David Vanderlip Photography & Computer Training

Thank you for considering me as the guest speaker at one of your upcoming meetings.


The Presentation

The presentations are intended to be introductory overviews rather than in-depth trainings. All programs have been designed for 4Cs member clubs. I try to include content that will appeal to a wide range of skill levels.


Presentation Topics

  • Depth of Field & the Hyperfocal distance
  • What Makes a Image Great. Evaluating and Critiquing Photos
  • Understanding Exposure & how it relates to DOF & Motion
  • Cropping, Composition & Clean Up
  • Photoshop - An Intro to Layers, Masks & Compositing
  • Photoshop - An Intro to Selections
  • Photoshop - An Intro to Object Removal
  • Photoshop - Advanced Object Removal
  • Lightroom - Getting Started
  • Lightroom - Advanced Editing Workflow
  • Lightroom - Organizing and Keywording
  • Lightroom - Masking - Local Adjustment Tools
  • Lightroom - Publishing Services & Smart collections
  • Lightroom - Understanding Color and Tone
  • Lightroom - Organizing and Keywording

You may also custom design a presentation topic to fit the club’s needs.



I prefer a 1.5 - 2 hour block of time for the presentation to facilitate introductions, content and questions. Often times the evening goes longer than expected. Please let me know if there is a definitive cutoff time. I bring a laptop and all software needed for the presentation. I have a projector, but no screen, though I do prefer to use the clubs projector if possible. A large TV is also good.


Promoting My Business

I do ask as well, that I be able to promote my books, workshops and lessons.



The fee is based on a sliding scale from $0 to whatever the club feels appropriate. For clubs that are required to pay speakers, your standard rate is fine.  If extended travel is required, we will need to discuss additional fees.

Presenting & Speaking to Your Club


Next Up...


4C's 2019 Annual Convention

October 11th-13th, 2018

Vancouver, Washington


Thanks to those who attended past presentations



King City Camera Club

April 15th, 2019

King City, Oregon



4C's 2018 Annual Convention

October 5th-7th, 2018

Coos Bay, Oregon


Sisters Area Camera Club

September, 2018

Sisters, Oregon


April 16th, 2018

Meterite Camera Club (MET)

7:00pm, Scottish Rite Temple, 4090 Commercial St. SE

Salem, Oregon


April 18th, 2018

Caveman Camera Club (CCC)

7:00pm, First Christian Church, 305 SW "H" St.

Grants Pass, Oregon


March 28th, 2018

Yamhill Valley Camera Club (YVCC)

6:00pm, 111 NE Third St.

McMinnville, Oregon


January 17th, 2018

Caveman Camera Club (CCC)

7:00pm, First Christian Church, 305 SW "H" St.

Grants Pass, Oregon



December 12th, 2017

Southern Oregon Photographic Society (SOPA)

7:00pm, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing

Central Point (Medford), Oregon


October 12th, 2017

Emerald Photographic Society (EPS)


Eugene, Oregon


October 6th-7th, 2017

4C's 2017 Annual Convention

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, Oregon


February 9th, 2017

Valley Viewfinders Camera Club (VVCC)

7:00pm, Albany Public Library

Albany, Oregon


January 9th, 2017

Siuslaw Viewfinders (SVF)

6:00pm, Florence Public Library

Florence, Oregon


What Some Other Clubs Have Said...

"Thank you again for presenting to our members.  It's people of your calibre that allow us to have such a strong education program in our club.  Everyone in EPS that I've spoken to enjoyed your presentation and found it very useful.  They liked that you started with the basics, was easy to follow and had excellent examples to illustrate the concepts.  I knew that would be the case after seeing your presentation at 4Cs."

-Emerald Photographic Society (EPS)

Eugene, Oregon

"The Caveman Camera Club would like to thank you whole-heartedly for your training session last Wednesday night.  Everyone really enjoyed it and came away with more knowledge and hopefully will be able to improve their photography and take better pictures. (And get better scores!)  Thank you again."

-Caveman Camera Club (CCC)

Grants Pass, Oregon

"Thank you for coming all this way to speak to our club.  What a great presentation on depth of field.  I am also grateful I got to work with you individually.  I now have a whole new editing world welcoming me to join in the fun as it is no longer a scary impenetrable jungle thanks to you..."

-Yamhill Valley Camera Club (YVCC), McMinville, Oregon

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