Lightroom Develop Module (Part 1)-WRK130 (LR04)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EST) More Information →

Lightroom Develop Module (Part 1)-WRK130 (LR04) 

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 fourth (4th) in our seven (7) course Lightroom series, Lightroom Develop Module (Part 01), we explore the fundamentals of non-destructive editing in Lightroom. Lightroom’s Develop Module offers a great collection of editing control panels and we are going to explore all the panels that you need to get started with fundamental photo editing.

Course Contents:

This class starts off with an in-depth discussion on photographic editing workflow and some core thoughts on the most productive and safest way to edit images. Our discussion will include editing first steps, thoughts on global versus local editing. As well as in-depth exploration of both Lightroom’s Histogram and Navigator features.

The second section of the class spends time exploring Lightroom’s Crop Tool and the White Balance Tool. Both of these tools provide an excellent starting point for editing your images. Once we have covered these steps, we are going to work our way through the Basic Panel, setting up the global edits that we want to apply to our image, and thinking carefully about the controls we may not want to adjust We will discuss a number of insider tricks that make the Basic Panel more powerful than one would expect.

Along the way, we are going to discuss multiple image and bulk image edits and look at a number of features that can have a marked impact on your editing efficiency.

In our next section we are going to look at a number of panels and controls that are generally considered tools that globally affect your image’s quality. The Detail, Effects, and Lens Corrections Panels provide the user with some very effective global tools for sharpening your images, reducing sensor noise, adding some atmosphere, as well as correcting some lens characteristics that may not be so flattering to your image.

The last section of the class will have us looking at Local Edits and the Local Editing Tools that Lightroom has to offer. Our exploration will have us learning some of the more straightforward approaches to localized editing. Lightroom has a very complete set of local editing tools and a shared philosophy in how they work. We will start by making ourselves familiar with Brush control in these tools, and the differences in Clone Brush and Healing Brush editing, and begin to work with the Local editing tools on some simpler examples

Throughout the course, we will use sample images and libraries to help underscore the topics and examples presented in class. A computer with the correct software installed, while not absolutely necessary, will provide helpful reinforcement of the topics presented.

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

  • WRK110 (LR01) – Lightroom Getting Started

  • WRK120 (LR02) – Lightroom Library Module

  • WRK122 (LR03) – Lightroom Library Module Advanced Operations

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 way towards enhancing your experience in this course and with your computer system overall.

-This is one (1) indivudial Lightroom Class-

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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.