Adobe Lightroom Classes & Training in Fort Collins, Colorado
Adobe Lightroom Class Schedule: February & March, 2013
from On The Fly Photography
Sessions are on Monday and Wednesday, starting at 7pm, scheduled until 9pm.
For the best experience bring your laptop with Lightroom installed on it, some photos to work with and questions. There will be “lecture” but if you actually do things you’ll remember what you learn and you’ll come up with good questions as well.
Individual sessions: $65.00 each, due at the end of the session.
Any four sessions: $245.00 – save $15.00, due in advance or at the end of your first session.
All seven sessions: $425.00 – save $30.00, due in advance or at the end of your first session.
If you are a dues paying member of Northern Colorado Professional Photographers you get a discount. Or if you have taken any photography or Lightroom class from me in the past this discount also applies to you.
Individual sessions: $60.00 each, due at the end of the session.
Any four sessions: $220.00 – save $20.00, due in advance or at the end of your first session.
All seven sessions: $380.00 – save $40.00, due in advance or at the end of your first session.
The conference room at Cohere Coworking Community.
418 South Howes Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
I talk, I give opinions, I show you things I’ve learned, I go through the tools one at a time explaining what they do and ideas on how to use them. I like these classes to be interactive and answer your specific questions. Plus I don’t like to talk the whole time. Ask questions. Please.
Follow up support: Email support and assistance will be provided free of additional cost for 6 weeks after the date of your last session.
Monday, February 11: Library Module I
There is a lot of focus on using Lr to develop photos and the library tends to be overlooked. Lr is a powerful organizational tool that will help you easily organize photos and find what you are looking for quickly. In this session we will cover importing, exporting, DNG format, file management and considerations for key-wording and organizing your files on the hard drive.
Wednesday, February 13: Develop Module I
Lr is not Photoshop. You may have already figured that out. What can Lr do for your images? We will go over the editing tools and learn what they do plus I’ll show you some nifty and useful shortcut keys. Even if are eventually going to perform advanced editing in Photoshop, Lr is a good place to start. We will also talk about non-destructive editing, what it is and why it’s a useful thing. And how to get your photo from Lr to Photoshop and back again.
Wednesday, February 20: Print & Book Modules I
The print module is much more interesting than you think it is. Yes you can use it to print your photos. Big deal. But you can also use it for a number of creative applications. The book module which is new in Lr 4 has some limitations but can also be used in some very creative ways such as nifty PDF portfolios. This session will cover the basic operation of each module and the options for exporting your final product.
Monday, March 11: Map, Web & Slideshow Modules
This will be an overview of these three modules.
Map allows you to keep track of where you took photos at and find that location on Google maps. A great tool for the travelling photographer.
Web module will get your photographs on your website and make them look good. If you use SmugMug, Zenfolio or other services and want to publish directly to them come back for Library Module II where we talk about publishing services in Lr.
Slideshow will put together a slideshow of your photos and add music or some other audio track if you like. It’s a great way to assemble a quick slideshow on a location. Shooting a wedding? Put together a slideshow of your best photos and display it right there during the dinner or reception. It’s easy and fast with Lr.
Level II sessions will build on what we learned in the level I sessions and allow you to ask questions you didn’t think of before since you’ve had time to apply what you got from the level I sessions.
Wednesday, March 13: Library Module II
Amongst other things we will go over the use of smart collections and saving projects like books, prints and slideshows. More file management with Lr. Exporting to other applications. How to filter and search your photos. Publishing services (send your photos from Lr to SmugMug, Zenfolio, Facebook, Twitter and more) Plus I’ll show you some useful plugins for Lr.
Monday, March 18: Develop Module II
We will go more in depth with develop tools. Talk more about creative concepts rather than what does what. Virtual copies and synchronizing edits across multiple photographs. Creating your own presets. All this and more, more, more! Also I’ll show you some plugins you may like.
Wednesday, March 20: Print & Book Modules II
More on how to make these modules do what you want ‘em to do. Creative layouts with the print module. Adding text, adding frames or boarders. Saving your print or book so you can find it again later. Can you create a custom page in the book module? No not really, but there is a way around that limitation if you must have a custom layout.
Individual and additional Lightroom classes
Individual teaching sessions for Lightroom are also available and can be scheduled to fit your life. Learn the specific things you want to know at your own pace. Contact me to get those scheduled. If you are looking for photography classes in Fort Collins I can help you out with that as well.
I will now be teaching Lightroom classes at the Fort Collins Digital Workshop in addition to my independently organized classes and tutoring.
Classes not taught at Fort Collins Digital Workshop take place at Cohere Coworking, which happens to be right next door to FoCo Digital Workshop.
You can also send me an email to enquire about one-on-one training or to express interest in classes.
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