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Melbourne Weekend Post Processing and Workflow Bootcamp - Workshop Class

Where: Melbourne

Next available workshop: 28th and 29th September 2019

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Due to popular demand Mark is pleased to offer a digital post-processing and workflow program with particular emphasis on Adobe Lightroom CC Classic and Adobe Photoshop.

The workshop is spread over two days, incorporating 5 two hour sessions and a 3 hour 'Phototrek' to begin the workshop. The workshop will cover:

Importing, opening images and managing your catalog
Image resolution Selections and masks
Colour and white balance adjustments
Retouching Histograms
File formats
Filters Actions Scripts
HDR Metadata Batch processing
Keyboard shortcuts Exporting and saving Automating tasks
Noise reduction
and much, much more.


Saturday and Sunday 8:30am to 5:00pm

The Phototrek

We commence proceedings shooting the surrounding area during a 2.5 to 3 hour photo walk. We will all be photographing together and this shoot will provide most of the imagery for the weekend's processing tuition. You will be working from scratch on images from your own camera.

Session 1
This session covers the basics of Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw and LR Develop and de-mystifying the connections of both with Photoshop. Mark will show you how best to transfer your images to your computer and some convenient protocols for folder naming and storage. We will also look at how Adobe Lightroom can be incorporated in your Photoshop workflow.

Session 2
This session will cover image adjustment and enhancement in LR Develop and Camera Raw and look at a number of techniques to speed up the post-processing workflow. We will look at the various adjustment modules and tools which will become the backbone of your image processing.

Produce amazing black and white results

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Session 3
We will start to get into some of the new user friendly aspects of Lightroom and Photoshop and really begin to make a difference to our RAW files to produce images with that "Wow" factor. We'll look at the best way to set up your tool panels and optimise your workspace to suit your style and needs. You will explore the different tools available in Photoshop and how and when to use them.

Learn how to turn an overexposed washed out image ........................................into a dramatic, punchy photograph in just a few easy steps.

Session 4
To help speed up the workflow process we will begin to incorporate plug-ins, presets, actions and scripts. As well as providing you with many ready to use presets and actions, Mark will guide you through the process of creating your own actions to speed up processes that you find yourself doing more often.
You'll learn how to create stunning, unique and interesting backgrounds for your "studio" portraits and much more.

From this........ to this.. in a few simple steps

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Session 5
By this session you will have a new understanding of presets, actions, scripts, plug-ins, batch processing, curves, layers, masks, resolution, filters and many more terms.This session will put your new found knowledge and skills to work and consolidate what you have learned into a smooth and efficient workflow. We will also look at the basics of some of the hot topics of digital photography such as HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama stitching and more.

Many of the features demonstrated and discussed relate to the latest and vastly improved Adobe Photoshop CC. A free 30 day trial version is available for download from Adobe.
Similarly you will need the latest Lightroom CC Classic installed. A free 30 day trial version is available for download from Adobe.
Check it out
here. If you intend using the trial , please install it the week to ensure you are ready to go.

Things you will need:

  • Laptop computer (Windows or Mac) with external power supply
  • Camera and basic 'walk-around' (24-70mm or similar) lens.
  • Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC Classic pre-installed (a free 30 day fully functioning trial is available for from the Adobe website)
  • Card reader or camera and USB connection lead.
  • Memory card with your special RAW image files
Price:  $485.00 per person (please note a 2.9% service fee applies to credit card payments)

Call Mark on 0459 221 678 to book your spot.

Please note: This workshop is limited to 10 participants. This will ensure that you receive comprehensive personal tuition from Mark. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

For further details or if you have any other questions, please phone Mark on 0459 221678.  Alternatively, you can email

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The non-destructive workflow is a completely new feature and exclusive to Nik Collection 3. By using the TIFF MULTIPAGE file format, Nik Collection 3 can combine an input file with your original Lightroom edits as well as any changes you’ve made using Nik Collection 3 plugins. Save both sets of edits in a single file.
The plugins can open an image in Adobe Lightroom Classic without changing any of the filters that were applied the last time the file was saved. Return to edits as many times as you like without losing any original adjustments made with Adobe Lightroom Classic.
Non-destructive workflow gives maximum flexibility when editing and is a huge improvement for users of Adobe Lightroom Classic and DxO PhotoLab.

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Luminar 4's sky replacements feature is outstanding. Stand along or use as a superb plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop -You choose.

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Luminar 4 is an all-in-one photo app designed to offer everything a modern photographer needs for photo editing.
Give all your photos a look you want in seconds. Make the necessary edits on a single image. And instantly sync all the adjustments with a click. It also works great as a plugin and an external editor for every photographer’s workflow.
• New photographers and mobile shooters will appreciate a simple approach using one-click Luminar Looks and universal tools like cropping, noise reduction, and image healing.
• Casual photographers may start with those same Luminar Looks, but will soon “graduate” to using Luminar’s purpose-built tools which achieve great results quickly.
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Use Luminar as a standalone application, a plugin, or an external editor.
Every photographer can benefit from its innovative tools. With easy-to-learn controls and rich features, Luminar benefits every workflow.
• Workflow tailored to any style with support for using as a standalone application or as a plug-in to popular host applications.
• AI Accent – the world’s most intelligent photo enhancer.
• Over 60 powerful one-click Luminar Looks to quickly enhance your images or adjust to taste.
• Beautiful edits, 100% nondestructive that are automatically saved to your catalog.
• The Library panel in Luminar places images front and center. A minimalist interface removes clutter and distractions making it easier to browse and enjoy photos.
• With the Library panel, it’s easier than ever to organize, browse, rate, and group your photos.
• Layers, brushes, and masking provide the ultimate in selective editing.
• Apply Lookup Table (LUT) files for creative color grading and film stock emulation.
• Customizable brushes plus a selective masking system to allow for precise control.
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