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Adobe Lightroom Beginners Masterclass Melbourne

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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 6, CC, Classic CC.
What to wear

Anything. Just dont be naked.

Appropriate for

All ages!


DJB Photography School

Vendor since 2017

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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Refund & Cancellation 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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14 November 2019 • Adobe Lightroom Beginners Masterclass Melbourne

Daniel was very informative and gave me a good understanding of Lightroom. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking about bettering their photography.

DJB Photography School


Hi Dian!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write me a review here! I really appreciate it :) And thank you for coming! It was great to have you along and I hope the Lightroom skills your learnt help you in your business :)


06 November 2019 • Adobe Lightroom Beginners Masterclass Melbourne

I had been looking at booking into this course for some time and I am SO glad I finally did it. It really was a great investment and saved me so much time and stress from fumbling around with lightroom to understanding how to easily upload, catalogue, and edit my images. Daniel is a great teacher and has carefully considered how to best instruct others to use lightroom in a way that is clear and simple to follow. I loved that the course was practical and we could follow along on our own computers to 'practice' as we went. The best way to learn! I highly recommend this course.

DJB Photography School


Hiiiiii Kattrina! Thank you so much for taking the time to write me your review here! Thank you for fleshing out the details of why you enjoyed the Lightroom course. You're right about my strategy with communication, simplicity is key for me as I know what it's like to be on the receiving end of the communication. I loved having you along, and I'm super happy to hear you gained some valuable insights. Thanks again :) - Daniel.


30 October 2019 • Adobe Lightroom Beginners Masterclass Melbourne

Hi Daniel, Wanted to thank you for your expertise and knowledge in your the Lightroom Course. I didn't know what to expect as Ive never even attempted to use Lightroom before( I've been scared of making mistakes). I learnt so much in just one class. Again thank you for your time its a course I will surely let people know about. Keep up the good work!

DJB Photography School


Hi Vesna!! I'm super glad to hear this from you :) I'm glad we were able to build your confidence with Lightroom finally, thank you so much for taking the time to write me a review here! It really helps my future students connect. Chat soon!

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