Adobe Lightroom training courses

Our Lightroom courses are held near Matlock in Derbyshire, which is convenient for photographers anywhere in the county, as well as from SheffieldManchester or Nottinghamshire.

Our next Lightroom courses will be held on the following dates:

Saturday, January 26th – Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom. An introductory course to get you up and running with Lightroom, and show you how to import, organise, compare and select your images. Suitable for complete beginners. 

Saturday, February 16th – Edit your photos with Adobe LightroomThis course concentrates solely on Lightroom’s editing functions in the Develop module. No previous photo editing experience is necessary.

There is a maximum of only six people on each of these courses, and places cost £90.00 per person.

Whether you are completely new to photo editing – or you are wanting to move from a basic photo editor to something more advanced – our Lightroom training will introduce you to this powerful software and show you some of the amazing things you can do with it. On our one day workshops, you will learn how to use Lightroom to:

  • set Lightroom’s preferences and customise the interface
  • safely download images from your digital camera and import them into Lightroom
  • view and organize your photographs within Lightroom’s Library
  • quickly sort through your images to select the best ones
  • improve your images as a whole and in selected areas to make them “pop”
  • creatively convert images to black and white, and add tints
  • add special effects to enhance mood
  • automate tasks so you spend less time in front of the computer
  • export images to other software (such as Photoshop or Photoshop Elements) for specific tasks that Lightroom can’t do
  • share your images via email, by sending them to the web, or as prints

Lightroom does all this while at the same time protecting your original files so that you never overwrite or degrade them (particularly important for JPEG shooters), and without you having to fill up your computer’s hard drive with lots of extra copies in different file formats (particularly important for laptop users).

The develop module interface of Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom training courses for Derbyshire,Sheffield and Nottinghamshire by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris James

The Lightroom interface is both elegant and intuitive

Many photographers say they just want their photos to look like the scene they saw when they took the picture. Unfortunately, due to the difference between camera sensors and the human eye, this is often not possible – and leads to disappointment with the results straight out of the camera. To take your images to the next level, you need to learn how to edit them. Fortunately, this has become easier in recent years as the software has improved and become more user-friendly, and Adobe Lightroom is now the software that we recommend as the best choice for photographers regardless of their level of experience.

Lightroom is part of a new generation of software for organizing, editing and sharing the large numbers of images that we create in the digital age. It was designed specifically for photographers – whether they shoot in JPEG or RAW format, or work on a PC or Mac computer.

Compared to older style photo editors (such as Photoshop and Photoshop Elements), Lightroom’s controls are much more intuitive – making it easier and quicker to learn. On our one day courses you will learn to do things in Lightroom that it would take you days or weeks to learn how to do in Photoshop or Elements. Because it was designed specifically for digital photographers, Lightroom has none of the clutter that is irrelevant to their needs, so it’s interface is more elegant and simplified. Yet it is powerful and flexible enough to meet the needs of both amateur and professional photographers, who find that they can do most – if not all – that they want to do within Lightroom. And for those occasions when you do need features that Lightroom doesn’t have, it integrates extremely well with traditional editors (such as Photoshop or Elements) – as well as an ever-growing number of third party software plug-ins.

You can see details of our next Lightroom courses here. Or if you would like training in more advanced or specific areas of Lightroom, we can also offer one to one training.

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