Register for the Austin Post Processing Workshop

Open to all, especially beginners!

We will go into a post processing workflow, from capture to print. What to do, when, and in what order. How to use the latest software for RAW processing.

Your Instructor:

Phil Hawkins
A daily Photoshop user and online trainer for 14 years. See my portfolio at:


National Geographic magazine
National Geographic Books
National Geographic Stock
Outdoor Photographer magazine

The National Park Service, Yosemite National Park 

Ken Burns; The Florentine Films National Parks Project 
"The National Parks; America's Best Idea"

Capture One software via 
(software training) 

Adobe Systems, Inc. via
(software training) 

Virtual Training Corporation
(software training) 

Bloomberg News
Zuma Press
Sports Illustrated
Digital Photo Pro
SI Kids
ESPN The Magazine
The Sporting News

A 7 Hour workshop


We will cover:
1) How to organize your images
2) Best practices for downloading from your storage chip.
3) Shooting techniques to ensure the best possible quality and to increase your keeper rate.
4) Camera settings to simplify your efforts in the field AND insure best quality.
5) Why you should NOT use "the cloud" to store photos.
6) Which software title is best for each stage of post-processing.
7) Sharpening your image PROPERLY!
8) What is "Digital Noise" and how to reduce or eliminate it.
9) How to export (re-size) depending on final use.
10) How to prepare for print or internet display.
11) The difference between a JPG, RAW and TIF image.
12) The color spaces, sRGB, Adobe RGB, and ProPhoto RGB explained.
13) Introduction to DxO Photolab 2.0 raw processing software
14) Introduction to Capture One 12 raw processing software
15) Tricks with Lightroom
16) Tricks with Photoshop


What to Bring:
Of course, if you come to just listen you will definitely learn something, but you'll get the most out of the class if you bring the following:

1) Your laptop with the following software installed:

30-day trial version (or fully paid version) of DxO PhotoLab 2.0

Lightroom, any version, but the later version the better.

Photoshop, especially if you know it and have been using it. I can show you tips and shortcuts to get stuff done. If you are new to Photoshop and have never used it then don't put out the money, but if you monitor the lessons, you see how powerful it can be. I have been using and teaching Photoshop on a daily basis for 15 years.

2) Your camera, with any lens. We will be doing camera settings, not shooting.

3) Several RAW images.

4) Be ready to interact; ask questions, offer solutions and new information if appropriate


We will ALL learn from each other!


We start at 10:30am SHARP! Do not be late, we have a lot of material to cover.

Precision Camera classroom
2438 West Anderson
Austin, Texas