Achieve Your Vision: Processing Photos in the Digital Darkroom


The process of making a digital photograph starts at visualization, continues through the craft of taking the picture, and then journeys into the digital darkroom. In the digital darkroom, just like the chemical darkroom, photographers will fine tune their image, recognize the image’s flow, and work to emphasize that flow using Adobe Lightroom.

Bring a laptop with a copy of Lightroom installed. Adobe offers a free 30-day trial and a $10/month subscription.


  • November 11-12, 2017

Cost: $349 ($175 nonrefundable deposit due on registration. The remainder is due 60 days before the workshop).


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For this class, we’ll spend two days learning Adobe Lightroom. During the first day, you’ll learn the basics of Adobe Lightroom, one of the most powerful and easy to use image manipulation programs on the market. You’ll also learn to photograph for a concept known as flow — that is making the picture work to guide a viewer’s eyes through the image. You’ll also learn to develop flow in your image using the tools in Adobe Lightroom. On the second day, we’ll work together on student images submitted before the workshop, and then you’ll have the chance to develop your images with my feedback.

This schedule is subject to change.


  • 9-12: Introduction to cataloging, keywording and search
  • 12-1: Lunch
  • 1-4: Processing pictures: Color Management, Basics, Presets, What is Flow, Finding Flow, Finding Flow Blockers, Establishing Flow


  • 9-12: Guided work on developing flow in your images
  • 12-1: Lunch
  • 1-4: Work on your own images with feedback

If there is time, we will cover: creating multi-image panoramic photos


Working knowledge of your computer’s filing and operating systems. A general knowledge of the menu system of Adobe Lightroom. If you don’t know Lightroom, take the time to learn the menu system and how to navigate the program.


This class is held in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Required Equipment

Laptop with Adobe Lightroom install, 15 to 30 images, card reader, mouse and power cord.


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