PHOTO EDITING COURSE
for Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
Not just for professionals
If you’re interested in photography, editing is an essential skill. And it’s not just for Pros – today’s tools such as Lightroom are affordable, intuitive to use, powerful in its capabilities and non destructive to your images – that means you can always undo a process you applied to it but they go waaaaay beyond the ‘filters’ you may be familiar with from the free photo editing apps.
What you will learn:
Our Photo Editing course guides you through the photo editing process in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC from start to finish – from setting it up correctly, organising your collections and creating a workflow that works for you, through learning the capabilities of all the editing settings such as adjusting exposure or sharpening the images; all the way to printing and creating photo books. We’ll show you how to create specific artistic effects ( high impact Black and white, vintage, sun-filled, vibrant etc ), and how to fix common photography problems ( grainy images, underexposed images, wrong colours etc). At the end of the course you will be able to confidently manage your photo collection with Lightroom, achieve desired artistic effects and make your photos truly stand out.
PHOTO EDITING COURSE – OVERVIEW
- Setting up Lightroom to suit your workflow
- Understanding the geography of Lightroom and the key settings
- Managing your photos in Lightroom – catalogues, collections, imports and exports
- Working in the Library module – sample edits, batch edits, reversing edits
- Key shortcuts for Library module
- Adding onto your clean edit
- Using, creating and buying presets
- Cropping, scaling and resizing images
- Targeted adjustments:
- spot removal and healing
- graduated and radial filters
- adjustment brush
- Creative Black and white conversions
- Creating a portrait edits : retouching and enhancing skin
- Creating a soft, matte edit
- Creating a sun saturated look
PHOTO EDITING COURSE – DETAILS
The course set up
The course can be accessed in 2 ways – either as a self-paced, self study option ( where you get access to all the learning materials at once and make your way through it at your own pace) or Instructor led version – we call it Lightroom Live – which is instructor led, with weekly webinars and a support group on top of the learning materials you get with the self-paced option.
Lightroom Live – next course date: 7th Sept 2020, course fee: £159
Self-paced course – £109
Lightroom ( standalone software) or Lightroom Classic CC software installed on your computer ( please talk to us if you’re not sure which version or Lightroom to get – Adobe made it a bit confusing in the last year! )
Getting Lightroom:To fully participate in the course you will need to purchase Lightroom – the editing software from Adobe.At present there are 2 main versions of the software – Lightroom Classic CC ( mainly desktop based and still the most feature-rich version) and Lightroom CC – cloud based version of the software, available on desktops, tablets and mobiles as well as via web-browsers.Our course is mainly based on the Lightroom Classic version ( as it still has the most features out of the two, though Lightroom CC has been steadily growing) but we cover Lightroom CC comparison and unique features too.You have a couple of options when it comes to purchasing your software.
RECOMENDED : Lightroom Photography Plan – a monthly subscription at approx £9pm – including Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop. This plan can also be purchased at a lower price via Amazon if you purchase a year’s worth of subscription in one go ( average savings – around 2 months worth)
Lightroom Plan – Lightroom CC only with increased cloud storage – we do not recommend this plan as it restricts you to one version of software only. The increased Cloud storage can always be purchased as an add on or your plan can be switched from Photographer plan to CC only at a later stage if you prefer.