A Foundational Learning Experience in Lightroom and Photoshop

This workshop was developed to help the beginning professional gain a functional knowledge, understanding, and application of Lightroom and Photoshop allowing him/her to advance to the next level of his/her professional and creative journey.

During this 4 day intensive workshop, you can expect to come away with a firmer understanding of the fundamentals of Lightroom and Photoshop by familiarizing yourself with their enormous variety of buttons and functions.

This course is designed for the beginning professional who is looking to get comfortable with the basics that Lightroom and Photoshop have to offer and develop a strong platform that will allow you, upon the completion of this course, to engage and understand more in-depth and advanced Photoshop training.

While learning the ins and outs of what LR and PS have to offer, you will learn tips along the way and work on some of your own images applying this new basic skill set. You will gain greater confidence in your post processing tools, which will contribute to a stronger workflow professionally and groundwork creatively allowing you to better realize your artistic vision.

Bio:

Upbringing

Raised in a family with a strong appreciation for the arts, 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 a variety 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.

Service/Affiliations

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 and is currently serving his third year as Vice President.  He 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.

Personal Life

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 be found strumming the guitar, playing soccer, or conversing with a friend while sipping coffee or bourbon.

Accolades, Awards, and Achievements

Bachelor’s Degree in Education

Master’s Degree in Education

Certified Professional Photographer

2014 IPPG President’s Award

2014 Indiana Top Ten Photographer

2015 Silver Medalist

2015 IPPG President’s Award

2015 Indiana Top Ten Photographer

2016 Bronze Medalist

2016 ACI Award Winner

2016 IPPG President’s Award

2016 Indiana Top Ten Photographer

2016 Indiana Photographer of the Year

2014-2017 Several Images have been accepted into the General and Loan Collections with PPA

2018 Master Photographer earned from Professional Photographers of America

2018 US World Photographic Cup Team member