Master digital workflow and retouching by learning to use Lightroom effectively

  • We provide sample and reference images to reverse engineer afterwards

  • Learn to export your images for printing and social media

  • Establish an effective digital workflow that will save you time: Everything from image selections to backup processes

  • Classes are small so that we can focus on your individual needs

  • Learn to retouch various genres, including portraits, landscapes, wildlife and architectural images

  • Manage and maintain your portfolio with smart tools

About the Lightroom Course

We cover all the most important aspects of digital workflow and portfolio management, from importing, sorting, managing and retouching to exporting images for print and online applications. Retouch different types of image, from portraits, landscapes, architecture, wildlife, etc.

Course details

  • Small classes with a maximum of 12 people.
  • Learn how to use Lightroom, from top to bottom, left to right on your own computer, step by step and under the guidance of an expert.

Presented by

The Lightroom course is presented by Danie Bester.

Danie is the founder of DPC and Photo Critic. He is a well-respected photography educator and accomplished fine art photographer who has been hailed by Photo World Magazine, as a “Knight of Photography as Art”. His philosophy about photography is that a camera is just a tool, and that true creativity comes from inside and through studying and applying visual tools and principles.

Worth it! The Lightroom Course changed my entire workflow and made my life so much easier.

Vanessa Blomstrand

Key aspects

The most important aspects covered in the Lightroom Course:

A complete overview of the Lightroom interface – menus (top to bottom, left to right).

Importing, managing, sorting and finding your images.

Advanced workflow processes, i.e. smart collections, previews and backup processes.

Colour Management.

Retouching: Portraits, Landscapes, Architecture, Wildlife.

Creating striking Black and White images.

Creating and working with presets.

Managing your portfolio by using Lightroom’s smart tools.

Preparing your images for output: Printing, and social media.

Q&A session.

Handouts: Exercise files, PDF documents containing all class material, tutorial videos and free Lightroom presets. The course material is also available as slides in Lightroom.

Who is this course for?

Beginner to advanced photographers.

Course duration

2-Day weekend workshop.


  • You will need a computer or laptop with a working copy of Lightroom Classic.
  • If you do not already have Lightroom Classic, we recommend Adobe’s Photography plan (20GB) for $9.99 per month, which include Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop and 20GB of cloud storage. Please note that subscribing to the Photography plan will not automatically install Lightroom Classic and you will have to install it seperately from the Creative Cloud App.
  • You can get the Photography Plan (20GB) here.
  • Attendees should have basic computer skills and be able to navigate their desktop and file system, copy and paste, select files, etc.
    At least 20GB free disk space for course material.
  • If you are in the process of buying a computer or laptop, we strongly recommend that you read the following article, The Best Computer for Photo Editing. Feel free to contact our office if you need any assistance.


R2 800 per person. R500 discount for ex-DPC students. Lunch and refreshments included.

Upcoming Lightroom Classic Workshops for 2020

  • 18 – 19 July
  • 15 – 16 August
  • 19 – 20 September
  • 17 – 18 October
  • 05 – 06 December