One Lightroom University Enrolment 2018-02-02T04:36:04+00:00

One Lightroom University

Lifetime Membership, Lifetime of Education.

One day online workshop, 10 Modules, download 50 RAW files from my global portfolio and learn how to develop them with my personal Lightroom preset. Take your photography education to the next level and join our students from all around the world! USA, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Hong Kong, UK and Brazil.

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“Learn everything I know about post production in less than a day.”

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Basic - One Year
OR 4 monthly payments of $115
$397
One Year Membership
Core Learning - 10 modules
50 RAW files
The djb development preset
24 Hour Access
30 Day Money Back Guarantee*
ENROL NOW
Mentorship Program
OR 4 monthly payments of $407
$1597
Personal Portfolio Review with Daniel
Four weekly photography projects.
Four private one to one Skype calls with Daniel.
Premium Lifetime Membership.
ENROL NOW

30 day money back guarantee. Your enrolment is totally risk free.

All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD)

You will learn EXACTLY how to develop these photographs using Adobe Lightroom alone.

Student reviews and feedback.

I do my absolute best to make sure this workshop is world class, and the best it can be. So I ask all of our students to provide their own feedback once they’ve completed the workshop. Here’s some of the emails I’ve received from past students talking about their experiences.

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We had a write-up in d-photo magazine, New Zealand.

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A year from now you will wish you had started today.

When I look back, this has been one of the most powerfully motivating thoughts that’s driven me to take action in my life. In 2009 I spent an entire YEAR procrastinating about organising my travel photographs. In 2010 I finally kicked myself into gear, spent one month sorting everything out and launched my portfolio website and the djb Facebook page to go with it.

In 2011 I started telling people I was a photographer, and by the end of the year I’d photographed 7 weddings and opened the djb photography school. The first photography walk-shop took place in Melbourne Australia on February 6.

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I had no idea that one year from then I’d have quit my full time job at Hewlett Packard and I’d be photographing 30-40 weddings a year. I had no idea that my work would be published multiple times in national bridal magazines. I had no idea that one of my photographs would be on the cover of National Geographic Traveller Magazine. I had no idea that one year from that moment we’d be running photography walk-shops all over Australia with an amazing team of photography mentors. I had no idea that in two years from that moment we’d be running walk-shops in three countries.

In today’s age of instant gratification it’s difficult to imagine what your life could be like in the distant future, but your future self will thank you for starting sooner rather than later.

How does this work?

This is a world class, video based online workshop with a lifetime membership. You will learn everything I currently know about post production in one workshop, and most importantly – what I wish I knew when I started.

When Adobe release a new version of Lightroom I’ll update the workshop to include any new features worth incorporating. So you will have 24hr lifetime access to the core material and all updates.

You have a 100%, 7 day money back guarantee. I know that if you take action and undertake the workshop, you’ll get results. If you don’t get results, then I don’t deserve your money and will happily refund your fee.*

The format of this workshop is unlike any other online course you will take. This is a video based workshop, I’m not just dumping a bunch of powerpoint slides on you then leaving you to it. As you’ve seen with the free training, it’s me talking to you and recording every single thing I do step by step. In the workshop you’ll download my own personal RAW files and follow me along step by step so you can understand EXACTLY what I’m doing and why I’m doing it.

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.” – Confucius.

Every single photograph in my portfolio has been developed using Adobe Lightroom alone. I’m all about keeping my development work simple and uncomplicated, so if I can do everything using Lightroom, I will. Here’s a few photographs from my portfolio.

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Who is this workshop NOT for?

If you’re already familiar with post production and have been using Lightroom for some time, this workshop is not for you. While I’m sure the content would give you a new perspective on post production, and probably plug a few gaps in your knowledge, you wouldn’t be getting the absolute most of out it.

I much prefer my students to be open minded, engaged and motivated throughout the entire process, rather than undertaking the workshop half heartedly. Also, our refund policy will not be available to you if you find the workshop too basic, or if you’re enrolling just to fill in the gaps. Our refund policy will only apply if you’re struggling to understand the content, and is put in place to protect those who find the material too technical.

