Lightroom 121 workshops

Adobe Lightroom is becoming more and more popular with photographers for its combined organisation and post production capabilities. User friendly, it allows you to import, sort, rename, edit and tag your images, as well as make exposure and other image adjustments, all of them non-destructive. Plus, it can be integrated with Photoshop.

Tutor Andy Page, who has been using Lightroom since it first began, offers 121 tailored tuition with either a half, or full day option. The below information is intended as a guide to what could be included in either a beginners or advanced workshop.

121 Beginners workshop - £120 (half day)or £200 (full day including lunch)

This practical, hands on introductory course is suitable for those completely new to Lightroom or just starting out. It will take you from importing your images, editing and organising them in the Library module through to the Develop module, where you can correct and process both RAW and JPEG files, as well as apply a range of effects.

Guide to Course Content
Library Module: Develop Module (cont):
  Importing your images - Backup and storage/movement of files   White balance adjustment
  Organising and renaming   Contrast, clarity, vibrance and saturation
  Creating metadata presets, captions and key wording   Using flags, filters and star ratings
  Lens corrections   Cropping and straightening, aspect ratios
  Graduated filters
Develop Module:
  Using the histogram Output:
  Tone adjustments and exposure corrections   Exporting images
  Using tone curves   File formats and their usages
  Sharpening and noise reduction
  Size and resolution
  Spot removal - cloning and healing  

121 Advanced workshop - £120 (half day)or £200 (full day including lunch)

The advanced course is suitable for those who have a good grasp of the basics of Lightroom and now want to expand their knowledge of the more detailed functions in both the Library and Develop modules as well as some of Lightroom’s ‘behind the scenes’ features. It is also suitable for those who have completed our Beginners Lightroom course. In the Develop module we’ll take a look at pre-sets and how Lightroom integrates with Photoshop and we’ll also look at plug-ins for integration with social media. We will also cover various output options and back-up/storage issues.

Guide to Course Content

Advanced Lightroom set up: Develop Module (cont):
  Smart Previews   Snapshots and History functions
  RAW file edits stored with sidecar files   Lens Corrections and effects
  Metadata   Radial Filter and Adjustment brush
  Camera Calibration
Library Module:   HSL/Colour/Black and White
  Moving photos and storage/backup
  Finding images using Library filter function Output:
  Smart Collections   Exporting to social media and websites via plug-ins
  Stacking   Preparing photos for print output
  Using the Painter feature
  Survey feature Map and Slideshow Modules:
    Brief demonstration of the Map and Slideshow Modules
Develop Module:
  Photoshop integration
  Virtual copies and using pre-sets
  Finding images using Library filter function

About your tutor Andy
Andy Page is a full time self-employed graphic designer and semi-professional photographer. He has been using both Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom since their very beginnings as part of his work in both design and photography. Andy remembers clearly the day he saw one of the very first Lightroom demonstrations prior to its official release. Instinctively he knew that here was revolutionary software created by photographers for photographers, bringing well established darkroom principles to the digital era. Since then he has become well versed in the use of its many features and Lightroom has now become his primary photo management and workflow tool.

Where will the workshops take place?
The workshops will take place at tutor Andy's home in Bidford upon Avon, Warwickshire, easily accessible from the Cotswolds and the Midlands

What will I need to bring?
You will need to bring your own laptop (PC or Mac) with Lightroom installed. If you do not yet have Lightroom, you can download a free trial version in advance of attending the workshop. Please also ensure your bring your power supply. A note book may also be useful.

Don't have your own laptop?
If you don't have your own laptop then you can hire one of our Mac laptops for £25 per day.

How to book
For further information or to book over the phone, please call Sarah on 07760 498 112 or contact us by email. Please download a booking form here and complete and return it by post to the address stated. A deposit of £60 is required to secure your place. Payment is preferred by by cheque or online banking - please refer to the booking form for details.