Priced at less than £100, Lightroom has already eclipsed Photoshop to become the photographers’ software of choice. With a no-risk approach to editing, it’s the best tool for RAW files and provides the simplest way to create an archive of your growing image library. This course provides an introduction to Lightroom’s organisational, editing and printing tools and is suitable for a beginner.
The Course will be held on Windows PC laptops running Lightroom 4.
10.00 Welcome and outline of the day
Topic 1: How Lightroom is different
Overview of the application, how it simplifies your workflow and the function of the Catalogue file.
Topic 2: Setting up your image archive
Advice on data storage, naming files, importing and managing your growing archive.
Topic 3: Viewing, editing and sorting
12.30 – 13.15 Lunch
Topic 4: Basic editing in the Develop module
Colour, exposure and tone control using a variety of panel tools.
Topic 5: Hand-editing techniques
Using the Selection Brush and other ‘floating’ tools, to create Lightroom-style masks.
Topic 6: Preparation for print
Using Lightroom’s new Soft-Proofing functions, we will use printer profiles and Lightroom print templates to layout contacts and finals for printing.
16.00 Review and recap of the day
What you need to bring along
A USB stick or portable hard drive with a selection of your own images. Best option is to bring RAW files, but JPEG’s are okay too. (Note: Lightroom can’t edit layered .psd/Photoshop files)
Apple Mac users
Only drives that are in the FAT32 format can be read and written to by both Windows PC’s and Apple Mac computers. Check the format of your external drive before you attend the course, as it may not be compatible with our Windows PC laptops.
Times: 10am – 4pm
Address:The Royal Photographic Society, Fenton House, 122 Wells Road, Bath BA2 3AH
Parking: There is no parking at the RPS on weekdays but there are spaces available in the surrounding streets. At weekends you can park in the RPS car park (usually 12 places available) which is accessed to the left of the building through a gateway.
Lunch: Tea and Coffee is provided throughout the day but not lunch unless stated. Please bring a packed lunch or use local amenities. There is a delicatessen that offers sandwiches and snacks within walking distance which is open from Monday - Saturdays. There is also the CO-OP, a pub and newsagents open Monday - Sundays.