This quick-paced, 3-hour beginner workshop, taught by portrait photographer Tamzin Smith, will introduce the 2 most important components of Lightroom: the Library and the Develop Modules.
You will learn how to:
1. organize your images (setting up your catalog, importing, rating, filtering and exporting)
2. make adjustments to your images (exposure, highlight/shadow, white balance, etc.)
3. develop a solid understanding of the digital workflow process
– Why Lightroom?
– Setting up your catalog
– Overview of the Library Module and panels
– Overview of the Develop Module and panels
– Review of all the available adjustment and retouching tools (white balance, exposure, contrast, highlight/shadows, saturation, vibrance, graduated tools, adjustment brushes, etc.) in the Develop Module.
– Sharpening and Noise Reduction
– How to manage your files and establish a good workflow
– Organizational tools (ranking, keywords, color labels)
– Keyboard shortcuts
– Sorting and filtering your images
– Exporting images (and how to move between Lightroom and Photoshop)
Please note that we will be focusing mostly on Lightroom Classic; Lightroom Creative Cloud is very similar, but with a simpler interface.
– 1:00 – 3:00 Lecture/demonstration of workshop topics
– 3:00 – 4:00 Hands-on
Note: Additional information regarding the workshop, directions to the studio, etc. will be sent via e-mail approximately one week prior
- Your laptop (either Mac or PC) with Lightroom 5, 6 or the Creative Cloud, which should be installed on your computer prior to the workshop (and tested ahead of time to be sure it is functional). Adobe does offer a free 30-day trial on their website if you want to try out the software before buying.
- Pen and paper
12276 Wilkins Avenue, Suite 316, Rockville, MD 20852
Tamzin Smith is a DC-area portrait photographer specializing in contemporary, window-light portraits, in studio and on location, for business and branding, social media, online dating, and personal enjoyment. She is a 2013 honors graduate of the Washington School of Photography Professional Program, and an artist-in-residence at Artists & Makers Studios 2 in Rockville, Maryland, where she has a small, natural-light studio. She brings to her work lessons learned from being on the other side of the camera as a model; a sense of composition and color, and expertise in Photoshop, from 23 years as a graphic designer and illustrator; and a sensitivity to the discomfort many people feel being photographed from 6 years of working largely with a mature female clientele. Her work can be seen at www.tamzinsmithphoto.com.