular shootings skills, organize their photos with Lightroom or work on projects like books and exhibitions. He still shoots occasional commercial jobs but is busy with personal book projects and running the expanding DCP.

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