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Adobe Lightroom Beginners Masterclass Melbourne

Learn Lightroom With Nat Geo Photographer Daniel B

Over 20 people have attended this class


The Lightroom 2020 Workshop Is Here!

This series of photography courses have been running since 2011 and are currently the highest rated and most reviewed photography courses in Melbourne. You can see over 365 reviews on WeTeachMe, Google, TripAdvisor and Airbnb Experiences :) Your Lightroom teacher will be National Geographic featured photographer and founder of the djb photography school Daniel Bilsborough. “Learn everything I know about post production in less than a day.”

You will be working directly with me in a small group of 4-8 students. Before I begin I think it’s important to introduce myself. When it comes to learning anything you want to make sure the person you’re learning from is an expert in their field and that you actually like their work. If you’re trying to learn how to cook, why would you learn from someone who’s food you don’t enjoy? My name’s Daniel Bilsborough, I’m a photographer and founder of the djb photography school based in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Auckland and New York. My work has been featured on the cover of National Geographic Traveller magazine and on the National Geographic website. I’ve also photographed weddings and fashion campaigns around the world.

One of the biggest myths amongst beginners is that digital photographs don’t need to be developed. In the film days newbie photographers and professional photographers had different ways of developing their 35mm film. Newbies would usually take their film to a generic low cost lab like Kmart. Here, every photographer’s work would be developed with the exact same standardised process. On the other hand professionals would either develop their own film in they own dark room with their own chemicals. Or they would send it to a professional lab where it was developed with the photographer’s individual style in mind.

With digital photography we have two different choices in file types produced by the camera - JPEG and RAW. Jpeg files are created by default when you buy your camera and this can be considered equivalent to taking your film to Kmart. RAW files are the digital negatives and developing them in Lightroom is equivalent to having a darkroom of your own. Professionals always shoot in RAW. The big difference now is that we can use all of the same professional tools from the darkroom on our laptops using Lightroom. If your photography mostly consists of “out of camera” jpeg files then you’re simply not utilising the full potential of your camera or your own photography skills. At some point in your photography journey you’ll have to start using the RAW/Lightroom process to reach the next level in the quality of the photography you’re producing.

There are two problems which Lightroom solves for beginners. Firstly, using the library module allows us to manage all of our photographs in a simple and effective way. I have over 300,000 images in my Lightroom catalogue and I can find anything extremely quickly. Secondly, Lightroom allows us to develop our RAW files with authenticity.

During the Lightroom course I’ll be teaching you how to declutter and organise your own photographs with the same system I use to manage my own. And I’ll be giving you a copy of my own personal preset and RAW files so you can follow me along, step by step and learn about the essential development tools we have at our disposal in Lightroom.

I want to make the point that in this day and age you can learn just about anything you want for free on youtube. There are two problems with this. Firstly you need to fish through the BS to get to the good stuff. This takes time, patience and practice. Secondly, you’re completely on your own when you don’t understand something. The true value of education comes from having an expert sitting by your side who can answer your questions instantly. A good teacher is someone who can explain a complicated subject to you on your level and address your individual needs. All of our photography courses operate with this mind. You’re not just paying for the information, you’re paying to be educated on a subject quickly and accurately from a proven expert. Saying this, if you have the time there’s nothing wrong with learning from youtube. It will simply take you longer.

I’ve been learning about Lightroom since 2006 and I’ll be teaching you everything I know about digital photographic development in one day.If you’re interested in learning more about the Lightroom photography courses in Melbourne please visit the link below! You’ll see a series of before and after photographs to demonstrate what you’ll be working on during the Lightroom workshop. You’ll also see a few emails I’ve received from my past students talking about their experiences on the day.

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What you will learn

  • Learn everything I know about post production in Lightroom in under one day.
  • Learn how to manage 300,000 images using Lightroom.
  • Learn how to develop your photographs with authenticity.

What you will get

  • One day Lightroom mentorship from National Geographic featured photographer Daniel Bilsborough
  • My personal preset that I use to develop every single photograph in my portfolio.
  • A copy of my persona RAW files to work on during the workshop. Step by step photographic development.

What to bring

  • Your laptop.
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic

What to wear

Anything. Just dont be naked.

Appropriate for

All ages!

Launched in 2011, the DJB Photography School specialises in photography courses in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Auckland and New York. The worlds best value beginners photography courses! Learn how to use your digital camera on our travel photography, street photography, night photography and landscape photography courses. Our professional photographers will help you improve your photography skills instantly! See your city’s best hidden and iconic photographic hot spots and learn about manual mode and controlling the light. Aimed at beginners, travellers and explorers, you’ll visit laneways, rooftops, world famous street art and hidden coastal viewpoints!

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5.0 (28 reviews)
25 February 2020Adobe Lightroom Beginners Masterclass Melbourne
The Lightroom Beginners Masterclass was informative and hands on, which really helped me get used to the software and its capabilities. Daniel was obviously very knowledgeable, and he was able to weave theory and real world examples about photography and post production together to make it an extremely valuable learning experience. Definitely worth doing if Lightroom is new to you, or has scared you off in the past.
DJB Photography School 28 February 2020

Hey Matt thank you so much for taking the time write me a review! haha I like what you wrote about being scared off by Lightroom, it can be like learning a new language at times. Glad you came along! Thanks again. - Daniel.

23 February 2020Adobe Lightroom Beginners Masterclass Melbourne
I recently completed Daniels 2020 Lightroom Workshop. I can't believe the amount of knowledge I gained in the 10 hours that the course ran for. Daniel ensured every student understood each editing step before moving onto the next. This course has opened up a whole new world as far as editing is concerned for me. On top of that I had always been frustrated with storage of my photos and Daniel showed us how to catalogue and store our work all within the Lightroom program. Simple easy to understand tuition with a personal touch made this course a pleasure to part of. I would recommend this course to all hobbyists, or the more serious Photographer. Thanks Daniel for a great day.
DJB Photography School 28 February 2020

Hi Ash! Wow thank you for the extensive review my friend, I really appreciate you taking the time to write that! I look forward to seeing how you progress with your photography journey from now :) 

23 February 2020Adobe Lightroom Beginners Masterclass Melbourne
Daniel did not disappoint. He was recommended to me. His passion in general, enthusiasm, understanding of photography in general, combined with a natural talent of coaching, patience and communication made the class not only content rich but very enjoyable. If you are searching for someone to help you on the journey of The Art of Photography, don’t miss the chance of spending time with Daniel. I’ve been fortunate enough to spend time with sone proficient photographers, but seldom do they possess the ability to communicate in the way Daniel can. Thanks Daniel, it went so quickly !. Greg Thompson eugenegregory photography
DJB Photography School 28 February 2020

Greg WOW thank you so much for your words here! I'm super happy to hear you've taken so much away from the Lightroom course. I appreciate your appreciation :) Your input, questions and thoughts helped the group more than you may think. Thanks again! - Daniel..

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Refund Policy

DJB Photography School requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email DJB Photography School to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at DJB Photography School or organised by DJB Photography School must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by DJB Photography School.


I agree to give DJB Photography School unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at DJB Photography School classes and events or on DJB Photography School's premises. (For use of DJB Photography School marketing materials).


DJB Photography School requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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