Lightroom is one of the most essential programs for photographers. Most tend to just jump right in and start using it. While it is intuitive enough, there is so much power in this program, it's surprisingly easy to develop habits and patterns that cost you precious time, rather than save it.
This is an introductory workshop designed to get you up and running effectively in Lightroom. If you've built some bad habits, we'll correct them for you. Looking to transition from Photoshop, this is the place to start.
This workshop will start you off with a solid foundation to build an efficient workflow. We start with an overview of the program, move through building libraries and catalogs, and walk through key editing and post-production techniques. It will also prep you for our more in depth Lightroom Bootcamp workshop, to be held in the spring.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
• Organizing your images for easy retrieval and archiving
• Building catalogs
• Importing, selecting, and rating
• The Library Module - organization, collections, using filters, publishing
• The Develop Module (edits, presets, and virtual copies)
• The Print Module
• Building an effective workflow
Participants should bring their laptops, already loaded with a copy of Lightroom. They should also have a folder or media card of images (raw files, not jpeg) to import into Lightroom as part of the exercises. We will use these images throughout the session to demonstrate Lightroom techniques on real projects. We'll start with building the library structure on disk and take the process all the way to preparing images to print or export to the web.
This workshop is limited to 20 attendees.
A special 1 hour pre-session will be held, starting at 5:00PM:
• Optimizing and organizing your image storage.
• Disk organization
• Library and catalog management
Backup and archive strategies
Open to all session attendees - No extra charge