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Take Your Best Shot, and Make It Even Better

January 11, 2020 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum and Capital City Camera Club

“Advanced Post-Processing with Intention—A Masterclass with Lightroom Classic and Photoshop”
Chris Ogden, Chris Ogden Photography

Whether your love is shooting nature, manmade places and things, people, critters, flora, abstracts, or events, noted professional photographer Chris Ogden will guide you to making your photos better.

We’ll explore how to make your best shot even better through the top 25 most common issues that Chris sees when he judges print competitions and performs critiques. Happily, many can be easily fixed with tools such as Lightroom and Photoshop. We’ll apply these tools live in class to your work through a wonderfully interactive day!


NOTE: Chris will illustrate best practice concepts not only through his own great shots (and “mistakes”), but also via your images. As an attendee, you may submit up to three of your own images for possible use in critiques and processing “makeovers” to show how to move your images up whole “grade” levels. Upon registration, you’ll also have access to a survey to prioritize and vote on your top areas of interest for a customized class. Enjoy the best of both a seminar setting and personalized instruction!

Experience Level

Please note this is not an introductory course! To get the most from this day, you’ll want to have a solid base of familiarity and technical comfort level with Lightroom Classic beforehand. Although we’ll assume no prior Photoshop knowledge, we’ll quickly get deep.

About Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a respected professional fine art, exhibiting photographer and sought-after photography competition juror, print critiquer, and mentor. Chris has taught photography at places such as Duke University, Popular Photography, camera clubs, custom one-on-one mentoring, and in the field via photo expeditions to Iceland, Cuba, Death Valley, Escalante, Lake Powell, and beyond. Chris first connected with Photoshop with the Knoll brothers in 1989 at MacWorld. He first started using Lightroom in early 2007. Come, benefit from decades of experience in these essential tools!

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Cost: Early registration: $89.00 (ends December 9, 2019). Late registration: $110.00 for JC Raulston Arboretum or N.C. photography society/club members, otherwise $120.00 for nonmembers (begins December 10, 2019).
Registration: Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 75 people and is considered complete when payment is received.
Cancellation: Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program’s start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.


January 11, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Chris Glenn
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JC Raulston Arboretum, Ruby McSwain Education Center
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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(919) 513-7005
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