Introduction to Lightroom (Virtual)
An Introduction to Lightroom
Whether you are interested in switching over to capturing RAW format images for the first time, or you are looking to up your game in post processing with Adobe’s Lightroom, this is the workshop for you! This two day virtual, online, interactive workshop will cover what Lightroom can do for you from a photographer’s point of view. These classes are not designed to make you retouchers or composite image masters. We are just going to deal with single image processing to get the most out of your camera. The two days will be divided up into “Global Adjustments” which will then be followed up with “Local Adjustments”. In both sessions I will be showing what all of the sliders and modules do and how they can be useful to you.
Day 1: On the first session of the class, I will cover importing your images into Lightroom from your camera as a RAW image in the Library Module. I will then show you how to cull your images to get the best of the best for processing. We will then go into the Develop Module where we will go through color profiles, cropping, and global adjustments. This will get you ready to have your images prepared to print or post online in a very quick fashion. We will learn about white balance, exposure, contrast, and how the colors interact among themselves.
Day 2: This is the day when we will start out in the Develop Module and concentrate on local adjustments which are very specific adjustments to localized areas of the image. This is where the the true potential of a photograph can be seen, and has a lot of similarities to the wet darkroom of the film days. We will be discussing the radial filter, graduated filter, and the brush tool pretty much exclusively during this phase of the class. There are so many different uses for these tools and the adjustments that they can provide. While your image was ready to be printed or posted on the previous day, this is the day that will add that “Wow factor” which will get that photograph noticed.
By the end of this workshop you can expect to have a good handle on what Lightroom can do for your photography and be able to perform edits on your own images. As with any new skill, it will be up to your own practice to become proficient at Lightroom. My goal is not to teach you to edit like I do, but rather to give you the information that you need to be able to edit images as you envisioned them from the start.
The platform for this virtual workshop will be Google Meets which is a free platform to use and you don’t have to have any specific system to run it. All that is needed is a microphone if you plan to ask any questions, and I’ve had folks log in from their phones for dialog while having the computer logged in for the visuals so they could see the screen. It is very simple and once you have signed up for this webinar, I will be sending out calendar reminders and links for the classes. I will remind you the day before as well as about an hour before it starts just to make sure that nobody forgets. As of right now, this will not be recorded, and once it is over, it is done. If that changes, I will be adding an update to this description.
Location: The comfort of your own computer
Dates: Day 1: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 (6:30pm Eastern Time)
Day 2: Thursday, August 12, 2021 (6:30pm Eastern Time)
Duration: 2-3 hours each night depending on questions. We will start at 6:30pm ET and should be wrapped up by 9:30pm.
Cost: $125 per person
COVID Announcement: You will be at home, so wearing a mask is totally optional
Lodging: If you don’t have a place to stay at home, I can’t help you
Appropriate For: This workshop is designed for those who want to further their understanding of a very feature packed image editor. Whether you have used Lightroom before, or are just looking for a bit more information on the program there will be large portions of this workshop that will appeal to you. You just need a willingness to learn and to ask questions as we move through the different tools within the program. We will not be discussing the capture of the image during this workshop so if that is where you need help consider one of my field workshops or my Introduction to the “Art” of Photography workshop which is another virtual one.
Transportation: Walking conditions are likely to be on hardwood floors or carpeted ones. Wear the appropriate slippers.
Facilities: You know where the bathroom is, make yourself at home.
Meals: All I ask is that you try to keep the crumbs out of the keyboard.
Fitness Level: While you can exercise during this class, it is not recommended because you might miss something.
Note: Please note that times are for Eastern Daylight Savings time (GMT-4). As you can tell from the description, I will try to keep this light and fun. My goal here is to unlock the features of Lightroom for you in an environment where you can ask exactly what I am doing as I do it. There will be a constant give and take here and I expect to have interaction from the participants which will make this a much more educational workshop for the entire group. You don’t need to be a top tier photographer for this workshop and in fact, you will be able to benefit from this if you just like taking pictures of the kids, or the pets. Lightroom is a great platform for realizing your own creative vision of a scene and that is what we are going to be dealing with for this workshop.
Contact Me: [email protected] or call at 336-681-0220 for any questions about this workshop.
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