Photoshop and Lightroom Post Processing Workshop

Photoshop and Lightroom Post Processing Workshop

In Photoshop and Lightroom Post Processing, Upcoming Workshops by Matt Shetzer

Photoshop and Lightroom
Post Processing

Dates: October 8-13, 2022
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Location: Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA. Aspen and Basalt.

Fee: $2450 USD Per Person.
Single supplement of $500

Deposit: $1,000

Limit: 8 attendees

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Optional Excursion: Photograph the iconic Crystal Mill with fall colors the day before the workshop. Spend the day with us for a 4×4 Jeep excursion in the backcountry of Colorado. Fee is $500.00. Learn more about Crystal Mill.

Skill Level: Beginner to Pro

Trip Leader: Matt Shetzer

Trip Origination: Aspen, Colorado

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Photoshop and Lightroom Post Processing WorkshopHave you ever wanted to Master Photoshop and Lightroom and bring your images up to the next level?

Join us for our Post Processing workshop geared for photographers, taught by photographers, where we spend the week learning post processing of images in a hands-on environment.

We have timed the workshop with the annual fall colors display of Colorado so that the attendees have the option to come a week early to Colorado and photograph the beautiful fall scenes with the rugged Rocky Mountains and then attend the workshop afterwards.

Learn in the classroom with your own computer at a nice detailed pace, getting comfortable with the tools and techniques that enhance our images.

We take you all the way through importing images, building metadata, post processing and outputting to file or print with hands-on examples.

Master the Post Process!
Take your photography to the next level by mastering post processing with Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC

We teach how to use both Photoshop and Lightroom in tandem to get the most out of your images as you develop a custom process that works for you and achieves the style of images you wish to create.

You will learn a technique, and then practice it on sample images. Each topic will be followed with a hands-on example for you to work through as learning is done best by doing. At the end of each day we will do a project using each technique discussed and we will be right there for you if you have any questions. During the last day, you will work on some of you favorite images you have taken in the past applying everything you learned during the week with us there to help.

Digital photography has put the photographer in charge of image processing letting us develop the look and feel of we individualy desire allowing us more control than ever.

Learn non-destructive processes for your images and bring out their full potential!


During the week we cover an enormous amount of material to make you a post processing master. We cover many software products, as well as break apart the complexities of post processing into manageable topics.

Unlike many of the web-based courses, we will take you from the start of the process, all the way to the end as you develop a solid process to develop a look and feel of images that you are proud of.

Photoshop Lightroom Post Processing Workshop

We will discuss and work HDR (High Dynamic Range) images with the latest software packages available. Learn how to capture images for post processing and make sure you have the proper images in the field to produce colorful and dynamic images.




  • Photoshop CC
  • Lightroom CC
  • Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Benefits
  • Luminosity Masks
  • Topaz Plugins
  • Color Efexs Pro Plugin
  • Silver Efex Pro Plugin
  • Aurora HDR Plugin
  • Photo Mechanic
  • Best Plug-ins to Use




  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Noise Reduction Techniques
  • Monitor Calibration
  • Sharpening Techniques
  • File Formats
  • Panoramas
  • Publishing
  • Images for Web Use





  • Layers
  • Masking layers
  • Selection tools
  • Curves
  • Levels
  • Histograms
  • Brushes
  • Selective Edits
  • Vector vs Raster
  • Vignettes
  • Shadows and Highlights
  • Contrast Tools
  • Selective Color
  • Hue, Saturation and Vibrance
  • Lens Correction
  • Gradients
  • HSL/Color
  • Color Correction
  • Blending Modes
  • Channels
  • Color Palettes
  • Color Modes
  • Image Cleanup
  • Upscaling\Reduction
  • Layer Effects and Styles
  • Sharpening
  • Shortcuts for a fast workflow
  • Image Processor
  • Automation of images
  • Artistic Filters
  • Photo Filters
  • Workspace layout
  • Setting Preferences
  • Split Toning
  • Rulers and Grids
  • Exporting Automation
  • Color Spaces
  • Printing
  • Synchronize to 3rd party Galleries
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Groups
  • Loading\Saving Selections
  • Creating Black and White Images
  • Actions
  • Collections
  • Virtual Copies
  • White Balance
  • Tones
  • Chromatic Aberration removal
Photoshop Lightroom Post Processing Workshop

By understanding the capabilities of post processing you will capture better images in the field as you are confident of what you can produce. Here the Northern Lights over Iceland produce a very high dynamic range photo that all the details can be brought out if captured correctly.


Day 1
Photoshop and Lightroom Post Processing Workshop will begin at the Aspen, Colorado airport. On your arrival, you will be transported by taxi to our hotel for the workshop. We will have a group dinner to get to know everyone and discuss the exciting days ahead.

Day 2 – 5
The next four days you will be immersed in the world of post processing. We will work through topics demonstrating on the projector in the classroom as you follow along on your computer.

Day 6 – Last day of the workshop
Our last morning, we devote this time for you to use everything you have learned to post process some of your favorite images that you have brought along. Use our assistance to apply your new skills to your images reinforcing the new techniques.

