Weekend Intensive

Mission Statement — Quatrain ƒotographic Workshops is dedicated to supporting photography as an art form, and providing a meeting place for those seeking to create meaningful images. QƒW offers high-quality educational experiences with industry standard tools & techniques to unleash creativity and offer connections to a community of people that share similar artistic passions. Quatrain ƒotographic is... seeing, thinking, teaching. Visual Poetry.

This beginning- to intermediate-level, hands-on course features in-depth image editing and compositing workflows in Adobe Lightroom Classic. Whether you’ve never touched Lightroom before, or just want to reinvigorate and update skills, this workshop is for you. Everyone meets virtually, at the same days & times, since all class meetings are conducted with the online video conferencing application, Zoom. This technology enables very interactive learning possibilities with screen sharing and other robust instructional tools.

Regardless of whether you’re a DSLR, mirrorless, iPhone or Android camera user, doesn’t matter; you can benefit from joining this workshop! To successfully complete the course, participants are required to have a computer with adequate Random Access Memory [RAM], Central Processing Unit [CPU], and storage capacity to support Adobe Lightroom Classic.

Next Date Range — TBD

•MAC or PC + Recent OS | 20GB Storage
•2GHz+ CPU w/64-bit | 4GB RAM | Graphics Card
•High-Speed Internet Connection
•Zoom Video Conferencing App. [free]
•Lightroom Classic [free, trial available]
•Previous versions of Lightroom welcome!

CAPACITY: 8 Participants

TUITION: $250 suggested

Adobe® Lightroom® Unmasked | Darkroom Detroit


COURSE DESCRIPTION — Adobe Lightroom Classic software is a powerful photography editing and management application that has a mystifying reputation. Unmask and reveal its potential to your workflow in this weekend-intensive workshop format! This hands-on experience engages participants in basic import, develop, and output workflow strategies, and perhaps even more importantly, obtaining a command of Lightroom architecture and cataloging functions that keeps track of images. If you join this workshop, then that peculiar "The file could not be found" error message is about to become lost to your past.

Once underway we learn to import, identify, and adjust single images in addition to batch-processing numerous images simultaneously. Other tasks such as white balancing, sharpening, noise reduction, retouching, and doing local adjustments and enhancements are also addressed.

We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the export workflow, and answer questions like, "which file format [JPG, PSD, or TIF] is the best choice for the future use of this image?" The instructor presents several demonstrations, but also spends plenty of time working with each participant on their own images. Participants are required to bring their own portable computer with Lightroom Classic installed to successfully complete the course. Camera RAW files stored on board your computer best serve all the learning processes, tools, and techniques of the course, but if you don’t have any availble they are provided for practice and instruction.

What does "synchronous online format" mean? Synchronous online learning uses video-conferencing technology [zoom] to create real-time learning environments. The private, virtual classroom allows participants and instructor to dynamically interact with Photoshop demonstrations via screen sharing, enabling anyone to literally point to things they have questions about, and to get instant answers. Synchronous online learning requires all participants to show up at the same days and times posted, instead of watching pre-recorded videos.

Adobe® and Lightroom® are registered trademarks of Adobe Inc. in the United States and other countries. Adobe Lightroom screenshot reproduced with permission from Adobe Inc.

Workshop Calendar2021 Calendar

Up & Running
Lightroom for Beginners
SAT 20 FEB 1:00-5:00PM
Weekend Intensive
Adobe Lightroom Unmasked
Next Date Range — TBD
Up & Running
Introduction to Photoshop
SAT 20 MARCH 1:00-5:00PM
Online Tutor & Consultant
Workflow | Exhibit | Custom
Offered Year-Round


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