Why is this workshop different from everything else?

Since 2007 I’ve spent my life learning, experiencing and making mistakes with Adobe Lightroom. I’ll teach you everything I currently know in one workshop, and most importantly – what I wish I knew when I started. I’ve made four big mistakes in my photography career. You’ll learn exactly what NOT to do.

You will be given my personal Lightroom preset which I apply to every single photograph I take. This is not something I’ve developed overnight, it’s be evolving since 2007. You will also be shown how to use it on each individual image. There is no magic bullet one hit wonder preset. A preset is merely the first stage in my 6 stage development process.

You will find that photographers will generally keep their post production techniques a secret. I call this the black box of photography. I’ll be revealing every single part of my workflow and development process, all of my secrets.

I’ve designed this workshop to give you results. Not only will it save you the time and effort that I’ve spent learning about post production, you’ll be taught HOW to learn photography using Lightroom. This workshop is not a user guide, it’s much more than that. If you’re after general information – youtube is awesome. If you want results – I’ll teach you how to get them.

Value. Did I mention you’re a member for life? So every time Adobe release a new version of Lightroom I’ll update the workshop to include new training.

On facebook not long ago we had a discussion about the price for this workshop. I’ve pasted my main response here:

“Hey Louise, thanks for your comment. When it came to pricing this workshop I spent a huge amount of time researching photography education for hobbyists all over the world. Almost as much time as I spent creating the content for this workshop in fact! I found that 99% of the time everything fell into one of two groups – the “$100-$200 range” or the “$1200 – $2000 range.”

In the first group generally the course content could be easily found on youtube with a quick search. I also found the instructors had no track record in photography, no portfolio, no nothing. So you’d be paying for free information from an unknown, unproven source.

The second group is aimed at professional photographers like myself who want to learn from the worlds best. These workshops are great, as I’ve done a few, but Im a full time working professional photographer living from my craft. This isn’t a viable option for hobbyists.

I’ve actually done everything in my power to make this the most valuable post production workshop you can find for under $1200. University’s are only just starting to teach Adobe Lightroom now, I’ve been using it since 2007 and perfecting my workflow day by day. If I were offered a teaching position at a University I’d probably turn it down as I prefer to teach passionate, keen and enthusiastic people in small groups. Rather than lecture the masses and connect with nobody.

I’d love to know if you can find another equivalent workshop for this price, if not double this price. And I’d be more than happy to chat to you one to one about any other possible alternative. – Daniel.”

Click here to read the original comment on facebook

Do I need RAW?
I always get it right “in camera.”

In the 1930s, Ansel Adams was getting it right “in camera.” But what was he doing after, behind the scenes? The answer – dodging, burning, changing contrast with contrast filters, then taking a final copy of the negative so he can reproduce the photograph.

He was a master in the dark room. In the early 1900’s, Stalin had his political enemies air-brushed out of official photographs they’d taken with him.

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Throughout history post production has been fundamental in the art of photography. And almost all of the techniques you’ll learn on the One Lightroom workshop have existed since the invention of the camera itself… albeit with a little more manual labor.

Now we’re able to access the entire power of the darkroom with one affordable piece of software. Adobe Lightroom. But in order to take full advantage of Lightroom, we need to be shooting in RAW, the digital negative format.

Lightroom VS Photoshop

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But what about Photoshop? Everyone’s talking about it! – Photoshop is designed for creative professionals across the board. It costs around $1000, it’s complicated and it doesn’t have any photographic management functionality built in.

Adobe Lightroom has been designed specifically for photographers. It allows you to rate, organise and develop your photographs in one streamlined application for under $130.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I start the workshop?

