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Adobe Lightroom Boot Camp - BOTH Days
• What we'll do EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $375 FOR THE FULL TWO-DAY WORKSHOP UNTIL APRIL 30, 2018 AND THEN $475. It’s back! A TWO FULL DAY Lightroom intensive boot camp. This will be a hands on, everything you need to know, deep dive into the single most important tool ever created for photographers outside the camera… Adobe’s Lightroom and Creative Cloud Suite. Laptops are required for this one as this will be a fully interactive experience. Students will follow along every step of the way over this two-day boot camp as Lightroom guru, Clifford Pickett, walks you through every aspect of the software suite, covering the essentials, workflow strategies, tips and tricks, importing, development, slideshows, Lightroom Mobile, printing, tethering, syncing, virtual copies, presets, targeted adjustments, noise, sharpness and everything in between. If you are serious about learning Lightroom, a first time user or an experienced veteran looking to harness the power of the new and improved Lightroom, this is the Workshop for you. For those who have not used or do not have Lightroom, it is available as a free trial for 30 days and students are encouraged to take advantage of this: What’s Covered in Day One: An in-depth demonstration of Library Module features of Lightroom; Workflow - Making it work for you: How to organize your images and take back control; Digital Asset Management; A strategy to sort, rank, store and find every image you’ve ever taken; Rating, key-wording, culling; Importing images; Color management and profiles; Image throughput to Photoshop and back again; Automating workflow with presets and beyond; and How to quickly choose the best and forget the rest. What’s Covered In Day Two: Prerequisite: Lightroom Bootcamp - Day One of Two of Adobe Lightroom Bootcamp OR Intermediate Lightroom skills with excellent working knowledge of the Library Module. A critical visual road map of how to approach post-processing - what works and why In-depth demonstration of LR’s new Develop Module tools: including, but not limited to: HDR merge; Lightroom’s new Luminosity masking and color range features Panorama merge; Facial recognition and auto-tagging; New Filter brush; Duplicating local adjustments; Dehaze; and New upright and image transformation tools. An in depth analysis of the develop module with a thorough demonstration of all other tools in the Lightroom toolbox, to include: Advanced Healing brush; “Visualize Spots” tool; Radial Filter; Upright; Smart Previews; Turn your images into a masterpiece (It's easier than you think); Parametric non-linear adjustments; Exposure control and correction; Color control and correction; White balance; Noise reduction; and Sharpening. A full workflow solution and demonstration from a recent shoot covering import through developing and on through export: Exporting features and how to share your images with the world; and And more! • What to bring Requirements: A laptop with Lightroom 6 or CC downloaded and completely installed. You may download a trial version of Adobe Lightroom here: Please also bring the POWER CORD to your laptop as this is an ALL DAY Workshop – you will need to plug in. [masked] images to work on in class • Important to know About the Instructor: Clifford Pickett is a professional travel photographer, commercial photographer & videographer, event photographer and educator. He is based in NYC but his work takes him around the globe. He is the owner of several successful photographic enterprises and a corporate commercial video production company working with clients such as Estée Lauder, Sephora and Clinique. Visit to see Cliff's work.

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New to photography? Know your way around a camera but your skills need some fine tuning?

With so many resources now available out there, where do you start? New York City, itself, hosts over 100 groups on photography instruction, but do they have near a century of photography experience to back that up? And more importantly, the drive to share that knowledge with you? Do they have a long list of positive references from other students?

Our experts in the field can help guide you through the process – both creative and technical – in image making.

NYC Digital Photography Workshops creates fun, yet informative, SEMI-PRIVATE and PRIVATE workshops that spark creativity and technical know-how with or without having the latest and greatest gear. We offer semi-private and private workshops on over 120 photography topics on everything from how to use your new DSLR, manual settings and composition to studio lighting, fashion and street photography. You will learn real-world photography techniques both in the studio and/or in the field.

NYCDPW leads themed Monthly Photo Walking Tours with its owner, Dawn M. Wayand, to exercise your skills, build your portfolio and make new friends in a more intimate group environment as well as Monthly Semi-Private “Learn and Shoot” Photo Walks with Instructor Ron Jautz where a topic for questions is set by the walk location. We provide outlets for your photography via occasional Group Exhibitions in various places such as SoHo, Chelsea, Lower East Side and more.

We aim to build your confidence as a photographer all while giving you the skills you need to succeed as a photographer. At NYCDPW, you will be part of a community of photographers, from novice to expert, where you can hone your craft. Our instructors, themselves working photographers, have walked in your shoes. They speak your language and understand your challenges. Yes, intuitive instruction that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Register today…we look forward to helping YOU become the photographer YOU want to be!

Shoot. Learn. Become MORE Awesome.

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