Mastering the Essentials of Lightroom |
August 10, 2014: 9:30am - 5:30pm with lunch break
Professional photographers today know that capturing a great shot in the field is only half the battle to producing a truly stunning image. In the digital age, you must know how to properly process your images on the computer. An inability to do
so can leave you with images that don't come close to fulfilling their potential. On Monday, August 10, Glenn Randall will teach you how to process your images in Lightroom so that your photos do justice to what you saw when you were shooting. The cost of this class is just $150 for the full day. It will take place at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden. You can register for the festival and join this class here.
Adobe Lightroom has become an essential tool for many professional and serious amateur photographers. It is the tool they use to organize, edit, and print their work. For many images, it is the only image-editor they need to achieve high-quality results. Now with the introduction of Lightroom CC, Lightroom can even handle high-dynamic-range images with results that rival or exceed results from dedicated HDR programs. Today Photoshop is necessary only for the most challenging images: ones that require sophisticated selections, layers, compositing, or the addition of type or special effects. In this class, I値l cover the fundamentals of Lightroom, including initial setup of the Lightroom catalog, importing new images, and importing images already on your hard drive into the Lightroom catalog. I値l cover renaming, captioning, keywording, and rating images, as well as adding contact information automatically when you import new and existing files.
Lightroom offers several ways to compare images and select the best; I値l show you how to choose and use the right method for the task at hand. I値l also cover the myriad ways Lightroom lets you filter your image collection so you see only those images that are relevant to your search. And I値l cover Lightroom痴 Collections feature, which gives you a way to organize your images into virtual folders without creating physical copies. This saves valuable hard-drive space and prevents confusion over which version is the most recent or should be considered the master. And I値l cover exporting files using the right settings for web or print.
After covering the organizational features in Lightroom痴 Library module, I値l move on to the Develop module,
where I値l show you how to use Lightroom痴 sophisticated editing tools to perfect your raw files. We値l start with evaluating an image to see what changes need to be made and proceed step-by-step through all the panels of the Develop module. You値l learn how to make global and local adjustments to color, density, saturation, and contrast; how to sharpen images; how to correct lens flaws such vignetting and geometric distortion; and how to reduce noise while preserving as much detail as possible. I値l show you how to use Lightroom CC to create beautiful yet realistic renderings of HDR images, and show you how to use Lightroom CC痴 new panorama-stitching utility.
Showing images on the web is great, but making a beautiful print for your walls can be a still more satisfying way to display your work.
In the final section of this workshop, I値l provide a brief overview of Lightroom痴 Print module, which allows you to make brilliant prints with predictable color.
To get the most out of this workshop, please bring a laptop with Lightroom installed. If you don稚 already have Lightroom, you can download and install the trial version here. Please note that the trial lasts for 30 days, so you must start the trial no earlier than July 13th.