This workshop is located in Weybridge, Surrey.
Introduction to Lightroom: Monday, 18th November 2019 PLACES AVAILABLE
Intermediate Lightroom: New 2020 date coming soon
Intermediate Photoshop: New 2020 date coming soon
Lightroom and Photoshop
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. Meanwhile, Photoshop allows editing at a much deeper level. We are delighted to have Adrian Beasley on board to teach our Lightroom and Photoshop courses. Adrian has been teaching photography for 15 years and digital editing for 10 years. 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.
Intermediate Lightroom and Mobile
On this workshop, 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.
Photoshop is a huge and complicated piece of software with an intimidating user interface. If you have managed to get to grips with the basics and can make simple adjustments using layers, then this one-day workshop will quickly help you understand more sophisticated editing and manipulating techniques.
We will dive into round-trip editing using Lightroom and check your use of layers and selections to make sure you are secure before showing how to exploit them much further. We will discover more selection and refinement techniques and use these to create ever more capable masks for our editing. Layer blending modes provide another way to work on our images and we will take a look at the most popular of the 27 available. We will also look at image manipulations and composites that are relevant to landscape photography. Once we have edited some images, we will discover how to enhance their presentation using text and borders. Finally, we will look at how to quickly apply complex adjustments using actions.
This one-day workshop will help you build confidence and add new skills to your Photoshop workflow. As always, we will try and include as many individual issues and interests as possible!
Who Should Attend and what to bring
The Introduction to Lightroom workshop is ideal for new Lightroom users and for those who've perhaps dabbled but feel they'd like to have a more thorough grounding in the software.
The Intermediate Lightroom workshop is a suitable follow-on for people who've completed our Introductory Lightroom workshop and for more experienced Lightroom users looking to extend their skills further.
The Intermediate Photoshop workshop is aimed at Photoshop users who have mastered fairly basic editing with some use of layers but now want to go further. It is an ideal follow on from our Next Steps Photoshop with Lightroom day. If you have not used layers, consider attending our Next Steps Photoshop with Lightroom workshop before this one. New dates for it will be scheduled soon.
Each course comes 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 Classic CC and, for the Photoshop day, Photoshop CC already installed. Ideally you will bring a laptop, but your desktop can be accommodated with prior notice. If you don’t already have the relevant software, please download the 7-day trial version shortly before the course. You will need a copy on your computer on the day. You should be reasonably confident in using your computer so we avoid too many IT issues.
The cost of each workshop is £195 per day 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).
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Four weeks before the day of the workshop, we require the balance which is payable via Bank Transfer. You will receive instructions by email.