BOOM! The Simplicity of Editing in a Big Way with Tarah Sweeney

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Learn the secrets of Tarah’s transformative processing!

Go behind the scenes with Tarah Sweeney as she shows you everything you need to know to create magic with transformative editing techniques! You’ll see the dramatic before and after images and follow along with Tarah as she edits both DSLR and GoPro images in her distinctive style.

All editing videos are in ACR, but sliders and adjustments are universal to LR as well.

what you’ll get:


10 editing videos showing you Tarah's process from start to finish


4 GoPro presets- XMP files for the most recent versions of ACR/LR


6 basic helper actions for PS


A video answering some of Tarah's favorite questions from the live Breakout

*Please note: All items in this listing are digital downloads that must be downloaded to a computer (you may transfer to an iPad after your original download to a computer).  Due to the nature of digital downloads, they are non-refundable.

what you’ll learn:


Importing, culling, batching and sharing


Editing full galleries efficiently and consistently


ACR/LR edits by hand and with presets (no need to purchase presets to learn the editing)


How to polish images in Photoshop


Editing GoPro images in ACR & Lightroom


Running presets as actions & creating actions/keyboard shortcuts

about your presenter

Tarah Sweeney is a self-taught professional and successful portrait and wedding photographer in San Diego, CA. She is first and foremost a wife and mother to three little ones and she spends her days photographing their daily adventures.

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  • 5
    Boom! What to learn ...

    Posted by Peggy on 21st Mar 2021

    I lovede loved the litle videos which I could put here and there in to my daily routine... Learned a lot within a short time.

  • 5

    Posted by Rob on 19th Nov 2020

    This boomed

  • 5
    Finally getting my $ worth!

    Posted by Amy Crawford on 28th Sep 2020

    I can’t tell you how many courses/workshops I have done recently and most I get discouraged because it’s nothing new and the ad is misleading to the course. THIS COURSE IS WORTH EVERY PENNY! I listen over and over and so glad it’s not full of fluff and nonsense. Straight to the point and fun to boot! Big Tarah fan here!

  • 5
    I have taken all of Tarah’s courses and she is an AMAZING educator

    Posted by Ashley Frisk on 19th Aug 2019

    She keeps it real, shares EVERYTHING, and is truly one of the most genuine, loving, spunky, and hilarious creatures on this earth. I feel so blessed to have crossed paths with her through a mutual friend and now to be able to follow her work from across the country and better yet- LEARN FROM HER! I can’t speak highly enough of this breakout. I totally finished watching the videos in a day- but you can go at your OWN pace, take your time, watch, re-watch, and you will learn so much. This isn’t just for photographers who are familiar with ACR/PS. LR users YOU WILL BENEFIT from this course. I personally use ACR, but I have used LR and all the same tools apply. Tarah gets to the ROOT of what she’s teaching. She doesn’t just slap an image in ACR and go through the motions. Even though this isn’t technically a course about light- she talks about light. She makes sure that we are aware of the situation, the light, the settings etc. so you can TRULY see how presets are meant to be used and tweaked etc. If you’re on the fence- just buy it. I promise you won’t be disappointed!!

  • 5
    This breakout has so much amazing information!!

    Posted by Katie Manton on 19th Aug 2019

    It was easy to move through the videos at my own pace, and I have completely transformed my workflow because of Tarah’s information!! My editing time has been cut down tremendously which was one of my main goals!! This is absolutely worth every penny. I was a LR user, but I think she has permanently converted me to ACR…mainly for workflow, but I do agree that it is basically the same! Highly recommend!!

  • 5
    Once again Tarah has gone above and beyond to share her secrets.

    Posted by Aimee Glucina on 19th Aug 2019

    She keeps things simple, includes lots of surprising extras and provides plenty of actionable tips and inspiration. Even if you’ve taken her other workshops in the past there is still more to be learnt here. I was particularly keen to see how Tarah edits her Go-Pro images as this is something I struggle to get consistency with. I gleaned heaps of ideas for this, and I can see that her Go Pro presets are going to be a timesaver. Thanks for pouring your heart and soul into this one Tarah.

  • 5
    I’m so happy I took that chance for this breakout – which helped as an eyeopener in lot’s of editing approaches.

    Posted by Constanze Pfeifer on 19th Aug 2019

    Tarah provides so much information and I love especially her capture and commenting on her edit process with different images, beginning with the SOOC and leading to the final result. Her comments help excellently and in a short time you need to invest to understand major adjustments and the reasons on why images “wow”. She advises a lot on the difference between light in taking the picture and boom’effect in post processing – which is clue and makes the difference. Very much appreciated! I’ve loved the conversation aside the BO, which levels up the benefit of this class, however I hope the BO will be available for others in the shop later and recommend to even work trough the material offered. Thanks for the insight, the fun fact in every video – to keep us exhausted overwhelmed crowds amused :-D

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