Lightroom Classes - Winter 2016
Instructor - Leo de Groot
This Lightroom course will attempt to cover as much material on the software as we can squeeze into 4 two hour sessions. It will take place between 7 and 9 p.m. on the Tuesdays of January 19, February 2, February 16, and March 1, all at the Golden Circle in the back two conference rooms.
Lightroom is considered to be the very best software to help photographers through their image management and editing “workflow”, the series of steps we go through in pulling our images out of our cameras and polishing them to share with the world, especially when working simultaneously with a batch of photos all requiring the same enhancements.. It is elegantly written and very powerful in what it can do, making it the first choice of professional photographers who need simultaneously to edit substantial batches of photos within limited time. But its benefits are also a notable asset to the amateur photographer. The newest version of the program (LR 6) can now process HDR (high dynamic range) images and panoramas, but it does not include the ability to use layers to combine multiple photos to increase depth of field in “focus stacking” for example, or to mask multiple images into one composite result. But it can hand off its edited photos well to such programs as Photoshop Elements and Photoshop itself, then reimporting their resulting images back into Lightroom again, thus making the combination of one of these editors with Lightroom an ideal way to enhance digital photos.
Lightroom has a number of “Modules” which cover major areas of its talents. The course will cover in greatest depth the Library module on the one hand, which allows one to catalog and organize several hundred thousand images if you so wish, and eases the challenge of selecting desired photos from such a large data set. On the other hand, the Develop module allows you to edit your images and enhance them in powerful but time-efficient ways. These two modules are where most photographers will spend 95% of their time working in the program. If time permits, we will provide a condensed overview of the remaining modules, namely Map, Book, Slideshow, Print and Web.
Please join us, even if you are only curious about what this beastie is about but have no serious intent on diving into it for the moment. You will learn much that will help you make a decision on whether to join the clan in future. If you have decided to make the leap into Lightroom, then this course should teach you most of what you will need to know to make the program and your photos really dance digitally! (And how can you go wrong with our price of admission?)
COST is only $30.00 for all four classes
(note you must be a CAPS member to attend)
Register at any club meeting after October 01 or at the first Lightroom class.
Payment is CASH or CHEQUE only.