Creative Photography Workshops and Mentoring with Dave

David Julian's Tintype headshotLearn Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom from a professional photographer and educator. 
My patient, paced teaching style has helped hundreds learn with confidence and tackle creative goals.
I offer the collective learning of small-group workshops or the tailored guidance of private sessions.
I prioritize your learning style and your needs.

Dave works individually with emerging photographers and photographic artists:
• Choosing the right camera system, lenses and accessories
Photography fundamentals:
 Camera settings and custom functions
 Composition and owning the frame
Improve your Landscape, Travel, Street, Portrait or Macro photography
Lightroom: Taking control of your image library as well as expert devlopment
• Photoshop: Work precisely on photographs or create composite montages with control and confidence
• Kickstart your innate creativity when stuck  (yes, you do have it in you!)
• From Hobby to Business: What you need to know to make the shift
Brand your creative business and begin to market your work
Discover your personal style and build creative momentum
Selling via: photo prints, exhibiting, book design, websites, promotions and social media

Creative Photographic Workshops:

       Title Location Date Status
Lightroom-LR-logo-icon Lightroom for Photographers: Levels 1 & 2 Seattle April 1+2, 2017 Enrolling Now
Photoshop icon logo Photoshop for Photographers: Levels 1 & 2 Seattle April 8+9, 2017 Enrolling Now
  Portrait Lighting Outdoors Seattle Spring 2017 Email interest
Photoshop icon logo  Creativity and Invention in Photoshop Maine September 2017 Email interest
  The Heart and Soul of Cuba ¡Cuba! October 2017 Email interest
Camera+Lightroom_Icon Exploring Washington’s Palouse Eastern WA May 27 2017 Enroll Here
Camera+Lightroom_IconPhotoshop icon logo  Custom Individual Instruction Skype / Local Ongoing Email interest

1. Group workshops provide full immersion into a fun, creative collective learning experience. You’ll benefit from sharing ideas, inspiration and knowledge with other experienced artists. My multi-day workshops offer the opportunity to work in desirable locations to learn while shooting, and gain important insights through group photo reviews. Students also receive individual coaching.

Independent learning
with me allows us to fully customize the experience to fit your learning style, pace, and any other specific needs. We have the freedom and direct focus to follow the moment, shoot together and review images. We work at my location, in the field or at your home. You can also bring current projects or images to work on.

3. Online learning via Skype with shared screens in scheduled sessions. Similar to #2 above, we address your specific needs at your convenience, right from your location. Skype is a free app, and easy to set up in minutes. Contact me to inquire about price and scheduling sessions.

Gift Certificates for Custom Learning are a great gift for nurturing creative growth. Be a giver!

~ Student Reviews: Learn what past students have experienced in my workshops.



Japanese-garden-in-Fall-900x599Why learn Adobe Lightroom CC? Simply because it’s the most powerful suite of Photographer’s tools available. It’s also incredibly efficient, intuitive and fun to use once you learn how to use it. But many need guidance to get started!

This weekend workshop teaches photography enthusiasts and professionals how to use Lightroom CC as a perfect partner. Saturday introduces the essentials of Lightroom, importing, organizing and image correction. Sunday dives deep into professional workflows, automating tasks, pro development, printing and exporting images for any use. We also explore how LR can create slideshows, online galleries and photo books. Using follow-along demonstrations, examples and guided practice, participants will be able to master their own digital workflows to organize, expertly develop and display photography.

Contact me to inquire about 2017 dates



Photoshop CC is hands down the world’s most creative tool for photographers. Photoshop CC lets you turn ordinary photos into extraordinary images as well as explore and experiment intuitively. These demonstration and hands-on workshops are focused towards photographers seeking to transform their RAW images into professionally-crafted photographs or composited artworks. Through organized, paced demonstration and follow-along tutorials, participants sharpen their skills to confidently dive into creative projects. With patient guidance, I’ll help you learn Photoshop CC for professional results. If you do not own Photoshop CC, you can download the free trial, or use your version for this workshop.

