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Creative processing in Adobe Lightroom with Dan Ballard!

Change the way you think about image processing!!

Ansel Adams himself said that half of photography is in the processing. That is still true today, and one of least understood aspects of photography is how to correctly edit an image to make it shine. Internationally known travel and landscape photographer Dan Ballard has been using Abode Lightroom to edit his images since the first beta version was released 6 years ago. He now uses the program almost exclusively. Dan has a very unique approach to editing and we feel this technique will change the way you edit and think about image processing forever.

Dan always gets rave reviews about his classes and presentations and we guarantee you will go away inspired and with new tools to edit your images. This class will teach you how to create powerful, jaw dropping images and basics tips for managing and sorting files.

Dan will cover his workflow from camera to final output. Although the bulk of this class will focus on the artistic side of processing images, many tips and tricks about using the program will also be shared. This class is suitable for all levels of photographers and Lightroom users, from those who have not yet purchased the software to those that have been using it for many years. This class is also suitable for those who prefer Adobe Camera Raw as most of the editing tools are the same.

After the class you will be dying to go back and reprocess older images....who knows, you may find a hidden masterpiece!

You can always go to and download the 30-day trial if you don't own Lightroom and want to check it out so you have it for this workshop. MIke is an Adobe reseller, so you may purchase the software from him if you'd like to.

Bring your laptop with LR installed and a few images you want to work on as we will be doing a lot of hands on editing. We may need some extra power strips, so if you have one, please bring it.

Dan Ballard is an internationally known travel and landscape photographer from Colorado. His images take you on a visual journey to some of the world's most beautiful and far-reaching corners. Dan has visited over 50 countries on five continents around the globe, and his work has attracted the attention and praise of some of the biggest names and companies in the photo industry.

Dan's images have been on display around the U.S. in museums and galleries, and he has sold images to clients around the globe, including The National Geographic Society and The Travel Channel. He is proud to be on the Mpix, Zenfolio and BlackRapid Pro Teams, and to have strong working relationships with the most trusted names in photography, including SanDisk, ThinkTank Photo, Nik Sofware, and Really Right Stuff. His images have been published in magazines and calendars worldwide, and he has won or been a finalist in numerous prestigious competitions. Large, framed prints of his work can be found at gift and furniture stores around the country. Dan’s image ”Let ‘er Fly” was recently featured in a Smithsonian Channel episode on what makes an award-winning image.

Dan is an accomplished and entertaining keynote speaker and gives presentations on photography around the world at symposiums, festivals, trade shows and workshops.

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  • Dan O.

    Dan has opened the door to an approach to photography radically different than my traditional methods.

    November 11, 2012

  • Alana T.

    Dan is an excellent teacher. Enjoyed it very much.

    November 10, 2012

  • Trent P.

    I am very much interested in this class because Dan is teaching it. However, I am pretty satisfied with using Adobe Photoshop Elements and Digital Photo Professional. What can Adobe Lightroom add to my editing and processing?

    November 8, 2012

    • Dan B.

      Hi Trent, thanks for the kind words. I think you would be amazed at the power LR has for editing. I have not used Digital Photo Professional, but LR 4 is absolutely amazing in terms of user control. Plus, I truly hope to help you with how to think about editing that will cross over to different programs. Learning how to use dodging and burning effectively and correctly is a game changer. I hope you can make it!

      November 9, 2012

  • Dante

    I don't have LR but I do have Adobe Camera Raw. Would this class apply or would that be a separate class?

    November 4, 2012

    • Dan B.

      Hi Dante, a big part this class would apply. Most all of the editing tools are the same.

      November 4, 2012

    • Dante

      Thanks -- signed up!

      November 5, 2012

  • Dave D.

    I would love to go, but I will be at Glen Eyrie working on the burn area

    October 31, 2012

  • Jane G.

    Looking forward to this presentation. Dan is such a good instructor, and his photos are wonderful.

    October 31, 2012

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