Mastering Adobe Lightroom
Unlock your creative potential with photographic editing in Adobe Lightroom.
While out capturing images we have a creative vision for how we want our shots to look, and while we do everything we can to get the correct exposure, composition and subject in our photographs sometimes we need take our images a step further through image editing. Whether it is for personal or professional reasons, Adobe Lightroom is a powerful editing program that will allow you to fulfil your creative vision and open up a whole new world of possibilities for your work. Developed by photographers for photographers Lightroom allows you to really get creative and enhance your images in a huge variety of ways. Lightroom also offers a range of features for managing your photographs and creating a fluid workflow. Lightroom has everything you need to take you images from the camera to the finished product.
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1. Getting Started with Lightroom
Lightroom offers an extremely powerful system for storing and editing your images so that it operates at maximum efficiency and speed. Lesson 1 looks at how to set up Lightroom and gain an understanding of how it operates. You will also become familiar with all the panels and modules so that you can navigate this highly creative application and begin to see the creative possibilities that await you.
2. Library Module
Lesson 2 looks at how the library module will help you make sense of the thousands of photographs you capture. This module allows you to easily organize your photos, add keywords to quickly identify photos and create collections of your favourite images. We will also look at how to create an efficient workflow based on flagging and rating your photos.
3. Enhancing images through the Development Module
The development module offers a huge array of editing capabilities for your images. Lesson 3 looks at the core adjustment tools and gives you a strong understanding of when and where to use them. The functions of the basics panel will give you the control to dramatically enhance your photos and help fulfil your creative vision.
4. Localized Adjustments
Exploring the Development module further, we can target areas of a photo that we wish to improve or enhance using localized adjustments tools. Tools such as the graduated filter and adjustment brush allow you to enhance a specific area of your photo with great precision without effecting the entire image. This Lesson 4 goes into detail of how to use these tools to create dynamic images.
5. HSL and Black and White
Lightroom offers extraordinary control over the colour in the photos we take. Here we look at the HSL (Hue, Saturation, and Luminance) options and how we can use them to improve and manipulate colour. Also in this lesson we utilize the HSL to create stunning Black and White photos, full of drama and impact.
6. Batch Processing
Batch processing is one of the most powerful functions of lightroom. It allows you to roll out enhancements and repairs across 100’s of images at once without having to edit each picture individually. Getting to grips with Lightrooms batch processing features will save you hours of editing work and allow you to spend more time out shooting. In this lesson we will also look correcting lens issues and further enhance images through Lightrooms effects panel.
7. HDR and Photo-merging
HDR Photography is a relatively new concept in photography but utilizing it correctly can produce photos with incredible detail and tonal range. Lightroom is perfectly suited for making this process straightforward. We will also look at how to create amazing panoramas using the photo merge tool.
8. Output and Printing
Understanding the file format options available to us is an incredibly important part of digital photography as it can have a big impact of the quality of our images along with how and where we can use our pictures. Lesson 8 focuses on subjects such as file format, image size and resolution so that you always understand the capabilities and quality of your photographs. We also explore the extensive range of templates and options for preparing your images to make those beautiful prints.
*On demand lessons will be pre-recorded and will be made available at a later date.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I participate in the live webinars and access the recordings?
You can participate using your own computer via the internet, both Windows and Mac devices will surfice.
You can access recordings via your student log in area found in menu tab.
Live lessons are not essential in order to pass diploma courses. You can view the recordings in your own time.
What is the duration of one webinar?
It lasts approximately 1 hour, not including questions and answers at the end of the live sessions.
What if I miss the lecture? Will I be able to catch up?
That's no problem. We also record each lecture as we broadcast them. We make these videos available to you within 24 hours of each lecture concluding and you will have unlimited access to the videos for up to 12 days after the entire course has been completed.
Are there any assignments?
We provide you with weekly quizzes in order to self-assess your progress. These are completely voluntary and a fantastic revision tool. Only live courses have weekly quizzes.
Upon course completion a final assignment will be made available. There is a €5 administration charge for non-members to complete the final assignment and receive the certificate. All certificates are free for members.