Shape the fall colors of Maine using Adobe Lightroom to reach your creative vision.

© David JuiianThis workshop is perfect for emerging and experienced photographers who are driven to make better photographs. Our week is a marriage of guided fall color shooting and learning the best of Adobe Lightroom. Through presentations, demos, reviews and patient coaching, students immerse themselves into an exciting week of inspired play, practice and deep learning. On shooting trips to record the light and textures of mid-coastal Maine, David shares many tools, options, and favorite techniques for capturing each subject in the changing light we encounter. Returning to the digital lab with fresh images and excitement, participants learn how to convert, edit and organize captures, and expertly control qualities of color, lighting, sharpness, noise and distortion, precise split-toning, and artful B+W conversions. Lightroom's fully-editable presets allow the automation of favorite techniques and 'brilliant mistakes' with a single click. Creating organized image collections and transferring images between computers is also covered. 

We spend our week learning, shooting, discovering, dining, sharin, and mingling with other amazing creatives on campus. With our best images, we learn how Lightroom's presentation modules can create slideshows, web galleries or prints. Students end the week with a deepened understanding of creative possibilities, efficient workflows, unforgettable memories, and a refreshed passion for personal and professional photography.

Bring any camera that shoots in RAW mode, energy, curiosity, and anything awesome to share. A free trial of the latest Lightroom can be downloaded online. For all content and skill-related questions, contact Dave at:


David Julian

David Julian holds a BFA from Pratt Institute, and is a widely-published and awarded photographer, illustrator, author and mixed-media artist. His teaching method blends technical processes with pure artistic vision. He has a patient, intuitive teaching manner, and enjoys helping students develop the ability to reach their creative goals. His publications include Nikon World, PRINT, Communication Arts, After Capture, Archive, Digital PhotoPro, Rangefinder, Digital Photographer, PhotoMedia, Zoom and Adobe Layers. Dave also partners with Adobe, Wacom, OnOne, Alien Skin, and co-founded the Seattle PUG, the second largest Seattle Photoshop User Group in America. His images are represented worldwide by Corbis and Alchemy. When not immersed in his studio filled with unusual collections, he travels, kayaks and teaches private workshops in the Americas and beyond. This is Dave's sixth season at the Workshops.

What David's students have said:

"Working with David was a joyful and inspiring experience!"
- Amanda Sheehan, Sacramento, CA

"The best part was that David (the instructor) encouraged us to 'play' with both photographing & developing. This allowed me to take risks and see differently"
- Frencesca Galluccio-Steele, Portland, ME

"David is a great teacher. He's patient and works with the needs of each individual student while inspiring the whole class to go beyond their expectations."

"It was such a treat to spend the week being with everyone and in the world of David Julian. I had a blast."


Course Dates

Oct 12 to Oct 18



Class Size