ADOBE LIGHTROOM FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

SHOOT, ORGANISE, EDIT, BE FAST, BE EFFICIENT

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

  • Have you taken hundreds of pictures on your last trip?
  • Do you have thousands of images scattered all over your computer, your phone or on external drives?
  • Do you have the impression that finding your favorite picture is like looking for a needle in a haystack?
  • Do you wish you could edit your images in a fast and intuitive way in a software that does not intimidate you with a complicated layout?
  • Would you like to know how to add that extra bit of punch to your shots that make them stand out?

Then the Adobe Lightroom course is what you’re looking for!

Don’t let your digital images get on top of you. Become their master with Lightroom!

'There is no way I can sort through the thousands of images I have on computer...'

As digital photographers we all take too many pictures. So many, that even looking at them becomes becomes a real challenge. Not to speak of selecting your best ones. Lightroom is a fantastic tool to help you with that. It will enable you to organise your images with greater speed than you have ever hoped for.

'My photos are all over place, I have no idea where to find them...'

So, let me help you. It doesn’t matter if you are using and older laptop or a new and unfamiliar Macbook Air. I doesn’t matter if your images are neatly organized in subfolders that you have created or if you are messy and keep your photos on three external drives. Together we will come up with a streamlined method of managing your pictures irrespective of the operating system (Apple or Windows) that you are using.

'I don't understand RAW. And what is this Histogram thingie? It's just too much!'

All these mystical technical terms will become clear to you. Which means that thanks to understanding how editing works, you will become a better photographer. Knowing what you can and cannot do in post-production will inform your photography and allow you to master difficult lighting situations that you weren’t able to cope with before.

What will the course give you?

Handle thousands of images

Lightroom can manage an unlimited number of photos for you

Attributes, flags, ratings

Learn how to use attributes for sorting through your photos

The Library Module

Find, compare and select images efficiently

Tags

Adding keywords, creating collections

The Develop Module

Crop, adjust exposure, colour balance, global and local adjustments

Feedback on camera settings

Better control of aperture, shutter speed and ISO

Course contents

The course focuses on the two major sets of tools offered by Lightroom. First, we will look at The Library Module, the place to organise, tag and manage safely and efficiently the hundreds and thousands of images that you may have on your computer, external drives and memory cards. We will discuss your individual data management needs to make sure that you find the right workflow for your specific needs.

Here are a few examples:

  • your images are all over your computer’s harddrive and you need to reorganise them
  • your images are spread all over several computers and/or external drives
  • you don’t really know where your images might be, you may have been using other software to browse them, perhaps iPhoto
  • you need to keep your own personal and business-related images separate or have separate accounts on one computer for various family members
  • your images are quite organised but you need to find a secure way to back them up

We will look at how Lightroom is organised, where and how it creates its own files and where your image files go. We’ll look at the Library Module in great detail and see how you import, organise, tag and add keywords to images. We’ll examine all the ways in which you can then search for and filter images and create smart, dynamically updated collections (albums) and the various ways you can then export and share your images with others be it on social media or in a print photo book.

Most importantly, thanks to all the people who have attended this course in the past two years, I know how to help you truly understand what’s happening to your image files so you never need to worry again about losing pictures and feeling that all this is something that you will and can never understand and master.

During the second half of the course, you will learn the workings of the extremely intuitive and creative editing interface that Lightroom offers. All the editing is done in the Develop Module: we’ll get to know the incredible flexibility offered by its intuitive tools. The image correction and enhancement interface allows precise adjustments as well as creative improvisations.

Among others we’ll discuss the following topics:

  • understanding the Histogram
    understanding the difference between image formats like JPEG and RAW
  • changing the composition and the aspect ratio of your images – crop your images to reveal their full potential
  • turning images into stunning, crisp black-and-white images or working with their colours
  • apply creative filters to make your images come to life in unexpected ways
    methods of non-destructive global and local adjustments of exposure, contrast and colours

MY COURSES ARE NEVER LECTURES

The course ends with plenty of time left for guided creative practice. To get the most out of the course bring along your favorite RAW images to work on: portraits, landscapes, scanned negatives, holiday photos or macro and wildlife shots. While you apply the techniques you’ve just learned, the tutor will help you with your selected image and offer tips to maximise the potential of your image. This is where all the fun starts: looking at what makes your image stand out and thinking about all the subtle ways to catch people’s attention.

The latest version of Lightroom is called alternatively CC (Creative Cloud) or version 6. But please don’t feel under pressure to come with the latest version – everything we’ll discuss is equally applicable to older versions of the program. If you don’t yet have Lightroom, you can always download a 7-day trial of Lightroom is from Adobe.

Prices
  • 4-hour introductory course starting at
£139
Prices
  • Photo Surgery consultation starting at
£45

GET IN TOUCH TO BOOK AN ON-LOCATION 1-TO-1 COURSE TODAY!

(GIFT VOUCHERS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN CASE YOU’D LIKE TO SURPRISE YOUR BETTER HALF.)

The ExposureWorks Lightroom course can be organised when and where it’s most convenient to you: in the comfort of your office or home or in a café close to you.

All 1-to-1 courses are tailored to your individual needs with discounts for repeat bookings. Bring along a friend and you will both receive a 25% discount!

The recommended length of the introductory course is 4 hours. Emergency, 1-hour Photo Surgery consultations are also available.

Please feel free to get in touch any time to discuss availability and pricing.

 IF YOU’VE BEEN ON THE COURSE AND WOULD LIKE TO DOWNLOAD THE COURSE NOTES, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM MASTERCLASS COURSE NOTES

The Not So Small Print

Bookings

Location
ExposureWorks offers exclusive, 1-to-1 tutoring primarily in SE London. Courses can be, however, aranged anywhere in the Greater London area. We will travel to you or meet you at an agreed location.

Time
As a boutique service, the day and time of the booking is up to the individual agreement between ExposureWorks and the client.

How to book a course?
Please get in touch via the contact form and we will get back to you ASAP. When writing, please indicate the course you are interested in and approximately how many hours of tuition you’d like to book.

Payment

Payment
Once the booking in finalised, you will receive an invoice with payment instructions. The agreed price is to be transferred via Bank Transfer before the course.

Cancellations, Refunds
Courses can be cancelled and a full refund will be given up to 14 days before the agreed date of the course. If the cancellation occurs less than 14 days before the course date, no refund is given.

ExposureWorks practises a policy of “Extreme Good Will” and will work with you even in such cases to find a replacement date. If such a date is found no less than 7 days before the original date, you will only need to pay a 25% rescheduling fee. In all other cases, there will be no refunds and you will need to pay the full price or any rescheduled course.

Bookings? Questions? Get in touch!

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