Adobe Lightroom 4.0 Total Training Workshop (4 hours)

  • Apr 18, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members






Do you have a digital SLR camera and yet haven't found an easy-to-use, yet robust photo editing solution for your growing photo collection? Or perhaps you have heard of Lightroom and have even bought the program itself but don't feel that you've harnessed the full potential of the program? Then look no further because this is the workshop for you!

Adobe Lightroom 4.0 is one of the industry's most powerful image management and editing software solutions. Over the last few month's we've been working hard to update this workshop to include all the new features in Lightroom 4. This all-inclusive workshop takes you in depth with Lightroom's various modules including the Library | Develop | Map | Book | Slideshow | Print | Web modules, as well as Exporting. You will learn how to take control of your photo collection by navigating, sorting and grouping via keywording, then on to editing your images and finally exporting them for web or print.

The Adobe Lightroom 4.0 Total Training Workshop is a brand new 4 hour intensive workshop and is broken down into the following two sessions:

Session 1 - Introduction, Navigating the Interface, The Library Module 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In the first session, in addition to touring the interface and becoming familiar with Lightroom’s terminology and look and feel, you will discover the benefits of applying keywords, ratings, flags and other such tags to your photos. We’ll walk through every step from importing photos to setting up virtual collections. You will learn how to take control of your photo collection by navigating, sorting and grouping via keywording. We will also cover managing your image catalog(s) as well as putting together a back up strategy.

  • Introduction to Lightroom - What it does and what it doesn't do (as opposed to Photoshop)
  • Computer, storage & other set up recommendations
  • Lightroom and your computer’s folder structure
  • Interface tour: Menus, Modules, Panels
  • Configuring Lightroom to your needs (Preferences, Catalog settings, backing up and more)
  • Importing Photos into Lightroom
  • Navigating in Lightroom (browsing, zooming, searching)
  • Metadata and EXIF information, why metadata matters, and making effective use of the information embedded in your photos
  • Getting organized categorizing your best photos
  • Using: Full screen vs Side by Side photo comparison, Ratings, Flags & other tagging tools
  • Keywording for easy search criteria
  • Sorting & Filtering options
  • Stacking (grouping) photos
  • Lightroom’s virtual folders :Collections & Smart Collections:
  • Managing Catalogues
  • Backup strategies

Session 2 - The Develop Module, Editing, Map, Book, Exporting for Web & Print 8:00pm - 10:00pm

In the second session, we will deal mainly with Lightroom's Develop Module, where most of the photo editing in Lightroom takes place. You will learn how to perform edits involving colour and tonality, brightness and contrast as well as focusing on how Lightroom's powerful tools take advantage of the extra latitude contained in RAW files. We'll also explore Lightroom's amazing spot and local area adjustment tools as well as all of the features in the Develop module. Once your photos are primed and ready for sharing, you’ll be ready to export your images for web or print.

  • Understanding how Edits work in Lightroom
  • Develop Module Interface tour & configuration
  • Basic Panel: Making basic, overall colour & tonality adjustments
  • Understanding Undo, the History and Snapshot Panels
  • Applying the same adjustments across multiple images
  • Advanced colour & tonal control (Tone Curves, highlight Recovery, HSL)
  • Sharpness, Cropping
  • Creating Virtual Copies
  • The Spot Removal Tool
  • Gradient Filter Tool
  • Synchronizing Images
  • Adjustment Brush tool (non-destructive selective area editing)
  • Creating and applying adjustment Presets
  • Grey-scale (B&W) images
  • Sending an image to Photoshop for external editing and returning it to Lightroom
  • Understanding the Exporting of images and the available settings
  • Using the NEW Mapping (GPS) and Book Creation modules in Lightroom 4!
  • Creating Slideshows, export to PDF, Video
  • And much, much more...

Who Should Attend?

Photographers who want to learn how to manage and edit their image collections using Lightroom 4

What to Bring to the Workshop?

For those who already have installed Lightroom 4, and have a laptop, you're definitely encouraged to bring it to the workshop! You can then follow along on your own computer. For those who don't have a laptop, they will be able to follow along with mine on the large screen TV for the instructional portion as well as use it to try out Lightroom for themselves during the hands on portion of the workshop.

Added Bonus Material Included in the Workshop:

  • Full-Colour, 53 page Lightroom 4.0 Reference Guide PDF e-book version for mobile devices
  • Links to in-depth online Lightroom 4.0 video tutorials
  • Quick Links to fully functioning 30 day trial versions of Adobe Lightroom 4 (Mac/PC)

!!! Food and drinks will be provided throughout the workshop !!!

The cost for this incredible 4 hour intensive workshop is only $75.00! Be sure to RSVP your spot today!

Workshop fees are to be paid in advance to the event organizer by via PayPal (credit cards accepted even if you don't have a Paypal account). When RSVPing, you will be automatically directed to the Paypal site and then back again to the Toronto Photographic Meetup Group after payment has been processed. Please note that the Paypal site will indicate payment being made to "digitalTouch media."

