(This Workshop is now FULL. Please send the leader an email if you would like to be waitlisted)

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019

Time: 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Place: Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St, Duxbury (Merry Room Auditorium)
Workshop Leader: Betty Wiley
Fee: $50

Registration: Send Email to Camille Neville to Register for this Workshop


Lightroom has become one of the most popular software programs for photographers and there are so many new features that many are using Lightroom as their primary editing program. I’m excited to be teaching this more “advanced” class along with many of my editing techniques that have been very popular with my students. In this class, you will learn how to take your images to the next level and really make them come alive. Since we all learn best by doing rather than passively watching, this is a hands-on class and students are encouraged to bring their own laptops. I will supply practice images and time-permitting, students can also bring their own images for additional practice.

This class is aimed at students who have previously taken the Introduction to Lightroom class or those who are comfortable with Lightroom and want to go beyond basic importing and editing of images.

This class will be primarily focused on using the Develop Module. Some of the more “advanced” editing techniques that I will cover include:

• using the new and popular range masking feature
• how to use the new profiles in Lightroom in a profile-based workflow
• using the adjustment brush to do selective editing
• working with color in Lightroom such as adding color to blown out skies, brushing in and adding color selectively and changing colors (yes – even that’s possible in Lightroom!)
• Adding dramatic lighting effects to portraits and landscapes
• Blurring and smoothing backgrounds
• “Pseudo- HDR” look – a favorite technique for cars, etc.
• Using presets and creating your own presets
• Split toning

Additional topics, time permitting, that I will cover include good file organization and management, import preferences and customizing lightroom by setting up copyright information, creating watermarks and identity plates. I will also discuss backing up catalogs and images and using Lightroom “mobile” on mobile devices and tablets.

Students should have a basic knowledge of how to import their images into Lightroom as well as some familiarity with the Develop module when signing up for this class and it is expected that students will have basic computer skills. Importing images into Lightroom will not be covered in this class and if students aren’t familiar with importing images into Lightroom they are encouraged to take a more basic, introductory Lightroom class.

Note: I will teach this class using Lightroom Classic…not Lightroom “CC” which is the cloud-based version of the software from Adobe.

Photo Samples (Edited in Lightroom)




If you signup and pay for this course and you are unable to attend, your money will be refunded ONLY IF a student on the wait list fills your spot.


“…I am still in awe of yesterday’s Lightroom workshopYour knowledge and ability to impart that knowledge fused by your passion for the subject has given new meaning to teaching…”
“…it was beyond my wildest expectations. It is amazing how much you were able to cover and present it in such an understandable way. You are a gifted teacher and have such a nice way of putting people at ease…”
“…really excellent class…”
“Betty’s enthusiasm for Adobe Lightroom is clearly evident as she clarifies and simplifies complex concepts and processes. She has extraordinary gifts as a teacher and a photographer which she shares generously and graciously

For more information about Betty, see her website at