Personalized Lightroom Sessions with John Latimer
$150 per hour
Personalized Lightroom Sessions with John LatimerLeica Store Miami is excited to offer virtual, personalized 1-on-1 Adobe Lightroom sessions with photographer/instructor John Latimer. During these remote sessions, you'll be able to address any specific questions that you might have or techniques that that you'd like to learn. From catalog organization to image editing, John has seen it all. You'll even be able to share your computer screen with him so he can see exactly what's going on with your setup. And if you're completely new to Lightroom, John will make sure that you have a full understanding of the program and its potential to transform your photography.
Lightroom is to the digital photographer what the dark room was to the analog photographer. But it's so much more than that! This program helps photographers to manage, control and search their photo archive. Adobe’s RAW conversion of Leica DNG files allows us to extract the most detail, tone, and color from each image. Outside of our cameras, it is the photographer's most important tool and understanding this tool is vitally important.
Who should sign up for these sessions?
These sessions are designed for photographers of all levels. They are meant to address any specific Lightroom questions that you may have (i.e. missing folders, merging catalogs, file naming, post processing, etc.) They are also geared towards the photographer who wants to improve their understanding of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and better incorporate it into their photography workflow. If you've never used Lightroom before, John can help you get up to speed quickly.
Purchases are non-refundable and must be used within 30 days from the time of purchase. Scheduling will be done on a first come, first served basis in coordination with John Latimer. There will be a limited number of sessions available each week.
What to Expect
John will custom tailor these sessions to your needs, your interests and your pace. Unlike a group class, this teaching style is all about you. You may purchase as many sessions as you need but scheduling restrictions may apply. Topics may cover but are not limited to:
- A general overview of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
- Installation considerations
- Lightroom preference settings
- The Lightroom catalog concept
- Combining different catalogs
- Organizing your catalog
- Import settings and presets
- Sorting, viewing modes, pick/reject
- Camera and lens profiles
- White balance
- Tone controls
- Organization with metadata & star ratings
- Spot removal
- Hue, saturation, and luminance
- Adjustment brush
- Black and white conversion
- Lens correction
- Sharpening, noise, and clarity
- Graduated filter
- Dehaze tool and range masking
- HDR and panoramas
- Crop and post-crop vignette
- Exporting and print settings
- How to share for social media
- How to setup images to print
- Backup plans
Questions about the 1-on-1 sessions
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 305-921-4433 or send us an email. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
John Latimer is a photographer and print maker who has been teaching photography as a professor at various institutions including Rochester Institute of Technology, Appalachian State University, and College of DuPage for the last 18 years. He is the principal instructor of Leica Store Miami's Lightroom for Leica Boot Camp series. John’s clients have included Bloomingdale’s, The British Museum of Art at Yale University, The George Eastman House, Jerry Uelsmann, Maggie Taylor, Carl Chiarenza and other nationally recognized photographers. His personal work is in the permanent collection of the South East Museum of Photography. John resides in the mountains of Boone, NC with his wife and dogs. Beyond photography, John’s other interests include travel and cooking/food.
Here is what our customers are saying about these custom sessions:
"Extremely well run, flexible, and insightful. John knows Lightroom inside and out and has a great way to communicate to simplify the concepts and make them easily applicable." - Rodrigo B.
"John takes you by the hand (through screen sharing) and does away with the stress of learning an indispensable program like Lightroom. Even for an old-school photographer like me! We began with the fundamentals of organizing files by key words, and how to categorize for easy access. I look forward to learning how to edit my images in future sessions." - Leslie S.
"Working with John Latimer, even for an hour, will have you rethinking that disorganized nightmare of a Lightroom catalog you have on your hard drive and determining a better path forward. Having used Lightroom since 2007 - and with a massive lack of discipline in organizing the thousands of photographs I’ve taken since then - I see working with John as a great step forward. He’s knowledgeable, straightforward and, given the investment I’ve made in photography, a bargain. He’s immediately become my indispensable partner in a needed overhaul of my Macs, hard drives and Lightroom catalogs." - John B.
"John's deep experience and customized approach has expanded my knowledge of Lightroom. His ability to work 1on 1 by remotely joining my computer has removed the mysteries of workflow techniques. John’s instruction has elevated my enjoyment of Lightroom. He is a great listener and challenges me to expand my personal workflow process. We currently meet weekly allowing me to practice my new acquired skills between sessions." - Steve B.
"While I have used Lightroom for 6 years, I desperately needed help to begin to organize things and John definitely gave me that help. We used Zoom so John could access my 27” iMac and I felt as if he was just sitting next to me walking me thru the process. While I originally signed up for 1 hour we easily went into two hours. I still need some hand holding on moving things from iCloud to LR, and I have not even gotten into how to actually use the program going forward. The net is I will need more lesson which I will gladly sign up for." - Tom F.
"My session with John was excellent. A one-to-one session enabled me to ask all my silly questions and overcome certain mental blocks I've encountered in using Lightroom. John was very flexible, patient and clear in his explanations and instructions. The technology used to hold the session worked flawlessly and seeing how a 'pro' moved around the Lightroom interface and approached editing was very helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend working with John and I intend to do so again in the near future." - Steve B.
"John helped me to understand how to approach B&W work in Lightroom in a more disciplined way. Now, instead of flailing around, trying this and that, I have a procedure that I can go through with each image and then branch off that sequence as each image requires. Worth every dollar!!" - Richard B.
"I had stopped shooting and using Lightroom for about two years. In Lightroom, I forgot most of everything. John knew how to get me back. We started with catalogs and smart collections which I did not previously understand. John explained it perfectly. We re-did my library of 72,000 images. We then moved on to editing and are now starting printing. John knows his stuff and knows how to get it to you. He will explain it all. Besides watching Ozark, John is the next best way to get through a pandemic ." - Neil A.
"John helped me reorganize my Lightroom catalog, find and repair lost files, and improve my Lightroom workflow overall. He is a knowledgeable resource and his hands-on assistance with my Lightroom catalog issues saved me many hours of work that I would have had to do myself. My session with John was very productive. Given his background in higher education, it is no surprise that he is such a good teacher. If you need help with Lightroom or would like to learn a better way to organize your workflow and edit photos, I would highly recommend a session with John." - Chad P.