SB Lightroom: Intensive Weekend Class

Marc takes the mystery out of processing images as he shares techniques he’s mastered in his career of over 20 years. While there are many resources out there that teach how to use Lightroom, they don't tell you how to look at your images critically. In this class, Marc will teach you how to harness the power of Lightroom, develop your own eye and to make sure you have the skills to make your own personal vision a reality. Our Lightroom workshop is not a comprehensive how-to on features. It's about learning how to think independently and create images that take your breath away.

You’ll be comfortable and focused in a private meeting room in Santa Barbara at the Fess Parker Double Tree Inn.

We’re acquiring a group rate at the Fess Parker, just use the code "Muench Workshop".

What you’ll learn:

  • How to add keywords, development adjustments and file names efficiently while cataloging. 
  • Marc’s unique use of the Tone curve tool
  • How to efficiently apply regional edits in the Develop Module.
  • How Marc uses LR to merge HDR files and create panoramic images.
  • How to efficiently utilize Nik Silver Efex Pro for optimizing black & white images. 

Santa Barbara, California




March 10 - 12, 2016

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Marc is great, but he doesn’t have a big head. I really appreciate that. I can feel at ease and accepted and enjoy the accepting environment he creates. That’s super for learning and rare in my experiences with some other workshops.
— Sue Thole, Lightroom '12

Itinerary and General Information

Thursday March 10th, we’ll meet at 9:00 am in our conference room at the Fess Parker Hotel. Class will be held until 4:30 pm. Marc will lead everyone on a photowalk around the harbor from 5:00 pm until sunset. There will be time to complete your photo assignments while on the walk.  

Thursday’s Agenda, Tech day:

  • Overview of catalog preferences and settings
  • Presentation of file types and color space
  • Navigational tools in Library and Develop Modules
  • Step-by-step on importing into your catalog, utilizing presets.
  • Keywording and flagging images
  • Overview of Develop Module, including histogram and all tabs
  • Photography assignment based on learned Lightroom skills

Friday’s Agenda, Creative day:

  • Image review of project files
  • Individual help with choosing images 
  • Use of Develop module for global edits
  • Lesson on filters - Graduated, Radial and Adjustment Brush
  • Lesson on Photomerging images - HDR & Panorama
  • Photography assignment based on learned Lightroom skills

Saturday’s Agenda, Fun day:

  • Image review of project files
  • Lesson on converting to Black & White
  • Lesson on Nik “Silver Effects Pro”
  • Time to work on learned skills

Hotels: Casa Del Mar InnHotel OceanoAla Mar MotelPacifica SuitesBacara ResortRamada InnHampton InnHoliday Inn.

What’s Included

  • Three days of intensive Lightroom instruction
  • Image reviews
  • Assignment reviews
  • Fun and inspiration!

Whats Not Included?

Transportation to / from Santa Barbara, California. Lodging, meals and any transportation during the workshop. Anything not specifically listed as included.

Payment Terms

Payment of $1,600 is due in full at signup. Contact us if you would like to make other arrangements.

Additional Information

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