Online Lightroom for Leica Boot Camp with John Latimer | July 31 - Aug 1, 2021


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  • Online Lightroom for Leica Boot Camp with John Latimer

    Join Leica Store Miami and photographer / teacher John Latimer for an Online Lightroom for Leica Boot Camp from July 31 - August 1, 2021. Lightroom is to the digital photographer what the dark room was to the analog photographer. But it's so much more than that. Lightroom is a way for photographers to manage, control and search their photo archive. Outside of our cameras, it is the photographer's most important tool and understanding this tool is vitally important.

    During this online weekend workshop we'll dive into Adobe Lightroom from start to finish, giving you a complete overview of the software. The boot camp will be comprised of 4 three hour lectures as well as a one hour 1-on-1 session with John to address any topic you like. All of the lectures will be recorded and shared with attendees so that they can reference them after the workshop. 

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a powerful tool in the photographer’s toolkit.  Lightroom brings organization to our files and allows us to edit and manipulate our images. Adobe’s RAW conversion of Leica DNG files allows us to extract the most detail, tone, and color from each image. This workshop is designed to cover Lightroom both as an organizational tool and to teach you to control the creative editing of your images.

    John Latimer is a photographer and print maker who has been teaching photography as a professor at various schools including Rochester Institute of Technology, Appalachian State University, and College of DuPage for the last 18 years. A Leica Specialist from Leica Store Miami will be on hand to provide assistance and technical support. 

  • Itinerary:

    Saturday, July 31st (Zoom)

    SESSION 1: Introduction to Lightroom Classic. 9:30 - 11:30am Eastern

    • Adobe Lightroom Classic introduction
    • Installation considerations
    • Lightroom preference settings
    • The Lightroom catalog concept
    • Import settings and presets
    • Sorting, viewing modes, pick/reject


    SESSION 2: Importing, Rating, Keywording & Collecting. 12:30 - 3:30pm Eastern

    • Making sense of and working with metadata, star ratings, and color labels 
    • Collections and Smart Collections, how to keep everything organized.

    Sunday, August 1st (Zoom)

    SESSION 3: Basic Editing. 9:30 - 11:30am Eastern

    • Histogram
    • White balance
    • Tone controls
    • Hue, saturation, and luminance. 
    • How to work with color.
    • Black and white conversion
    • Lens correction


    SESSION 4: Selective & Advanced Editing / Exporting & Printing. 12:30 - 3:30pm Eastern

    • Crop and post-crop vignette
    • Spot removal
    • Graduated filter
    • Adjustment brush
    • HDR, Panoramas and Transforms
    • Exporting and print settings
    • Backup plans

    SESSION 5: 1-Hour Online One-on-One Session with John Latimer

    • You'll be able to schedule this session with John at your convenience.
    • This is your chance to address any problems that you're having with your own Lightroom catalog, address file management, answer questions about advanced editing, etc.

  • Class Size: Limited to 10 attendees

    What to Expect

    Attendees will come away from this workshop with:

    • A solid understanding of workflow for importing, organizing, and archiving images using the Lightroom Library module.

    • The editing ability to make their images look like what they saw or imagined when capturing the image, using the Lightroom Develop module.

    • How to properly import images to or export images from Lightroom using Import and Export presets to make life easier.
    • A strategy for backing up your images to prevent any loss due to hard drive failure.

    • The ability to share their images through social media or how to set up images for print.

    Who should attend this workshop?
    This workshop is geared towards the photographer who wants to improve their understanding of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and better incorporate it into their photography workflow.

    About John

    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 has been teaching Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop via 1-on-1 sessions with Leica Store Miami for the past year. 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.

    Testimonials about John:

    Here is what our customers are saying about John's 1-on-1 LR and PS 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 want to rave about the help I have received from John Latimer. I have taken Lightroom classes before, but still came away wanting. John has taught me about Lightroom in a way that has unleashed its power for me. From file organization to editing, John has transformed the way I think about using this tool. He is a knowledgeable and patient teacher. I will be forever grateful for his ongoing assistance and recommend him highly. Worth every penny, and then some." - Debra I.

    Questions about the Workshop:
    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. 

  • Withdrawal and Refund Policy

    Enrollment is limited to 10 participants, and once you sign up, we are counting on your attendance. If you need to withdraw from this workshop, please notify us in writing (email is acceptable) as soon as possible. This is our refund policy:

    If you cancel and we find someone to fill your seat, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition. If you cancel and we cannot find someone to fill your seat, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule:

    At least 10 days before the start of the workshop: Full refund
    Less than 10 days from the start of the workshop: No refund

    Course Cancellation

    In the event that this workshop must be canceled due to inadequate enrollment, all fees and deposits will be refunded in full or may be transferred to another workshop within 24 months.


    If for any reason you wish to transfer your deposit, please notify us by email. You must register and complete a new workshop within 24 months of the withdrawal. We reserve the right to accept or deny any transfer.

    There are no exceptions to our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.

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