Lightroom is the essential software tool for any serious photographer. Come and learn the fundamentals of this incredibly powerful tool that many professionals have come to rely on.
Experienced instructor Kathy Tarantola will help guide you through the basics. This workshop will thoroughly cover the Library and Develop modules where you manage, keyword, edit and enhance your images. With hands-on practice, learn how to quickly and easily import, organize, edit, rate, and enhance your images, and how to work through large shoots efficiently with synchronized settings and presets. We will discuss how Photoshop will still fit in your workflow, and learn how to move between Lightroom and Photoshop easily.
We will take several images through the entire Develop workflow, reviewing tools as we go. Topics emphasized will be based on student needs. You will have time to practice with your own images, ask questions, and get feedback on your work.
• Import process
• Metadata and Keywording
• Using ratings and filters
• Mastering good workflow practices
• Evaluating photos and making creative decisions
• Perfecting tone and color in each photo
• Applying sharpening and noise reduction
• Correcting lens distortion & chromatic aberration
• Paintbrush/ Tools
• Using virtual copies
• Making great black and white conversions
• Soft Proofing for printing
The class will also cover the basics of the Slideshow, Print and Web modules, all of which take your workflow to a professional conclusion.
No prior experience with Lightroom is necessary; however a working knowledge of computers is necessary for you to get the most from this workshop. A laptop computer loaded with the current version of Lightroom 4 is required. You can download a trial version at Adobe.com.
You will gain a fresh outlook on how to manage your workflow and process your digital images faster and with more precise control, as well as learning to quickly increase your creativity and output stunning images.
Time: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 12-5PM
Place: Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton Street, Belmont, MA
The fee for this course is $149. Space is limited.
BIO: Kathy Tarantola
For over two decades, Kathy Tarantola has been sought after as a commercial and editorial photographer working throughout Boston and New England. Kathy is an experienced instructor having conducted photography workshops across the US and abroad. She is a respected member of the photo community and has served as Co-president and board member of the New England chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).