Dive deep into Lightroom workflow and learn to make professional-grade edits
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Lightroom Classic CC provides an incredibly deep toolset for both image editing and image management. But to use this program well, you need to do more than simply learn its tools, functions, and interface. In this deep dive into real-world Lightroom Classic CC workflow, we’ll begin with an in-depth exploration of how Lightroom stores files. We’ll look at what it stores, and where, and how you can control that process. From there we’ll dig into how to architect an organizational scheme and storage system that works for you. You’ll learn how to use Lightroom as a file manager, and how to integrate the photos you take or edit on your mobile devices. Along the way we’ll improve your image editing skills, learn how to integrate Photoshop operations (as well as how to choose which edits to make in Lightroom, and which in Photoshop) and look at best practices for printing.
To make this a truly real world experience you’ll need images to work with, so we’ll take field trips for shooting, engage in some group critiques, and all with the goal of producing a small exhibition of printed work. In other words, we’ll be using Lightroom as working photographers.
This class assumes you already know the fundamentals of Lightroom Classic CC’s interface, and have some experience working with the application. This class is for the user who doesn’t feel like they have a finely-tuned Lightroom workflow. By the end of this class, you’ll be able to freely move from your computer to mobile device, shooting with multiple cameras and devices, keeping everything organized and managed, and all while making professional-grade edits.
Images: ©Ben Long
Instructor: Ben Long
Ben Long is a San Francisco-based photographer, writer, and teacher. He is the author of over two dozen books on digital photography and digital video. For years he covered photography and graphics software for such magazines as Macworld, MacUser, MacWeek and CreativePro.com. His photography clients have included 20th Century Fox, Blue Note Records, Global Business Network, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Pickle Family Circus, and Grammy-nominated jazz musicians Don Byron and Dafnis Prieto. He has taught and lectured on photography around the world, including workshops at the Santa Reparata International School of the Arts in Florence and a class for imaging engineers at Apple, Inc. He occasionally dabbles in computer programming and has written image editing utilities that are used by National Geographic, the British Museum, and the White House.