Getting the Most Out of Lightroom – March 31

Event Details

  • From: March 31, 2018
  • To: March 31, 2018
  • Starting at: 10:00 AM
  • Finishing at: 05:00 PM

NJ Lightroom workshopLightroom workshop

Somerville, NJ or live online
March 31, 2018
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

With the new version of Lightroom there is still plenty of confusion about which version to use, so we’ll start the discussion by talking about the benefits and weaknesses of both Lightroom Classic and the new CC version.

There are many tutorials, videos and books out there 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 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 looking 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 and you don’t get any of my M&Ms! You’ll see everything on my computer screen and be able to talk with me and other participants and to ask questions.

In this one day class, we’ll start at the beginning, talking about 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.

The afternoon will be spent on the Develop Module. We’ll talk about how and the best time to use 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. I’ll show you some new things in the latest version including using multiple photos for HDR and creating panoramas.

I’ll use 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.

And finally, 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 or Slideshow modules, but we’ll talk about what they do. We won’t be talking much about using Lightroom for video editing or the web module, since, frankly, they suck. We’ll stick to the great things Lightroom does for still photos and I’ll give you suggestions of other programs to create web galleries or edit video.

I’ll be demonstrating with the latest version of Lightroom Classic CC and most things will be applicable to all versions whether you work on a Mac or Windows. I’ll also show how the new CC version works and how the new interface is different.

Somerville, NJ or live online
March 31, 2018
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

$125.00 Regular registration
$115.00 Premium Members and previous clients
Limit of 12 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. Or I will also 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.

Location: I’ll send you the location and driving directions after you register.

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