Lightroom Develop Module (Part 2)-WRK132 (LR5)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EST) More Information →

Lightroom Develop Module (Part 02)-WRK132 (LR5) 

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 fifth (5th) in our seven (7) course Lightroom series, Lightroom Develop Module (Part 02), we explore the advanced features in Lightroom’s arsenal of image editing tools. We will continue on with our exploration of Local editing tools and some more advanced editing techniques. We will also explore the process of invoking and external editor, examine the round trip file process while using Photoshop as an additional editor. Lastly we will explore some of the more advanced editing panels and more esoteric edits that can be performed.

Course Contents:

This class starts off where we left off last, Local editing and the more advanced local edits that Lightroom’s Local editing tools offer. While we explored so fundamental edits with these tools in the last class, here we are going to explore some more advanced uses of the tools. We will also explore built-in, user, and third party presets.

The class then works through the external editing process and explores the many ways by which externals edits can be controlled. We will pay particular attention to how files are handed to the external editor and what one can expect in the way of return results. We find that many are confused by some of the steps in this process and it is our goal to remove that confusion and make external editing easy and approachable.

We will then turn our attention to some of the more unique panels in Lightroom and spend some time exploring the Tone Curve Panel, the HSL / Color / B&W Panel, the Transform Panel, and lastly the Camera Calibration Panel. The panels offer some very unique editing processes for your images and for the power user these can be quite handy. Along the way, as this is an advanced editing class, we will discuss where we feels its best to hand-off editing steps to Photoshop and when it’s best to leave the step to Lightroom.

By the time the participant if finished with these two (2) Develop Module Class, they will have a complete picture of Lightroom’s editing capabilities as well as a good idea of an editing workflow that makes the most sense.

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

  • WRK130 (LR04) – Lightroom Develop Module (Part 01)

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-

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.