You can start the workshop right NOW, instantly. Just enrol using the link below and you’ll receive an email with your login details. And remember, if you’re getting married, travelling, or just addicted to watching repeats of Lost; you don’t have to worry about missing out on the core content because you have lifetime access to the One Lightroom Workshop. That means you can never “fall behind.” You’ll learn at your own convenience and the training materials will be there for you for as long as you need them.

What if I just started digital photography? Is this too advanced for me?

I’ve personally designed this workshop to build your post production skills the right way, from the ground up. A fresh pair of eyes just means you wont have any bad habits! And you’ll be able avoid costly mistakes by learning from mine. As I’ve said before, the content of this workshop contains everything I wish I knew when I started digital photography. This is a beginner and intermediate level workshop, as far as technical skills go, you need to be familiar with how to use your computer more than anything else. Just the basics of course – organising and copying files, opening and closing apps, etc. No prior knowledge of Adobe Lightroom is required, that’s what this workshop is all about! This is a world class post production workshop, please trust your instincts about enroling.

How much time do I need to commmit?

The djb One Lightroom Workshop will take you under one day to complete. It’s designed to help you develop a deep and strong foundation on which to build your fundamental photography skills. But learning is continuous, after completing the workshop you need to practice using Lightroom to iron out all of the kinks in your workflow. The material is at your fingertips 24/7, so kink ironing is a breeze. Remember, you can’t get results by osmosis. I’ve put a tremendous amount of time and energy into this workshop. You need to match that energy.

Do I get access to every module at once?

Yes, the modules are not drip fed over weeks BUT … The workshop content is carefully designed so that you complete each module in order. This is a proven program and it’s vital that you follow the system. If you like to “jump ahead” to get to the “good stuff,” this may not be the right time for you to take this workshop. Everything has been designed to maximise your results and long-term success. I wouldn’t have a tonne of successful students if this program was poorly designed. But once you’re done, you have lifetime access and can re-visit the modules in any order.

I’m pretty familiar with digital post production, is this worth my time?

No. While Im sure this workshop would give you a new perspective on post production, and probably plug a few gaps in your knowledge, you wouldn’t be getting the absolute most of out it. I much prefer my students to be open minded, engaged and motivated throughout the entire process, rather than undertaking the workshop half heartedly.

What if I’m not ready now?

If you want to join the djb One Lightroom Workshop, do it now. Think about it. There’s never a time in life when you’re ever truly “ready” to do anything. You’ll always be busy and always doubt your “readiness.” This workshop has been designed for you to start fresh and get things done the right way from day one. The sooner you learn this stuff the further ahead you’ll be.

I have a friend who’s interested, can we take the course together?

The djb One Lightroom workshop is an individual purchase program. Upon registration you will receive one username, password, and member profile. IP addresses are recorded and students will have their memberships revoked if accounts are misused in this way.

What’s your refund policy?

To be eligible for a refund the workshop must be completed within 7 days and at least one single support request must have been made. The policy will only apply if you’re struggling to understand the content and is put in place to protect those who find the material too technical. Our refund policy will not apply to those who feel the workshop is too basic for their level of knowledge. I know that if you take action and do the workshop, you’ll get results. If you don’t get results, then I don’t deserve your money and will happily refund your fee.

Is Lightroom included in the cost of the workshop?

The cost of this workshop does not include the Lightroom software. However you can easily download a trial from Adobe and use it for 30 days without a hitch. Take a look here.

Will you be providing photographs for the workshop?

Yes, definitely. I’ve specifically chosen a series of RAW photographs from my own personal global portfolio to illustrate the development process at its various stages. You’ll be given a link to download them at the start of the workshop.

What do I need for this workshop?

A digital camera that can photograph in RAW, as opposed to jpeg only. It would be highly unusual to find a DSLR that doesn’t shoot in RAW.

A computer with an internet connection – Mac or PC. This is the beauty of Lightroom, it works on both! It’s recommended that you’re comfortable with using your computers basic functions.

Adobe Lightroom 5 or 6! If you have Lightroom 4, I’d suggest upgrading to Lightroom 6 so you can take advantage of the latest performance improvements from Adobe.

