Advance Camera is having two great Lightroom classes this weekend Saturday May 14th and Sunday May 15th. Both classes are being taught by Brian Leary. Here is a breakdown of both classes offered.
Lightroom Basics – Catalog, Library & Basic Workflow
Catalog, Library and Basic Workflow:
How does it work? Where are my files? How do I find them years from now?
There are many reasons why Adobe Lightroom® is the industry standard these days for organization of images, and for most people, all they will ever need for editing their images. This can also be one of the most intimidating and confusing programs to use if you aren’t sure exactly what it is doing.
This class is designed for everyone from beginners just starting out to the seasoned pro looking for a logical workflow. Let me put my non-technical lingo and easy explanations to use and help you understand what this program is doing and how to take advantages of its abilities to help you organize your rapidly accumulating photos.
What we will cover:
- Lightroom® Catalog
- What is the Lightroom® Catalog and how does it work?
- Creating a Catalog for the first time
- Where is it and where should it be?
- What to do if you have more than one catalog?
- Where are my files coming from and where do I put them?
- Using keywords at the time of import
- Importing images from other programs like iPhoto or Aperture
- What is Export and how do you use it?
- File Management
- Moving files in Lightroom® vs outside of Lightroom®
- Finding missing folders or images
- Easy systems for organization
- Using Collections to group photos together
- General Workflow
- Creating a system from import through export that is logical and will help you find images years from now
This class is designed for Lightroom® 5, 6 and CC.
Develop Module: Getting the most out of your pictures
Iconic photographer W. Eugene Smith thought darkroom work to be about 90% of the photos creation process. In today’s digital age, this is a step often overlooked and exclaimed as, “My camera doesn’t take good pictures.” This class is meant to give you an insight into the Develop Module in Adobe Lightroom® and how to use it like the darkroom of the film era to get the most out of your photography.
Whether you are new to Lightroom® or have been using it for years and are looking to pick up some new editing tips and methods, this class is for you! Let me take my, easy to follow teaching style and put it to use for you. We will start with the basics of editing an image all the way through the final export process. Everyone will be given the same RAW files to work with during the class so all participants can learn in a similar way.
What we will cover:
- Editing RAW vs JPEG files
- How the editing process works in Lightroom®
- Creating a workflow for your editing process
- Basic images adjustments
- White balance
- Highlights/whites/blacks, etc
- More advanced adjustments
- Split Toning
- Noise reduction
- Lens correction and perspective adjustments
- Much more
All participants will be given an editing guide to take home and further their learning and understanding.
*This is a interactive class and requires a laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom 5, 6 or CC installed. There is a 30 day free trial available from Adobe’s® website that will work fine for this class.
About the instructor Brian Leary:
Despite growing up in a house with a color darkroom, Brian was never truly bitten by the photo bug until he moved to the Northwest. After starting work at a large camera store in the Seattle area, Brian’s passion for all things photography blossomed. Landscape, wildlife, street photography, real estate, product, weddings and events; Brian has had experience in most fields, but sharing his passion for photography through teaching is the most gratifying for him.
As a full fledged travel addict Brian has had the opportunity to shoot everything from endangered rhinoceroses to the Dalai Lamas 50th anniversary of his exile from tibet. Through one on one, classroom and location workshop formats Brian enjoys imparting his technical and creative knowledge with anyone interested. Priding himself on in camera shooting techniques similar to the methods of film shooting, the majority of
Brian’s image is created in camera, not on the computer. www.learyimages.com
In order to register and secure a place in the classes, you must prepay. Payment can be made over the phone with a credit card or in person at Advance Camera. You can call the shop at 503-292-6996, or stop by the shop located at 8124 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Portland Oregon 97225.
Please note that we have a limited amount of seating for each class, and we need a specific amount of people to make the class work. If we do not have enough people to meet the minimum, we will reschedule the class. If you have prepaid for the class and the class is rescheduled, we can roll you over into the next class, or refund your money.
If you pay for the scheduled class and you can not make the class because you forgot, or your plans changed, the money paid is not refundable.
Certain exemptions apply, contact us for details.