Lightroom for Leica Boot Camp with John Latimer | Nov. 1-3, 2019


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  • Lightroom for Leica Boot Camp with John Latimer

    Join Leica Store Miami and photographer/print maker John Latimer for an Adobe Lightroom for Leica Boot Camp in Miami, Florida this November. 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.

    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. Leica Specialist Josh Lehrer will be on hand to provide assistance and technical support. 

  • Itinerary:

    Friday, November 1st (at Leica Store Miami)

    • 2:00pm - We will meet at Leica Store Miami to get to know each other, go over the workshop itinerary and schedule our one-on-one sessions.
    • 3:00pm - 6:00pm - One-on-one sessions with John and Josh. During these half-hour consultations, we'll make sure that you (and your computer) are set up and ready to go for the workshop.
    • 6:30pm - Group dinner in Coral Gables.

    Saturday, November 2nd (Aloft Hotel in Coral Gables hotel)


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


    • Camera and lens profiles
    • White balance
    • Histogram
    • Tone controls
    • Contrast
    • Organization with metadata & star ratings
    • Collections

    Sunday, November 3rd (at Leica Store Miami)


    • Spot removal
    • Hue, saturation, and luminance
    • Adjustment brush
    • Black and white conversion
    • Lens correction
    • Transforms
    • Sharpening, noise, and clarity
    • Graduated filter


    • Dehaze tool and range masking
    • HDR and panoramas
    • Crop and post-crop vignette
    • Exporting and print settings
    • Backup plans

  • Class Size: Limited to 12 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.

    Travel, Hotel & Transportation Information

    For out of town visitors, we recommend flying into Miami International Airport (MIA) which is only 4.5 miles from Leica Store Miami.

    This workshop will take place in Coral Gables, Florida at Leica Store Miami on November 1st and 3rd, and in the Aloft Hotel on November 2nd. Uber, Lyft, or taxis are easily accessible but you are certainly welcome to rent a car if you choose. We suggest that attendees stay at the Aloft Coral Gables as it is very close to our store. We have arranged for a group rate which which we will share with all attendees.

    If you decide not to stay at the Aloft Hotel, here are a few of our favorite area hotels are:

    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. 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.

    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. 

    We look forward to seeing you in Miami!

  • Withdrawal and Refund Policy

    Enrollment is limited to 12 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, minus a $250 service charge. If you cancel and we cannot find someone to fill your seat, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule:

    At least 60 days before the start of the workshop: Full refund minus $250 service fee.
    Between 59 and 45 days before the start of the workshop: 75% refund
    Between 44 and 30 days before the start of the workshop: 50% refund
    Less than 30 days from the start of the workshop: No refund

    Course Cancellation

    Leica Store Miami reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.
    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.

    Travel Insurance

    Leica Store Miami is not responsible for cancellations due to medical or personal emergencies so we highly recommend that you purchase travel Insurance. Companies like Travelex and Allianz Global Assistance are reputable but you can choose any vendor you like. Just make sure that they have an A+ rating from the BBB. Travel insurance generally costs 5-7% of your total trip cost. Leica Store Miami is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a workshop cancellation.


    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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