Lightroom Bootcamp: An Introduction to Lightroom

Learn the Fundamentals of Lightroom From an Expert!

Quick Details

This quick-paced, 3-hour beginner workshop taught by Lightroom expert Tamzin Smith will introduce the 2 most important components of Lightroom – the Library and the Develop Modules. You will learn how to: 1. organize your images (from importing to sharing and exporting); 2. make adjustments (tone, color sharpness and fine detail) to your images, and; 3. develop a solid understanding of the digital workflow process.

Workshop Topics

– Why Lightroom?
– Overview of the Library Module and panels
– How to manage your files and establish a good workflow
– Organizational tools (ranking, keywords)
– Keyboard shortcuts
– Sorting and filtering your images
– All the available adjustments tools (highlight/shadows, contrast, saturation vibrance, white balance, graduated/noise filters, adjustment brushes, etc.) in the Develop Module
– Retouching tools
– Sharpening
– Exporting images (and how to move between Lightroom and Photoshop)

Time Schedule

– 1:00 – 3:00 Lecture/demonstration of workshop topics
– 3:00 – 4:00 Hands-on

Note: Additional information regarding the workshop, directions to the studio, etc. will be sent via e-mail approximately one week prior

  • Chevron down What to Bring
    • Your laptop (either Mac or PC) with Lightroom 5, 6 or the Creative Cloud, which should be installed on your computer prior to the workshop (and tested ahead of time to be sure it is functional). Adobe does offer a free 30-day trial on their website if you want to try out the software before buying.
    • Pen and paper
  • Chevron down Where to Meet
  • 12276 Wilkins Avenue, Suite 316, Rockville, MD 20852

  • Chevron down Your Instructor
  • Tamzin Smith is a DC-area portrait photographer specializing in contemporary, window-light portraits, in studio and on location, for business and branding, social media, online dating, and personal enjoyment. She is a 2013 honors graduate of the Washington School of Photography Professional Program, and an artist-in-residence at Artists & Makers Studios 2 in Rockville, Maryland, where she has a small, natural-light studio. She brings to her work lessons learned from being on the other side of the camera as a model; a sense of composition and color, and expertise in Photoshop, from 23 years as a graphic designer and illustrator; and a sensitivity to the discomfort many people feel being photographed from 6 years of working largely with a mature female clientele. Her work can be seen at