Digital Photography Essentials at Phoenix Cinema

Nat Coalson Presents Digital Photography

On the evening of Thursday January 19, 2017, I presented a seminar in the screening room at the Phoenix Cinema in Leicester. I was thrilled to meet and speak with folks in the packed house, comprised of Phoenix Members and Friends.

We covered many of the most important topics related to developing a successful photography practice, both for hobbyists and professionals alike. Some of the key points of the talk included

  • Learning to see
  • Subject matter
  • Light
  • Designing a photograph
  • Using the equipment
  • Processing and output
  • Practice and training
  • Personal projects and bodies of work

The feedback has been very supportive, with some of the comments including

“Thank you very much for organising the workshop with Nat Coalson. I found his presentation rich and stimulating and he talked with great clarity. I have a longstanding interest in photography and, having just finished a major project, have the time to develop my interest. The timing of Nat’s workshop was perfect for me.”

“Thank you very much for arranging a very enjoyable members event this evening. Nat’s passion for photography was inspirational and the time flew by. There was so much useful information that I will certainly be contacting him for a copy of his presentation.”

“Just a note to say thank you for the event yesterday evening, my wife Ruth and I enjoyed it very much. Whilst I am a keen photographer, I am always learning and taking inspiration from the work of others and there was much to take on board last night.”

My sincere gratitude to Sarah Vallance and the Phoenix Board of Directors for inviting me to present at this fantastic venue. The facilities and support are excellent and I’ll certainly be doing more photography classes, lectures and presentations at the Phoenix!

Master Adobe Lightroom! Hands-on Lightroom Workshop to be offered in Denver, Colorado for January, 2010

Former Adobe Evangelist, George Jardine has announced a Lightroom Workshop in Denver, next January.

Press release:

Master Adobe Lightroom! Hands-on Lightroom Workshop to be offered in Denver, Colorado for January, 2010


Photograph © George A. Jardine

In January I’ll be conducting an intensive, one-day Adobe Lightroom workshop at the Lone Tree Civic Center in South Denver, Colorado. We’re tentatively planning for Saturday, January 23rd, 2010. (OMG…. where did 2009 go???)

In this workshop, you will learn:
– an easy-to-adopt, end-to-end workflow using Adobe Lightroom
– navigation tips and techniques for the Lightroom Library, to speed your image editing and asset management
– color correction secrets of the pros, for squeezing the very best photograph out of your digital exposures
– the basics of the Slideshow and Web modules, for streamlined output
– the basics of Photoshop CS4 integration into the Lightroom workflow


Bringing your own laptop computer is highly recommended!

While you can certainly follow along in this workshop without a computer, you will get the most out of it if you are working on your own laptop, hands-on. It is highly recommended that you bring a laptop computer, with a copy of the latest version of Lightroom installed. A free, trial version of Lightroom can be downloaded and used for 30 days, from here.

This workshop is perfect for any serious amateur or professional photographer who wants to get a solid foundation in the basics of Adobe Lightroom, all the way from the Library Module to the Web Module.  If you live in Colorado and want to have a chance to learn Lightroom from one of the original Adobe Lightroom team members and the former Adobe Pro Photography Evangelist, then this workshop is for you.

Instructor George Jardine. Photograph © Jeff Schewe

This all-day Lightroom workshop will be $99, with a discount offered to qualifying Denver-area camera-club members. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail me at [email protected] to reserve your space, or check back here for the final date and location to be posted before the end of December. Reserving your space with me in advance is highly recommended, as space will be limited!

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