This workshop is located in Weybridge, Surrey.
Introduction to Lightroom: Tuesday, 21st November, 10am - 5pm
Intermediate Lightroom: Thursday, 23rd November, 10am - 5pm
Adobe Lightroom was introduced in 2007 and quickly became the industry standard for editing RAW files. It is also the key to a streamlined digital workflow. We are delighted to have Adrian Beasley on board to teach the introduction and intermediate Lightroom courses. Adrian has been teaching photography for 15 years and digital editing for 10 years with the UK’s leading photo tours company. Adrian is an Adobe Certified Expert and has a deep understanding of the software with a patient and engaging teaching style. Rachael will also be on hand to lend her advice and experience.
Introduction to Lightroom
In the morning, you will learn all the elements of the Library module to enable you to import, organise, search and export your images. We will show you from start to finish how to organise your images efficiently. You will learn how the various features of the Library module work together with the aim of being able to find your favourite images in the fastest possible way.
The afternoon is devoted to Lightroom's Develop module. We will teach you how to develop your own RAW images, taking complete control of your photographs. We will explore every aspect of the Develop module, including adjusting white balance, cropping, adjusting exposure, tonal alterations, mastering shadows and highlights, handling noise, using the adjustment brush, cloning, healing, and sharpening. Your post processing workflow will gain a streamlined approach and you will be amazed at what can be achieved in Lightroom without ever having to open Photoshop.
In this second day, we will delve much deeper into Lightroom’s organisational and editing capabilities. This day is ideal as a follow-on from the introduction day, or you can jump straight in if you have mastered the basics, including creating and using collections, smart collections and keywords.
In the morning, we will look more closely at how your system is organised and where all your images are stored. We will look at, and perform, some re-organisation to allow your system to grow with ease, including using external disks. We will show you how to use Lightroom on more than one computer so that you travel with a Lightroom system and synchronise to your desktop system. We will also show you how to find missing images and folders and how to re-connect to them. There will also be lots of tips and tricks along the way.
In the afternoon, we will focus on global and local editing, including ways to adapt the gradient and radial adjustments and creative uses of the HSL and B&W panels. We will use the new reference mode and look at how to make adjustments to multiple images. We will also touch on using other software with Lightroom, such as Photoshop and Nik.
Both courses come with a substantial supporting booklet so you can concentrate on doing the practical steps in class and scribble notes to follow when you get home.
What you will need
This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn by doing so you will need to bring your own computer with Lightroom already installed. Ideally you will bring a laptop, but your desktop can be accommodated with prior notice. If you don’t already have Lightroom, please download the 7-day trial version shortly before the course. You should be reasonably confident in using your computer so we avoid too many IT issues. You don’t need to have used Lightroom before but you will need a copy on your computer on the day.
The cost of this workshop is £185 per day or £355 for both days and it includes an 80-page workbook, coffee, tea and biscuits on arrival and at breaks during the day and a sandwich lunch.
To secure your place on the workshop, we take an £80 deposit payable now which you can pay by clicking the PayPal link below (no PayPal account needed). At time of booking, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us whether you are booking both days of, if just one, which one.
Four weeks before the day of the workshop, we require the balance which is payable via Bank Transfer. You will receive instructions by email.