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Lightroom for Everyone
Instructor: Rob Sylvan                                                                                  Duration: 4 Weeks            Cost: US$169     

Whether you are a full time photographer or casual hobbyist, cameras have become an ever-present accessory to our daily lives; from the one in your smartphone to the one around your neck. As a result we are awash in digital photographs! In this class Rob will get you up to speed on one of the most powerful and commonly used photo management and photo editing tools available today. Lightroom is designed specifically for helping you manage, organize, access, process, and output your photos whether they come from a DSLR or your phone!

This four-week class is designed to give you a solid foundation for developing a Lightroom workflow that fits your specific photography needs. Each week's materials—a combination of written and video tutorials—are designed to help you move forward with confidence, and there's lot's of room for questions along the way. Those who are newest to Lightroom will gain the most from this class, but anyone struggling to master Lightroom will benefit from the structure and support provided. By the end of the four weeks you'll learn:

  • What makes Lightroom different
  • The relationship between Lightroom and your photos
  • How to perform common photo management tasks such as applying metadata, moving, renaming, and deleting
  • Different ways to process your photos using Lightroom’s powerful editing tools
  • How to prepare your photos for various forms of output
  • And so much more!

Course Outline:

Week 1: The Foundation
  • Understanding the Catalog
  • Key File Locations and Preference Settings
  • Big Picture Workflow Overview
  • Understand the Lightroom Interface
  • Introducing Lightroom to your Photos (i.e. Importing)
  • Basic File Management
  • Application of Metadata
  • Batch Processing
Week 2: Develop Essentials
  • Understanding the Histogram
  • Understanding Process Version
  • Understanding Camera Profiles
  • White Balance
  • Correcting Exposure
  • Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation
  • Tone Curve
  • Color Channels and B&W
  • Lens Corrections
  • Capture Sharpening
  • Noise Reduction
Week 3: Advanced Processing
  • Local Adjustments
  • Using/Creating Presets
  • Customizing Default Settings
  • Synchronizing Settings
  • Saving Snapshots
  • Virtual Copies
  • Working with External Editors
  • Soft Proofing
Week 4: Output
  • Exporting Copies
  • Publish Services
  • Web Galleries
  • Slideshows
  • Printing
  • Books

Course Requirement:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 (earlier versions of Lightroom can be used, but some features are not available)

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Instructor: Rob Sylvan

Rob SylvanRob Sylvan is a photographer, trainer, and author. Aside from also being a NAPP and Kelby Training Help Desk Specialist, and instructor for the Perfect Picture School of Photography and the host of Peachpit’s Lightroom Resource Center. He is a founding member of Stocksy United (a stock photography co-op).

Rob writes the “Under the Loupe” column for Photoshop User Magazine, is a regular contributor to Lightroom User magazine, and is the author of many photography related books such as /Lightroom 2 for Dummies/, /Lightroom 3 Video QuickStart Guide/, and /Lightroom 5: Streamlining Your Digital Photography Process/ to name a few.
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