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Adobe Lightroom Intensive Day 1 (Hartford)

Adobe's Lightroom Content Management and Editing program is a very popular tool for many photographers. It is well designed and can get the beginner editing their photos in a short amount of time. It is also a very powerful program containing many tools and functions that, when understood, will help the advanced user speed their editing process immeasurably.

This series will be an intensive two day workshop designed to get you to an advanced level of editing. Broken down into five modules, each module targets a specific part of the LR program. If you want to attend both days you need to register for each session individually.


Registration and equipment setup will be from 8:30 to 9:00 am. Workshop begins promptly at 9. Please arrive early enough to ensure you are set up in time.

In the event of a state emergency the EOC will not be available to us. A new date will be made available at such time. A big Thank You goes out to Don Janelle for securing this location for us.


About this module: This module deals with two distinct parts; Analysis and Application

• You will analyse the various types of photographs taken to determine the needs and uses for those photographs

• You will create an active structure within your workflow that supports those needs.

• You will understand how the LR catalog tracks and manages images and how to maximize the file structure for effective workflow.

• You will get hands on training to restructure your drives to conform to that structure.

Expected results: You will analyze your current needs and be able to organize your image files in various locations according to those needs and maximize the file structure for easy organization and retrieval outside of Lightroom.


About this module: This module deals with two parts; Understanding how LR works and structuring workflow to take advantage of the various tools LR has to offer.

• You will understand the steps LR uses to ingest, catalog and edit images and how it can maximize your workflow time for effective time management.

• You will have a workable and repeatable process for working within Lightroom that can be implemented right away and modify to fit your needs.

Expected results: You will have a clearer understanding of how LR works. You will also have a structured and repeatable process for working within LR that can be implement right away with your own images.


About this module: This module deals with two distinct parts; keywords and presets.

• You will understand hierarchies and basic keywording techniques and be able to apply them to your own workflow.

• You will understand what presets are and how to implement them into your own LR workflow.

• You will be able to analyze their images and determine proper keywords for easier cataloging.

• You will be able to create workable presets for your workflow.

Expected results: You will understand the power of keywords in filing, sorting and researching images and have a hierarchical structure for implementing keywords. You will also understand how LR uses and creates various presets for expediting your workflow.


This is a workshop about using Adobe Lightroom as a photo editing tool. It is not a basic computer class. You must have a familiarity with basic computer functions. You need to know the following;

• how to use a mouse, pen tablet or other interface device

• how to use a card reader to transfer images from camera to computer

• navigating your computer's file structure in a file browser

• creating, moving and deleting files and folders (cut and paste, click and drag, etc.)

• navigating program menus (accessing main, sub and drop down child menus)

• you should also know how to adjust your monitor's brightness and contrast settings


I understand some people do not have laptops available. There is enough room to bring in a desktop setup (keep it minimal). You will be responsible for transporting and setting up your own equipment.

Neither I nor the Manchester EOC will be held responsible for any damage caused to any of your equipment during this event. Make sure your equipment is well packed for transportation. Bring an extra extension cord and/or power strip just in case. Don't forget any peripherals (keyboards, mice, tablets, etc.).

Bring your external drives if you use them. Otherwise, make sure you have some variety of images on your hard drive to be able to follow along with the lessons.


Laptops, computers, accessories, cameras and other equipment brought in by you for the purpose of this workshop is solely your responsibility. Neither I nor the Manchester EOC will be held accountable for the theft or damage to your equipment while in your care.


Beverages and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

Lunch will be provided from the local Subway and you will be receiving a menu selection to choose from. Please make sure you fill it out and return it to me no later than two days prior to the event.

Absolutely no open drink containers near any computers.


Make your best way to RT 384 East in ManchesterFollow RT 384 East to Exit 1 (Spencer Street) and take a left (or right if traveling West) onto Spencer Street.

Once on Spencer Street go approximately 1 mile (4th traffic light. There's a BP gas station on the right) and turn left onto Olcott Street at the traffic light.

Go approximately 100 yards to 321 Olcott Street (on the left). There is a green sign which reads: “Town Of Manchester, Field Services Unit,” Emergency Operations Center (that’s us) turn into this driveway.

