Lightroom editing for photography with Roy Matthews

Ref: SWE13458

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About this course

This in-depth Adobe Lightroom editing workshop is aimed at photographers with a basic knowledge of the software who would like to take their editing skills to a higher level, including previsualization when shooting.

Course Description

The workshop will concentrate mainly on the editing side of the develop module, but will also cover workflow options within the software. There will also be an opportunity to explore the concepts of previsualization when shooting and the importance of assessing an image before editing.

Using the West Dean gardens as subject matter, expect to photograph for part of the workshop to produce the images for editing over the weekend.


Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials

What students need to bring

  • Ensure your camera battery is fully charged and memory cards are cleared.
  • A Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera and lenses – plus camera manual if you have it
  • Tripod and cable or wireless release – but not essential
  • Fully charged and spare batteries
  • Camera memory cards
  • USB lead for camera to computer
  • USB stick to save images
  • A note of your Adobe login if you have one
  • Optional: Bring a laptop if you prefer to work on your own computer.
  • Optional: Your own RAW files on USB stick if you prefer to work on these
  • Be prepared to work outdoors so bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

Additional information

Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear (no sandals or open toes).


Roy Matthews

Roy has been a commercial photographer since the mid 1980's having started his career as a studio assistant before becoming freelance in the early 1990's. He has worked in many different genres including studio, reportage, architectural, portraiture, editorial and sport. Always keen to pursue his personal work as a balance to the commercial world he has been widely published and has exhibited in many locations over the years.


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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