Secrets of Photo Editing

Weekend Workshop
2-4 June 2023

This is a weekend workshop.  We will meet on Friday evening, followed by two full days of tuition on Saturday & Sunday.

Saturday evening we will all eat out together at one of Fleet's restaurants.  A decision about where we eat will be made after consulting everyone in advance.

Who is this workshop for?

This weekend workshop is for photographers who want an introduction to the editing capabilities of Photoshop and Lightroom, to learn not only what the software does, but how it can be used creatively.

An Overview

Discover the secrets of editing in Adobe Lightroom (Classic) and Adobe Photoshop from professional photographer and founder of Hampshire School of Photography, Kevin Ahronson.  

Kevin has been using Photoshop since 2006 and Lightroom since 2008, and  reckons to have amassed over 12,000 hours in both of them over that time.  You will be learning from someone who really knows how to get the best out of the software, developing tricks and shortcuts to help you speed up your editing.

The weekend will be held at the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Fleet.  The price does not include accommodation, but if you wish to stay overnight on either of the two evenings, you can book direct at the Holiday Inn Express.  

Photo-Editing Weekend Workshop

About this workshop

The Secrets of Photo-Editing weekend workshop will introduce you to image editing using the two leading industry-standard post-processing tools.  More photographers use Lightroom than any other editing tool, and Photoshop is the undefeated king of image manipulation.

You will not only learn the most commonly used features, but you will also learn tricks and techniques that professional photographers use to speed up their work-flow and spice-up their images.  Mastering these two tools will help you get the very best out of your photographs.

Timings for the weekend:

Fri 2 June: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sat 3 June: 9:30am - 4:30pm. (+ Meal out together in the evening)
Sun 4 June: 9:30am - 4:30pm

The weekend's itinerary includes

    • Organising your photos with Lightroom
    • Find any photo instantly
    • Importing and Exporting
    • Lightroom's simple editing workflow
    • Synchronising edits across multiple images
    • How to sharpen just the bits you want
    • Working with graduated and radial filters
    • Lightroom's masks
    • Lightroom's integration with Photoshop
    • Photoshop selections
    • Removing unwanted objects from your photos
    • Photoshop layers and layer masks
    • Adjustment layers
    • Using Photoshop on human beings
    • and loads, loads, loads more...

Spread the cost over
three monthly instalments

The cost of this 2 day (plus Friday night) works is £399.  If you prefer, you can spread your payments (interest-free) over three months, when buying online via Paypal.  

It includes all tuition and access to Kevin in the evening on Friday and during the Saturday evening meal.  Teas and coffees throughout the weekend are included, but meals are not.  

If you want to stay overnight on either the Friday or the Saturday (or both), we have secured preferential rates for workshop participants. 

Once you have booked your place on the the workshop, we will send you instructions for booking.


Which best describes you?

New to

You have never edited before and you want a simple introduction to help you take the first steps

You have a few
basic skills?

You know how to crop your photos, maybe adjust the exposure or tweak the colour - but your creative skills are limited by your lack of knowledge

Online tutorials don't work for you

You've tried to learn by watching Youtube videos and now realise there is a better way.  You want to learn from an expert in a real classroom.

for a gift?

You want to buy a unique and very special gift for someone you love

What do you need for this Workshop?

There are TWO VERSIONS of Lightroom, we only teach the version that sits on your computer (not the cloud).  This is Lightroom Classic.

We will not be using Photoshop Lightroom, which is a portable version of Lightroom. (Yes, we know it's confusing, blame Adobe).  

If you have any questions about this, please do get in touch.

All students must bring their computers with them to the weekend and have  Lightroom Classic and Photoshop already installed and functioning. You must also ensure that your computer is powerful enough to run them effectively.

Read Adobe’s minimum requirements here

If your system is not working properly or the installation is incomplete, we won’t be able to assist you on the day.

There is a busy schedule which cannot be delayed to help you out should you arrive unprepared (it wouldn’t be fair to everyone else on the course).

Course Instructor

Kevin Ahronson - HSP Founder

You will be learning from industry professional Kevin Ahronson and you can expect instruction at the very highest level.

Kevin, who founded the HSP, is one of the best photography teachers in the UK and has personally taught hundreds of students from beginners through to those who want to go professional.

With over 50 years of experience behind the camera and having been teaching photography since 2009, Kevin’s passion these days is to share that knowledge with the next generation of photographers.