DAY ONE: May 3
Confused or intimidated by the Lightroom Classic catalog system? The thing that creates more trouble for Lightroom Classic users than anything else is understanding how catalogs work and how to successfully import and manage images in Lightroom. Fortunately, once you get the hang of it, it isn’t difficult and has quite a few advantages over many other imaging applications. In this session, I explain how Lightroom Classic catalogs work in simple terms and walk you through the basics of importing images into the catalog and then managing them easily and efficiently in the Library module. Topics include:
Let’s face it… we don’t always get to enjoy photography in the perfect light. And some times we don’t get to keep going back to the same places, so we basically get what we get. In this class, we’re going to look at various techniques in Lightroom to take your photos where the light feel a bit short, and really enhance them to add some depth and dimension to our outdoor photography.
Perhaps one of the single most powerful and impactful tools within Lightroom is Range Masks. Before the introduction of Range Masks there wasn’t a way to make highly selective local adjustments inside of Lightroom, which in my opinion is what can take your images from good to great! In this class we’ll discuss the importance of local adjustments versus global adjustments and review how you can unlock the power of Range Masks to take your outdoor and landscape photos to an entirely new level.
If you're new to Lightroom Classic, then it is essential to learn how to think like Lightroom in order to prevent potential problems and optimize your workflow. Once you understand how Lightroom works at a fundamental level, then you'll be ready to take full advantage of its features and optimize your workflow.
The Adjustment brush in Lightroom is much more powerful than most people realize. Colin is know for his ability to add depth and pop to photos by painting with light and shadow. This process is often called dodging and burning. Get ready for your flat images to leap off the screen with 3 dimensional depth! You will get a masterclass in using the adjustment brush and your photos will never be the same again.
A very common question from new Lightroom users is when should I use Lightroom and when should I use Photoshop - and it is possible to use them together. In this session we’ll explore the greatest strengths of each program, look at examples of tackling common challenges and see how to see up a “two-way editing street” between Lightroom and Photoshop so that you can take full advantage of both programs.
Discover how to use Lightroom in order to make your portraits look their best! Join celebrated photographer, author and teacher, Chris Orwig in this in depth workflow class as he shows you how to everything from: Import, Organize, Improve, Enhance, Export and more! This seminar will provide you with valuable tips and tricks as well as show you how to develop an effective and efficient workflow so that you can create stunning professional level portrait results.
Adding a creative color effect completely transform the look of your photo. Join Jesus Ramirez as he explains the color theory and how color affects the story of your photo. You will also learn many useful tips and tricks on how to control color inside of Lightroom.
In this session you will learn how to:
· Use color to tell stories.
· Apply cinematic color grades to your photos.
· Change the color of objects in Lightroom.
· Use the new Color Grading Tool
· And much more!
DAY TWO: May 4
The whole point of organizing your photos in the first place is being able to find the photo you need when you need it. In this presentation Tim Grey will show you the many ways you can locate your photos in Adobe Lightroom Classic. Along the way you'll discover that whatever details you can remember about a photo can probably be used to locate a particular photo. You'll get tips on finding the right folder or collection, searching by basic metadata such as keywords, locating photos on the map, and using detailed metadata searches to track down photos. You'll also learn how to save specific search criteria for easy access to settings you often use for filtering photos.
Stop going over into Photoshop to retouch your portraits! Lately, some mind-blowing advancements have been added to Lightroom Classic and that’s great news for portrait photographers. In this class we will cover some of the new additions that will make your life much easier. You’ll learn things like how to get the most out of People View (Lightroom’s facial recognition engine), how to set the best sharpening settings for faces, how to remove blemishes and fly away hairs the right way, and how to use the radial and graduated filters to their fullest abilities by incorporating the new range refinements! You’re guaranteed to learn something new and find one less reason to waste time bouncing back and forth into Photoshop.
Pro-Level Tips for Shooting with Lightroom Cameras, Editing with Depth Capture
You’ll learn how to:
• Capture photos using Lightroom Mobile app.
• Understand how the different Lightroom Mobile Cameras can improve your captures.
