Lightroom CC Classic: Speed Up Editing with Marty Grivjack – June 26

Marty GrivjackWe invite you to join us on June 26th as we welcome our good friend, Marty Grivjack. Marty will share his program, Lightroom CC Classic: Speed Up Your Editing.

Join Lightroom Sensei Marty Grivjack for a fun-filled evening of Lightroom Learning.

There are lots of new features in Lightroom CC Classic. This program is a DO NOT MISS if you want to speed up your editing workflow. Come learn the magic of the “Sensei” features in this new edition. Bring your questions and notepads… lots to take notes on! You will walk away with many great tips on how to make your editing workflow better.

Wait, there’s more! Marty will share with you how to do Frequency Separation Retouching!

Marty’s Bio

Marty Grivjack, PPA Photographic Craftsman (Cr.Photog.), is a Florida-based professional photographer and a Lightroom editing/workflow instructor. He also has a summer studio in the Adirondacks of New York. Marty combines his expertise in digital photography workflow with his in-depth knowledge of computers. This provides the optimum learning environment for today’s digital photographers. He shoots with both major camera formats and is also fluent on both computer platforms. He is widely known for his ability to convey easy-to-understand procedures that lead to great “ah-ha!” moments. Some even call him “MaGriver.”

In his non-lecture time, Marty creates tutorials and writing articles. His articles cover workflow strategies and image editing/management. It’s a never-ending effort to provide the highest quality, easy-to-follow instruction on the industry’s top photography editing products.

He is the past-president of The Professional Photographer’s Guild of the Palm Beaches, and is a member of PPA and the Florida Professional Photographers (FPP). He is the digital presentation specialist for the annual Florida Competition Salon. Marty travels the country conducting PPA Super Monday programs, seminars, schools and individualized training. No question goes unanswered, and no photographer left behind!

When and Where?
We meet at the Ramada Inn in Mandarin (I-295 and San Jose Blvd). Our Social time begins at 6:30pm and announcements and meeting beginning at 7:00pm.

People’s Choice
Members, please don’t forget your 8×10-ish entry for People’s Choice. The categories this month are portrait and landscape. You may enter into one or both! All entries must be submitted by 6:51pm! Can’t make it to the meeting? Send your images with a friend!

Not a JPPG Member? No Problem! You are welcome to attend and the cost is only $25/event. You may pay in advance (below) or at the door.

$25 Guest Fee
(Non-JPPG Members)

Lightroom CC Classic with Marty Grivjack

Lightroom Seminar with Marty Grivjack


With Marty Grivjack

Monday, Sept. 25th… 7PM – 9PM

PLUS… Marty will add a bonus hour starting @ 6PM!

Just $59 – Register and pay online @
($10 goes toward JPPG education!)

Learn the Speedy Lightroom Workflow Process

Time is money. An efficient workflow lets you book more clients. Less PC time = more photography.
You can do in seconds in Lightroom what would take too long in Photoshop.

White Balance: The Mystery Is Gone!

Learn, in three (3) steps, how to color correct all of your images. Bring your WhiBal™ card, gray card,
Expodisk™, or whatever you color balance tool you have.

Develop Your RAW and JPG Images Instantly

Lightroom is the ULTIMATE RAW image processor. Make super-fast exposure, contrast, color balance,
and cropping adjustments to your images and copy those settings to your images in a blink.
Marty uses Lightroom to process and manage all of his client and personal work. 
Everything he teaches comes from real-life usage trial-and-error
and you’ll benefit from his easy to learn problem-solving methods
and techniques that save time and increase profits!
Please Note: if you would prefer private time with Marty, he is available during the day Tuesday until 2PM
and if needed, Wednesday morning as well!
Call Michael Joseph at 904-509-2133 to reserve your time-slot, details and pricing.
Register Below for Monday, September 25th Seminar from 7-9pm

February 28 Program – Dave Cross – The Best of Both Worlds – Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together

Dave CrossMark your calendars! Please plan to join us at our February 28th program as we proudly welcome Dave Cross to Jacksonville! Dave’s program, “The Best of Both Worlds: Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together,” is one that you will not want to miss!

Although Lightroom is a very powerful tool on its own, when you combine it with Photoshop you can access an incredibly creative and productive workflow. In this session Dave Cross will explore different options for moving files between Lightroom and Photoshop to harness the full non-destructive strengths of both programs, and strategies to approach common image problems.

You’ll learn

  • When to use the Lightroom Spot Removal tool vs the Patch tool in Photoshop
  • How to create a two-way Smart editing workflow between Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Using Dehaze with the Lightroom Adjustment Brush vs Dehaze with a mask in Photoshop
  • How to fix image problems with Merge to HDR – with one image
  • Retouching strategies that take full advantage of both programs
  • How to make Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop even better
  • Using Photoshop and Lightroom’s Identity plates to create borders
  • How to retouch Smart Objects

…and more!

If you’re looking for ways to get the most out of these two formidable programs, this is the session for you.

Social time begins at 6:30pm with announcements and meeting beginning at 7:00pm. Members, don’t forget your 8×10 entry for People’s Choice. The categories are portrait and landscape. You may enter into one or both!

