Sunday, January 8, 2017

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom CC (4 Nights!)
Thursday Nights: Jan. 19th, 26th, Feb. 2nd & 9th, 2017 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: Banded Rock Studios - Ladner
Cost: $79.00 (Includes Taxes) (Reg. $119.00)

Instructor: Francois Cleroux

Do you have a lot of images to manage? Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC is the perfect tool for any digital photographer who needs to edit and sort images quickly. Whether you're an amateur or a seasoned professional, Lightroom CC will help you get the results you need in a lot less time.

In series o classes you will learn how Lightroom CC can help you prepare, edit, and organize your photos quickly and effectively. Using Lightroom CC's non-destructive editing, you'll be able to control how to edit your images and make additional enhancements. You'll learn to apply changes to multiple images while developing an efficient image processing workflow. You'll also see how to organize, tag, and make collections with Lightroom's powerful organization tools; and how to fine-tune the overall color and lighting of your images. You can use Lightroom CC as a companion to Photoshop CC, Photoshop Elements, or other digital photo editors, and you can export or print your work in exactly the size or format you need.

We will also cover some new features found in Lightroom CC and will discuss the benefits of moving over to Lightroom CC.

This class includes the following 4 Nights:

Class 1 - Lightroom Overview, Lightroom Catalog and Library Module

Class 2 - Library Module Review, Develop Module

Class 3 - Develop Module

Class 4 - Print Module & Export for Print, Mail and Archive

Further Classes

Part 5 - Lightroom Intermediate - Face Recognition, Slideshow, Print & Web Modules

Part 6 - Lightroom AdvancedCatalog Management, Archiving Images & Catalogs, Backups, working with an iPad, working with dual computers.

So put some polish on your photos, save time, impress clients, and stay organized as you unlock the mysteries of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Creative Cloud.

There will be time for Q&A in every class!

About the Instructor

Francois Cleroux (MCAPA) is an award-winning artist photographer and International photography instructor. He has been teaching photography for many years.

A professional film photographer in the 80’s and now a Technology Information Specialist he has easily adapted to digital photography and now teaches digital editing and photography skills to students from around the world including India, Europe and more recently in New York. Francois has recently partnered with the premiere Institute of Photography in India.

Francois continues his traditional B&W film based photography and is exploring alternative photographic processes and is currently a member of the tabulaRASA artists collective.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

2017 Trends to follow, or not follow...

Trends are so cliché in photography. There are usually a few Trend Setters that are usually some of the professionals that by the time it has become a trend will have made some really good money with a particular look or style. As the trend washes down to the average photography community it gets so overdone that the look no longer has any special value. We have seen it with HDR, Spot Color, Bleach Bypass and on and on. Don't be a follower, be a leader.

Now I do not want to say there is no value in following Trends. You may have clients that want that 'trendy' look. So yes you can still make money from it. But more importantly, learning the new skills required to copy or replicate these trends is of great value. Learning to look at an image and to be able to recognize all the components that make it a specific style and then be able to map out a path to re-create that image or style is ultra valuable. Then, modifying it to blend in with your own style can make you a leader as opposed to a follower.

Are you a Judge? If you are a judge, you should check out and learn these trends. And when presented with these images and styles, don't say "Wow, how innovative" but rather recognize how they have been copied. How do they compare to some good examples of some of these trendy images you have researched? Score accordingly.

Here is an article on new upcoming trends. Watch how closely it will be copied in the next year. Whats interesting is that within 3 months these trends will already be passé and the originators of these trends will already have moved on....

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


The very first show from the Artists Collective; tabulaRASA starts April 1st. Please join us at the reception on April 7th, 2016 between 6:30 and 8:30pm.