Lightroom Workshop #3 April 2009

UPDATE: Tuesday’s class was a success… in my humble opinion. Great write up found here

I’m busy and stuff… so I’ve just decided if you haven’t signed up for thursday yet… JUST COME.
Leave the nice tables for those who’ve already signed up. But there will be chairs and stuff.

Also please send an email to to list things you want me to cover in intermediate class.
I’ll try to cover them all. 


Intro/Beginning Class

(Those wanting the intro and the basic rundown of Lightroom)

Tuesday 14th April

Intermediate Class

(Those who have used it for projects &/or gone to a previous long workshops.
We’ll be learning some tips and tricks, guest presentations and a more extensive Q&A for me and other Advanced Lightroom users) 

Thursday 16th April

Advanced Class

There is no workshop or class
But we will be a monthly meetup.
Lightroom Advanced User Group Meetups – “Jarvie’s fellow Lightroom Geeks”

You must have a good deal of lightroom experience
If you want to be involved or help organize these meetups email and specify your interest 

There is a cool special format for these meetups.

East Bay Studios
85 Eastbay Blvd
Provo, UT 84606 

How to registerFollow directions exactly

Send email to – Or leave a comment on this blog post
Write out the following items 1,2,3,4

Email Title: “April Workshop” 

  1. Name
  2. Which class you’ll be attending (1 class only, you pick)
  3. If you want to be on the waiting list for the other class. (The one you didn’t pick.)
  4. Whether you expect to want to go in for Pizza &/or Rootbeer Floats
    5. Notes/Comments – Anything you want me to cover, thoughts, inspirations, resources, ideas! Everything else I can skim through for kicks. Or questions.

Extra: If you’ll be bringing anyone else please supply their information as well – including email 

Title: “April Workshop”
1. Scott Jarvie
2. Tuesday Class (beginning)
3. Yes (for waiting list on thursday/intermediate class)
4. Yes, Pizza (Yum Yum)
5. My question and ideas: Are you going to give away all your presets?  Have people there to talk about their experiences, share their workflow.


80 person Limit

… so RSVP soon. (Specially since it’s only 1 week away)


If there are further questions please try to use – or twitter @jarvie
I will try to refrain from doing much chatting on facebook or gmail chat about the subject to help save me some time to get pictures edited to free up time to do these workshops. 


What can we do to show our appreciation?

Advertise this event for me… so I can get to my editing and be prepared for this workshop.

Also you can become fans of JarvieDigital on Facbebook 

Why only one week notice?

Because I’ve been busy and now I have a brake.
These are the dates that worked best for me and the location.
From the 18th of april until the 2nd of may I’ll have 7 weddings… so I need to do it before then.

Will there be other opportunities?

Pete at East Bay studios is kind enough to let me use the facility and suggested that doing more in the months to come could be an opportunity.
I can see doing a month one either beginning or intermediate (rotating) could be an option.
We’ll see what the demand is and I’ll go from there.
Personally I’m not opposed… I like teaching and I only get better each time.
I’m considering strongly throwing in a twist the next time… adding a little photography teaching to go with that editing teaching. haha

How many people can attend?

Each time I’ve doubled the capacity. 
I’ve done so again… we will now allow 80 people.
This time I believe it will fill up fast.
Please RSVP soon. 

Will there be food?

Remember this is all casual.
But Yes! We will accept money at the very beginning of the class
We will then send a runner out to get the food.
Dinner &/or desert.
You can put minimum $4 down on pizza
And minimum $2 down on RootBeer floats

Anything left over in the funds will go to say thanks to EastBay/VIP studios for hosting us.

Is there a cost?

NO, I will not be charging a fee if that’s what you mean.
We will take donations for Food and donations in general, to say thanks to EastBay/VIP Studios. 
If we have left overs I might grab some stuff to bring to the next class to give away. 

I might be pimping the opportunity to do one on one personal lightroom training sessions. (Lightroom Personal Trainer)
But really it’s not even in my long term life plans nor a part of how I make a living… I’ll do it mainly because I know there’s a desire, and I’m cool like that.

Are their giveaways?

Yes a couple hour of my time that night. haha
But other than that… I’ll look into it.

You guys can come up with ideas for giveaways.
I need to edit and not spend all my time looking for giveaways… haha 

What are you teaching?

I would say it’s oriented to teaching how to be both Fast/Efficient while raising the  quality of work.
I focus on workflow and how to deal with large quantities of images.
After all I have 5,000 images waiting for me to edit at this very moment.

What is your teaching style?

Fast and furious!
This isn’t a dumb class where I wait until everyone understands everything.
We’ll cover tons and tons of information in a relatively short period of time.

Basically think of long 5 hour intensive classes you’ve been to…
Take that amount of information add a little more and we’ll try to cover that in less than half the time.

Will you answer my individual concerns and questions?

Probably not. My assistant might.
But in most cases I’ll take your question and just extend this FAQ and give you a link to it 😉 haha 

Do you have any more answers?

