Workshops

Date: Saturday, October 20th
Time: 9:45AM - 3:00PM
Place: Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St, Duxbury (Merry Room Auditorium)
Workshop Leader: Betty Wiley
Fee: $50

Registration: Send Email to Camille Neville to Register for this Workshop

Description:

This is a basic introductory class on using Adobe Lightroom to import, organize, manage and develop your images. This class assumes that students have no prior knowledge or experience in using Lightroom and it’s perfect for those who want to learn how to use this very popular program from Adobe. 

Students will learn how the Lightroom catalog works since it’s different than other programs in that it’s not a browser. I’ll spend time showing you how to import images and the best way to keep files organized so they can be easily located and what to do when files are missing and how to avoid a “lightroom mess”. I’ll discuss some of my favorite techniques for quickly finding files when clients call and ask for a particular image or subject.

We’ll spend time on editing (that’s the FUN part!) where you will learn how to take your images from flat and boring to fantastic. Students will learn basic techniques on adjusting exposure, contrast, white balance, using the tools in the tool bar and how to convert images to black and white and much, much more. You will learn how to do more than you ever thought possible just using Lightroom alone and I’m excited to share my techniques with you.   Students often leave my class amazed at how much they learn and the objective of this class is to get you up and running quickly so you are comfortable using Lightroom on your own.

In addition, since Lightroom is much more than just an editing program, I’ll cover some of the other features in Lightroom such as how to export images for the web and email, printing and the use of the other modules (slide module, book module and map module).

Since we all learn best by doing, students are encouraged to bring laptops to class. I will supply practice images to all students and time permitting, students can bring their own images to work on. Students are expected to have basic computer skills and know how find files and programs.

PHOTO SAMPLES (Edited in Lightroom)

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Note: I’ll be using Lightroom Classic for this class…not the cloud-based version referred to as Lightroom CC.

REFUND WAIVER
If you signup and pay for this course and you are unable to attend, your money will be refunded ONLY IF a student on the wait list fills your spot.

Testimonials:

“…I am still in awe of yesterday’s Lightroom workshop. It was one of the best days of 2015, thus far! Your knowledge and ability to impart that knowledge fused by your passion for the subject has given new meaning to teaching…”

“…it was beyond my wildest expectations.  It is amazing how much you were able to cover and present it in such an understandable way. You are a gifted teacher and have such a nice way of putting people at ease…”

“…really excellent class…”

“Betty’s enthusiasm for Adobe Lightroom is clearly evident as she clarifies and simplifies complex concepts and processes. She has extraordinary gifts as a teacher and a photographer which she shares generously and graciously

For more information about Betty, see her website at http://bettywileyphotography.com/

Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 9:45AM - 3:00PM
Place: Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St, Duxbury (Merry Room Auditorium)
Workshop Leader: Betty Wiley
Fee: $50

Registration: Send Email to Camille Neville to Register for this Workshop

Description:

Lightroom has become one of the most popular software programs for photographers and there are so many new features that many are using Lightroom as their primary editing program. I’m excited to be teaching this more “advanced” class along with many of my editing techniques that have been very popular with my students. In this class, you will learn how to take your images to the next level and really make them come alive. Since we all learn best by doing rather than passively watching, this is a hands-on class and students are encouraged to bring their own laptops. I will supply practice images and time-permitting, students can also bring their own images for additional practice.

This class is aimed at students who have previously taken the Introduction to Lightroom class or those who have some knowledge of Lightroom and want to go beyond basic importing and editing of images.

This class will be primarily focused on using the Develop Module. Some of the more “advanced” editing techniques that I will cover include:

• using the new and popular range masking feature
• how to use the new profiles in Lightroom in a profile-based workflow
• using the adjustment brush to do selective editing
• working with color in Lightroom such as adding color to blown out skies, brushing in and adding color selectively and changing colors (yes – even that’s possible in Lightroom!)
• Adding dramatic lighting effects to portraits and landscapes
• Blurring and smoothing backgrounds
• “Pseudo- HDR” look – a favorite technique for cars, etc.
• Using presets and creating your own presets
• Split toning

Additional topics, time permitting, that I will cover include good file organization and management, import preferences and customizing lightroom by setting up copyright information, creating watermarks and identity plates. I will also discuss backing up catalogs and images and using Lightroom “mobile” on mobile devices and tablets.

Students should have a basic knowledge of how to import their images into Lightroom as well as some familiarity with the Develop module when signing up for this class and it is expected that students will have basic computer skills. Importing images into Lightroom will not be covered in this class and if students aren’t familiar with importing images into Lightroom they are encouraged to take the more basic, introductory Lightroom class.

Note: I will teach this class using Lightroom Classic…not Lightroom “CC” which is the cloud-based version of the software from Adobe.

Photo Samples (Edited in Lightroom)

 

BEFORE AFTER
BEFORE AFTER
   

 

REFUND WAIVER
If you signup and pay for this course and you are unable to attend, your money will be refunded ONLY IF a student on the wait list fills your spot.

Testimonials:

“…I am still in awe of yesterday’s Lightroom workshopYour knowledge and ability to impart that knowledge fused by your passion for the subject has given new meaning to teaching…”
“…it was beyond my wildest expectations. It is amazing how much you were able to cover and present it in such an understandable way. You are a gifted teacher and have such a nice way of putting people at ease…”
“…really excellent class…”
“Betty’s enthusiasm for Adobe Lightroom is clearly evident as she clarifies and simplifies complex concepts and processes. She has extraordinary gifts as a teacher and a photographer which she shares generously and graciously

For more information about Betty, see her website at http://bettywileyphotography.com/