Learning Lightroom is easy with a little guidance and practice.
Sunday Oct 29th & Nov 12th 2017
This intermediate / advanced class will getting you editing like a pro!
In what seems like a long time ago post process editing was solely available in the realm of the seasoned professional. If you wanted your photos to look great you had to take them to a lab or send them off to someone who knew what they were doing. How times have changed!
Today everyone has the ability to easily conduct quality post-processing work in a matter of minutes with results that can compare to what the professionals of yore would accomplish in much greater time. Things are good!
Welcome to the age of desktop image editing.
Post processing is the place where you really get to know your images. It is the place where most of your time fine tuning your photography will be spent and it is a huge part of the digital photography process. It is the place where you are able to create a “look” for your work and continue your creative process after making the image in camera.
What we have before us is almost limitless possibilities. All it takes is a little know how and some good software.
- I have have been using Lightroom for over ten years and will teach you my professional tips and techniques so that you can process your images easily and confidently.
- I like to teach these workshops live so that I can interact with you, answer your questions and work with your images. That to me is so important for understanding and comprehension – being able to ask questions in real time and get answers!
- I teach in small groups so that you will get opportunities to get lots of time with me. I do not end the session until I’ve answered all of your questions! Plus you can email me anytime before, during or after the workshop with questions.
Once you sign up for one of my workshops you are my student for life!
My software of choice is Adobe Lightroom CC.
With Lightroom you get all your image editing needs in one fantastic application.
Lightroom is what is known as a photographic catalog application. Think of it like a library – it is where you store and sort all your images, unlike Photoshop where you would work one only one image at a time.
But the fun aspect of Lightroom start when you learn how to make your images pop and even impress yourself with how amazing they look. The Develop Module is where this all happens and by watching me work and asking me questions in real-time you couldn’t ask for a better environment for deep understanding and comprehension.
I want to help you learn how to quickly and easily process your images – so they look fantastic and are easy to share with others.
In this 2 week Lightroom class you will learn how to process with confidence.
- Sunday 29th October at 6 – 9pm GMT (Greewich Mean Time)
- Sunday 12th November at 6 – 9pm GMT (Greewich Mean Time) Timezone converter here.
All sessions will be recorded and sent to the group.
They will be great to reference later, or catch up on anything you missed. Plus even if you can’t make a session you can still submit questions so I can answer them in session.
Here is a list of what is going to be covered in this Intermediate/Advanced class
THE LIBRARY MODULE
How to create collections and why?
3rd party plugins
HDR and Panoramic features in CC
Learn about the new Reference View
Advanced Filtering and Rating techniques
Create defaulting settings for importing
Creating and editing watermarks
Learn how to create Snapshots
Learn how to create and use Presets
Learn how to use the Histogram to evaluate image quality
Master the Tone Curve (finally!!)
Learn to how control individual colour channels with the HSL module
Find out the cool uses for Split Toning
Learning how to sharpen images for different ISO’s and save as a preset
And Transform, Effects and Camera Calibration modules
Last but by no way least – the Tools
- Graduated Filter
- Radial Filter
- Spot Removal
Speed up your workflow by using shortcuts. I will show you the ones you need to know. If there is a shortcut in my workflow I will use it.
Let me teach you all of them. I am kind of a shortcut junky!
You will gain the confidence to successfully process and edit your images.
I will show you how to work with multiple images to synchronize process settings in batches to speed up your workflow.
In addition to all this you will learn a professional Digital Asset Management (DAM) workflow that I use to really speed up the time spent in this amazing program(so I don’t have to spend so much time in Lightroom!).
And of course I will talk about the critical importance of shooting RAW files…
For this class you will need to have Lightroom installed on your computer as I will be giving exercises after each class. I do highly recommend you get Lightroom CC on subscription from Adobe.
Adobe has a fantastic subscription plan for photographers for less than what it would cost to buy two rolls of film per month, if you still do that sort of thing!
Here is a link to Adobe’s Photography Plan
Give your photography the boost it deserves by learning Lightroom CC.
It is a critical part of the digital photography process.
If you have any questions at all about this workshop this is my email: [email protected]
Your questions are important to me. Don’t hesitate!