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

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.

Marty Grivjack full-day Lightroom Seminar April 25

If You Don’t Get Layers, Get Lightroom!

Marty Grivjack (a FSA Adobe Photoshop Lightroom™ Instructor), is hosting a full-day Lightroom seminar in Jacksonville on Wednesday, April 25th. It will be held at Desktop Darkroom.

To register, please call Marty at 561-846-1237 or email him at  Full-day seminar fee is $82.

If you’ve been interested in understanding what Adobe Lightroom™ is all about, this is the program for you. Marty Grivjack, who has been teaching Lightroom™ since its debut in 2006, will explain how this robust made-for-photographers image editing system can revolutionize your photographic workflow, save post-processing time, and best of all, make you money!

Find out how easy it is to:

  • Quickly white-balance every image, even if you don’t own a gray card
  • Protect your valuable photo assets with copyright metadata and easy watermarking
  • Quickly find and organize your images using simple collections and keywords
  • Solve every-day location lighting issues using easy gradients
  • Efficiently batch-process virtually any adjustment to every image that needs them
  • Track EVERY image you take and edit you make while saving tons of drive space too
  • Perform almost 95% of your editing in Lightroom™
  • Create emotional and impactful slideshows with music in minutes
  • Make websites and online galleries easily and without using Dreamweaver™
  • Learn how to fail-proof your image storage inexpensively

The full-day program will consist of a hands-on workshop exploring the Develop and Slideshow modules in-depth. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops (and power cords) with Lightroom 3 or 4 loaded, along with images to import and process.

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