Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom

Saturday May 19th 2018 – 9.30am to 4.30pm in Tansley, near Matlock in Derbyshire. Places cost £90.00 each.

Special offer: book this course together with our course “Edit Your Photos with Adobe Lightroom” on June 2nd and get a £10 discount!

The location is easily accessible from Sheffield, anywhere in Derbyshire, Nottingham or Manchester.

This one day course will help you to get started using Adobe Lightroom and how to use its Library module to organize, sort and view  the thousands of digital photographs that we create. 

While Lightroom is probably best known as an image editor, it is in fact much more than that. It has powerful image management capabilities which cover the photographer’s workflow from end to end – from copying pictures off your camera’s memory card right through to sending them for printing, creating slideshows, putting them on the web or sending them via email.

This course will show you how to get started with Lightroom, explain how it works differently from other photo applications, how to use its powerful tools to help you organise and sort your images, and teach you best practise to make sure that you can easily find any particular image or group of images.

To ensure everyone gets plenty of individual attention, numbers on this course will be limited to a maximum of six people, and places cost £90.00 each (not including lunch).  Lightroom is cross-platform, so works on both PCs and Macs, with only very minor differences between the two systems. You are recommended to bring your own computer to follow what is being demonstrated if you can, but it is not essential. If you don’t already have a copy of Lightroom, you can download a free 7 day trial from the Adobe website here. Extensive written course notes will also be provided for you to take away with you.

You can request a booking form for this course here.

This course is equally suitable for people who are completely new to Lightroom, or those who already have some basic experience with it. It is an ideal starting point if you want to make sure that you understand how the software works, and learn how to begin using it in a way that suits your working methods. (If you are already comfortable using Lightroom, but would like some more advanced training in just its photo editing functions, our Edit Your Photos with Adobe Lightroom course may be more suitable for you).

On this one day course you will learn:

  • what Lightroom catalogues are, and how they work
  • how to set up Lightroom’s preferences and catalogue settings
  • how to customise Lightroom’s interface to suit your taste and screen size
  • how to import pictures into Lightroom from your camera’s memory card, or a hard drive
  • how to organize your images, and how Lightroom can work with your existing photo storage structure, or help you create a completely new system
  • how Lightroom’s powerful image management tools can help you quickly sort through large numbers of images, to find a particular image, or choose the best ones out of a large group
  • how to create copies of your files for specific purposes (such as for emailingweb use or high quality printing)
  • how to add watermarks to your images to help protect yourself from image theft
Adobe Lightroom's library module interface

The course will explain the interface of Lightroom’s Library module and how to customise it to your own taste

As Lightroom is one of the new generation of “non destructive” image editors, you will be shown the crucial  importance of understanding how it works differently from most photo editing software (such as Adobe Photoshop), and the advantages that come from this approach. And while most photographers find that Lightroom can handle most, if not all, of what they need to do with their digital images, you will also learn how easily Lightroom integrates with other photo editing software (such as Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements or other plug-ins) when you need their extra features.

The course is being held on May 19th in the village of Tansley, near Matlock in Derbyshire. The cost is £90.00 per person. There is free car parking available, and a pub nearby for lunch – or you can bring a packed lunch if you prefer. Tea, coffee and biscuits during the day are included in the course price.

If you would like to request a booking form, or need further details about the course, please contact us.


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