Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
Add to Calendar 


Platform 24 
12400 North Meridian Street, Suite 150
Carmel, IN 46032

Driving Directions 


IPPG Guild 
Indianapolis Professional Photographers Guild 

IPPG Presents

Multi-Level Photoshop & Lightroom Training

*PPA Members who attend will be eligible for a continuing education merit 

This 4-track full day program is designed to offer attendees the opportunity to choose a track that best fits their needs. Select introductory Photoshop or Lightroom or intermediate Photoshop or Lightroom. Four instructors will guide you through the day, and the program will be structured in such a way that you may move into a different class if you find you have chosen one that is not the right fit for your needs. This workshop is not intended for those who consider themselves experts in these applications. Make sure to bring your laptop with the most recent version of the programs installed. Please note this location of this event is at Platform 24 in Carmel. Lunch will be provided. 



Introduction to Lightroom: In this class you can expect to learn these skills:  the difference between, LR CC vs LC Classic, Catalogs, File importing, sorting, storage, exporting, culling and tagging, collections, the develop module, and presets.   

Intermediate Lightroom: In the intermediate level you will work on workflows, shortcuts, photo profiles, graduated and radial filters, adjustment brush, special effects, curves, hue, saturation, luminance, noise reduction, sharpening, and custom image nameplate.   

Introduction to Photoshop: In this Photoshop basics class you can expect these topics-- Overview of Adobe Camera Raw, the tool palette, tool shortcuts, overview of the menus and most used tools, overview of layers, selection tools, layer masks, and how to create actions.   

Intermediate Photoshop: The intermediate Photoshop class will cover using adjustment layers, layer masks, brush modes, blending modes, "blend if" function, non-destructive dodging & burning, retouching workflow, the BEST way to whiten teeth, simple extractions, simple compositing.

The Instructors

Roben Bellomo
Roben Bellomo grew up frequenting the Detroit Museum of Art and other art venues inside and outside of Detroit, Michigan.  With Roben's mother being an avid musician, and his father, a professional artist and entrepreneur, Roben had many opportunities to explore avariety of creative avenues. The first time Roben picked up a camera during high school is when he learned of his true passion for photography.  The marriage of creativity and technicality somehow spoke to him. Capturing specks of time and being able to explore them time and time again captivated his interest in photography forever. Roben passed up a photography scholarship to pursue a degree in education.   After graduation Roben spent 10 years as a full time educator, nurturing his appreciation for the constant challenge and reward of learning.  Roben thrived at truly inspiring kids to apply themselves wholeheartedly and pursue their dreams. While teaching those 10 years, Roben explored photography as a hobby and a personal release; however, it never felt like enough.  Listening to the advice he once offered his students, Roben decided to pursue his own dream of making photographic artistry full time. Roben gives back to the photographic community through service.  He earned two President’s Awards during his first two years participating in the Indianapolis Professional Photographers Guild serving 4 years as 2nd and 1st Vice President and is currently serving  as President.  Roben is the Assistant Director for the Winona School of Professional Photographers. Roben serves as an Indiana State CPP Liason to aid other photographers in their growth and volunteers throughout his community including Indy Honor Flight. In the Fall of 2013, after living in San Diego, California for 6 years, Roben and his wife, Adrienne, returned to the Midwest and reside in Carmel, Indiana.  At the sacrifice of warmth and sunshine, Roben, his wife, and their two children are closer to what is most important to them, family. Being driving distance to most of their extended family is a true blessing they do not take for granted.  While not working or spending time with family, Roben can befound strumming the guitar, playing soccer, or conversing with a friend while sipping coffee or bourbon.

David VanDeman
David has studied and practiced photography and Photoshop for over 20 years and will gladly talk your ears off about anything related to those topics. He was launched into working as a photographer in 2009 when he started shooting for the Naptown Roller Girls, Indy's semi-pro roller derby league. His interest in creating unique and dramatic images of the athletes led him to study lighting and fashion photography so he began working for a number of fashion blogs and developing his interest in compositing. Today, David's work is focused primarily on High School seniors, actor headshots and portraits, as well as some commercial work that draws on his compositing skills. He began teaching various levels of Lightroom and Photoshop four years ago and is currently working toward Adobe’s ACE certification for Photoshop.

Lori McCoy
Lori McCoy opened her photography studio, Bella Vita Photography, in Hamilton,Ohio, in 2007. She earned her CPP in 2010, and her Photographic Craftsman in 2018. Lori believes in always having the learning mode button “on” in her own life, and loves sharing her knowledge and passion with other photographers. Her favorite part of teaching is when a student has that “aha!” moment, where everything finally clicks and makes sense! Lori began teaching Photoshop classes through the PPA Super One Day program (where she has had students fly in from places as far away as Texas and Florida to attend her classes!), and she has also presented programs to several PPA affiliate groups, like Professional Photographers of Southwest Ohio. She is also a Trustee with the Winona School of Professional Photography. Lori is mom to Kaitrin (28), Travis (25) and Ian (23), and shares her home in Hamilton with her partner Scott, a loveable yellow tabby cat named Moses, and a rambunctious Aussie /Blue Heeler mix named Lily.

Tally Springer
Talita Springer, also known as Tally, is the owner of Lux Studio, a photography studio specializing in Fashion Portraits and serving Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding areas. Tally is an award winning, published, and Certified Professional Photographer. She began her professional journey while living in Germany in 2011. She became a member of PPA in 2015 and earned recognition as a Certified ProfessionalPhotographer (CPP) in 2017. Tally is an active member at Professional Photographers of Southwest Ohio (PPSO), Professional Photographers of Northeast Ohio (PPNEO), Professional Photographers of Ohio (PPO), and Professional Photographers of America. Tally served a year as Secretary of PPSO, and is now on the board of directors of PPO.  Tally is not just a photographer, she is also the mother of four and wife to a law enforcement officer.






Program Schedule:

8:15am: Arrival and light refreshments
8:30am - 12:00: Programming
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
1:00 - 4:30: Programming


August 18

 from 8:30am-4:30pm 

Location: Plaftorm 24

Carmel, IN

$99 Member Registration Fee 
$149 Non-Member Registration Fee
(It Pays to be a Member!  Become a member HERE!)



Register Now!