EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $350 FOR BOTH DAYS COMBINED UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2017 AND THEN $390 FOR BOTH DAYS COMBINED.
DAY ONE (Saturday, March 4th from 11-5pm):
It’s back! A TWO FULL DAY Lightroom intensive boot camp. This will be a hands on, everything you need to know, deep dive into the single most important tool ever created for photographers outside the camera… Adobe’s Lightroom and Creative Cloud Suite. Adobe has recently introduced some seriously cool new features, ensuring Lightroom will remain the most important and widely used tool in the industry. Laptops are required for this one as this will be a fully interactive experience. Students will follow along every step of the way over this two-day boot camp as Lightroom guru, Clifford Pickett, walks you through every aspect of the software suite, covering the essentials, workflow strategies, tips and tricks, importing, development, slideshows, Lightroom Mobile, printing, tethering, syncing, virtual copies, presets, targeted adjustments, noise, sharpness and everything in between. If you are serious about learning Lightroom, a first time user or an experienced veteran looking to harness the power of the new and improved Lightroom, this is the Workshop for you. For those who have not used or do not have Lightroom, it is available as a free trial for 30 days and students are encouraged to take advantage of this:
A new section covering Lightroom Mobile has recently been added and updated to this course, covering the entire workflow from syncing across multiple devices, full wireless backup and photos and video, editing techniques and uses of photoshop fix and mix to the mobile platform as well as how to sync collections, build custom portfolios and share to social media.
Topics to be covered in the DAY ONE of this boot camp will include:
• An in-depth demonstration of Library Module features of Lightroom;
• Workflow - Making it work for you: How to organize your images and take back control;
• Digital Asset Management; A strategy to sort, rank, store and find every image you’ve ever taken;
• Rating, key-wording, culling;
• Importing images;
• Color management and profiles;
• Image throughput to Photoshop and back again;
• Automating workflow with presets and beyond; and
• How to quickly choose the best and forget the rest.
DAY TWO (Sunday, March 5th from 11-5pm):
In this class we will pick up where we left off. After a brief review of the interface and the tools and techniques covered in the previous class, we will be diving deeper into LR to learn how to harness the true power and use it like the pro’s do. Picture karate kid when the wax on, wax off pays off. Students will follow along with Cliff as he shows you how to color correct, label, rename, and edit hundreds of images simultaneously. Learn how to truly make your images come to life, using every trick and technique made available by Adobe, all within Lightroom. This is where we get into the fun stuff. We’ll be asking the students to bring in several of their own images they wtould like to edit and we’ll work through the entire editing process using every tools available in LR’s powerful develop module. Cliff will demonstrate all of the tips, tricks and techniques used by the pro’s. His approach is quite different, he not only demonstrates all of the tools and how to use them but provides a more comprehensive approach, explaining why and when to use specific tools and sliders. When Photoshop is needed, you’ll know exactly when and how to round your photos using a smart object workflow that maintains a non-linear editing capabilities. Greater focus will be applied to the develop module, ensuring each student gains hands on experience and becomes excessively familiar with each and every tool available.
Topics to be covered in DAY TWO of this boot camp will include:
A critical visual road map of how to approach post-processing - what works and why.
In-depth demonstration of LR’s new Develop Module tools: including, but not limited to:
• HDR merge;
• Panorama merge;
• Facial recognition and auto-tagging;
• New Filter brush;
• Duplicating local adjustments;
• Dehaze; and
• New upright and image transformation tools.
An in depth analysis of the develop module with a thorough demonstration of all other tools in the Lightroom toolbox, to include:
• Advanced Healing brush;
• “Visualize Spots” tool;
• Radial Filter;
• Smart Previews;
• Turn your images into a masterpiece (It's easier than you think);
• Parametric non-linear adjustments;
• Exposure control and correction;
• Color control and correction;
• White balance;
• Noise reduction; and
A full workflow solution and demonstration from a recent shoot covering import through developing and on through export:
• Exporting features and how to share your images with the world; and
• Demonstration of advanced techniques and tips and tricks working on student images.
Prerequisite: Lightroom Bootcamp - Day I of II or Intermediate Lightroom skills
Requirements:A laptop with Lightroom 6 or CC loaded. You may download a trial version of Adobe Lightroom here:
Please also bring the POWER CORD to your laptop as this is an ALL DAY Workshop – you will need to plug in.
Refunds offered if:
Additional notes: There will be no refunds for any reason unless the workshop is cancelled or rescheduled by NYCDPW Management.
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