Intro to Lightroom and Photoshop Workshop

October 27, 2015  •  3 Comments

Hello! Thank you for your interest in my workshops! People have asked me over and over to teach a beginner class on the basics of Lightroom and Photoshop. Once you learn to use those nice DSLR cameras, it is only natural to want to dive into the editing process next! I finally decided to teach a course on the basics of these two great programs, and I've put together this list of FAQs to cover some of the basic questions about the class. Hope you can join us!

{The following Image was edited with ONLY the steps you will learn in this course so you can get an idea of what you will be able to do when the workshop is completed}

 

What do I need for this class?  To participate in this workshop, you will need a laptop you can bring with you, a notebook and pen/pencil for notes, photos on your computer you can use for practice, and preloaded lightroom and/or photoshop. It is best if you have both to get the most from this class, but one or the other is fine. Adobe now offers both programs through a subscription service. A subscription to the photographer's package of adobe CC, which includes both Lightroom and Photoshop, is only $9.99 per month, which is a great deal! You can check that out here: https://creative.adobe.com/plans?sdid=KKQIT&kw=semgeneric&ttsrccat=sem-ww-di-ps-brand&s_kwcid=AL!3085!3!87281934978!e!!g!!adobe%20photoshop%20subscription&ef_id=URXvJwAAARNYhzQL:20151027192809:s

What will the class cover? LR and PS can seem impossible and daunting when you first buy them. Many people are tempted to just give up and never post-process their images. For those who want to add a little extra, however, all it takes is a good teacher, patience, and practice to start editing your photos and making them even better! In this beginner workshop, you will learn

1) How to open and export your images in these programs

2) How to sort, cull, and organize your images

3) A basic understanding of file types

4) Basic adjustments of exposure, shadows, highlights, sharpening and contrast used for most photos

5) How to create black and white images from color

6) How to process RAW images

7) How to add borders and text

8) A basic intro to using layers

9) A basic intro to different tools in the tool bar, and what they do, including blemish removal tools

10) How to use LR and PS TOGETHER to create your perfect image

 

Will I have a full understanding of both programs from this workshop? No. These are very intricate, high tech programs that can be used in many different ways, and it can take quite a while, years in fact, to learn everything you can do in these programs. To get to that point, however, you have to master the basics, and that is what this course will teach. Once you master these lessons, not only will your photos look 10Xs better than they would straight out of camera, but you can begin to learn new skills and techniques to take your post-processing even further. I CAN NOT stress enough how important these first basic lessons are; they are the things you will ALWAYS do to EVERY photo, no matter how much you learn with LR and PS in the future.

Will I need to take another, more advanced, course later? Not necessarily. A TERRIFIC image can be made using only what you will learn in this workshop, and many photographers find that this is enough to create the image they desire for final printing. If you do want to take your editing further, however, I will offer one on one mentoring for furthering your editing skills. 

What are the dates/times for this workshop? The winter LR/PS workshop will be December 5th, 2015, from 3:00 - 8:00 pm. There will not be another workshop offered until Spring of 2016.

How do I register and pay? All workshops must be paid for in advance to hold your spot, and I will limit each class to 6 students so we have plenty of one on one time together. To book a spot, you can contact me on FB, text me at 304-677-3341, or email me at [email protected] You can pay via Paypal (an invoice will be sent to your email once you register) or mail a check. 

 

If you have any other questions about the workshop, please let me know! Hope you can join us!!

 


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