$99 - Lightroom CC for Wildlife & Landscape Photography
About this 7-Section $99 Course
This 7-part course (with sessions ranging from April 20th to June 1st - one session per week) will cover an introduction to Lightroom Classic including the interface, modules, toolbars, and and panels. We will learn all about Lightroom Catalogs and how they are structured. This course will teach you how to use Lightroom Classic to import, organize, develop, and geotag your images. We will also deal with advanced editing features like fixing colors, converting to B&W in Silver Effex Pro, removing objects from an image, and sharpening images in Topaz.

I will present my own personal workflow as well taking you from the very beginning of importing my images, culling/rating images, geotagging images, how I use stacks/collections/filters, the process for developing/editing images, when I use advanced techniques, exporting images for social media and publishing, and finally my detailed organization.

Our final session will include a personal critique of your own images and how I would edit them in Lightroom.

This course will provide you with over 7 hours of detailed instruction on how to use Lightroom Classic for wildlife and landscape images. I have been using Lightroom since version 1.2 and have used it almost exclusively for image organization, editing, geotagging, and exporting/publishing.

Class Requirements: A Lightroom Classic subscription is necessary to truly get the full benefit of the class and Adobe Photoshop would be highly recommended. Older versions which are not subscription based may work, but some of the features I will be discussing are not available. A dual monitor setup would be helpful as you could have your own copy of Lightroom Classic open on one screen and the webinar on the other. Remember, these webinars will be recorded and you will be able to watch them over and over so if you don't have a dual setup, no worries. You could always rewatch on your phone and work on your Lightroom skills on your computer.

If you have a copy of Google's Nik Collection, we will cover two of their modules but this isn't required. We will also take a quick peak at two of the Topaz modules as well. But you can always see what they do during my demonstration and then decide if you want to invest in either or both.
This Course Has 7 Sections
  • April 20, 2020 5:30 PM CDT
    An Introduction to Lightroom Classic
    This is the first webinar in our series and we will develop a basic understanding of how to set Lightroom Classic Preferences and Catalog Settings. We will explore the basic foundation of Lightroom Classic's structure including panels, tools/toolbars, modules, and more. Finally, you will develop an in-depth knowledge of Lightroom Classic Catalogs including how to create, import, export, and backing up your catalog(s).
  • April 27, 2020 5:30 PM CDT
    Importing Photos into Lightroom Classic & The Library Module
    This session will help you develop a step-by-step process for importing your images into Lightroom Classic. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to successfully and efficiently import images to the desired location using the best means possible. We will teach you how to handle your files, renames your files, apply presets during importation, automatically write metadata, and how to create your own presets.

    We will also introduce you to the Lightroom Classic Library Module. This is the "base" module for organizing, previewing, rating, labeling, and deleting images. You will learn how to "stack" images, create collections, the safest and best way to delete and remove images, and how to export your images.
  • May 4, 2020 5:30 PM CDT
    Taking Your Images from RAW to Their Best - The Develop Module (Part One)
    This session will be part one of the Develop Module in Lightroom Classic. This is where the magic happens when it comes to editing our images. You will first be given a broad overview of the Develop Module and the panels you will be working in to edit your images. You will develop a core understanding of the various tools we use to edit the white balance, exposure, white/black levels, color, cropping, sharpening and noise reduction. We will examine the many ways you can crop your image and how to make fine adjustments using tone curves and the HSL/Color Panel.

    I will edit some images using these tools in live time so you can see how I would adjust certain images specifically using these tools.
  • May 11, 2020 5:30 PM CDT
    Taking Your Images from RAW to their Best - The Develop Module (Part Two)
    This session will continue on where we left off in the Develop Module of Lightroom Classic. We will begin by giving you a strong understanding of the Lens Correction Panel, Effects Panel, the power of syncing and auto-sync features, and the various functions of the tool panels. We will spend a great deal of time on using and creating develop presets. You will learn how to bulk process anywhere from two to 1,000's of images at once.

    A useful feature and skill for developing your images is learning the various ways in which you can compare images and from there, we jump into the specialized tools. You will learn how and when to use localized adjustments to fine tune your images.

    We will wrap up the Develop Module by understanding the benefits of virtual copies and we will conclude the session by learning when and how to use the Map Module and geotagging your images.
  • May 18, 2020 5:30 PM CDT
    Advanced Editing Tools for Your Images
    We will take an in-depth look at advanced editing techniques for wildlife and landscape images. We will address how to deal with flash/red eye, editing colors that are off, how to remove objects from an image, how to convert images to Black-and-White in Silver Effex Pro 2, and when we should leave Lightroom Classic to edit images in Photoshop. I will teach you how to develop specific presets for bird, wildlife, and landscape editing.

    We will spend a good deal of time on creating custom presets for you to use in editing. I will also share some techniques to apply advanced sharpening and noise reduction using Topaz.
  • May 25, 2020 5:30 PM CDT
    My Lightroom Classic Workflow - An Example from Import to Final Destination
    This webinar will demonstrate for you my personal workflow from importing images all the way through the images being in their final destination. I will walk you through each and every step I undertake to take an image from RAW to WOW (or to the trash bin!).

    I will give you precise step-by-step direction so you can see what I do, take parts you like and then add your own touch to the process.

    The final part of this session will be some in-depth editing examples of specific wildlife and landscape images.
  • June 1, 2020 5:30 PM CDT
    Participant Image Critique & Editing
    The final session will be a chance for participants to select a few images (up to 5) and I will offer a critique on as many as possible and I will actually edit some of the images using my tips, techniques and preferences.

    This will a give you a chance to get direct feedback on your images and see how I can edit them.
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