Upcoming Classes

I teach classes several times a year at Photoworks in Glen Echo Park, Bethesda MD and at the HILL CENTER on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.  I also offer private tutoring sessions for students who need schedule flexibility or have specific needs that are better handled outside a group setting.

Creative photo processing in Adobe Lightroom

April 3 - May 15, 2024 (6 sessions, no class April 24)
7-9:30 pm Wednesdays
Tuition: $350

Digital photography can reveal not just what our eye saw through the viewfinder but what our heart saw as well. Learn how to creatively explore your photos, to surface what makes each photo interesting through adjustments to tone, texture and color. Class will include live software demonstrations plus hands-on practice with your own images.

What you will learn:

  • How to look for the story behind your photo and bring that forward to viewers.
  • How to adjust your photo’s tone, color and texture to make an engaging, beautifully rendered image.  We will do this for the whole photo but also for specific areas that can be improved.
  • How to use Lightroom's AI selection tools to make fine adjustments to portraits, landscapes and elements of your photo based on tone or color.
  • How to import your photos into Lightroom and export your finished work for email or social media.
  • We will use Lightroom Classic, the desktop program, in this class.  Help with the Lightroom mobile apps will be available but will not be the focus of the instruction.

This class will be held online via Zoom through Glen Echo Park.  The sessions will be recorded and posted on Youtube so you can refer to them later.  Students will also be given access to a large library of Google docs which provide details on the techniques covered and reduce the need to take notes.

The class has a maximum capacity of 6 participants so that each student can receive one-on-one attention with their images.


  • Skill level: Beginner – no previous experience with Lightroom is required.
  • Minimum Age: 16. 
  • Software: Adobe Photography Plan subscription  (10 GB plan recommended).

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