Lightroom Workshops

 Lightroom Workshops


March 21st, 2015  Lightroom 101 at Digital Silver Imaging


Adobe certified expert, Kathy Tarantola will help guide you through the basics. This workshop will thoroughly cover the Library and Develop modules where you manage, keyword, edit and enhance your images. With hands-on practice, learn how to quickly and easily import, organize, edit, rate, and enhance your images and how to work through large shoots efficiently with synchronized settings and presets.


Library Module
• Import process
• Organizing
• Renaming
• Presets
• Metadata and Keywording
• Using ratings and filters
• Collections
• Searching
• Exporting
• Mastering good workflow practices

Develop Module
• Evaluating photos and making creative decisions
• Perfecting tone and color in each photo
• Applying sharpening and noise reduction
• Correcting lens distortion & chromatic aberration
• Paintbrush/ Tools
• Using virtual copies
• Making great black and white conversions
• Presets
• Soft Proofing for printing


When: Saturday March 21, 2015 – 11:00-5:00 PM
Where: Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton Street, Belmont MA
Tuition: $149

Follow this link to enroll and for more information

Melting snow and Mexico!

150228_yelapa_500As promised, I’m posting some colorful images from my jaunt to Yelapa, Mexico.

It was relaxing, beautiful, rejuvenating and inspiring!

mexico_banner Yelapa is a small village south of Puerto Vallarta by boat in the Sierra Madre mountains.

It has beautiful jungle, white sandy beaches, lovely and welcoming people, warm sun and a lovely breeze.

150228_yelapa_296Stars and the lights of Puerto Vallarta in the distance from our open air palapa.

150228_yelapa_192The yoga spot was an early morning ritual.


The new PhotoJourneys website has already produced some sign-ups so I’m delighted. I’m looking forward to working with all of you in some fun and picturesque locations. Check your calendars and sign up to join us!!

Past students, including Digital Photo Academy students, and camera club members, are eligible for a 10% discount on PhotoJourneys Workshops.

If you have any questions about any of the workshops, feel free to contact me at: or

 Hasta la vista!!

Weekend PhotoJourney on Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod National Seashore Weekend Workshop

Friday Evening to Sunday 12 p.m.


Writers, painters, and photographers have long enjoyed the benefits of a Cape Cod creative retreat. This magnificent haven boasts incredible sunrises and sunsets, still wild long sandy beaches, ponds and tall grasses, salt marshes, lighthouses, dramatic sand dunes, quaint shops, a even a windmill. September on the Cape is considered by some to be the most lovely, with dramatic light and less crowds.
During the workshop, Kathy will work with each participant to address opportunities to capture unique images and enhance their photographic knowledge and skill. The goal of the workshop is learning in a supportive and fun environment with other photo enthusiasts.


We will discuss camera settings and functions that can be used to increase your creativity, exposure, depth of field, rules of composition and other digital tips. The class size is small so the personal attention time is high. We want you to come home with amazing photos and a better understanding of how you achieved them!
Click here for more information on the Cape Cod Workshop

One Day PhotoJourney in Portsmouth, New Hampshire



Date – TBD

I’d like to see if there is enough interest in a day in Portsmouth, so drop me a note if you’d be interested!

One Day Workshop 10 a.m -3 p.m:  $99


 Join Kathy for a one-day PhotoJourney to improve your technical skills and enhance your vision.

 This enchanting and historic town is a beautiful and fun destination, offering photographers of every skill level a multiple of opportunities such as dramatic coastlines, classic harbor scenes, Federal style homes, and lush gardens.


The first part of the day we will cover the basic features of your digital camera and discuss optimum exposure, aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, color balance, achieving great focus, lens choice and much more. With a graphic presentation and actual hands-on practice, you will come away feeling much more familiar with your camera.

Ready to go into the field? For the second half of the workshop, we will photograph lovely Portsmouth, finding unique areas to practice your skills. While in the field, we will discuss composition techniques to further enhance your vision and creativity.

One Day Workshop 10 a.m -3 p.m:  $99