One Lightroom University

The Art Of Authenticity

Before Lightroom, a fresh start.

Authenticity, expression, connection, the moment.
Display Calibration & colour profiles.
Jpeg, nef, dng, cr2, raw files.
The “out of camera” myth debunked.
Preparing for digital asset management.

Setting up Lightroom for the first time.

Meta data.
The Lightroom Catalogue.
Backups. Ensure you never lose anything.
Essential preferences, checks & extensions.

Importing photographs.

Sorting, culling & managing.
Collections & virtual copies.

Developing your photographs.

Evolution of the djb preset.
Make them pop.
Creating credibility.
Parametric and point curves adjustment.
Before and after series, the deconstruction.
Advanced adjustment brush techniques
Spot removal, cloning, invisible changes.
Presets, the good the bad the ugly.
Using LR to analyse and improve composition.
Hdr. what it is, why to avoid it.

Printing.

Colour & Printer profiles.
Soft proofing.

Beyond Lightroom.

When to use photoshop.
The biggest mistakes in my photography career.

Enrol below, start immediately.

Basic - One Year
OR 4 monthly payments of $115
$397
One Year Membership
Core Learning - 10 modules
50 RAW files
The djb development preset
24 Hour Access
30 Day Money Back Guarantee*
ENROL NOW
Mentorship Program
OR 4 monthly payments of $407
$1597
Personal Portfolio Review with Daniel
Four weekly photography projects.
Four private one to one Skype calls with Daniel.
Premium Lifetime Membership.
ENROL NOW

*To be eligible for a refund the workshop must be completed within 7 days and at least one single support request must have been made. Our refund policy will only apply if you’re struggling to understand the content and is put in place to protect those who find the material too technical. Our refund policy will not apply to those who feel the workshop is too basic for their level of knowledge.

Advanced Workshop – Premium Membership

There are three reasons to enrol in the Premium Membership at the One Lightroom University. Lifetime membership and access to all future updates, two bonus modules valued at $199 (read about them below), and the half day advanced workshop which includes: 6 new modules and 9 new RAW files. You’ll learn about advanced spot removal and healing, removing colour casts, the djb clarity spot brush preset, removing chromatic aberration, retouching essentials.

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Two Limited Time Bonus Modules!
(Value of $199)

For a limited time your enrolment will include access to two bonus modules:

Wedding photography, a real life case study.

I’ll take you through the real life wedding of Laura and Michael and teach you about: Blogging and how to generate future photography jobs, story telling and what NOT to showcase online, promotion using social media and how I acquire 100+ “likes” on a single wedding post.
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Contact sheets. Presenting images to clients.

In this module you’ll learn how to create professional “contact sheets” to showcase your images quickly and efficiently in pdf format. Using a recent shoot I undertook for a modelling agency, I show you exactly how to put together a professional contact sheet for your potential clients.
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Mentorship Program

In the two month Mentorship program at the One Lightroom University you will be working directly with Daniel via skype on 8 weekly photography projects. You’ll be creating imagery and learning about post production in 4 different fields of photography. Travel, street, landscape and portraiture. Our goal is to create a well rounded portfolio of work that you’re able to showcase online in order to generate future business.

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Enrol below, start immediately.

Basic - One Year
OR 4 monthly payments of $115
$397
One Year Membership
Core Learning - 10 modules
50 RAW files
The djb development preset
24 Hour Access
30 Day Money Back Guarantee*
ENROL NOW
Mentorship Program
OR 4 monthly payments of $407
$1597
Personal Portfolio Review with Daniel
Four weekly photography projects.
Four private one to one Skype calls with Daniel.
Premium Lifetime Membership.
ENROL NOW

*To be eligible for a refund the workshop must be completed within 30 days. Our refund policy will only apply if you’re struggling to understand the content and is put in place to protect those who find the material too technical. Our refund policy will not apply to those who feel the workshop is too basic for their level of knowledge.