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Pittsford Flour Mill
15 Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY



Image City Photography Gallery

Gallery Courses 2019

We are proud to continue our series of Gallery Courses. There is no mail-in or online registration. Please visit the Gallery to sign up for courses. We accept checks, cash, or credit cards. 

Contents (click on the link for each course)

Creating Great Photographs with
Adobe Lightroom

by Steve Levinson

Wednesday Nights
29, and June 5, 12, 19
from 7 - 9:15 pm

One-On-One Coaching
With Select Gallery Partners
Gallery Partners
 Image City Critiques 
With Don Menges and Gil Maker
1st Wednesday of each Month


Creating Great Photographs with Adobe Lightroom

A Course from the Image City Photography Gallery by Steve Levinson

Class will meet on four Wednesday Nights 
Dates: May 29 and June 5, 12, and 19
from 7 - 9:15 pm
or a little after, though I will stay after for individual questions
*note there has been a date change from when originally announced

(Call me if you want to take the class but have a conflict for one of the nights....we may be able to arrange something)

If you are like me, you don't want to spend your time learning and using an expensive, complex software package to import and optimize your photographs; but want to use your time using a simple, powerful and intuitive tool to produce stunning photographs. You can experiment fearlessly with color, exposure and more without overwriting your original images. 

You will be both create strong technical images as well as, if you want,  STYLIZE your photographs, expressing your artistic directions.

After taking this lecture and workshop course, you will be have a  workflow (or standardized process) that you can efficiently follow for every photograph you make:

  • importing images into your computer so that you can easily find them at a later time
  • selecting the best images using an organized process
  • creating a fine digital image and then
  • making a fine digital print or posting on the Internet 

Time will be available to practice and discuss both provided images and images from your own portfolio. RAW is the preferred original format for images, though high-quality JPEGS will also work.

Participants should be familiar with the basics of digital cameras, photography and transferring files to your computer.  They will also need to have or borrow an Apple or PC laptop computer for the course.  Software is available from Adobe on a free trial. Please do not download this software until the day before the course. Older versions of Lightroom are fine to use as well--just with a few less features. I do have one old laptop with an earlier version of Lightroom that you can borrow if you only have a desktop computer and cannot borrow one elsewhere. 

Location:  We will meet at the historic Pittsford Flour Mill, 15 Schoen Place, Pittsford.

Price:  The price for this course will be $190 and the class will be limited to a maximum of eight photographers. You can sign up and prepay for the course at Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Avenue, 271.2540.

Contact: Steve Levinson ( steven.levinson@gmail.com  330.1490) for more information.

This course has been successfully taught over the last several  years and the response has been very positive....it is a great way to kick your photography up a couple of notches!


Image City Critiques

Instructor:  Gil Maker and Don Menges

Dates: the 1st Wednesday of Each Month
Time:  6:30 pm

Location: Image City Photography Gallery

Each month we enjoy a good turnout for Image City Critiques, our program at Image City to provide participants an opportunity to engage in a friendly, constructive, and positive critique and review of their photographs. The sessions are held on the first Wednesday of the month. Join us. Please bring prints only; matted if possible.

Photography Coaches

Each of the Gallery Partners at Image City has their own unique style both behind the camera and in the “digital darkroom.”  Several Partners have offered specific one-on-one coaching opportunities. If you are interested in some one-on-one coaching by a Gallery Partner other than the ones listed below, or on a topic that we have not suggested, simply approach one of us with your request. 

Introduction or Practice:

- Adobe Lightroom
- Adobe Photoshop
- Nik Software or Topaz
- Photography Basics

Instructor:  Dick Bennett
Date(s), time, and location: To be determined by instructor and student.
Fee: $40 per hour


Did you recently purchase any one of the above software packages and desire some one-on-one coaching to introduce or practice intermediate skills for the application?

Did you recently purchase a new camera or want some assistance with taking photographs?

This coaching will include a mutually determined schedule of dates and hours for instruction and practice on mutually agreeable topics.

For more information contact Dick at info@dickbennettphotos.com

          Photography - General

            Instructor: Gil Maker
            Dates: To be determined by instructor and student.
Time: tbd
Location: to be determined by the instructor and student.
Fee: $40 per hour

            Are you looking for regular critiques? Do you want hands on help with equipment? Maybe you wish to shadow the person for a day, a week, on a  shoot. Or just need someone to help you with a new direction in photography. Whatever the case, this series can help. Get personal feedback with one-on-one time. You and Gil will work together on whatever it is you wish to work on during this mentoring time.

Intermediate Lightroom

            Instructor: Steve Levinson
Dates: To be determined by instructor and student.
Time: tbd
Location: to be determined by the instructor and student.
Fee: $45 per hour

            Steve Levinson will be working on an individual basis with photographers who wish to improve their skills and abilities using Adobe Lightroom. Sessions can take place at your home or at a mutually acceptable location (assuming that you have a laptop to bring to the sessions). Subjects can range from a basic introduction to the software to working with you to improve your creative and technical mastery of the software. Single or multiple sessions can be scheduled.


Image City Photography Gallery  ♦   722 University Avenue  ♦   Rochester, NY 14607 ♦ 585.271.2540
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