This workshop will be held at the  Plaza II Suites which is located here:

Plaza II Suites
88 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON
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Contact Phone Number: Stephen James (647)[masked]

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2012
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Duration of Workshop: 4 hours
Maximum Number of Students: 6

What previous attendees had to say about the Adobe Lightroom workshops:

"I am glad I participated in this 4hr. training, learned a lot and feel more comfortable with this powerful software. I am looking forward to organizing my library and using lightroom 4. Thank you"

- Vinu

"Stephen is great. This is my second session with him and he delivered as promised each time. He is very knowledgeable in LR and handled all our questions. I am a complete LR novice and got a lot from the class but he was also able to go deeper for those who had worked with the software a bit. The interactive format where he was able to bring up photos and show what he was talking about was just what I needed. I recommend this to any one new to LR or is looking to take advantage of it’s greater capability. Not only did I learn a lot about LR I learned a lot about photography."

- Stu McRae

"I am glad I participated in this workshop. I am just starting using LR4 and I am loving it. Stephen was of a great assistance, clarifying all our questions and sharing all his knowledge in a very calm and clear way. Thank you and I am looking forward to in practice what I learned."

- Daniel Oliveira

"Great session - I have used LR4 quite a bit and it confirmed many of the things I am doing right but even better gave me at least 10 new "tricks". The group was very friendly, congenial and interesting."

- Tobi Waun

"For someone who had no experience with Lightroom, I learned a great deal from this workshop. Stephen is very knowledgeable, yet open to new tricks from his students. He took the class through the workshop very thoroughly, stopping for questions and suggestions along the way. I'd definitely recommend this class if you're looking to work with this powerful program."

- Hazel

"Really thorough training on Lightroom and Stephen's patience and knowledge was superb."

- Joseph

"Very interesting presentetion. Well done!"

- Chris

"Overall workshop was well presented. Instructor was knowledgeable and helpful. I would consider taking other workshops offered by Stephen."

- Kimmy

"Stephen, thanks for a first class seminar!!! If you need a recommendation. I'm happy to provide one."

- Jan Normandale

"I learned a lot of good stuff and had a good time as well."

- Elaine

"Thanks Steven, well organized and presented"

- Joe Murray

"Very professional training session run by Stephen James who covered everything he promised and then some. It was a relaxed atmosphere that allowed for group participation and many, many questions. Great notes for reinforcement."

- Eileen

"An excellent Meetup. Stephan has a natural ability to teach. An aspect of this workshop that I particularly liked was the fact that Stephan was able to field questions from us that we would not be able to address thru video tutorials on the internet. (...and there were lots) Individual attention given when needed without obstructing the pace of the of the class. A wonderful group of inquisitive, intelligent minds. The offer by Stephen to be available to answer further inquiries regarding this application as I left was generous. Kudos."

- P.J. Bell

"Great workshop. Tons of information, tips and how to's. Very friendly and relaxing atmosphere."

- Nella

"Excellent session: content was great and well-organized and presented, including some of the little tricks that make working with the program easier and more functional. Stephen takes the time to make sure people "get it." Thanks!"

- Peter Scott Cameron


About the Instructor: Stephen James

Currently an event photographer/videographer for TD Bank Financial Group, Stephen James is also a freelance photographer specializing in model portfolios, product and commercial images, and is now involved with film production.. Over the last few years, he has also mentored various photographers in the art of both photography and editing.

Stephen James' web site and selected portfolio can be found at: Stephen James Photography. A more extensive portfolio can be found here on Flickr. His growing film archive can be found on Vimeo.

Please Note: Information regarding the content of this event is subject to change with or without notice (i.e. the addition of new course material or topics and / or minor edits to text or formatting).

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    • Stephen H.

      Yep.. beta download available..

      April 20, 2013

    • Stephen H.

      I've been busy updating the workshop reference guide to version 5 so the Beta copy has helped tremendously

      April 23, 2013

  • Jude

    This was a great course. I learned tons of stuff and feel pretty confident that I'll be able to find my way around Lightroom. Thanks Steve - very informative and fun.

    April 19, 2013

    • Stephen H.

      Thanks Jude. Great to see you again. Let's go shoot something!

      April 23, 2013

  • Pete

    Incredibly useful and insightful course! Thank you Stephen for not only showing us all the cool things we can do with LR but also sharing your experiences and tips on using it well. Great evening and great to meet everyone else in our group!

    April 19, 2013

    • Stephen H.

      Thanks Pete... I appreciate the feedback.

      April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Learned a lot.

    April 19, 2013

  • Jude

    looking forward to it!

    April 13, 2013

    • Stephen H.

      It will be be good to see you again. It has been awhile.

      April 14, 2013

    • Jude

      It will, and it has! :D

      April 14, 2013

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