First, David will discuss the basic components of Lightroom, explain how Lightroom can be integrated into the digital workflow, and compare the attributes of Lightroom and Photoshop. Each of the five Lightroom modules (Library, Develop, Slideshow, Print, Web) will be discussed, with the objective that attendees gain a general understanding of how Lightroom can benefit them as a photographer. Then the Library module will be discussed in detail. Attendees will learn how to import and organize their digital files, including the use of Collections, flagging and keywording.
Second, David will demonstrate all of the tools available in Lightroom for improving the original digital capture using the Develop Module. Attendees will be shown a specific workflow that provides an efficient and consistent method of applying the various tools to an image so that the final result is predictable and matches one’s vision for a particular image. This portion of the workshop will also explain how to use "plug-ins", such as Photomatix (for HDR images), Nik SilverEfex Pro (for black and white conversions) and Photoshop (for stitching panorama images).
Third, David will explain the three ways of exporting images from Lightroom for presentation purposes (as opposed to exporting for further post-processing). After the images are completed, the most important part of the process comes next, i.e., actually sharing the final image. Lightroom provides three modules for accomplishing this. The modules are Slideshow, Print and Web. This portion of the workshop explores each of these modules. Particular attention will be given to the Print Module which will become the primary means for most photographers to create the finished print. There will also be a discussion of exporting images to Photoshop for the purpose of “soft proofing” and output sharpening before printing in Lightroom.
This full-day workshop (with an hour lunch break) will fill quickly. Register today!
Your Instructor: David L. Robertson
I have been interested in photography since college, where I learned how to develop my own negatives and to print black and white images. My photographs tend to reflect strong graphical elements and simplicity; regardless of subject matter. They have been described by NYC photographer and friend, Jay Maisel, as reflecting solitude, without loneliness. I have previously taught workshops on Lightroom and Photoshop at Viewpoint and at various photography groups in the Sacramento region. I have also had several solo and group exhibits of my photographs, including a solo exhibit at the Pence Gallery in Davis (January 2008), a group exhibit at Viewpoint (May 2009), and a two-person exhibit in Roseville (May 2010). I have another two-person exhibit scheduled for a gallery in Oregon (October 2011).
You can learn more about David, and see additional photographs, at his Web site: DLRobertsonPhotography.com