October 21, 2018  •  2 Comments


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Did something happen to you recently? All of a sudden, instead of having a shoe box with 50 to 100 photos in it, you found yourself with thousands of images on your computer and no way to deal with them. These photos are now coming from your smart phone, your point and shoot camera, your tablet computer, your friends and maybe even a high quality DSLR. So how do you keep track of them all, select the good ones and make them look better? If you use Adobe’s powerful Lightroom Classic product to manage and improve your photos but need some help to get started, give me a call.

I'm an award winning photographer with great teaching skills who can show you how to use and get the biggest bang for your buck from LR. My inexpensive one-on-one lessons are tailored to your skill level, usage, and can be as shallow or in depth as you like. These are 1 on 1, private sessions given over the internet.  I provide printed tutorials to augment what I show you in person. This is not watching an online video or a series of things you download and do on your own. This also not an webinar or a classroom full of people.  This is hands on sessions with you and your instructor which is always me, live dealing with your needs, problems, issues and training.  Personally, I use LR to manage all my images (over 90,000 of them). I also use LR for over 98% of my image editing needs, only going over to other tools such as Photoshop for specialized work such as erasing tourists and telephone wires or making composite images.

Or, maybe you just need some help.  Perhaps over the years you've wound up with several catalogs each containing different or the same images in different states?  Maybe you are fed up with the way your images are organized (or not organized) on your hard drive.  Perhaps, all of a sudden all your images seem to be missing.  Or, really anything in LR that is causing you problems, doesn't look right. or you just plain need help with.  We can work out whatever it is that is giving you grief or that you want to figure out.

My rate is a flat $80 per hour of instruction. Through the Internet I can only connect to one remote computer at a time, but you can have as many people gathered around that computer as you wish at no extra charge.  Lessons can be arranged in sessions of 1 to 3 hours duration each (2 hr minimum for first lesson).

If, after the first hour you are not 100% satisfied we can stop there and there will be no charge




  • Organizing your physical images on your compute
  • Naming your images
  • The power of the LR catalog
  • How LR differs from products like Photoshop, iPhoto, and Photoshop Elements
  • Importing images into LR
  • Rating and ranking your photos using Stars, Colors, Pick Flags
  • Stacking similar images to hide all but the best one
  • The incredibly powerful use of keywords to tag and find images
  • Creating manual and smart collections to group images into sets that make sense to you
  • Using face detection tools to find and tag people you care about in your images
  • Using LR “publish Services” to automatically and seamlessly post and manage images on web tools such as Facebook, Flickr, Picassa Web and others – all from within LR.


  • Using the Histogram to adjust images
  • Correcting White Balance
  • Adjusting your image: contrast, brightness, fill light, shadows, highlights, vibrance, saturation, clarity
  • Using “Tone Curve” to target brightness of different tonal ranges"
  • Adjusting colors with Hue, Saturation, and luminance controls
  • Color Grading (Split Toning)
  • Sharpness and noise control
  • Reducing haze in images
  • Correcting for lens distortion, change perspective to straighten buildings,
  • Add vignetting for a professional look
  • Focusing attention on your subject by applying targeted adjustments
  • Creating stunning HDR images from multiple shots
  • Creating stitched panorama images from multiple shots


  • Geo Tagging images
  • Showing your track log (from a GPS device) with your images superimposed on the track
  • Changing image locations
  • Have LR find and add Country, State/Province, City and Sub Location to your photos

We can also talk about Slide Shows, Using LR to make a photo book, printing and export for the web.


Contact me through the "Contact & About" menu at the top of this screen, or through email to [email protected].  Mention "3 for 1" offer and you can bring two friends or relatives at no extra charge.


Examples of image improvement with Adobe Lightroom that I can show you how to do

Floor Light Pattern, Upper Antelope Slot CanyonFloor Light Pattern, Upper Antelope Slot CanyonUpper Antelope Slot Canyon, Page, AZ



racetrack Playa 11, Traveling Stonesracetrack Playa 11, Traveling StonesTraveling Stones in Racetrack Playa in Death Valley NP, CA



La Sal Mtns Through Delicate ArchLa Sal Mtns Through Delicate ArchDelicate Arch with the La Sal Mountains in the background from upper view point, Arches National Park, UT. Delicate Arch is a 65-foot tall freestanding natural arch. It is the most widely-recognized landmark in Arches National Park and a symbol for Utah itself.




Two Grand Ladies of the RailTwo Grand Ladies of the RailNevada Northern Railway National Historic Museum, Ely, Nevada. Engines 40 and 93 are still in use pulling vintage excursion trains to and from this E Ely Nevada rail yard. This railway complex (Est. 1905) is said to be the best-preserved, least altered, and most complete main yard complex remaining from the steam railroad era. Due to it's remote location off the main line, it owes its authenticity to having largely escaped the modernization that took place in most rail complexes during the transition from steam to diesel in the 1950's.



Bryce Amphitheater 2Bryce Amphitheater 2From Horse Trail below Sunset Point, Bryce NP, UT



Cherry blossom pathCherry blossom pathInternational Rose Test Garden, Portland, OR





Joshua Trees and Wind Turbines 3Joshua Trees and Wind Turbines 3Joshua Trees and Wind Turbines, Off CA RT-14 near Californai City, CA



Two Butte's near Round Rock ArizonaTwo Butte's near Round Rock ArizonaTwo Butte's near Round Rock Arizona. Driving between Needles CA (where CA meets AZ at the Colorado river east of Barstow) and Blanding UT (between Monument valley and Moab) we saw this off the side of the road. We were getting that pre-sunset golden Southwest light (around 5:30 in May) which turns the red rock on the buttes thjis amzaing rich red color. Had to walk a little ways across some scrub to a barb wire fence in order to shoot over it such that it did not clutter the shot, but was well wotth the effort.


Thanks -- Dan


Tammy Burris(non-registered)
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discerning p.(non-registered)
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Dan is truly an amazing teacher. He knows Lightroom inside out, and is so thorough in his instruction! He is a very clear communicator, and knows how to translate the intricacies of the program to students. Dan is generous with his teaching, going above and beyond what a typical teacher would do (I would know, as I'm a professor!). He gives you detailed guides so that if you forgot to take notes, you've got reference material. When I've had follow up questions, he's responded thoroughly and thoughtfully. It is clear that Dan really cares about photography and his students. As others have said, great professional. And great educator. I highly recommend!!
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