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2015 Classes Now Available!

Photo Editing Training for Photographers in the
North Bay/Sonoma County/Santa Rosa/Petaluma areas (3 hour classes)

Adobe Lightroom 5 for Photographers

photoshop image to illustrate training available in sonoma, santa rosa

Adobe Photoshop CS6, CC, CC2014 for Photographers

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Photographers

& Private Training in these applications

If you’re looking for great training in Lightroom, Photoshop or Photoshop Elements for Photographers in Sonoma County then these classes are for you.

All three classes are taught at:

Shutterbug Camera Store
3100C, Santa Rosa Avenue,
Santa Rosa, CA.

These are my upcoming classes:

Photoshop Elements 12 for Photographers (Helen Bradley)

Saturday January 24, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this class you learn to organize your images, including downloading and adding keywords. You’ll learn how to open your images and edit them to make them look their best. Learn to apply creative effects such as converting to black and white and applying filters.

Key concepts such as exposure, tonal range, saturation, and sharpening will be covered. This class assumes basic skills in using a Mac or PC but assumes no prior experience with Photoshop Elements. This class is appropriate for users of other versions of Photoshop Elements too.


Photoshop CS6/CC/CC 2014 for Photographers (Helen Bradley)

Saturday January 24, 2015
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

This three-hour Photoshop introductory class will take you through the key tools in Photoshop for working with your photographs. You’ll learn tools for adjusting white balance, tonal range, exposure, brightness and saturation and learn how to apply edits that can be fine tuned using adjustment layers and masks.

Learn practical techniques for editing different subjects from portraits to landscapes. By the end of class, you’ll have an understanding of what Photoshop can offer you as a digital photographer, and how to process your images effectively in Photoshop. This class assumes basic skills in using a Mac or PC but assumes no prior experience with Photoshop.


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for Photographers (Helen Bradley)

Saturday January 31, 2015
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Get up to speed with Lightroom 5 in this introductory class. From importing and organizing a shoot to developing the images and exporting your best shots, you’ll see just what an impact Lightroom can have on your photo editing workflow.

By the end of class you’ll have experienced a typical Lightroom image workflow and you will see how powerful a tool it is for processing your images. This class assumes basic skills in using a Mac or PC but assumes no prior experience with Lightroom. It is also appropriate for Lightroom 4 users.


General Information and Bookings

You don’t need to bring your computer to these classes. They’re done in a demonstration style.

There is plenty of time for questions and for addressing your specific issues with the program.

Class space is limited so I suggest that you sign up early to reserve your place.

Reservations can be made by calling Shutterbug camera store on 707-546-3456 or on the web here - note that the website details aren't always current but the folks at the store are awesome so give them a call..

The cost for each of these 3 hour sessions is $69 and is payable to Shutterbug Camera Store they’ll organize your registration if you call them.

If you have questions about the classes you can email me at and I’ll try and assist. However, all bookings and payment questions should be addressed to the folks at Shutterbug Camera Store.


Private Training in Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements

Private training is also available both online and in person. I teach for both Mac and PC and some of the programs that I help with include:

  • Lightroom 4 and Lightroom 5
  • Photoshop CS5/CS6/CC/CC2014
  • Photoshop Elements 10/11/12
  • Picasa
  • Illustrator CS6/CC/CC2014

If you live in Sonoma county in areas such as Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Sebastopol, Petaluma, Penngrove and surrounds then you may want to take advantage of one on one training which can be arranged to suit your schedule.

Email me at to inquire about timing and pricing.

by Helen Bradley


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