Lightroom Getting Started-WRK110 (LR1)

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EST) More Information →

Lightroom Getting Started-WRK110 (LR1) 

Series Overview:

Amateur and professional photographers alike will tell you that Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom is their go-to application for image management, Adobe Camera Raw based editing, workflow logistics, and bulk exports. Any photographer that has a significant volume of images to cull through appreciates Lightroom's sorting and cataloging features. Working photographers with multiple client demands to be met, utilize Lightroom to smooth out their workflow and make sure that edited results get delivered correctly. While Lightroom offers many intuitive features and simplistic operation, to truly taps its full potential, you must bring your notion of organization and understand the subtle mechanics of its non-destructive editing philosophy.


In this class, the first (1st) in our seven (7) course Lightroom series, Lightroom Getting Started, we explore in depth what makes Lightroom tick. The entire focus of this class is to help the user understand the inner workings of Lightroom. Our behind the scenes tour and our exploration of the complete interface sets the user up for future success with the product.

Course Contents:

The class starts off with what seems like a simple concept, starting the Lightroom application, but in all reality there is more here than meets the eye. We will explore settings that can significantly add to your efficiency with Lightroom catalogs. We will contrast single versus multiple catalog operations and explore how Lightroom organizes, stores, and manages image files.

Our class continues with an exploration of Lightroom Preferences, Catalog Settings, and general program configuration that will affect your entire Lightroom experience. This information sets the tone for your entire experience with Lightroom and gives you the foundation information for understanding how Lightroom manages many of it image management operations.

Next up, we will explore Lightroom’s Import capabilities and work our way through a number of Imports into a new lightroom catalog. While we are experimenting with these imports, we will see the various Import options and features that control how your images are brought into a catalog, what can happen to those images along the way, and keeping an eye on those things that can go wrong, so you can be prepared to fix them.

In the last section of the class, we will explore the Lightroom interface and ways that that interface can be customized to alter your Lightroom experience. Ultimately your if your goal is to become a frequent user of Lightroom, then understanding the interface is where you become efficient in that recurrent use of the program.

Throughout the course, we will use sample images and files to underscore the topics and examples presented. While we will not be doing any serious image editing, you will undoubtedly be able to see the effects of the Photoshop preferences and settings we will be exploring.

Course Prerequisites:

Participants enrolling in this class should have the following knowledge / experiences prior to attending this class:

  •     General operating system knowledge as outlined below

General Prerequisites:

· Computer (with power supply)

· Lightroom (fully installed and ready)

· Familiar with computer basics (file management)

You will want to bring a laptop or computer to class if you wish to follow along using the exercise files that will be handed out. While most of the concepts and features demonstrated will be backward compatible with older versions of Lightroom, the instructor will be using the most recent version of the application (Lightroom Classic CC). If you have recently subscribed to Adobe's Creative Cloud service, you will want to make sure that you have correctly installed the software locally and confirm its successful startup and operation before coming to class.

Many software complications, such as slow performance and lagging screen refreshes, are due to computer systems that are under-resourced. Continued satisfactory use of the software title covered in this course will be dependent upon your computer's configuration; please refer to the vendor's documentation to ensure that your system is adequately provisioned.

Last, but not least, you should ensure that you are familiar with the operation of your computer, its filing system and the shortcut keys and functions that it offers. A large percentage of the support issues that come up during class is rooted in the user not having knowledge of or a base level understanding of the operating system they are using on their computer. Most of today's mainstream software applications, provide features and functions based on capabilities provided by that computer's operating system. Failure to understand operating system provided functionality can lead to difficulty in understanding capabilities within the software we are teaching in class. Base level knowledge of your computer's filing system, storage locations, and operational shortcuts will go a long ways towards enhancing your experience in this course and with your computer system overall.

-This is one (1) indivudial Lightroom Class-

Looking for a Lightroom Class Package? Contact us!

Lightroom Basic User Series-Includes Classes WRK110, WRK120, WRK130, WRK140, $160 Prepaid

Lightroom Power User Series -Includes Classes WRK110, WRK120, WRK122, WRK130, WRK132, WRK140, WRK142 $280 Prepaid

You may request a refund up to one day before this class. For example, if your class is on a Saturday, you have until the Friday before to ask for a refund. Refunds and/or class credit transfers will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend. Eventbrite's service fee is non-refundable.

What time to arrive/leave for class?

The Midwest Photo Learning Studio is a very busy space booked for events and classes year-round! The studio will open 30 minutes prior to scheduled class time start and close 30 minutes after scheduled class time end.