Lightroom: A Complete Digital Workflow

When: Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, June 5, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Focal Point, Inc., 21641 Beaumeade Circle, Ste 315, Ashburn, VA 20147
Instructor: Brian J Zwit
Registration Fee: $200.00 (class size is strictly limited to no more than 10 students)

Click here to register for Lightroom: A Complete Digital Workflow

C1_Library ModuleLightroom: A Complete Digital Workflow will teach you, over one and a half days, how to use Lightroom to organize and get the best from your images. The class starts with the basics, e.g., navigating Lightroom, selecting images, and basic mouse gestures, and then goes on to cover the Library, Develop, and Print modules in great detail.

You will learn how to…

Capture Images to Minimize Time in Lightroom…

  • Set your camera up to minimize editing time
  • Shoot raw files rather than JPEGs (you really should be)
  • Catalog Images in Lightroom to Make It Easy to Find Your Images Later

Organize images on your computer to make them easy to find without Lightroom…

  • Import images into Lightroom
  • View, sort, and compare images
  • Rate images and filter the images based on their rating
  • Find images using their metadata
  • Process Your Images in Lightroom to Get the Best from Every Image

Crop and straighten your images…

  • Use the histogram to help guide your image adjustments
  • Polish your images in Lightroom using the global adjustment settings
  • Remove “dust bunnies” using the Spot Removal Tool
  • Fix local problems in images using the Gradient Filter and Adjustment Brush
  • Sharpen your images
  • Use the artistic adjustments available in Lightroom
  • Determine What Adjustments to Apply to an Image

Analyze your images for the good and the bad…

  • Correct the three problems in almost every image
  • Correct white balance problems
  • Recover highlights and shadow details (and when to leave them alone)
  • Fix distortion and chromatic aberration from your lenses
  • Apply localized corrections to your images

Export Final Images to Send to Family and Friends and Enter Into Shows…

  • Export TIFFs and JPEGs after processing your images

Print Images from Within Lightroom…

  • Color manage your printing
  • Layout your images on paper
  • Adjust your printer and software to work together

What to bring with you:

  • Laptop with Lightroom installed (A trial version of Lightroom is available from http://www.adobe.com.)
  • Mouse with two buttons
  • Laptop charger

Click here to register for Lightroom: A Complete Digital Workflow