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Digital Darkroom – Simple and Speedy
February 26 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm$0.00
Type: Classroom Photo Seminar
The Cool Things You will See, Do, and Learn: The world of photography has changed dramatically over the last decade or so, the digital revolution has transformed the way we take photos and think about photography. We now talk in terms of megapixels and write speeds, and somewhere along the line “photoshopping” became a verb. While we are firm believers in getting it right in the camera, the modern digital darkroom is a powerful tool to make your photos look their best, or to rescue ones that are close to great, but would have otherwise been destined for the recycle bin.
Our digital darkroom class reveals our process for getting the best results for all the great pictures you take using Lightroom (with a little Photoshop thrown in). You will receive a thorough crash course, as well as a few advanced techniques, in using Lightroom as a fundamental workflow to organize and develop your images. We will explore Lightroom’s Develop features, how they differ from Photoshop, and when to use one program over the other.
This class will provide you with a complete digital workflow from organization to preparing files for print, stock, or the web. We’ll unveil tips and techniques to make your workflow simple and speedy to get you away from the computer and back behind the camera!
Activity Level: Low, classroom
Things to Know: The instructor will be displaying everything on a screen for you to see using the lastest version of each program, Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2017, during the class. The class will focus mainly on Lightroom, with just a little Photoshop mixed in for fun. Many people find it helpful to have their laptops in front of them to follow along. We will be discussing the different tools and how/when to use them and then showing you the effect it has on a photo. It is not a requirement of the class to have the programs or a laptop, but most people will have one and find it useful. There won’t be time for each person to work on their own photos during the class, but most people seem to learn better when they are following along on their own laptop.
What to Bring: Laptop with the latest version of Lightroom and Photoshop recommended, but not required.