Want to learn how to edit your photos with Lightroom?

Tailored to beginners.

You can either come along with lightroom preloaded on your laptop or just come along to observe and take notes.

Follow along as Nick Melidonis demonstrates Lightroom editing with commentary and answering any questions when needed.

Bring your own work as you may have time to apply what you’ve learned and have a chance to go through your own editing.

Learn Lightroom through a holistic approach, how workflow, backup and photoshop works with Lightroom …

* Shooting in RAW or JPEG and what this means in editing
* Importance of Backup Workflow (pre & post edit)

* What is Lightroom (editing & cataloguing & more)
* First time setup of Lightroom Export Preferences

* Overview of 5 levels of editing
* To cull in Lightroom or in Photo Mechanic?
* How to import images into Lightroom
* Applying your personal batch edit signature in Quick Develop pre-edit

* Develop (Basic mode)

* Exporting to JPEG

* Cropping & Spot Removal
* Detail mode
* Lens Correction
* Transformation

* Photoshop
* Photoshop quick fixes
* Photoshop actions
* Automated skin retouching using Imagenomic – Portraiture 3
* Black & White Editing using Nik Silver Efex
* How to slim down & change facial features using Liquify

From import to finish
* Editing workflow for Portraits & Weddings
* Editing workflow for events
* Editing workflow for Real Estate
* Editing workflow for landscape and macro

* Delivering to Client
* Archiving imagines
* Resizing for Facebook and internet
* Habit of selecting best for portfolio & promotion


  • Laptop or tablet with Lightroom installed
  • A selection of images you would like to work on
  • Any hard drives or backup devices
  • Chargers

* About previews
* Quick Develop Hack
* Setting up export settings
* Sharpening for screen and print
* Keyboard Shortcuts
* Are presets useful?

The Develop module:
* Basic
* Tone Curve
* Split Toning
* Lens Correction

About Nick Melidonis

Over a couple of years, I put together my first Photo and cultural tour and led a small group of people to the fabled Cyclades Islands in 1999. This has now become a yearly trip. Recent tours have included Delphi and Meteora and In 2015, I added the myth-laden Peleponese area of Greece.

As a corporate trainer and teacher in the past, I also enjoy sharing and teaching about my journey in photography and have always been a keen explorer of the creative process of what makes a successful photographic image. I write about my photography adventures in Australian and US photo and Lifestyle magazines. Some of these articles are in my Publications page.

Music and sailing are also passions of mine. I enjoy singing and playing guitar and enjoyed success with many Australian folk and pop groups with one platinum record. I have been skippering my boat ‘Hellas’ in yacht races from Royal Perth Yacht Club for many years and I am happy to say I hold nine state titles for my yacht class. I served on the committee of Royal Perth Yacht Club during the winning and defence of the America’s Cup. I shoot many yachting events and was fortunate to be one of the media photographers covering the 2011 ISAF World Sailing Championships in Fremantle WA.

A near fatal fall off a cliff in Karijini National Park during a 2010 shoot in remote WA was a life-changing experience (see ‘Chords for Angels’). It profoundly changed the way I look at life now and I was touched by the support I received from friends and the photography community in Australia. As one kind soul put it in a ‘Get Well’ email she sent me; “Maybe you were spared because your best work is yet to come”. I live each day knowing that’s possible




1 day 4 hour Workshop


Nick Melidonis

Dates and Times

Sundays 10am-4pm See here for our calendar of all our classes and start times.

Class Size

8 - 10 people

Entry Level, Featured