Lightroom training and costings

I offer personalised training for beginners in digital image processing using Adobe Lightroom (all versions).

The session(s) will be classroom-based at my home in Macclesfield, Cheshire. We will cover the following topics:

- How to set up Lightroom: catalogue settings and general preferences
- How to import pictures: from your computer and from your camera
- How to organise your pictures: viewing, deleting, keywording, searching, exporting, publishing etc
- How to edit your pictures: overall workflow, stitching panoramas, HDR blending
- How to print your pictures

I work on a large-screen iMac, but you are encouraged to bring along your laptop so that you can practise what I am teaching. You could also bring along any images that you would like to work on - I am happy to offer critique and suggestions for edits.

At the end of the session you will take away with you a 37-page pdf covering all the topics I teach, together with screen shots of the actual settings I use to process my images.

I charge £25/hour for these sessions, which would last for a minimum duration of 2 hours, but which could form part of a series of sessions delivered over a number of weeks or months, depending on your needs. Call me on 0777 647 5992 to discuss this further.

We accept UK cheques (payable to Mark Helliwell Photography) or preferably bank transfer in advance to the following account:

Lloyds Bank
Sort code: 77-67-08
Account number: 34029160

Terms and Conditions
1. The cost of all workshops, 1:1 tuition and tutorials is to be paid in full at the time of booking.
2. Any cancellation by the client must be made in writing, preferably by email. The date on which written confirmation of cancellation is received will determine whether or not cancellation charges will apply. If any workshop, 1:1 tuition or tutorial is cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled event, then a cancellation charge of 25% of the full cost will be applied. If no notice is given at all and the client does not turn up to the event, then a 100% cancellation charge will apply, ie, no refund will be offered.
3. It is the client’s responsibility to arrive at locations at the arranged time and with appropriate equipment, footwear and clothing. The client needs to be healthy enough to participate in the event. For group events, if the client’s vehicle breaks down or if the client fails to arrive at the agreed location for any reason whatsoever, the event must proceed without them for the benefit of the other paying clients.
4. We reserve the right to alter or cancel a workshop, 1:1 tuition or tutorial at any time. Should this be necessary, you will be offered the choice of accepting the alteration, agreeing to a different date (if cancelled), or withdrawing from the contract and accepting a refund of all monies paid to us. For the avoidance of doubt, as we are not party to any travel (eg, flight, train, hire car) or accommodation bookings you may have made yourself, and have received no payment for the same, we will not refund the costs of these.
5. The weather is out of our control. For workshops on location, in poor weather every effort will be made to find a suitable location to continue the workshop or to take a break until the poor weather passes. If very poor weather is forecast in advance we reserve the right to contact the clients and reschedule the workshop. If this happens you will have the chance to accept the rescheduled date or accept a credit towards a future workshop of your choice to the value of the cancelled workshop.
6. Flexibility is needed when travelling to potential photographic locations, eg, as a result of changing weather. For this reason the outline itinerary for on-location shoots must be taken as an indication of what may take place, and not as a contractual obligation on the part of Mark Helliwell Photography.
7. We do not accept liability for any loss or additional expense caused by delay or interruption to travel services through weather conditions, civil disturbance, industrial action, strikes, wars, floods or sickness. Such losses or additional expenses are the responsibility of the client. We will not accept liability for loss or damage to any of your personal belongings, including but not limited to camera and computer equipment, peripherals, mobile phones, baggage, clothing, documents, monies, credit cards and so on.
8. We do not accept responsibility of liability for death, bodily injury or illness caused to the client, unless arising from the negligent act of us.
9. By making a booking, you are agreeing to accept all of the above conditions.

Last updated: 12 October 2015