Not unless you supply the questions


  1. Julian Gomez says

    Julian Gomez
    Thursday Class
    Yes, Pizza/Floats/Lobster

  2. Boni Loving says

    I hope you are going to have more classes. I am not able to make either one of these!!!

  3. Jeremy says

    I am definitely there!

    Jeremy Bechthold
    Basic workshop on Tuesday
    Yes Please put me on the wait list for Thursday’s class.
    Yes… I will go in on Pizza and floats
    Workflow, Workflow, Workflow!

    Thanks Scott!

  4. Andrea says

    1. Andrea Carter
    2. Thursday the 16th class-So excited!!!
    3. –
    4. Heck ya pizza and rootbeer floats!
    5. I want to know everything you know…haha JK. OK- I want to know everything Steph and Suzanne know :) I would like to create a quicker workflow for myself so any tips in that area would be great. I would like to know more about sharpening in lightroom….people tell me lightroom is no good for that??

  5. Kjirstin says

    Yes, I’ll come, and try to have $6 for pizza & floats plus $5 more to pay Dougie back, since he ended up buying all the gas for our Eureka trip.

    It looks like I’m not an ignoramus after all; the writer on my Mac doesn’t work. Perhaps I CAN be taught Lightroom!

  6. Kyla Stevens says

    1. Kyla Stevens
    2. Thursday the 16th
    3. No thanks
    4. Yes, yes, yay.
    5. I’m with Andrea: I also want to know everything Steph and Suzanne know. Maybe she should be your guest speaker lol
    6. You are awesome for offering these classes :)

  7. John Sturr says

    John Sturr
    Tuesday 14th April 7pm-9:30pm
    Pizza — yes.

  8. Elizabeth Macias says

    April Workshop

    1. Elizabeth Macias
    2. April 14th – very grateful to be able to participate!!
    3. Not ready for next level yet
    4. Yes pizza, yes floats, yes donation to East Bay/VIP Studios
    5. All the basics…what do we need to bring with us…laptop? camera?

    Many thanks!

  9. mickelle says

    1. Mickelle
    2. Thursday, intermediate
    3. Love more info on advanced meetings as they get organized.
    4. Count me in for rb floats!
    5. sharpening, making better use of the “other” modules, especially slideshow and web

  10. Tabitha says

    I hope that you will do the classes again, I am unable to attend either days

  11. Tamra Hinman says

    Can I do both? I’m a quick learner. :) I’ve done some with Lightroom but never any “formal” training so I may be missing some of the basics.

    1. Tamra Hinman
    2. Tuesday the 14th class
    3. Yes please put me on the waiting list for the Thursday class
    4. Here’s another “heck ya” for the Pizza &/or Rootbeer Floats
    5. I’m up for anything!

  12. Kjirstin says

    I forgot to say I need the basic workshop…I’ll see you on Tuesday.

  13. Erin Gadd says

    1. Erin Gadd
    2. Thursday class
    3. yes
    4. sure!
    5. Interested in speeding up workflow, yet keeping cool effects. I’d also be interested in any other “secret” tips you’ve got up your sleeve! Thanks!

  14. Clint (Louish) says

    Wish I could make it but I’ll be out of town that whole week :(

    Next time a pro class is on, I’ll be there.

  15. Suzanne says

    I would love to get in on the intermediate class (Thursday the 16th)! I can come help with any preparations too if you need it! Pizza and rootbeer always sound great to me! I also want to join the Advanced group. We can hold meetings at my house if you want.

  16. Cheryl Eresuma says

    1. Cheryl Eresuma
    2. Thursday 16th
    3. maybe if possible
    4. yes sounds great!
    5. Looking forward to this! So happy you are doing it! Thanks! I would love to be more efficient in Lightroonm and learn more about sharpening as well! More presets are always fun too! Thanks again for holding this!!!

  17. scott says

    If you’re responding on the blog please consider sending an email to so that we have your email in our system.
    Or you can leave it here if you so desire.

    scott jarvie

  18. Ann Lewis says

    1. Annie Lewis
    2. Intermediate
    3. Nope, I’m good.
    4. mmmIce Cream!
    5. I’d really like to see a couple example edits — actually pick up a raw photo and edit it for/with us.

  19. Jim Sermersheim says

    1. Jim Sermersheim
    2. Tuesday Class (beginning)
    3. No
    4. Yes
    5. Thanks!

  20. Jen Johnston says

    I am just starting out as a photographer. I would really love to come to the beginner class and buy lightroom right away. Photoshop CS4 is too much for me at this point–I need something faster/easier!

  21. Tom Stirling says

    1. Tom Stirling
    2. Tuesday class
    3. No.
    4. Absolutely

  22. Haylie Belnap says

    1. Haylie Belnap
    2. Thursday the 16th
    3. no
    4. ya
    5. slideshow, print and web tabs; advanced knowledge of library and develop

  23. Janae Bingham says

    1. Janae Bingham
    2. Tuesday (beginning class)
    3. No
    4. Yes Pizza

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  26. Kimbrey says

    I hope you do this again sometime. Would love to attend. JaG

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