• Learn how to edit Depth Capture Masks
• Selective Edits to create mood and lighting effects utilizing the power of Depth Capture Mask
You want to use Lightroom Classic but aren’t sure how to start. Or you’ve tried to use Lightroom Classic, and something went wrong. If so, this session is for you. You will learn everything you need to know about the catalog system, where the catalog is stored, what happens to the catalog during an update, what a backup catalog is, and how to move your catalog to a new computer. You will also learn about metadata, importing, and file management so you never lose a photo again.
If you can't find a memorable image in your Lightroom Classic catalog within five seconds, or be able to instantly tell which images are finished, which are outtakes and which still need work, then this class is for you.
Everyone knows that Adobe Lightroom is full of amazing tools and features, but where are they hidden? And which ones should you use to be the most efficient and productive as possible? In this session, Jesus Ramirez will share his best Lightroom tricks and power shortcuts. He’ll concentrate on little-known techniques that most people never think to use and some tricks that even the experts may not be aware of.
In this session you will learn how to:
· Apply selective adjustments to exactly the areas you want.
· Removing distracting elements from your photos.
· Change the color of an object.
· Apply lighting effects.
· And much more!
In this session, Anthony Morganti will teach you how to create stunning black and white, landscape images using Lightroom. You’ll learn tricks and techniques that will help you process the scene in your own unique way including specific training on the use of both the graduated and radial filters. Finally, you’ll learn how to apply selective color and color grading to black and white images.
You’ve calibrated your monitor. You’ve installed the Paper Profiles. You’ve done EVERYTHING you’ve read about and watched on video and yet for some reason you still can’t get your prints to match what you see on your screen.
If this sounds familiar then join Glyn for this Printing Master Class as he takes you step by step through each part of the process in a simple, no jargon approach that will guarantee you perfect prints each and every time.
No more wasting money. No more frustration. Just great results.
DAY THREE: May 5
Just got back from exploring the city and want to do a few things to get your shots to a great place quickly? Well have no fear, Tobi Shinobi will show you a few basic tricks to set you straight. We’ll start with nailing your composition with the geometric and various crop overlay tools. We will then gain a basic understanding the various tone curves (parametric and point). We will add some quick adjustments to make the image pop using the sliders located under the Tone and Presence Sliders and tweak the colors using the Hue, Saturation and Luminance sliders. We’ll finish off by correcting any noise and sharpening our images to give a strong final image that you can show of to your friends. Done.
Wildlife photography can be one of the hardest genres because we tend to end up with A LOT of photos and we usually can’t control the subject, lighting or backgrounds we shoot in. In this class, Matt will give you a practical (and fast) way to get through thousands of photos to help narrow it down to the keepers. Then you’ll learn his 3 step system for editing the photo to bring out the best in your wildlife photography.
An entire class devoted to one tool in Lightroom Classic? Really?!? Is it that important? Kristina’s answer is “a thousand times, yes!” When you learn all that this powerhouse tool can do, the possibilities are endless. Kristina will teach you how to do some incredible things all using this one tool in Lightroom classic; from smoothing skin, to showing you how to dodge and burn, to adding makeup and lashes, Kristina will cover it all. She will end the class by showing you how to sync beauty adjustments between images. So you can work faster and maximize your time!
Identifying our own personal style when it comes to photo editing is something I think many of us are working towards. And, one of the best ways to develop your creative style is by focusing on the colors contained within your images. Lightroom provides a multitude of various ways to impact color, but one of the newest and most capable tools available to us in Lightroom is Color Wheels. Color Wheels enables us to get highly creative and targeted with how we colorize specific tones within our images. In this class we’ll review the many ways that you can improve the overall quality along with the creative aspect of your outdoor and landscape photos by harnessing the creative power of Lightroom Color Wheels.
There are some interesting ways to take advantage of using Photoshop and Lightroom together that go well beyond basic image retouching. In this session we’ll look at some interesting (and unusual) ways to create elements in Photoshop that we’ll use in Lightroom. Examples include creating graphics to use as nameplates and watermarks, designing interesting edge effects and overlays, and mocking up a product label that can be used live during a tethered shoot.
Lightroom Classic includes sophisticated tools for compensating for the behavior of a specific lens and correcting for perspective and distortion issues. In this session you'll learn how you can apply automatic corrections based in part on profiles for specific lenses. You'll see how you can take those automatic adjustments further with controls for fine-tuning the effect. And you'll discover how to apply complex perspective corrections to straighten out lines that should be straight, transform an overall scene so it looks more natural, and more.
