Learning Lightroom is easy with a little guidance and practice. Start now and build the confidence you get from showing your photography at its best!!
Saturday September 16th & 23rd 2017
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 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 knowhow and some good software.
I have have been processing for years and will teach you my simple 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 comprehending – 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 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.
Lightroom is organized into what are called Modules. In this class I will be covering the two most important modules: the Library Module, where you will find all the images you have imported and the Develop Module where you will do the majority of your image editing.
The first topic we will cover is how Lightroom is laid out and how to control the panels in each module. It is very important to understand the layout of Lightroom and how the Panels work. I will be showing you in-depth how this is done so you will be confident as you create your own workflow.
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 introduction to Lightroom class you will learn how to store, organize and edit your images with confidence
- Saturday 16th September, 6 – 9pm BST (British Standard Time)
- Saturday 23rd September, 6 – 9pm BST (British Standard 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.
THE LIBRARY MODULE
Importing images into Lightroom
Organising and tagging images
Using collections, keywords and filters
Comparing and rating your pictures
Watermarking & copyrighting
After you learn how to import, store and rate your images we will get into image development:
Basic tone control
White balance correction
Cropping and aspect ratios
Presets – how to create and use
Sharpening and image noise controls
Apply creative filters to make your images come to life in unexpected ways
Colour Treatment like Split toning
Image editing tools like the Adjustment Brush & Graduated Filter and others
Once your choice images are looking totally fabulous I will show you how to share them with the world(exporting)
Exporting images for web and print
Overview of file formats and their usage
Choosing the right resolution(dpi) and inage size
Export presets for efficiency
Speed up your workflow by using shortcuts. I will show you the ones you need to know.
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.
Adobe has a fantastic subscription plan for photographers for less than what it would cost to buy two rolls of film, if you still do that sort of thing! I love film and you can still use it in Lightroom. All you need to do is scan and import.
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.
See you soon!!