Unlike film photography, digital photography has the added task of sorting images in a computer, possibly editing them a bit and then creating prints, books, posting to the internet or other forms of output. One of the best tools for handling all these images and the task of editing them is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, a tool created with the power of Photoshop but with today’s photographer in mind.
Individual instruction in the use of Lightroom will be at your pace and tailored to how you shoot and edit. I have been using Lightroom since it was first released and currently use it daily to sort, edit and export my photos for a number of uses. Topics we can cover include:
- Importing, organizing and cataloging
- Finding your way around Lightroom
- Workflow, sorting and staying sane with so many photos
- Basic edits
- Understanding the most used options
- Advanced edits and pushing the limits
- Using Plugins to simplify exports
- Using presets for a consistent look
- Shortcuts and how to speed things up
- Output for email, social sites and print
- Printing directly from Lightroom
- Specific topics you would like to cover
This is a hands on experience where you will be editing your own photos and putting the information into practical, real world use the same day. This is not a classroom setting style lecture and is perfect for those who want the pace set to their liking. I can instruct on either a Mac or PC as I use both regularly.
I will draw on my 19 years of photography experience and former life as an corporate instructor (and current freelance work for various photography instructional websites) to make sure you are comfortable with how best to use Lightroom. I will send a pre-instruction questionnaire to gather what you would like to know and what you already know, as well as the type of equipment you would like to be instructed on.
The instruction also includes a month of email follow-ups to help solidify what was learned and continue the improvement process. I want to make sure you are comfortable with getting the most value out of Lightroom that you can. You will be free to email me questions as they come up while you continue to use Lightroom on your own.
I will work with you to plan a time and location that works for your schedule. Contact me to plan a time or ask questions.
NOTE: Lessons are live, online sessions using web conferencing to share voice and desktop capabilities. The instruction is individualized for your learning and you will have the opportunity to try out what is being instructed on your own computer. This instruction requires a high-speed internet connection that is reliable. You will be able to use VOIP (microphone and computer speakers) or use a call-in number.
Please allow 20 minutes of time prior to the session to insure you have the conferencing software installed properly so we maximize your time for learning.
Currently sessions are limited to times between September 12th – 22nd, 2011 and November 9th – 18th, 2011 due to international travel. More dates for December and beyond will be added. Contact me to learn when new dates are added.
The cost of a private instruction session is $187 for a 3 hour session. More than just you? Contact me for special pricing.