(Tour schedules are subject to change due to changes in weather or other unforeseen events.)


The cost of the Photoshop and Lightroom Post Processing Workshop includes all the following amenities:

  • 5 nights accommodation at local hotel. Double occupancy (Single occupancy available)
  • Transportation from Aspen airport to the hotel on arrival.
  • Classroom Instruction on Photoshop and Lightroom Post Processing of Images
  • Conference center access
  • Breakfast
  • A planning package that includes recommendations on the proper equipment and clothing
  • We take care of all the trip logistics once guests arrive Colorado, so the only thing you should concentrate on is having a fantastic time and learn how to post process your images.
  • Prior to embarking on your journey, we are happy to provide a free phone consultation with your trip leader, who will give you guidance on what equipment to bring, answer questions about the locale, and give general advice to make sure you get the most out of the workshop.


  • Transportation to/from Aspen, Colorado
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel/Cancellation/Emergency evacuation insurance
  • Personal Items
Photoshop Lightroom Post Processing Workshop

Our detailed talks on Noise Reduction will enable you to shoot in lower light with a higher ISO, while maintaining the detail you require. Learn how to multiple process images removing noise, while maintaining detail.
This image was shot at ISO 8000!


Photoshop and Lightroom Post Processing Workshop is one of our easiest workshops physically. You will need to walk about 100 feet to the hotel conference center.

If you are concerned about the physical demands of this trip, please contact us and we would be glad to discuss the typical day and options for your needs.



This course is intended for beginner to intermediate computer users. You need to be comfortable around a computer and mouse. If you haven’t used Photoshop or Lightroom before, don’t worry, we will teach you that!



Weather in the mountains of Colorado in October is very comfortable. We will be around 6,000 feet of altitude and temperatures range from 45 in the morning to 75 degrees Fahrenheit in the afternoon. As it is the mountains, we always have a remote possibility of cold weather so please bring a jacket.



Matt Shetzer – Matt has been teaching computer skills and post processing since 1998. He has instructed for Colleges in the IT departments as well as on all of the photography workshops he hosts. When not hosting a workshop, he is out photographing in nature, and experimenting with different post processing techniques as new technologies become available. To read more about Matt, click HERE.


  • A Laptop loaded with the latest version of Adobes Creative Cloud’s Photoshop and Lightroom and demo software from our preplanning guide
  • Digital Camera (SLR or Mirrorless)
  • Landscape lens around 24-70mm
  • Favorite Image in RAW format
  • USB Drive

If you need assistance selecting equipment just let us know. All guests will receive a detailed planning package to assist in the process prior to the trip and optional phone consultation.

Photoshop Lightroom Post Processing Workshop

Learn how to bring out selective shadow detail while maintaining colors. The use of Luminocity Mask will assist in perfect selections enabling you to display the colors your camera captured.



Read what our fantastic guests are saying out our workshops. Client Comments


We strongly recommend all participants purchase trip insurance purchased from a third-party operator to protect your travel investment against medical emergencies, participant trip cancellations, trip interruption and delay, weather delays, missed connections, baggage loss or delay, emergency evacuation and repatriation or simply ‘Cancel for any reason coverage’.

Because Shetzers Photography must pay fees for reservations and leases of accommodations and transportation needs of the group far in advance of the workshop, all paid tour fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be applied to a future workshop. Shetzers Photography runs small group workshops and wants to ensure the workshops are not canceled due to participant cancellations thus impacting the participants who do not cancel. All tour cancellations must be submitted in writing and will result in loss of deposit and all fees paid.

Please review our Workshop Terms and Conditions.



In order to attend our photography workshops, we require all guests be fully vaccinated at the time of the workshop.


If regulatory restrictions in the hosting location prevent the workshop from running as scheduled, the workshop will be rescheduled to a later date.

If you feel there is any reason now or in the future that you may not be able to attend the workshop, we recommend that you do not sign up at this time as no refunds or rescheduling will be allowed due to guest cancellations when the workshop is able to run following all host location regulatory restrictions.



Over the last few years all of our trips have sold out. We start to fill up about a year before the workshop and keep the website updated with the current workshop availability. If a workshop is full\sold out you can add your name to the waitlist. If a spot becomes available we will contact the guests immediately on the waitlist in the order they signed up. We tend to have the most cancellations 90-180 days before a trip starts so being on the waitlist can help you get on a sold out trip. We require no deposit to be on the waitlist.



The cost for the tour is $2450.00 per person. We do offer single accommodations for an additional $500.00 per person. To reserve a spot on this workshop, we require a $1,000.00 deposit per person that is paid by credit card at the time of registration. Full tour payments must be completed 90 days prior to the start of the tour and are paid by check or bank transfer.

Once the final trip payment has been received, the detailed trip planning documents will be sent to each guest to assist in planning for the workshop.

Our workshops are based upon a first come, first serve basis. Workshop availability will be updated on this page.

If you have any additional questions or would like to speak to one of us, please contact us at 303-888-2710 and we would be happy to answer your questions.

Photoshop and Lightroom Post Processing Workshop was last modified: May 27th, 2022 by Matt Shetzer