Limit 12 with a minimum of 6 participants (because of classroom rental)
Lightroom is an amazingly powerful program. It is constantly being updated, and most people don't use even a fraction of its capabilities.
Not only is it an incredibly intuitive imaging program, it is also a robust DAM (Digital Asset Management) tool.
From organizational techniques that will allow you to quickly and efficiently find your favorite photographs, to using collections and keyword lists, to the various aspects of post-processing, we will bring you up to speed in Lightroom.
We start by helping you streamline your workflow so that you can spend more time photographing and less time at the computer, and we end with hands-on experience processing your own images. After all, we are all individuals with different aesthetics.
Topics covered will include but are not limited to:
Suggested Catalog Settings and program Preferences;
The various revised and new modules and panels and what they do;
The powerful organizational capabilities of Lightroom;
Working with plug-ins such as those by nik (Silver Efex Pro for black-and-white conversions, etc.), AutoPanoPro (for making panoramas), and Photoshop for stitching panoramas and Content Aware Fill, among others.
You will receive a packet with both worksheets and a CD on Lightroom that will help you move forward with this program and remind you of all the things you learned in this workshop. Those who sign up will also get a homework list of images to take and bring to the workshop, so they can work on their own images.
Our Lightroom workshops are split into two intensive (but fun) half-days to alow you to absorb all the information presented.
The first half day starts Tuesday midday and will cover the basics of Lightroom CC/6 and its two principle modules, Library and Develop, suggested preferences, organization, presets, importing your images through Lighroom, converting RAW files to the dng format to take care of quick loading in Lightroom, copyright template, moving and renaming files and folders, collections, and other digital asset management tools available in Lightroom.
The second half day is Wednesday morning and covers the powerful tools available in the Develop module, including the multi-task capabilities of the adjustment brush and graduated filter tools. You will also learn about the advanced Spot Removal tool (clone/heal), crop/angle, sharpen, lens correction, tone curve, and hue/saturation/luminance tools, among a host of others, both global and local. You will be working on your own images and your own style of photographing.
You will need to bring your laptop with the latest release of Lightroom already installed on it, and you should make sure your computer can handle it. These programs are memory and power hogs. You will also need to bring your "homework" (images taken specifically for this workshop) on your memory card, but do NOT download them onto your computer. Those who sign up will get a detailed list of things to bring.
Is is extremely important that you carefully check the requirements for both Macs and PCs to make sure you can effectively run this powerful program on your computer. For that, see https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/system-requirements.html. We cannot stress enough how important it is to check this page out.
We will be running the workshop at the Holiday Inn Express in Hillsborough, NC.
We have negotiated a very good discounted rate (2017 rates will be available in January) at the smoke-free:
You will need to call on a weekday and ask for Anjan Desai, the manager, and mention Margo Pinkerton and Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures to take advantage of this rate.
Margo Taussig Pinkerton, whom many of you know as The Barefoot Contessa, has taught Lightroom since version 2 came out, both in regularly-scheduled Lightroom workshops and in private ones tailored to the needs of a particular photographer. You can read more about Margo on our Instructors Bios page.