Getting the Most Out of Lightroom – Three sessions

Event Details

  • From: March 29, 2018
  • To: March 29, 2018
  • Starting at: 06:30 PM
  • Finishing at: 09:30 PM

With the introduction of a new version of Lightroom, there is a lot of confusion among photographers. I have been extensively researching the changes and will talk about which version to use, how the new version works and what upgrades have been made to the existing version.

There are plenty of tutorials, videos and books that will show you how every little detail of Lightroom works. They’ll show you how to get photos imported into Lightroom and show you how to use all the sliders, but they don’t tell you why or when you should be using Lightroom’s powerful controls to organize or how to get the most out of your photos. I’ll show you not only what the modules do, but the why’s and why not’s, no matter if you are making prints, posting on the Internet or sending photos off for publication. I’ll show you time-saving techniques that will help you find your images and export them quicker and make them look better.

You can attend in person or live online. The service I use for online teaching has great quality of voice and image, so it is just like being in the classroom, except you don’t have to leave home. You’ll see everything on my computer screen and be able to talk with me and other participants and to ask questions.

There will be three sessions, you may attend any or all. If you are new to Lightroom or you’re not getting the most out of the program, then you will want to attend all three sessions.   

Session 1: March 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m. – Getting started
Now that there are three versions of Lightroom, there is still plenty of confusion about which one to use. I’ll talk about the three versions, Version 6, Classic CC and CC and show you the differences and help you decide which is best for you. I’ll be doing most of the demonstrations with Classic CC since it is the most used version and is similar to Version 6. Then 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 whether you should be using multiple catalogs.

Session 2: April 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m. – Staying Organized
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. We’ll talk about when, why and how you should export your photos and how to make the best prints. I’m not real fond of the Book, Web or Slideshow modules, but we’ll talk about what they do.

Session 3: April 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m. – 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. You will see how I transform your images and get them to pop more than you expected.

I’ll be demonstrating with the latest version of Lightroom Classic CC but most things will be applicable to all versions whether you work on a Mac or Windows.

The workshop will be at Loren’s Photo Education Center in Somerville, NJ. You’ll get full directions once you register. If you are attending online, you’ll receive an email before each session detailing log in instructions.

$129 for all three sessions
$49 for one session

Previous clients and Premium Members
$115.00 for all three sessions
$45.00 for one session

Limit of 15 in person participants

Refund and Cancellation policy
I must receive notice of your cancellation in writing, at which time we offer the following refunds:
60 days or more before workshop: Full workshop refund.
59 to 30 days before workshop: 50% of workshop cost.
29 or fewer days before workshop: no refund. If you must forfeit your workshop fee I will refund your full payment if I can fill your spot. I will issue you a credit to be used on another workshop within the next year.

No partial refunds are made for unused portions or services of a workshop. Workshops are sold as a package only.

If a workshop is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of any money paid, but I’d have to be on my deathbed before I’d cancel.

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