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Basic Lightroom Editing (introductory course)

  • Aug 25, 2013 · 3:00 PM
  • Duck & Diane's House

READ THIS FIRST!!!

You need a laptop with Lightroom 3, 4 or 5 installed to participate in this workshop. You do NOT need a laptop to audit the workshop.

If you are participating with a laptop you MUST RSVP by clicking on the RSVP button at right. You will be charged and registered for this meetup.

If you do not have a laptop and are interested in just auditing the workshop DO NOT RSVP to this meetup. Instead, enter the following comment in the 'comments' section; "I will be auditing this meetup". Auditors will pay at the door on the day of the event. Please do not pull a 'no-show'.

Space is limited. I am limiting this to seven participants and four auditors. If you can not make the workshop please delete your audit comment so others have a chance to attend.


Adobe's Lightroom (3, 4 and 5) is a feature rich digital image post processing tool. It can be very intimidating and complex for the beginning photographer. This workshop will introduce you to the basic editing features of this complex program. We'll go over many of the functions and tools necessary to make your images look great. The tools will be covered in a real-world application as we edit images simultaneously. Before the hands-on part of the workshop I will explain the following;

  1. Organizing images into your library
  2. Maintaining your image catalog
  3. Maximizing your digital workflow

For the hands-on portion of the workshop you will work simultaneously on images as I display them to the class. You will be able to follow along, step by step, as we go over Lightroom's tools such as;

  1. Understanding the various modules
  2. Correcting common image problems
  3. Enhancing with brushes and gradients
  4. Creating and working with presets
  5. Watermarking images
  6. Exporting for web or print

What You Need: The best way to learn this program is with hands-on lessons. Bring your laptop with Lightroom 3, 4 or 5 installed. I will be using version 4 but be aware that there are some differences between these three releases.

If you don't have a laptop but still interested in attending, feel free to come. I will be projecting my computer on a large screen so you can see what I am doing and follow along. You can also sit next to someone willing to share and look over their shoulder.

A notepad and pen are useful for jotting notes for future reference.

Prerequisite: This is a workshop designed to help you get started in Lightroom. It is NOT a basic computer class so you will need to know the following;

  1. How to navigate your files with a file browser
  2. How to create, move and rename file folders

You should also have a working understanding of image sizing and how pixels relate to display and print size. You can read up on this on my blog at "Understanding Megapixels" and "Pixel vs. DPI". You can also find helpful tips on "Portrait post processing".

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  • Nancy M

    Thanks Duck, it was such a good class, I even edited some images today YAY. You were very generous with your time.

    August 26, 2013

  • Rachel F.

    Thanks Duck for that class! I really appreciated it even if I couldn't stay until the end.

    August 26, 2013

  • Carmen D.

    Duck I want to than you for such an excellent class! I could have stayed there for ever!! Excellent teacher!!!!! Cake was good too!!! Thank you

    August 26, 2013

  • John F.

    Duck great job as usual, sorry I couldn't stay for the finale.

    August 25, 2013

  • 'Duck'

    Okay, it looks like we have all seats at the table filled and some for the side seats for auditors. So far it looks like our auditors are Denise and Robbye. I have room for two more auditors if anyone is interested.

    August 22, 2013

    • Nancy M

      I'm excited to come, Duck. I have my LR on my mac, already have so many questions :)

      August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please add me to the waiting list

    August 20, 2013

  • Anna Hade D.

    Hey, I would love to be here, but will be getting back late from Chicago for a review course for my Boards. Have to recertify soon....work just sometimes gets in the way of my enlightenment!

    August 14, 2013

  • John F.

    Duck during the course would you also comment on your thoughts about moving to Adobe Cloud for LR and PS.

    Thanks

    August 14, 2013

    • 'Duck'

      No problem. I have mixed feelings about cloud service but I'll share.

      August 14, 2013

  • Carmen D.

    Can't wait for this class and meet new photographers as well!!!!

    August 10, 2013

  • cindy

    I'm sorry to say that the date doesn't work for me either - Sundays are tough for me. The content looks wonderful, and I'm very disappointed that I have to miss it!

    July 30, 2013

    • 'Duck'

      We'll see about doing another one.

      July 30, 2013

  • Nancy M

    I would like to take this class at your house August 25.....Will pay $20 when you say. Thanks, Nancy Moon

    July 29, 2013

    • Nancy M

      I can come on August 25, with a laptop with Lightroom 5 on it, let me know if I am in, thanks.

      July 30, 2013

    • 'Duck'

      Go to the RSVP button and change your RSVP. That should get you to the registration page. Let me know if you have problems. Thanks

      July 30, 2013

  • Massimo N.

    Date doesn't work for me :( hope for a repeat...

    July 29, 2013

  • Richard G.

    I have LR 5 so not a problem

    July 29, 2013

  • Marla Melchiore P.

    I can host if you still have hosting issues Duck.

    July 3, 2013

  • tony c.

    hi duck i know that I signed up for this meetup but i do the equipment to take part thanks for asking tony chiv

    July 2, 2013

  • cindy

    Since I don't have Lightroom, I will just be an "auditor"! Also depending upon the date. Thank you!

    July 1, 2013

  • Massimo N.

    Depending on date.

    July 1, 2013

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Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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