Lightroom Lessons

Getting started with Lightroom

Next lessons commence January 5th & 12th, Thursday mornings 9.30am – 12.30pm – with complimentary morning  practical 2 weeks later

During this introductory course, we will go through the basic features of Lightroom covering importing, sorting, developing and exporting images.You will gain practical experience by working on images and be ready to use Lightroom for your image management workflow when you get home!

We have decided to offer a practical night two weeks later to allow participants to come back and ask questions, bring images and just go over what they are struggling with.

Cost $150

Members of PSQ camera clubs / iPhotographMagic facebook group:  Only $120

Use Discount code: IPM or PSQ

Week One 9.30am to 12.30pm

We will:

  • Introduce the Library Module and work on a method for Cataloging your images that suits your needs
  • Discuss collections what are they and how to create and use them
  • Learn how to rate your images
  • Use the develop module to enhance your images
    • tone sliders, white balance, vibrancy, saturation, clarity, dehaze, sharpening, noise reduction, correcting lens distortion, filter and brush tools and more

Week Two 9,30am to 12.30pm

  • Discuss the similarities and differences to Photoshop
  • Show how to export edited photos to:
    • Photoshop
    • Web
    • Print
  • Create a preset to use while importing images to apply some initial metadata including copyright
  • Discuss the value of adding keywords to your metadata
  • Discuss the difference between JPG and Raw files
  • Searching for particular photos
  • Time permitting, we will show you some of the newer features of Lightroom CC, like creating panoramas and HDR

This course is just the beginning – with the techniques we cover, you should be able to experiment with the features of Lightroom and Photoshop to transform your happy snaps to works of art. Brian Geraghty and Julie Geldard will host these lessons over two sessions to  allow you to practice before moving forward.

 

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After

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About Lightroom HDR:

Lightroom can now easily merge merge multiple exposure-bracketed images into a single HDR quality image while maintaining the contrast without losing detail to highlights and secrets of the shadows in a HIGH CONTRAST situation. Watumba Sunrise was a very extreme situation with highlights in the sky and darks in the foreground water.

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