The Lightroom Project Workshop

Taking your digital images from import to final output using Adobe Lightroom 

Five Thursday evenings,  7 to 9 PM,  October 9, 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6 

Tuition: $140 for members, $175 for non-members.

Wickford Art Association

The Path

Learn how to get the most out of Lightroom 5 in this workshop. Using a (voluntary) "project based" approach you will manipulate your pictures using the efficient Lightroom workflow. Your journey begins with the import and will include organizing, editing, selecting, collecting, processing, and presenting. Your ultimate destination is a fine quality print, but there are many useful tools in Lightroom we will employ along the way. Learn how to "Publish" to social sites, retouch, make a book, map your trip, prep images for the web, install pluggings, design a printed piece (with Lightroom and Photoshop or some other editor), produce a slide show and master Lightroom's powerful "Print" module. It's all here, soup to nuts.

NOTE: We will be using Lightroom 5 for this series but most of the content is appropriate for users of LR 4. This workshop is for INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED digital photographers already familiar with the Lightroom interface. Small class, maximum of 12 participants, definitely not appropriate for beginners!!!! Bring your laptop with LR4 or 5 installed.

Got questions... contact me at 401-441-5517 or

Lightroom was used to create most of the images on my website.

Seeing Well 

Winter Leaves

A good picture is one you haven’t seen before, taken from your unique point of view. It is one that makes the viewer say, “Wow!” This workshop is about training your eye to “see” the picture. It is about using the right light, good composition, your imagination, and an original approach. It is about making (not taking) pictures that are worth a second look. This course consists of four hands-on, two-hour meetings for anyone with a camera or a cell phone. We’ll work indoors and out, learning how to make pictures that are original and evocative. 

Important: This is not a class on how to use your point-and-shoot camera. You should already know how to do that. You must also know how to submit your homework assignments via email. 

Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 at the Edward King Center, Newport 10 AM to noon

Nov 25, Dec 2, 9, 16 at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at URI, 10 AM to noon

Great Women In Photography: Their Pictures, And Their Stories

Margaret Bourke-White

Join me for a four-week exploration of the work of some of my favorite female photographers. The list of great ones is long and includes Mary Ellen Mark, Sally Mann, Diane Arbus, Francesca Woodman and Cindy Sherman among others. We will examine their lives and their images and take away some inspiration from these immensely talented ladies. This is a class for anyone who enjoys fine art photography.

Oct 30, Nov 6,13, 20 at Salve Regina University, 10 am to noon

"The Fall Of The Leaf" at Blithewold Gardens & Arboretum

"The Fall Of The Leaf" by Gina Campbell

Check out the photos from our workshop...  a good shoot on a perfect day in a spectacular garden.

The image to the left  by Gina Campbell was voted best "Fall Of Leaf".

The ones in the grid on the right are the "missing" ones, and were not shown...  but you can see them now.

(They had gone missing because the date set in photographer's camera was incorrect. They ended up in another folder.)

Those in the grid on left were discussed in class. Click to enlarge and please share these on Face Book and elsewhere!

Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Advanced registration is required Call 401-253-2707 ext. 16 or 21

$30 Members, $35 Non-members

Join award winning professional photographer Jan Armor for a morning of photography in the lovely gardens and arboretum of Blithewold. In this four hour workshop, Mr. Armor will show you how to make (not take) great photographs using your digital camera. He will demonstrate many tips and techniques that you can apply as you stroll through the colorful arboretum that is Blithewold. The last hour will be for projection and discussion of your work on the big screen. After taking good quality close ups of plants and flowers, we shall break for a bag lunch review with the group! Bring your instruction manual, be sure your batteries are charged, and your memory card is clear! Please bring a bag lunch. 

The Art Of The Self Portrait (The Selfie)

Saturday, Oct 18th, at "The Neighborhood Guild" - South Kingstown Parks and Recreation, 9 to 1 PM



Using yourself as the subject, we will explore some of the characteristics of a “good” picture and show you how you can create them using digital photography. Any camera or cell phone will do. Tips on composition, lighting, exposure and story telling. Join the fun!