Win A Free Ticket to One Of My Fall 2014 Lightroom Seminars

Edit: The Free Tickets have been given away. Here’s the winners:

Matthew Jackson – San Antonio

Jennifer – Colorado Springs

Trisha – Livonia

Brendan Reilly – Philadelphia

Okay, my fall 2014 schedule is locked in for my Lightroom seminar tour and I figured I’d announce the dates and give away a free ticket to each city. If you’ve never attended the seminar before, it’s basically a 1-day Lightroom crash course. Here’s a quote from one of the attendees from last year:

“Matt is absolutely the best instructor in the world, and his Lightroom seminar is the most amazing seminar you’ll ever attend”
Matt’s Mom (true story, she attended my Ft. Lauderdale seminar last year) 😉

The day consists of 5 one-hour-ish classes with breaks in between. It starts off with the first class on organizing and importing your photos in to Lightroom. It’s such a crucial part of Lightroom, and with my new way of teaching the importing process, I’ve had people come up after the first hour and tell me they got their money’s worth already.

After that we jump in to the Develop module and editing. I’ve got some great tips and tricks for you on which settings work best (and which ones you can probably skip). From there we talk about when you need to jump to Photoshop and I’ll go over some various projects on working between Lightroom and Photoshop.

Finally, we finish the day with output. Saving images for the web, creating photo books, and printing (both color calibration and soft-proofing). I get a ton of great feedback from the seminars and I hope you’ll join me if you’re in the area. Here’s where I’ll be.

• Adobe Max in Los Angeles – Actually this isn’t part of my seminar tour, but if you’re in LA and want to catch a couple of my Lightroom classes, I’ll be there from October 4-9th. You can find the details here about my Lightroom classes and to sign up.
(NOTE: This isn’t part of the free ticket give away)

• Livonia, Michigan – September 29th

• Colorado Springs, CO – October 22nd

• Philadelphia, PA – November 4th (and you get extra points if you bring me a philly soft pretzel) 😉

• San Antonio, TX – December 5th

Here’s the link to the website to sign up. But if you leave a comment and mention the city you want to go to, I’ll pick the winner tomorrow (Friday Sept. 12th). And if you want to snag a seat today in case any of them sell out, I’ll even make sure they refund your seminar fee if you’re the winner.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you this fall! Oh, and if you do come out to the seminar, please come up and say hi. It’s great to meet people from the blog and it really makes my day 🙂



  1. Sherry 13 September, 2014 at 06:57 Reply

    Just moved back home to Texas today after being in TN for 16 years and I would LOVE to win a ticket to your San Antonio class! Would be an awesome welcome gift!!! 🙂

  2. Christine Silver 13 September, 2014 at 00:42 Reply

    would love to attend any one of the cities, but since I live in Australia, you probably won’t pick me! Just wanted to say ‘Hi’ anyway!

  3. Sheila Mullis 12 September, 2014 at 15:36 Reply

    I would love to attend your workshop in Colorado Springs! I’m a rescue photographer and use Lightroom for about 90% of my post-processing…I’m sure I could learn something from you to speed up my workflow and/or improve the images.

  4. Lisa Parisot 12 September, 2014 at 13:21 Reply

    San Antonio would be my choice, and I would love the chance to take my Lightroom editing to the next level. San Antonio has some of the most beautiful Catholic Missions in the state and it would be a wonderful weekend of learning and shooting!

  5. Alyssa Gillenwater 12 September, 2014 at 12:57 Reply

    I’m still learning Lightroom and have learned so much by watching your videos! I would love to travel to Livonia, MI to learn even more. Thanks, Matt!

  6. Mike Krehbiel 12 September, 2014 at 12:39 Reply

    Long time Kelby One member but new to Lightroom. This is one of the seminars that is finally close to me. Would love a free ticket!

  7. Valerie Gordon 12 September, 2014 at 12:35 Reply

    I have learned SO much by subscribing to KelbyOne and would absolutely LOVE to take your Lightroom class in Michigan this month!!! Thanks for all you do, Matt!!!

  8. 3lyssa H. 12 September, 2014 at 12:05 Reply

    This is so kind of you to not only teach and pass on your skills to others, but to offer a giveaway!

    Maybe just maybe I will see you at Adobe MAX if things work out for me 🙂

    Otherwise, Colorado is a 12 hours drive from Mesa, AZ (Where there are few photo seminars coming through.)

    Good luck to everyone who actually lives close to these cities!!! 😀 I’m sure you will enjoy this class


  9. Al Balderas 12 September, 2014 at 11:34 Reply

    It would be dope to get tickets to the Livonia, MI seminar. I dig your teaching style and have learned a lot from your videos.

  10. Angela 12 September, 2014 at 11:11 Reply

    Matt, I recently joined my husband in our photography business. He is the creative one – and I am handling the business and organizational end of things. I have been tasked with learning lightroom. Your seminar would be a great place for me to work on my education. I would travel to Michigan to see you! By the way – I love your work.

  11. Iris van Loon 12 September, 2014 at 11:06 Reply

    Hi Matt, I’m one of your followers and I love your free presets, especially the fall spot lighting!
    I’m waiting for a long time for you to come to Canada, but now you are giving away free tickets….maybe Canada can come to you:)
    I would love to see you in Philadelphia, but since I’m not picky, Colorado Springs would work as well with me 😉

  12. gerry slater 12 September, 2014 at 11:05 Reply

    Planning to attend Colorado Springs. Two questions: where in the Springs will this be held; and at what level are you teaching. I am ready for an upper intermediate or advanced LR course. If you are there a day early, there are great photo ops at The Air Force Academy, Fall colors, and Independence Pass. Let me know if I can help.

