Two Day Post Processing and Workflow Bootcamp - Workshop Class

Online One-to-One Training and Tuition now available

Call me on 0459221678 or
email to find out more and book your session. Hourly, Half or Full Day sessions available.
Reduced private tuition fess during the current Coron-19 crisis.

Where: Melbourne - Victoria

Next available workshop: TBA

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Due to popular demand Mark is pleased to offer a digital post-processing and workflow program with particular emphasis on Adobe Lightroom , Adobe Photoshop and a number of Mark's favourite plug-ins such as the NIK Collection and Luminar 4 (check out the links at the bottom of the page).

The workshop is spread over two days, incorporating 5 two hour sessions and a 3 hour 'Phototrek' to begin the workshop.

The workshop will cover:

  • Importing, opening images and managing your catalog
  • Image resolution
  • Selections and masks
  • Colour and white balance adjustments
  • Retouching
  • Histograms
  • File formats
  • Filters
  • Actions
  • Scripts
  • Plug-ins
  • HDR
  • Metadata
  • Batch processing
  • Presets
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Exporting and saving
  • Automating tasks
  • Re-sizing
  • Sharpening
  • Noise reduction
  • and much, much more.

9:00am to 4:00pm

The Phototrek

We commence proceedings shooting the surrounding area including the very picturesque Centenery Lakes during a 2.5 hour photo walk. We will all be photographing together and this shoot will provide most of the imagery for the weekend's processing tuition. You will be working from scratch on images from your own camera.

Session 1
This session covers the basics of Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw and LR Develop and de-mystifying the connections of both with Photoshop. Mark will show you how best to transfer your images to your computer and some convenient protocols for folder naming and storage. We will also look at how Adobe Lightroom can be incorporated in your Photoshop workflow.

Session 2
This session will cover image adjustment and enhancement in LR Develop and Camera Raw and look at a number of techniques to speed up the post-processing workflow. We will look at the various adjustment modules and tools which will become the backbone of your image processing.

Make your bird and wildlife images special.

Make your bird and wildlife images special.
Image processed in Lightroom, Photoshop and Luminar 4

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Your Landscape images will stand out from the crowd.
Image processed in Lightroom and NIK Collection

Session 3
We will start to get into some of the new user friendly aspects of Lightroom and Photoshop and really begin to make a difference to our RAW files to produce images with that "Wow" factor. We'll look at the best way to set up your tool panels and optimise your workspace to suit your style and needs. You will explore the different tools available in Photoshop and how and when to use them.

Learn how to turn an overexposed washed out image into a dramatic, punchy photograph in just a few easy steps.

Session 4
To help speed up the workflow process we will begin to incorporate plug-ins, presets, actions and scripts. As well as providing you with many ready to use presets and actions, Mark will guide you through the process of creating your own actions to speed up processes that you find yourself doing more often.
You'll learn how to create stunning, unique and interesting backgrounds for your "studio" portraits and much more.

Session 5
By this session you will have a new understanding of presets, actions, scripts, plug-ins, batch processing, curves, layers, masks, resolution, filters and many more terms.This session will put your new found knowledge and skills to work and consolidate what you have learned into a smooth and efficient workflow. We will also look at the basics of some of the hot topics of digital photography such as HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama stitching and more.

Many of the features demonstrated and discussed relate to the latest and vastly improved Adobe Photoshop. A free 30 day trial version is available for download from Adobe.
Similarly you will need the latest Lightroom Classic installed. A free 30 day trial version is available for download from Adobe.
Check it out
here. If you intend using the trial , please install it before the workshop to ensure you are ready to go.


There are many out there but Mark's preferred plug-ins are the NIK Collection by DxO and Topaz Labs AI Sharpen and AI Noise Reduction.

Bringing a whole new world of editing power to your fingertips, both are available for trial.

Click on the links below to check them out and download your trial or purchase.

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Composite images will be fun and simple to create
Image processed in Lightroom and Luminar 4

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Focus stacking and compositing in Photoshop will take your images to the next level.
Processed in Lightroom and Photoshop

Things you will need:

  • Laptop computer (Windows or Mac) with external power supply
  • Camera and basic 'walk-around' (24-70mm or similar) lens plus a longer zoom for a bird session.
  • Latest Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic pre-installed (a free 30 day fully functioning trial is available for from the Adobe website)
  • Card reader or camera and USB connection lead.
Price:  $645.00 per person (please note a 2.9% service fee applies to credit card payments)

Call Mark on 0459 221 678 to book your spot.

Please note: This workshop is limited to 8 participants. This will ensure that you receive comprehensive personal tuition from Mark. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

For further details or if you have any other questions, please phone Mark on 0459 221678.  Alternatively, you can email

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Create stunning panoramas with a few easy steps.
Processed in Lightroom and Photoshop

I've been using the NIK collection for many years and have always found it to be my main go to tool for that extra impact in my images. With this brand new NIK COLLECTION 5 release by DxO there are even more reasons to love it.

250 exclusive presets to help you find your own style
Explore an amazing creative palette with help from presets designed by professional photographers, and transform your photos into genuine works of art.

Revolutionary U Point™ technology
Adjust the settings of specific areas in your photos with Control Points. No need for masks or complex layers. Each selection is automatic and incredibly precise.

Seamlessly integrated into your workflow
Keep your normal workflow: Nik Collection by DxO can be used as a plugin within Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop, and DxO PhotoLab.

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Image processed in Lightroom and NIK Collection

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Image processed in Lightroom, NIK Collection

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Image processed in Lightroom

Amazing, easy techniques to create HDR and composite images

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