Not a JPPG Member? No Problem! You are welcome to attend and the cost is only $25/event. You may pay in advance (below) or at the door. Come and try out our first meeting of the year for $5 off the event price so you’re first time attendance is only $20!

$25 Guest Fee
(Non-JPPG Members)


For over 25 years Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Since1987, Dave has taught Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught for Adobe, at Photoshop World, the Texas School of Photography, Adobe MAX, Imaging USA and at numerous corporate locations. Dave has written many articles and multiple books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has appeared in many DVDs and online courses for Kelby Training, CreativeLive and Photoshop Cafe. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame and now offers online training at, with new content added every week.




Lightroom Day Seminars with Marty Grivjack: Lightroom Basics and Intermediate Lightroom

Marty Grivjack is staying in town after our May meeting to teach two great Lightroom Seminars on May 27th & 28th!

Sign up for one or both seminars at

$99/Wednesday Basics class
$99/Thursday Intermediate Lightroom class
$169 for both!

Marty Grivjack’s Lightroom Basics
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9:01am – 5:03pm, with a break for lunch

This is an essential Lightroom class that shows you how to set up Lightroom, efficiently navigate its robust system of editing modules and lets you see how to integrate Lightroom into your photographic workflow.

Lightroom Basics will include:

  • Workflow fundamentals
  • Catalogs: one or many?
  • Initial Lightroom Setup Preferences – a must!
  • Importing, keywording, adding metadata, copyright setup
  • Editing: rating, sorting, labeling and culling images
  • Collections: the BEST way to organize images! **Enhanced for Lightroom CC
  • Lightroom Navigation: Using EASY shortcuts for speed and efficiency
  • Shooting Tethered: the “other” way to import images
  • Image storage on your drives: What’s best?
  • Image archival: protecting your image assets and disaster prevention
  • Develop basics
  • How to bring images into Photoshop or other editors

You should bring your laptop (or rooftop computer), power supply, a tablet if you have one, and note taking tools…there will be LOTS of great information, tips and efficiency shortcuts you DO NOT want to miss.

Marty Grivjack’s Intermediate Lightroom CC: Fear No Photograph!
Thursday, May 28, 2015
9:01am – 5:03pm, with a break for lunch

Intermediate Lightroom:
Lightroom CC recommended, but not critical. However LR 5.7.1 can be used for most of this class.  Participants should have some cursory knowledge of importing, keywording and exporting images, as these topics will be mentioned but not covered in depth. The focus will be on image editing and enhancement.

Learn about the enhanced LR 5.6 features – the Advanced Healing Brush, the new Radial Gradient tool, the "Upright" architectural tool, and "Smart Previews" that allow portable editing away from your core originals. Bring your questions and laptops if you like – try your hand at the new features! You won’t believe how easy they are to use.

  • Remove unwanted artifacts from your images – Clean them up with the Spot Remover tool
  • Create AWESOME vignettes with the click of a button using Lightroom Effects
  • Apply a little “digital crispy goodness”™ to your images using Presets, then make your own!
  • Change clothing color/hue to match the rest of the family
  • Place vignettes where you want them as you master the radial gradient tool
  • Learn how to “Histogram” your subject’s face for perfect exposure

NEW: Lightroom CC Features (AKA Lightroom “6”)

  • New Merge To HDR: merge multiple exposure-bracketed images into a single HDR image.
  • New Merge To Panorama: Create breathtaking panorama images from separate photographs
  • Pet Eye addition to Red Eye tool fixes unnatural colors captured in photographs
  • Filter Brush: Tweak your graduated and radial filters with a brush…FINALLY!
  • Slide Show “Ken Burns Effect” – add movement and sizzle to your slideshows
  • Face Recognition helps you organize images in the new “People” view

You should bring your laptop (or rooftop computer), power supply, a tablet if you have one, and note taking tools…there will be LOTS of great information, tips and efficiency shortcuts you DO NOT want to miss.

$99/Wednesday Lightroom Basics class
$99/Thursday Intermediate Lightroom class
$169 for both!

Sign up for one or both seminars at

May Meeting – Marty Grivjack: Lightroom

Marty GrivjackWe hope you’ll join us for our May meeting on Tuesday, May 26th, as we welcome Marty Grivjack back to Jacksonville! Marty will present a program on Lightroom that includes:

  • Lightroom CC New Features
  • Fear No Photograph: Editing Magic in Lightroom
  • Image Archiving and Backup Essentials
  • How to buy a photo-editing computer
  • A few Photoshop Tricks for Facial Editing – using the Hopman-Idocks skin softening method
  • Why you need a UPS
  • Other Cool THINGS-TO-KNOW

Social time begins at 6:30pm and the meeting will begin at 7:00pm. The meetings are held at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center Mandarin at 3130 Hartley Road in Mandarin at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Boulevard. First time guests are always welcome to attend free of charge! We hope you will join us at Chili’s after the meeting, too!

We are also excited that Marty will be staying a few extra days here in Jacksonville to bring to you two Lightroom classes – Lightroom Basics and Lightroom Advanced. Learn more about these two classes!

Marty Grivjack, Cr.Photog., is an award-winning 38 year photographer teaching Adobe Photoshop Lightroom throughout the US since its introduction in 2006, and is an 8-year member of the FPP Salon Competition Committee.