LEARN ADOBE LIGHTROOM & PHOTOSHOP

ADOBE PHOTOGRAPHER’S WORKFLOW

4-Week Workshop • Nov 1, 8, 15 & 29 • 6pm – 8pm • $200

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Workshop Goals

This workshop is the perfect hands-on introduction to the incredible power of editing images with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. These two products do it all. You will be immersed in a professional workflow that will have your images cataloged and organized. The images will be edited to their full potential and ready to publish to print or screen.

Time Dedication

The workshop will run on 4 Wednesdays for a 2 hour session each night. This schedule is aimed for those of you with full-time jobs, families, etc. The amount of time you dedicate outside of class is really up to you. You will certainly leave the workshop with the knowledge you need to begin a professional image editing workflow. The more you practice on your own the better you will become of course.

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INSTRUCTOR

STEVE GANDY

Steve is a life-long photographer, educator, trainer, and technology support professional. Steve has introduced the ins-and-outs of digital photography to students young and old since 1995 and has been involved in education and training since 1978. His professional and personal photography is varied but he focuses on nature, travel, and sports. He recently won the GoPro Mountain Games Photo Click Competition. SteveGandy.com/photography

PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

If you are a serious photographer at any level, pro, enthusiast or hobbyist, you need a coherent image processing and organizing workflow. Adobe’s Photography Plan is all of that and more.

COURSE TOPICS

The Lightroom – Photoshop workflow begins with the comprehensive portfolio organization tools and process in Lightroom. This class will cover:

  • Importing Images
  • Organizing your archive
  • JPG vs RAW workflow differences
  • Keywords
  • Ratings
  • Groupings
  • Filters, Searches and Collections
  • Exports for screen, print, web and presentation

Lightroom and Photoshop’s first, and most important editing tool is Adobe Camera Raw (Develop Module in Lr):

  • Non-destructive image editing
  • Tone adjustments
  • Color adjustments
  • Targeted area adjustments
  • Lens corrections and more

Photoshop continues the more detailed and comprehensive image edits with:

  • Masks and Selections
  • Smart Objects and Layers
  • Master Sharpening workflow
  • Text
  • Composite images for other use
  • Sizing and Color conversions
  • Layers, modes, blending, and compositing

If any (or all) of this terminology is intimidating—don’t worry! Throughout this course you’ll be introduced to these concepts in a friendly way and will be able to apply all of these new techniques easily to enhance your own projects.

PREREQUISITES

You will need your own computer with Lightroom and Photoshop installed in class each night. Adobe provides a 7-day free trial of both. adobe.com / creativecloud / photography.html So, you will have to subscribe to the Photographer’s Bundle ($9.99 mo.) for at least one month. Then load all or some of your digital images into the Pictures folder on your computer and you are ready to go.

FAQs

Do I need to bring a computer?
Yes, any relatively modern Mac or Windows laptop will do.
Do I need to buy and install Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom?
Yes. Please install the latest versions of both if you don’t already have them installed.
You can download the free 7-day trial versions from Adobe. http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html. Make sure you get Photoshop and Lightroom. They are separate programs. You will need to subscribe to the Photographer’s Bundle ($9.99 mo.) for at least one month.
Could I get a job using Photoshop after this class?
Maybe. You will be exposed to and have practice with the digital imaging workflow that many professional photographers and image editors use.
Can I use my own images when we practice and learn?
Yes, absolutely! Create a folder on your computer and put them there, ready to use.
If you have a different question, please email me. Steve Gandy.