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Upcoming Half Day Lightroom 4 Workshop in NJ with Andrew Darlow

For more than two years I’ve been teaching photographers and other artists how to get the most from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, including editing, organizing, presenting and printing images using the application. It’s a very powerful tool, but it definitely takes time to learn, and Lightroom 4 brings with it many new features and a new processing engine.

In the upcoming weeks and months I will be teaching some Lightroom workshops in New Jersey. Here are some details and a link to more info on one of them. I will post information on some others as they get closer (my workshop/events page will generally have all of them listed):

Class Title: LIGHTROOM 4 WORKFLOWS: How to Organize, Retouch and Print Your Images

Location: duCret School of Art, Plainfield, NJ

Date: Sat. April 7, 2012
Time: 10AM-2PM

Fee: $50 ($39 for those who register by April 4)

A full description and online registration information is available here:


Andrew Darlow conducting a Lightroom workshop in Princeton, NJ

To show an example of what I’ll be covering, this particular image will be shown step-by-step from raw capture to the final edited image. I think it shows what’s possible when you use Lightroom’s Develop Module to recover highlight data and use the application’s selective adjustment options:


Nikon D800, 6400 ISO (Before Lightroom 4.1RC adjustments) photo © Andrew Darlow

Nikon D800, 6400 ISO (After Lightroom 4.1RC adjustments) photo © Andrew Darlow

Nikon D800, 6400 ISO (After Lightroom 4.1RC adjustments) photo © Andrew Darlow


Upcoming Full-Day Fine-Art Printing with Photoshop Workshop in NYC

Hello! This quick note is to let you know that some spaces are still available for my full day color management and fine-art printing workshop being held this Saturday 1/28/2012 at Calumet Photographic in New York City. In addition to a full day of color management and printing information, I will be showing more than 30 different fine-art paper types, as well as some metal prints.

The first 12 people to register will also have a print prepped and printed by me on a fine art paper of your choice. Below are two testimonials from recent attendees of the same workshop at Calumet Photo:

“Andrew gave a clear and detailed overview of printers, inks and most importantly settings that control the final quality of the prints.  I love knowing that there is such a vast range of papers to choose from and how to get the best results from them. I stayed up quite late last night experimenting with the settings discussed in the class and I ended up with a print that I am pleased with! This is great, thanks so much for unlocking this mystery! The workshop more than exceeded my expectations.” – Polly W.

“I am a platinum printer with the need to make enlarged digital negatives and have been contracting this work out because even though I have followed the various blogs, I didn’t understand the requirements of what it means to be a digital printer.  Andrew’s class gave me the framework to understand the process.  He discussed the various options for hardware (equipment AND papers) and software from an unbiased, user viewpoint. This is VERY important.  The week before I took Andrew’s class I went to the NY PhotoPlus Expo hoping to get a handle on my digital printing questions by talking to the various company reps and came away even more confused!

Andrew clarified all the sales hype and in a very straight forward manner showed what is needed to make great digital prints.  Using participant’s digital files, he printed the images on various papers demonstrating the strengths of each and he also demonstrated the power of using Photoshop in such a clear manner that it is no longer a scary, black box, but a tool to be used. I highly recommend this class for anyone wishing to make digital photographs, and for experienced digital printers who wish to make better digital photographs.” -Lyle Allan

For more information or to register, visit this page.

I hope to see you there!

If you have any questions or if you’d like to inquire about one-on-one in-person, phone or online consulting, please send an e-mail through this page.

Recent Article on How to Get the Most from a Visit to the PDN PhotoPlus Expo

I just posted a pretty long article on entitled: 10 Tips for Navigating the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City.

If you are at the show today, or if you are planning to attend this week or in upcoming years, I hope you find it useful. You can find the article here.