Adobe Lightroom Classic Seattle, Washington

5/3/2019 - 5/5/2019

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic is one of the most powerful image-editing programs for photographers. We are impressed by its organizational mastery and the powerful raw processing that works beneath the surface of the Develop module. Which is why, in this workshop, we spend plenty of time teaching students how to best use both.

Just pick up any book on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic and it’ll tell you: it’s important to understand the program before you start using it. There are some quirks about it. Like a few non-default settings that really should be default. Like the way Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic links to the physical locations of image files that shouldn’t be moved. Like the way you should always back up your catalog file and why.

Let us help you make sense of all the specifics in this thorough three-day workshop.

Students will walk away from this workshop with:

  • A solid understanding of workflow for storing, archiving and organizing images using the Library and Map modules
  • New techniques for making images look like what your eyes saw
  • A strategy for backing up your images to prevent any loss due to hard drive failure
  • An understanding of how to properly import images to or export images from Lightroom using Import and Export presets
  • Practice building slideshows in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic for easier image sharing
  • The ability to make perfectly-sized copies of your images for social media or for print!

Important: There are now two versions of Lightroom. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic and Adobe Lightroom CC. RMSP has workshops for each program! Both versions of Lightroom have their own advantages and disadvantages and students should think carefully before choosing the one to learn. Watch the video below to learn more about the two versions and why you might want to choose one over the other!


This workshop begins on Friday, May 3, at 9 a.m. and ends Sunday, May 5, at 5 p.m.

Friday, May 3rd

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Introduction

The Lightroom Catalog Concept

Import Presets

Sorting, Viewing Modes, Pick/Reject

Organization With Metadata & Star Ratings



White Balance


Tone Controls



Collections and the Slideshow Module

Saturday, May 4th

Hue, Saturation, and Luminance

Black and White Conversion

Lens Correction


Sharpening, Noise, and Clarity

Graduated Filter, Radial Filter

Dehaze and Range Mask


HDR and Panorama

Crop and Post-Crop Vignette

Exporting for Email and Social Media

Sunday, May 5th

Backup Plans

Spot Removal

Adjustment Brush


Map Module

Smart Collections

Exporting for Photo Labs


Meeting Space

Your workshop will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Seattle Airport South in Des Moines, Washington. Your class will meet regularly in the Adams Room. This workshop begins on Friday, May 3, at 9 a.m. and ends on Sunday, May 5, at 5 p.m.


There is a room block set up at the Four Points Sheraton Seattle Airport South for the nights of May 2 through May 5 (4 nights, departing May 6). Reservations can be made by clicking this link.

Four Points Sheraton Seattle Airport South
22406 Pacific Hwy S
Des Moines, WA 98198
(253) 642-0065
Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South

Rates: Rooms have been blocked at the rate of $114 per night + tax (single or double). Room choices are on a first-come, first-served basis. The hotel provides 1 complimentary breakfast per room.

Cutoff Date: Be sure to make your reservations by April 1, 2019. After this date, reservations will be based on availability.

Cancellation Policy: Please check with the hotel for details about their cancellation policy.


Complimentary parking is available at the hotel.

Air Transportation

RMSP is not responsible for cancellations due to medical or other emergencies or reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets/hotel rooms in the event of a course cancellation. Please consider the purchase of trip/travel insurance.

The nearest airport for this workshop is the Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, located approximately five miles from the hotel. For information about carrier and flight schedules visit the airport website.

Seattle/Tacoma International Airport
17801 International Blvd. 
Seattle, WA 98158
Sea-Tac Airport



All students must supply their own laptop with the following specifications:

  • RAM (Memory): Minimum of 4 GBs
  • Free Hard Drive Space: We recommend that you have at least 100 GBs of free space on your laptop's built-in hard drive if you plan to store photos on your computer
  • Virus Protection: Please update your virus protection prior to the workshop
  • Computer power cord

Experience has shown us that to get the most out of this software, you need far more powerful hardware than Adobe’s bare bones minimum suggestions. We recommend using a laptop with at least the specs below for maximum Lightroom efficiency.

Intel dual core i5 or i7 processor
Mac OS X v10.10 +
At least 8GB of RAM
Lots of free hard drive space


Intel dual core i5 or i7 processor
Microsoft Windows 10
At least 8GB of RAM
Lots of free hard drive space

Latest version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic

Note: The new Adobe Lightroom CC released late last year will not be covered in this workshop. Please be sure that you are using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC (also released late 2017) or a slightly earlier version of Lightroom to attend this course. To learn more about the different Lightroom versions, check out this video.

Additional Supplies:
Some or all of your photographs to edit and organize during lab times
External hard drive (1TB or greater recommended)
External Mouse (Optional)
Note-taking materials

We also recommend bringing a second unused external hard drive. This will serve as a backup to the first. In the event of a hard drive failure, you will be protected by having your photos on the backup drive.

Tuition: $745
Deposit: $200
Possible Discounts:
Friend of RMSP:$50
Early Registration:$50
if registered before 2/2/2019
This course is past its starting date.


David Marx

David Marx specializes in teaching landscape, travel, and night photography. Over the past twenty years, David’s images and time-lapse video clips have been used in dozens of publications, movies, and advertisements.

David is an Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CC and his entertaining teaching style works well for photography students of all skill levels.

You can find David’s ever expanding Lightroom and Photoshop video tutorial library at and follow him on Instagram, YouTube, and Google+.

Perks of Registering For A Workshop

EDU Advantage Program

By registering and completing any course with us, you will automatically be eligible for EDU status with B&H Photo. EDU members can save money on select items sold by B&H.

Creative Cloud Subscription

The software you use in your workflow is almost as crucial as your camera. Register for any RMSP course and you will receive a code to save 15% on a Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for the first year.

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