Learn how to create a book using the Book module in Lightroom Classic. Watch as Nicole shows the basics of getting started making your own book, and also shows how to add photos and text to create a finished product that can be printed or shared as a PDF.
You may not know it, but if you have ever switched between black and white or color in Lightroom, you have been using one of the most powerful and important features, the Profiles. Profiles are how Lightroom interprets your photographs at the most basic level. It is the “look and feel” of the image that you see before you start editing. It is the foundation on which all other edits are based. Every decision, editing choice, and final look of your image is impacted by the profile you select.
I like to think of a profile as a blueprint that tells Lightroom how to assemble the image. The profile can impact colors, tones, contrast, color grading, and so much more. Profiles can be used for simulating camera styles, films, black and white variations, color values, or creative interpretations. In this class, we will dive into using Profiles and explore how to use them and how they impact your images and editing options in Lightroom and Lightroom Classic. We will also learn how to make our own profiles using Photoshop and Camera RAW that you can use to help define and refine your own sense of style. By the time we are done with the class, you might find that you have a brand new way of seeing your images when you start your work in Lightroom.
DAY FOUR: May 6
Need to go further? Friends not jealous enough of your new found photographic prowess? Well welcome back friend. This class will show you more advanced techniques to control aspects of your image using range masks (luminance) to dial in exactly what you need, where you need it, effectively learning how to dodge (brighten) and burn (darken) specific parts of your images. This time we will look at the RGB curve and color grading tools to tweak the mood of the image. These techniques are for those who have more time and inclination to get the most out of their shots.
In this session we will look into the exciting world of HDR and Panoramas. Using these techniques, you are able to combine multiple photographs into an image that is much more striking than a single photo. Lightroom makes it very easy to make these highly sought after images. You will learn the best type of shots to turn into a panorama or HDR (OR both, HDR Panorama). What settings to use to capture the images, and exactly how to put them together in Lightroom.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to share and edit your images in Lightroom on any device wherever you are? An underused feature of Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC and the Lightroom Mobile app is the ability to sync images to your creative cloud account and then access them on any device from anywhere. Many people don’t know about this feature and those of us who do, don’t know how to use it. In this session, I break down the basics of how Lightroom Creative Cloud syncing works and what the options are. The goal is to demystify it so that anyone who wants to use this service (which you already pay for with your Creative Cloud subscription) can. Topics include:
Photoshop and Lightroom Classic are the dynamic duo of a photo editing workflow! Bundled together within the Creative Cloud Photography subscription plan we can use them together to leverage the best of both worlds to tackle all manner of digital surgery, from minor cosmetic corrections to multi-image compositing. In this class Rob will help you understand the scenarios that can benefit most from both programs, show you the settings you’ll need to configure, and explore several different workflows for sending your photos from Lightroom Classic to Photoshop and back again in the most efficient ways possible.
I’m tired of badly edited images of black and brown people. Poorly exposed frames with recycled presets slapped on has got to stop. It doesn’t help tell the stories of black and brown folks. Greater equity through editing is a class focused on teaching you new ways to look at @lightroom tools so you can capture and edit black and brown skin properly.
You have taken some great portraits and you’ve finished adjusting them all, but now you need to do the retouching. Smooth the skin and make your model or your client glow! You probably want to do this before you show them to your client, but the prospect of retouching 80 photos in Photoshop before anyone has made a purchase sound daunting! It should! And you shouldn’t be spending that kind of time on images that are not going to be printed! But there is a better way to retouch your portraits IN BULK for your clients to preview before they make their selections. Jared Platt is going to show you how to edit and entire portrait session in Lightroom. Stop wasting time in the pre-sales retouching process.
And if you don’t sell portraits, don’t worry, there is something in this less for you as well! Imagine editing the sky or a building in 100 landscape photos at one time! That’s right. The lessons Jared teaches in this lesson will translate to any photo editing session! So don’t miss it.
In this class, Anthony Morganti teaches you how to create a slideshow in Lightroom. A few of the many things you’ll learn are: • How to organize the images for the slideshow. • How to add text to each of the images. • How to use identity plates. • How to add music to your slideshow and even have the slides sync to the music. • How to export your slideshow video to share with family and friends.
