This session will be part one of the Develop Module in Lightroom CC. 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.
  • Develop Module Overview - Interface, Panels, and Toolbars
  • Understanding Process Versions and Color Calibration
  • View Options for Overlay
  • Cropping Your Images
  • Understanding Your Histogram
  • The Basic Panel (The Core of Editing)
  • Sharpening & Noise Reduction Panels
  • Tone Curve Panel
  • HSL/Color Panel
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    Lee Hoy
    Olympus Educator, Photo Instructor
    As owner/operator of Big Bend Birding & Photo Tours, I focus my time on helping others enjoy the beauty of the Big Bend National Park Region and serving as a freelance photographer when time permits. Publishing is fun, but my main interest is in helping others find that special bird or teaching them to capture spectacular images while they are visiting Big Bend National Park or surrounding areas. I am an award winning photographer and my images have been in Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, Texas Highways, Bird Watcher’s Digest, & NANPA’s Expressions.

    I also serve as a photography workshop instructor for Wildside Nature Tours and Kevin Loughlin with destinations such as the Galapagos Islands National Park, Ecuador, Amazon Riverboat Cruise, Costa Rica, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park in winter, and more. You can see some of my images from these destinations in my portfolio page on my website.

    My passion for birding began during my first visit to Big Bend National Park in August 1989 when a Canyon Towhee caught my eye in the Chisos Basin. Since then, I have traveled to 49 states and 7 Canadian provinces in search of the birds and wildlife of North America. Big Bend is my favorite and I have been on every trail and road in the park. No one is better equipped to serve as your guide to make sure you have a wonderful experience in the park, Fort Davis, Marathon, Marfa, or other points in-between.