Workshop Photoshop Basics for Photographers with Moira Lennox

For the photographer who is just starting to use photoshop this workshop is designed especially  for you. 


General Membership:  $75.00 

Outdoor Photographer : $65.00

Studio Member:     $65.00 

Photoshop Basics for Photographers Taught by Moira Lennox 

During the workshop Moira will give you examples and exercises to reinforce what you are learning.  We encourage you to bring a laptop so you can follow along.  It is not required but can be very useful. 

  We do have one workstation in the studio . It has  Photoshop CS6 . If anyone would like to rent the workstation for the workshop the cost is $10.00 .  It is our hopes that we will be able  finance more workstations in the future. 

o  Introduction

o  The Interface and Getting around

o  Bridge to Photoshop

o  Tools

o  Options Bar

o  Panels

o  Menus

o  Layers  & Using them

o  What is a layer and basic example

o  Four basic blending modes

o  Multiple, Screen, Overlay , Soft light

o  Saving images and file formats

o  Resolution and image size

o  Basic Image updates

o  Adjusting Brightness

§  Levels

§  Shadow Highlights

§  Dodge and burn

o  Making Selections and Tools

§  Marquee tools

§  Lasso tools

§  Quick Selection

o  Retouching Tools

§  Spot Healing Brush

§  Healing Brush

§  Cloning Stamp

o  Cropping and Straightening

o  Fixing and Enhancing Color

o  Level adjustment

o  Color balance

o  Hue and Saturation

o  Vibrance and Saturation

o  Sharpening an Image

o  Camera Raw

o  Intro

o  Basic Panel Only

It is with great pleasure that I am Introducing TCPG's Newest Instructor 

Moira Lennox 

Moira's Bio 

I am a freelance photographer who grew up in South Africa and currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have had the good fortune to have traveled to many parts of the world; these richly textured experiences have provided me a wide view of life, shaping the philosophy of my art.

I am invigorated by the process of capturing compelling elements of a story. It is when I am inspired by a pattern or color or motion that I begin to craft a story with my camera. My photographs provide the imagery and space for the viewer to create the full story for themselves.

My passion is capturing the simplicity of a scene while evoking an understanding of the complex relationship of nature and humankind. A love of nature and the mysteries and beauty of the world, above and below the water, provide many of the landscapes for my photos and highlight my commitment to conservation.

I am a technician who brings a distinctive sense of style and elegance to product and food photography. I have the tenacity and patience to seek the best angle, lighting and depth of field. My dedication to technical precision strongly supports my work as a product and food photographer. I have the ability to translate my customer’s vision of their product or subject into a photograph that is visually powerful and provides an eloquence and understanding that reach beyond words.

My work interest/expertise includes:Fine artProduct and food photographyDocumentaryPrivate or group photography workshopsCollaborative worksPrivate commissions

Samples of Moira 's  work 

Video from Recent Project 

Moira is a volunteer for Photographer without Boarders .  She recently was asked to  document  EastCo Tour Company 's conservation efforts  in Africa. 

Check out her video.

I am very happy to have Moira  teaching with us again. Below are the reviews from her first  workshop with us.   She truly has delivered  the best beginner photoshop workshop I have ever seen.  Moira travels the world  so I don't know how long we are going to be able to hold on to her. If you were thinking of doing a beginner workshop in Photoshop NOW IS THE TIME.  


Excellent teacher! Personable, clear expertise and passion around subject, and solid understanding of adult learning and how to facilitate a learning session. Good pace, just the right amount of info - just loved it!

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Cindy Carlsson

As noted, this was a really great class. Moira is a funny and engaging instructor with a really well throught-out class and examples. It was brief, but comprehensive. This could easily be expanded to a full day too. It's worth noting that, while the focus was on the use of photoshop, there was a lot of information on photo editing in general that is directly applicable to other editing programs. A really good class by a really good instructor. I hope to see her offer more classes.

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Donna Monson

This was a fabulous class. Our trainer was amazing. Patient, knowledgeable, thorough...she knew exactly what we should be doing as beginners and was able to answer every question with authority. She was supportive, and encouraging...everything you'd want in a teacher/mentor. If I see her name on any other meet ups...I'm there. Thanks for a great experience!

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Loren Swanson

Moira took a very complex topic and condensed it down to elements that even I could understand. There were so many facets of this topic that I may not be able to repeat many of the procedures that she taught us but she did do a wonderful job of organizing things well and keeping the process on track at a fast pace! Thank you Moira!

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Moira is an incredible teacher. She had the right amount of exercises and lecture to keep the students engaged. I liked that she offered different scenarios where you would apply the tools she was teaching you.

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  • Roger W.

    What a great class, and awesome instructor. If you where on the fence about going you missed a great class, I learned a lot! Thanks Moira!

    June 11, 2014

  • Moira

    Thank you for a great class! I'm glad you enjoyed it and got something from it. Keep at it and it will come.

    June 11, 2014

  • Joan

    Lots of great tips and excellent instructor. I came away with a much better understanding of PS

    June 11, 2014

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