Course Outline:
 

Module 1: Importing Photos into Lightroom

  • Selecting Where to Store Photos
  • Folder Organization
  • Importing Photos Directly from the Camera
  • Importing Photos Already on the Computer
  • Using Import Presets
  • Importing Video from the DSLR
  • Shooting Tethered (Straight from Camera to Lightroom)
  • Creating Custom File Naming Templates
  • Choosing Preferences for Importing Photos
  • The Adobe DNG File Format Advantage
  • Creating Custom Metadata Templates
  • How to Navigate through Lightroom
  • Viewing Imported Photos
  • Using Lights Dim, Lights Out, and Other Viewing Modes

Module 2: Library (How to Organize Photos)

  • Disadvantage of using Folders
  • Sorting Photos using Collections
  • Organizing Multiple Shoots Using collection Sets
  • Using Smart Collections for Automatic Organization
  • When to Use a Quick Collection Instead
  • Adding Specific Keywords for Advanced Searching
  • Renaming Photos Already in Lightroom
  • Adding Copyright Info, Captions, and Other Metadata
  • Using GPS
  • Finding Photos Fast
  • Creating and Using Multiple Catalogs
  • From Laptop to Desktop: Syncing Catalogs on Two Computers
  • Backing Up Your Catalog
  • Relinking Missing Photos
  • Dealing with Disasters

Module 3: Customizing (Personalizing Workspace Preferences)

  • Choosing What you See in Loupe View
  • Choosing What you See in Grid View
  • Make Working with Panels Faster & Easier
  • Using Two Monitors with Lightroom
  • Choosing What the Filmstrip Displays
  • Adding Your Studio's Name or Logo for a Custom Look

Module 4: Editing Essentials (How to Develop Your Photos)

  • Upgrading from an Earlier Version of Lightroom
  • Making Your RAW Photos Look More Like JPEGs
  • Setting the White Balance
  • Setting Your White Balance Live While Shooting Tethered.
  • Seeing Befores and Afters
  • Applying Changes Made to One Photo to Other Photos
  • How to Set Your Overall Exposure
  • Adding "Punch" to Your Images Using Clarity
  • Making Your Colors More Vibrant
  • Using the Tone Curve to Add Contrast
  • Adjusting Individual Colors Using HSL
  • Adding Vignette Effects
  • Getting That Trendy, Gritty High-Contrast Look
  • Virtual Copies - The "No Risk" Way to Experiment
  • Editing a Bunch of Photos at Once Using Auto Sync
  • Save Your Favorite Settings as One-Click Presets
  • Using the Library Module's Quick Develop Panel
  • Adding a Film Grain Look

Module 5: Local Adjustments (How to Edit Just Part of Your Images)

  • Dodging, Burning, and Adjusting Individual Areas of Your Photo
  • Five More Things You Should Know about Lightroom's Adjustment Brush
  • Getting Creating Effects Using the Adjustment Brush
  • Retouching Portraits
  • Fixing Skies (and Other Stuff) with a Gradient Filter

Module 6: Problem Photos (Fixing Common Problems)

  • Fixing Backlit Photos (Using Fill Light)
  • Reducing Noise
  • Undoing Changes Made in Lightroom
  • Cropping Photos
  • Lights Out Cropping Rocks
  • Straightening Crooked Photos
  • Great Tricks for "Dust Spotting" Your Photos
  • Removing Spots and Other Nasty Junk
  • Removing Red Eye
  • Fixing Lens Distortion Problems
  • Fixing Edge Vignetting
  • Sharpening Your Photos
  • Fixing Chromatic Aberations
  • Basic Camera Calibration in Lightroom

Module 7: Exporting Images (Saving JPEGS, TIFFs, & More)

  • Saving Your Photos as JPEGs
  • Adding a Watermark to Your Images
  • Emailing Photos from Lightroom
  • Exporting Your Original RAW Photo
  • Publish Images with Just Two Clicks

Module 8: Jumping to Photoshop (How & When to Do It)

  • Choosing How Your Files are Sent to Photoshop
  • How to Jump Over to Photoshop, and How to Jump Back
  • Adding Photoshop Automation to Your Lightroom Workflow
  • Double-Processing by Opening Photos in Photoshop as a Smart Object
  • Stiching Panoramas Using Photoshop

Module 9: In Black & White (Converting from Color to Black & Whites)

  • How to Find Which Photos Might Look Great as Black-and-Whites
  • Better Black and White By Doing it Yourself
  • How to Tweak Individual Areas When you Convert to Black and White
  • The Trick for Getting Great-Looking Duotones (Plus Split Toning)

Module 10: Slideshow (Creating Presentations of Your Work)

  • Creating a Quick, Basic Slide Show
  • Customizing the Look of Your Slide Show
  • Getting Creating with Photo Backgrounds
  • Working with Drop Shadows & Strokes
  • Adding Additional Lines of Text and Watermarking
  • Adding Opening and Closing Title Slides
  • Adding Background Music
  • Choosing Your Slide Duration and Fade Length
  • Sharing Your Slide Show

Module 11: The Big Print

  • Printing Individual Photos
  • Creating Multi-Photo Contract Sheets
  • Creating Custom Layouts Any Way You Want Them
  • Adding Text to Your Print Layouts
  • Printing Multiple Photos on One Page
  • Saving your Custom Layouts as Templates
  • Having Lightroom Remember Your Last Printing Layouts
  • Creating Backscreened Wedding Book Pages
  • The Final Print and Color Management Settings
  • Saving Your Page Layout as a JPEG
  • Adding Custom Borders to Your Prints

Module 12: Web Galleries (Getting Photos on the Web)

  • Building a Quick, Simple, Online Photo Gallery
  • Adding an Email or Website Link
  • Customizing Your Gallery Layout
  • Changing the Colors of Your Gallery
  • Using Cooler Flash Templates
  • Putting Your New Gallery on the Web

Module 13: Portrait WorkFlow (From Shoot to Print)

  • Starting with the Shoot
  • Two Golden Rules
  • Making a Collection
  • Editing your Selects
  • Letting Clients Proof on the Web
  • Making Final Tweaks
  • Delivering the Finished Images

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Course Information:
Duration: 14 Hours Instruction: In-Class / Online  
Platform: Windows & Macintosh Concepts: Beginner / Intermediate  
Fee: $450 (+HST) Prerequisites: None.