Adobe Lightroom 101 Workshop 3/21/15

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Lightroom is the essential software tool for any serious photographer. Come and learn the fundamentals of this incredibly powerful tool that many professionals have come to rely on.

Experienced instructor Kathy Tarantola will help guide you through the basics. This workshop will thoroughly cover the Library and Develop modules where you manage, keyword, edit and enhance your images. With hands-on practice, learn how to quickly and easily import, organize, edit, rate, and enhance your images, and how to work through large shoots efficiently with synchronized settings and presets. We will discuss how Photoshop will still fit in your workflow, and learn how to move between Lightroom and Photoshop easily.

We will take several images through the entire Develop workflow, reviewing tools as we go. Topics emphasized will be based on student needs. You will have time to practice with your own images, ask questions, and get feedback on your work.


Library Module
• Import process
• Organizing
• Renaming
• Presets
• Metadata and Keywording
• Using ratings and filters
• Collections
• Searching
• Exporting
• Mastering good workflow practices

Develop Module
• Evaluating photos and making creative decisions
• Perfecting tone and color in each photo
• Applying sharpening and noise reduction
• Correcting lens distortion & chromatic aberration
• Paintbrush/ Tools
• Using virtual copies
• Making great black and white conversions
• Presets
• Soft Proofing for printing

The class will also cover the basics of the Slideshow, Print and Web modules, all of which take your workflow to a professional conclusion.

No prior experience with Lightroom is necessary; however a working knowledge of computers is necessary for you to get the most from this workshop. A laptop computer loaded with the current version of Lightroom 5 is required. You can download a trial version at

You will gain a fresh outlook on how to manage your workflow and process your digital images faster and with more precise control, as well as learning to quickly increase your creativity and output stunning images.

Date: Saturday March 21, 2014
Time: 11-5 PM 
Location: Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton St. Belmont, MA 
Fee for this course is $149*

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LR Workshop


For over two decades, Kathy Tarantola has been sought after as a commercial and editorial photographer working throughout Boston and New England. Kathy is an experienced instructor having conducted photography workshops across the US and abroad. She is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom a respected member of the photo community and has served as Co-president and board member of the New England chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

*Refund Policy: Because our instructors commit their time to workshops and space is limited, our refund policy is as follows: Cancellations 2 weeks prior to the workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations a week before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. All other cancellations will not receive a refund but may apply 50% of the workshop fee to a future workshop of the same or greater price. You must notify us of your cancellation or inability to attend via email. (

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Herb Greene, Led Zeppelin & The Grateful Dead

Portfolio shown in custom case

Portfolio shown in custom case.

In a limited edition portfolio, photographer Herb Greene tells an interesting tale of an afternoon spent photographing Led Zeppelin and The Grateful Dead. Digital Silver Imaging founder, Eric Luden, shows viewers these amazing images, in a video created by BeTerrific.

As Eric states, things between Led Zeppelin and The Grateful Dead did not go as well as photographer Herb Greene would have hoped. The  1969 encounter makes for a legendary rock and roll tale and an exceptional collection of beautiful black & white prints. The images that Digital Silver Imaging created were scanned from Greene’s original black & white film and printed onto DSI Digital Silver Prints®. These images have never been included in a single collection. The limited edition is available for sale through Rock Paper Photo.

Special thanks to BeTerrific for creating this video. Visit their site or download the BeTerrific app for news on all the latest and greatest.

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Documentary Master Class with Glenn Ruga

Glenn Ruga reviewing portfolio at the 2012 New England Portfolio Reviews. Photo by Robert Hunt.

Glenn Ruga reviewing portfolio at the 2012 New England Portfolio Reviews. Photo by Robert Hunt.

Designed for photographers who are working on, or are interested in working on, a body of work culminating in a portfolio or a multimedia presentation. Developing skills of conceptualizing a project, shooting, printing, editing,  sequencing, and communicating the concept of a project are the objectives of this Master Class.

Students may present their work during class as prints, projected digital images, or multimedia presentations. While the core of the class is based on still photography, video, sound, or motion may be used as part of the project. Students will be expected to present a final project at the end of the class to the instructor and other classmates in the form of a portfolio of prints, a multimedia presentation, a website, or a book dummy.

The class is designed for photographers who want to engage in a learning environment that will provide consistent valuable feedback and discussion with an instructor and other engaged class members. The class will lean toward subject-based photography but abstract and non-subject based work is also encouraged.

The weekly class will involve analyzing work by accomplished photographers, developing concepts for projects, and regularly reviewing work from class participants.

Requirements: Proficiency in technical aspects of photography including use of digital or film camera, ability to bring in prints or digital slide presentation on a regular basis, and willingness to commit to a project that will be further developed during the course of the class.

Where: Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton Street, Belmont MA
When: Eight Tuesdays starting March 3. Exact schedule TBD. 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Tuition: $550
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

One assistant position is available at half price. Inquire with instructor.

Click Here to Register – Only 10 Participants Accepted

Instructor: Glenn Ruga is the Founder and Director of Social Documentary Network and the former Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center. Ruga has produced three major documentary projects that each traveled to numerous locations across the United States. He served as a curator of the 2012 New York Photo Festival and has been a reviewer at FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, Palm Springs Photo Festival, New England Portfolio Reviews, PDN Portfolio Reviews, and New England ASMP Reviews. His curated exhibits include Global Health in Focus (Photographic Resource Center, 2012); PRC in NYC (New York Photo Festival, 2012); On the Razor’s Edge: Between Documentary and Fine Art Photography (New York Photo Festival, 2012); Global Warning (555 Gallery, Boston, 2014); Rania Matar, Girls in Between and Nancy Grace Horton, Being 13 (Photographic Resource Center, 2012), and four exhibitions of work from the Social Documentary Network including Crisis and Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession (2010); Ten Years After 9/11: Searching for a 21st Century Landscape (2011);The Art of Documentary (2012); and Using the Power of Photography to Promote Global Awareness (2014).

For more information or questions about the class, email

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