This session is for anyone who photographs events or has collections of photos they would like to share online. Honestly, that should include all of us. In this session, you will learn how to create public online galleries directly from either application, Lightroom, or Lightroom Classic. You will also learn how to customize your galleries with custom image order, section breaks, and text, using Lightroom on the web. We’ll wrap up the session by learning how to showcase your photography with Adobe Spark web pages.
DAY FIVE: May 7
You are using Adobe Lightroom or Lightroom Classic to edit and organize your photography. But are you getting the most out of it? Lightroom’s ecosystem makes it possible to do so much more than just editing and organizing. Join Jared in a class devoted to sharing your images with your friends and family, your clients, and with the world. You will learn how to make portfolio websites, get client feedback on portrait sessions, deliver finished images for download, and even get realtime direction on live active photoshoot. Yes. There you can do a lot more than you are doing now in Lightroom. Jared will show how to make it all happen.
In this start-to-finish class you will learn how to become more efficient and creative in how you use Lightroom. Lightroom was designed to be the ultimate workflow machine, yet few of us are using it to its full potential. This session will fix that! You will learn pro level workflow strategies that will help you spend less time and achieve better results. And rather than teach you a string of tips, this class will show you how to tie it all together as we work on a real client photo shoot and improve the images together.
The rumors of film photography being dead have all turned out to be false. Film is alive and well. Many photographers have returned to shooting film, and many are trying it for the first time. Some photographers might also have many old negatives and slides that they wish they could work within the digital darkroom. Today it is easier than ever to get your film converted into digital files. One of the best ways is to use the gear you already have. You can use your existing digital camera as your scanner and then processing those images in Lightroom.
In this class, we will look at the basics of using your DSLR/Mirrorless camera to scan in your film and then process it in Lightroom using Negative Lab Pro (NLP), a plugin for Lightroom that makes working with film more effortless than ever. We will cover all the gear you will need, setting up your scanning space, settings to use, and how to process and organize your film using the tools in Lightroom and NLP. If you have been shooting film forever and have lots of film laying around or are just getting started, this course will help get your film negatives into your existing digital workflow so that you can have the best of both worlds.
From dramatic fast moving clouds, to watching a flower open as the sun rises, time-lapses are not only great fun to create, but also add another level of creativity to your content.
In this class Glyn will take you through everything you need to know so you too can start making your own time-lapses. Camera settings, kit, processing and final output. The creative possibilities are endless!
Professional Techniques for Black and White Editing/Processing in Lightroom Mobile
Working in Black and White in mobile leaving you underwhelmed? Not anymore.
Let Lisa Carney open your eyes to the magic that happens when you master the art of Black and White conversions in Lightroom. There’s an art to composing and exposing shots for optimum B&W conversion. Learn the techniques and take your shots to a whole ‘nother level. Learn to utilize filters, Profiles and Presets to create fantastic B&W images across the whole Lightroom Mobile ecosystem (mobile, desktop, web). Lisa shares professional Lightroom techniques that will change the way you think about Black and White.
You’ll learn how to:
• Use Profiles to start your creative editing.
• Use, load and create Presets.
• Understand how the Light and Edit Module can mimic traditional B/W film looks
• How to use the theory of black and white filters in your processing with profiles and Color Modules
• Practice and experiment by creating multiple versions of your B&W photos
Taking the photo is only half the battle. How you craft your edit: what colors you choose, what colors you omit, they establish and maintain mood respectively. How can you make an image feel colder? How can you make your subject feel a subtle sense of rage through a use of red? Find that out and more as we explore all of Lightroom's color tools.
A core promise behind the creation of Lightroom Classic was to create a more efficient workflow for photographers, and as a result, there are a trove of tips, tweaks, and techniques that can help us work smarter and faster every step of the way. We just need to discover how to make the most of them! From import, through making selects, to editing, and output, we can take advantage of all of these features to eliminate repetitive tasks, customize aspects of our workflow, and keep running tabs on our growing photo library. In this class you'll learn how to maximize all that Lightroom Classic has to offer to save you time and produce consistent results in each phase of your workflow.
In this class, Nicole will be showing her process in Lightroom Classic on culling and editing an entire food photography session from start to finish. You'll learn how she uses Lightroom shortcuts and tools to pick her favorite images, keyword her images, and then go on to process those photos and sync them together.