    • Matt K 13 September, 2014 at 09:36 Reply

      Hey Gerry – the location is the Colorado Springs Marriott. It’s listed on the website I linked to in the post.
      As for what level I teach to, it’s almost always beginner to intermediate. Honestly, there is no “advanced” Lightroom class because Lightroom just isn’t deep enough for that. It’s not like Photoshop with infinite possibilities.
      I hope to shoot. I’ve got a long trip right before this, so I’m pretty much in and out, but I may try to snag a sunset shoot in if I can. We’ll see.
      Thanks 🙂

  13. Bryan Moss 12 September, 2014 at 10:38 Reply

    Attended one of your classes a couple of years ago in Vegas at PSW. Budget was cut and haven’t been able to go again 🙁
    I’d love to be able to attend the one in Texas!

  14. rachel rauner 12 September, 2014 at 10:37 Reply

    I have been reading your blog for a while now, and it has really helped me improve my editing. However, attending your Colorado Springs seminar would be a fantastic opportunity to truly improve my photos! Thank you.

  15. steve ehrlich 12 September, 2014 at 10:32 Reply

    I would love to win a Ticket to the Philadelphia (Nov 4) Lightroom Seminar. And if I win, I promise to bring you Philadelphia Soft Prezels. (With mustard, which is how we eat them in Philadelphia — you can pass on the mustard, but you will have the option.)

  16. Donna Fullerton 12 September, 2014 at 10:27 Reply

    I believe you to be an excellent and motivating instructor. Colorado is my home, so if you have an extra ticket to the
    Springs seminar, I would love to attend. And, thank you for offering free tickets!

    • Alan Coles 12 September, 2014 at 10:46 Reply

      Matt, I wish I could get and see one of your seminars but it’s a bit of a long way from this little hamlet called Wales…. I was just saying to Mr Obama when he was here last week how that nice guy Matt Kloskowski ought to get himself over here too :o)

  17. Mike Convry 12 September, 2014 at 10:21 Reply

    I’m interested in the Philly date on Nov 4th. You need to try a pork sandwich from DiNic’s @ the Reading terminal, then the soft pretzel.

  18. Daudi X 12 September, 2014 at 10:20 Reply

    Hi Mart, I have watched all your classes on line & have your PS compositing book.
    Would love to see you in either Seattle Washington , or Vancouver, BC. I could tag along for your awesome landscape photo shoots too!

  19. Alex G. 12 September, 2014 at 07:44 Reply

    Matt, I am huge fan of yours and I think your website is great! I am an aspiring photographer and I look at your site everyday. Your tips and tricks have really made a difference in my work. Thanks!

    I would be considered for todays drawling for the Philadelphia conference. Thanks

    P.S. Any plans in the future to come to DC?

  20. Brendan Reilly 12 September, 2014 at 06:10 Reply

    I would love to attend your seminar! One of my biggest challenges is making the most of the LR5 library and filing/organizing my photos! I live in PHILADELPHIA and have my fingers crossed you’ll pick me!!!

  21. ibrahim hachem 11 September, 2014 at 20:36 Reply

    Hey Matt,
    Actually there is no any seminar near my city “Boston”, but i am here just to thank you for everything you showed and taught me over at KelbyOne. I learned a lot and my photography changed because of because of people like you, Scott Kelby, RC and all the folks that works at Kelby Media. Thank you.

  22. Tom 11 September, 2014 at 20:19 Reply

    I have been a little reluctant to drill down into Lightroom and use it as it is intended to be used. But after checking into LR Killer Tips and taking your Kelby One online classes I am finally seeing the huge benefits. Thanks Matt. Oh yeah I’m up here in Denver so please get me to Colorado Springs on 10/22!

  23. Bill Singer 11 September, 2014 at 19:09 Reply

    I attended the Shoot Like a Pro event in Livonia, and had an absolute blast. My problem is that I suck at Lightroom, and am currently broke. Help, Matt.

  24. claudia whitaker 11 September, 2014 at 18:33 Reply

    Would love to take your seminar to conquer my arch nemesis known as Lightroom….in Livonia Michigan. Thanks for all the great tutorials !

  25. Matt Snider 11 September, 2014 at 18:25 Reply

    I’m planning on coming to the Colorado Springs seminar. If it was free, it would be perfect! Thanks for all you do, Matt.

  26. Neritina 11 September, 2014 at 16:08 Reply

    The LA event sounds like an event not to miss. It has been a few years (LR3) since I attended one of your seminars. It is hard to keep up with all the great info you deliver, thanks for the extras that help me to remember most of it. I would love, and need to catch up on LR5, so pick me!

    • Nina 11 September, 2014 at 20:20 Reply

      Would LOVE to attend your LIvonia, MI workshop. Really enjoy your online traing classes, following your blog posts and LR killer tips. Loved meeting you on the Colorado fall workshop with Tom and George and would love to learn more about LR at a live workshop.

  27. Dennis 11 September, 2014 at 12:00 Reply

    Hi Matt, I’m new to Lightroom and would love to come to the Philly event. I can guarantee you a soft pretzel and a cheesesteak if I am chosen.

  28. Dale 11 September, 2014 at 11:12 Reply

    Hey Matt
    Love your work, education and photo’s.
    Like to have a ticket to your Raleigh NC course.
    What? Wait, you’re not coming to Raleigh? Must be an error in the schedule… 😉

  29. Kate 11 September, 2014 at 11:06 Reply

    Hi Matt, I love your website and would love to attend your workshop in Philadelphia. If I get selected to attend for free, I will definitely bring you a soft pretzel! Thanks.

  30. Jim Ruppel 11 September, 2014 at 09:02 Reply

    Matt, I really enjoy your work with Lightroom Killer Tips and Kelby One. I watch each episode of The Grid for info I can use.
    I’d like a ticket to the Colorado Springs workshop in October.

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