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Learning Lightroom - Getting Organized

  • Feb 1, 2014 · 9:30 AM
  • Loren

I have been using Photoshop since the early 1990′s and have become an expert at working quickly on photos and getting the most out of them. But now I use Lightroom for over 80% of my post-processing work due to the speed and quality I get from the program. I am amazed at what I can do in Lightroom and how fast I do it. Things that might take an hour in Photoshop I now do in less than 10 minutes in Lightroom and the quality is better. I’m hooked.

I'm doing my Lightroom workshop a bit differently this time, I'm offering it in two sessions, so if you already have a feel for the program but want to make your images look even better, you can take the second session.

Session 1: Getting Organized.
In this session, I’ll show you the best way to get your photos organized, where and how to store them and how to import. We’ll talk about creating catalogs and best practices for backing up and using multiple catalogs. I’ll show what all the windows and modules do and how to keep them under control. We’ll look at how to keep track of your photos once they are imported, the different ways to find and sort them, including using collections, filtering, flagging and mapping. I’ll show you how and why to add keywords, captions and other metadata.

Session 2: Making Your Photos Pop
In this session, I’ll show you how to get the most out of your images using controls like white balance, exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks, clarity, vibrance and saturation. We’ll dig deep into how and why to use cloning, healing, cropping and masking. I’ll cover sharpening, noise reduction, lens correction, effects and camera calibration. We’ll talk about when, why and how you should export your photos and how to make the best prints.

I’ll show you real examples using my photos and I will work on your photos that you bring. You will see how I transform your images and get them to pop more than you expected.

One session is $49, both sessions $79.

Session 1 is either Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. OR Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon.
Session 2 is either Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. OR Saturday, Feb. 1 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

$79 for both sessions
$49 for one session
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  • Loren F.

    It will be at my house in Somerville. I send the location to people once they have gone through the registration process at­

    January 20, 2014

  • judy d.

    I live in Pa. so can you do the location closest to Princeton?
    I would register.

    January 7, 2014

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