The driveway is long (¼ mile). The EOC is in the first large building you see. (The building has 10 garage bays)

Park your car in any open parking space and enter via the front door on the north side of the building (the main double doors). The EOC is on the second floor. An elevator is in the lobby near the main door.

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  • 'Duck'

    A lot of work, but it went over without a glitch. To quote Kim, Amazing.

    2 · February 24, 2014

  • Susan V.

    And special thanks to Don, he got us the best room on the planet to hold a class such as this in, and he went out both days and picked up our eats, and as well as a wealth of knowledge, he's a funny guy who keeps you laughing and makes long days in class bearable.

    2 · February 24, 2014

  • Susan V.

    What ever Duck is teaching I'm learning (literally) because he has a way of making everything make sense! Any Duck class consider me in! Thanks for making Lightroom much more understandable and more valuable of a tool to me!

    2 · February 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    And thanks to Don for the use of the great Manchester EOC space.

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Don J.

    Super class Duck was very patient and gave us a ton of information. Thanks Duck!

    3 · February 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member


    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Susan V.

    Duck, I sent you an email this morning regarding my situation this morning. As far as I know i'm still coming to class (late) but the email explains... see you later.

    February 22, 2014

    • 'Duck'

      Got it. Hope everything works out.

      February 22, 2014

  • Diann

    I forgot to print out that worksheet form. I do not have an operational printer at home, and I am not driving back to work to print it. I will have the answers filled out before I go to sleep tonight, however, but they will be on the computer not as hardcopy.

    February 21, 2014

    • 'Duck'

      Not to worry, we'll be going over it in class. Filling it out ahead of time is just to have people thinking on the questions in advance.

      February 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone else having a problem copying images from Google Docs to usb? Help anyone . . .

    February 18, 2014

    • 'Duck'

      Don't copy the images from GOOGLE directly to A USB drive. That will take forever. Instead just put it on your hard drive.

      February 19, 2014

    • Susan V.

      had to put on usb so I can transfer to the laptop i'm bringing to class, didn't take long at all, couple seconds download time for each photo

      February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't know what I was thinking, but I had trouble finding files on my laptop. I did however finally make it work. Thanks.

    February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry got it - guess I needed to restart , , , ,

    February 18, 2014

  • Sharon S.

    Duck , I can not find the email with the details about this meetup what we need and lunch sign up ? , can you resend it to me ? not sure if this is where i ask you about this ? thanks

    February 17, 2014

  • 'Duck'

    THIS IS THE REAL MEETUP! Seems that an older version of this event was resurrected by meetup by mistake. Do not respond to that one. If it pops up again, please notify me. Thanks.

    February 16, 2014

  • 'Duck'

    Workshop information is now available online. Go to and download the required files.

    February 13, 2014

  • Patricia B.

    I really appreciate you having the meetup up this way, unfortunately I will not be able to attend good luck!

    February 10, 2014

  • Diann

    I'll be dragging my sleepy body up there, as the date for Shelton's first session is not good for me. Coffee will be on order, iv. ;)

    January 16, 2014

  • John F.

    Duck I can't make the Part II on Sunday due to business travel. I hopefully catch the second half in Shelton

    January 9, 2014

    • 'Duck'

      No problem. I should have a date soon.

      January 10, 2014

  • 'Duck'

    Because Elements, Lightroom and Photoshop are all Adobe products they share a lot of similarities. Elements and Lightroom have similar cataloging features while Adobe Camera Raw shares a lot of the features of the LR Basic Module. Other editing features are covered with both Elements and Photoshop. Day one can benefit just about everyone as it's about workflow and apply to how you work with files, regardless of editing sofware. To maximize your experience I suggest getting the trial version of Lightroom for the class. You can follow along with the lessons and won't have to be thinking about how it converts to Elements or Photoshop. Your understanding of your current program of choice (E or PS), will allow you to convert everything later.

    January 9, 2014

  • Susan V.

    I suspected Don was going when I saw where it was being held, (Thanks Don) Should I bring the ghouls? LOL

    January 9, 2014

  • Doris B.

    Sorry I can't make this date.

    January 8, 2014

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