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Lightroom Classic Level 1
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8 Hours - 7 Modules - 68 Segments - Fee $90
  Lightroom Classic Level 1 - Beginner Level Course


A cataloger, an image processor - many photographers find that Lightroom is the only software they need. This course shows you how to get to use the Library and Develop modules expertly, and will even show you how to connect Photoshop and Elements.

About the course

Lightroom can catalogue and hold 20 images or 20,000, fast! It doesn't touch your original shots, instead, it changes the metadata to show the changes you've made. When you view your library, Lightroom is actually calling up an internal library of small thumbnails rather than full-size images. The advantage here is performance: Lightroom only has to work with smaller images, which makes it faster.

This course will show you how to the best out of the Library Module and will set you up with an efficient and effective workflow method.

This course also brings you through the specific techniques needed to produce professional quality photos at almost any size. The key concept of this course will be "non-destructive editing". The great advantage of non-destructive editing in Lightroom® is that you can easily change image effects or adjustments weeks or months later without having to undo all the work done. It also allows quick editing and increased flexibility. Everyone who uses Lightroom® should know these techniques because they really make Lightroom® very powerful.


Non-destructive editing

Essentially non-destructive editing begins in the Camera when you shoot and save your images in RAW format. It then moves on to Lightroom where you can use its many sliders and controls to best prepare the image for final editing.

High-Resolution original source files will be supplied to each student so you can work on the same photos that are in the notes and that the tutor is working on as well. We believe this approach is a significant aid to learning what can be very complex techniques.

Lightroom CC® is the software used for the training and in the notes. Most of the techniques shown though will apply to all versions of the software.

Full color, Illustrated PDF Tutorial Notes

Full color, illustrated PDF tutorial notes which are carefully worded and appropriately illustrated are an integral part of our courses. Because lectures tend to have an effect which lasts only a short while, particularly if no notes are given out, we believe our handouts are the key to making your newly gained knowledge much more long-lasting. As part of that philosophy, you will receive detailed notes covering the whole course that will both aid learning both while on the course and in the weeks and months afterwards. These will be made available to you for immediate download once the course is purchased.

This course is made up of Modules and Segments

This course is made up of various modules, each of which has a number of video segments that set out to explain individual elements of the main topic.

Understanding Modules

Every module is designed to stand on its own, covering the overall topic that the title of the module suggests, but it may benefit from the modules that come before it. Whether it is possible to watch modules out of sequence depends on your own previous experience with this topic.

Understanding Segments

Each module has a number of video segments, each of which correspond to a particular page in every set of tutorial notes. These segments concentrate on a specific topic relevant to that particular module. They are also great for quick recaps at a later stage. Spacer

MODULE 1 Overview: First Things First
Segment 01 Set Up A Logical Folder Organization First
Segment 02 Preferences For Importing And External Editing
Segment 03 Preferences For Extra Performance And Lightroom Mobile
Segment 04 Catalogue Backup Settings
Segment 05 Setting For Face Detection
Segment 06 Create Your Own Custom Metadata Template
MODULE 2 Overview: Import Your Photos
Segment 01 Importing Your Photos
Segment 02 Speed Import Tip
MODULE 3 Overview: Basic Editing & Exporting
Segment 01 Library Grid
Segment 02 Develop Module
Segment 03 Edit In External Editor (Photoshop Or Elements)
Segment 04 Making Changes In Photoshop Or Elements
Segment 05 Back To Lightroom
Segment 06 Lightroom Back To Photoshop Or Elements
Segment 07 Lightroom Export
MODULE 4 Overview: The Library Module
Segment 01 Library Layout
Segment 02 Cell Views
Segment 03 Viewing Your Shots
Segment 04 Choosing Photos Using The Flag As Pick Method
Segment 05 Creating Collections To Work With Your Best Shots
Segment 06 Manually Adding Shots To A Collection
Segment 07 Add Photo Specific Keywords To Single Shots
Segment 08 Add Photo Specific Keywords To Multiple Shots
Segment 09 Use Library Filter To Search By Keyword, Attribute Or Gear
Segment 10 Moving Photos Into Different Folders
Segment 11 Moving Folders
Segment 12 Locating A Missing Folder
Segment 13 Moving Folders To Another Folder Or External Disk
MODULE 5 Overview: Customizing Views
Segment 01 Choosing What You See In Grid View
Segment 02 Choosing What You See In Loupe View
MODULE 6 Overview: Develop Module: Basic Panel
Segment 01 Fixing The White Balance
Segment 02 Adjusting The Exposure
Segment 03 Shadow Slider
Segment 04 Vibrance
Segment 05 Clarity
MODULE 7 Overview: Develop Module: Detail Panel
Segment 01 Sharpening
Segment 02 Noise Reduction
MODULE 8 Where to from here?
Course Tutor: Dave McKane
Course Tutor: Dave McKane

The tutor for this course is a fine art photographer, Dave McKane. Over the years, he has owned and used over 30 cameras, covering all of the major brands. He is well versed in almost every camera available on the market today. Dave started teaching photography in 1985, and set up the Institute of Photography in 2005 (now the IOP-Online), since then, he has taught over 20,000 students. He has also been the lead trainer for both Canon and Nikon.

Dave has vast experience in the field of using photography as a creative expressive medium. He has held multiple exhibitions of his own photography, mainly in the United States.

Dave graduated with honors from a 3 Year Photography Course in Dublin, Ireland, in 1985, and has over 35 years of experience in creative photography. He received his first film SLR in 1982 and has owned many darkrooms. Dave was early to adopt the use of a scanner (1989), Photoshop (1993), his first digital camera (2002), and Lightroom (2007).

His favorite saying? "It depends..."

Dave believes that there is only one answer to every question in photography. When he is asked what lens to get, "it depends"; the best flash; best camera; best tripod. He feels he is not being trite with this answer, simply because there is no "best." With flash, for example, a good one might not be available for your camera, so he needs to know the camera first. With lenses, he needs to understand what your budget is.

Dave's work can be seen in the following places: Website | Facebook | Flickr | Instagram | Twitter
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Course Code LCL1-O
Modules 8 Modules/45 Segments
Learning Hours 8 Hours
Course Fee $90
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