Contact me to inquire about Spring/Summer 2017 dates



Flash on location
This hands-on workshop will introduce photographers to techniques and tools for lighting portraits outdoors using small dedicated flash units and the best light flashonlocation6-2015-171-mmodification tools. The objective is to learn and control both natural and added light for a balanced, professional look.

This workshop is perfect for those seeking professional portrait lighting with minimal burden to use anywhere in the world, outdoors or inside. We won’t be using heavy, expensive gear and calculations: Portability and ease of use is our primary focus. Workshop is taught by two professional photographers. More info coming as we finalize this new workshop.

Contact me to inquire


Join us in Cuba a uniquely-designed tour for photography enthusiasts and culture lovers.

Red Car, Proud owner, Havana, CubaThis tour is for photography enthusiasts and cultural travelers alike. You’ll be humbled by the warmth and generosity of Cuba’s people, and you’ll experience first hand why Cuba and it’s proud and resilient people capture the heart of avid travelers. This is a specially-priced tour that includes all lodging, transportation, access, guidance and most meals.
We stay in government-licenses family-owned Casa Particulares, which is the very best way to have an authentic Cuban experience. I will provide photographic guidance daily as we travel and shoot. There are also options for the non-photographer, such as cooking, dance, museums, shopping, beaching, and wandering in amazement!
A limited number of single room supplements are available.  Group site limited to twelve, and spaces are filling up!

Contact me to inquire

@ We are readying our 2017 itinerary, but here is a description of our Fall 2016 tour

CREATIVITY and INVENTION in PHOTOSHOP  @  Maine Media Workshops

One Week: September, 2017 dates TBA, in pic­turesque mid-coast Maine.

Blunderwood Portable

Pho­tog­raphers using Pho­toshop have unlimited power to transform their vision beyond what can be captured in the camera. This mastery workshop teaches the mindset and methods for making cre­atively expressive images. With inspi­ration from a pro­jected col­lection of global artists’ images, this class reviews and plans creative ways to dig­itally blend pho­tography with other artistic styles and tech­niques. Par­tic­ipants enjoy shooting on location and bring that excitement back into the lab to processRAW images and delve together into the magical tools within Photoshop. This is an intermediate to advanced workshop, yet those newer to Photoshop can first work with me privately via Skype to be ready for this workshop. (Friday night Lobster/Steak dinner included! :-)  See full description of the 2016 workshop here



SUPaddler at sunset, Kauai-6 This popular workshop is for anyone wishing to create beautiful photographs with whatever digital camera they own, from dSLR to featured compact. You will be fully immersed in photography for a weekend of discovery through presentations, demonstrations, inspiration and practice. With guided shooting, you will learn creative camera settings while tuning your eyes and awareness. Based on your needs, I introduce my techniques for capturing nature, macro, people, still life, travel, action and experiments in personal vision.


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Eastern Washington

A four-day 2017 workshop:  May 27-30

Old Truck, Palouse regionJoin me and Alan Lawrence for a rural adventure to the always beautiful agricultural area bordering Washington and Idaho called The Palouse. With miles of country roads, rolling hills of wheat and canola, and remnants of rugged country life, this is a prime bucket-list location every landscape and travel photographer must enjoy. We don’t just show you where and how to capture the landscape, we work with local people to provide a full Palouse History experience!

We will be leading TWO  hands-on workshops for 4 days each that cover some of the region’s best locations, in the best light and instruct you in editing of your images in Lightroom. We will be traveling daily in our own air-conditioned van.
This custom small-group workshop is limited to ten.. 

Visit here for more info.

Palouse Wheat Fields



3 Responses to Creative Photography Workshops and Mentoring with Dave

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  2. Merrill Mack says:


    I would be interested in learning the techniques used in your photo illustations. I am a fairly decent photographer, have knowledge of my camera and my photoshop skills are probably considered mediocre although I know a little about a lot things. Are any of your upcoming workshops teaching these techniques.

    • David Julian says:


      Are you ready to learn some Photoshop Illustration with me via remote Shared Desktop?

      I’ve been teaching remotely that way and its working very well.
      We use Skype and shared screens.

      If so, please get in touch.

      thanks, Dave

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