Lightroom Training

Adobe Lightroom has greatly simplified the organization and processing of digital photos.  Whether you are new to Lightroom, or looking to take advantage of more advanced features of the tool, we have training opportunities for you.

One of the biggest challenges of digital photography is dealing with large collections of photos.  In the film days, most people would take only 24, or 36 photos on a given outing.  Today, with digital cameras and large memory cards, an outing can consist of 100's if not thousands of photos.  In addition, in the film days, the hard work of processing the photos was handled by someone else.  Digital photos also require some "processing."  To help with the processing, camera manufacturers provided free software, Adobe created Photoshop, and several other companies offered editing solutions.  The problem was that many of these applications while powerful could be difficult to learn and use.  Adobe created Lightroom with the goal of making it easy for photographers to organize, manage and edit photos.

Lightroom 101 

November 18th, 2018

or

March 2nd, 2019

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

 (3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN)

$69 (member) / $89 (non-member)

Lightroom 201

November 18th, 2018

or

March 2nd, 2019

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

 (3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN)

$69 (member) / $89 (non-member)

Course Descriptions:

Lightroom 101:

 

In this class you will learn techniques for library organization and the easiest ways to sort imported photos.

 

Next, using the Develop Module, you will be shown how to make edits to your photos including lens and camera profile corrections, white balance, exposure, tonality, and color corrections. You will learn how to better compose your images with the tool bar crop and level functions. Afterward, you will see how easy it is to make sharpening and noise reduction adjustments in preparation for exporting your photos. The class consists of a combination of lecture and hands-on lab exercises. Sample images will be provided to support the labs.

 

Participants should have Adobe Lightroom CC Classic installed on their laptop prior to the class. It is important to have Adobe Lightroom CC Classic as Adobe Lightroom CC does not have all of the features as CC Classic. Adobe does offer a 7 day trial period if you do have a subscription, but please do not install it more than 5 days prior to class.

Class size is limited to 12 Participants.

Lightroom 201:

 

This intermediate class is a follow-on to the Lightroom 101 class. Participants should be familiar with importing, tagging, and rating photos, use of the panels in the develop module, and exporting images. In this class you will learn the following: 


• How to make use of collections 
• How to make use of the photo merge function to create HDR images and Panoramas
• How to correct distortion issues using the transform panel. 
• Use of the graduated filter tool including the use of Luminance Masks
• Use of the brush tool including the ability to use it as an airbrush03
• Use of the radial filter tool to apply vignettes and to direct the viewer
• How to build a slideshow.

 

The class consists of a combination of lecture and hands-on lab exercises. Sample images will be provided to support the labs.

 

Participants should have Adobe Lightroom CC Classic installed on their laptop prior to the class. It is important to have Adobe Lightroom CC Classic as Adobe Lightroom CC does not have all of the features as CC Classic. Adobe does offer a 7 day trial period if you do have a subscription, but please do not install it more than 5 days prior to class.

Class size is limited to 12 Participants.

What to Bring:

For this class you will need to bring a laptop computer with Lightroom installed. The class will us Adobe Lightroom CC Classic.  If you do not have Lightroom, you can install a 7 day evaluation copy from the Adobe website. We will provide sample images for use during the classroom exercises.  We encourage students to use the sample images during the class, as they have been selected to specifically demonstrate the features of the product.