Learning Lightroom from scratch can be a daunting task but we’ve got just the tools to help you step by step along the way. This class is designed to help you learn core principles and then gradually build your skills. By the end of the eight weeks you will have a deeper understanding of Lightroom and be able to use it confidently and effectively. The nine lessons covered in the Lightroom Lab are thorough, and they come with a task to accomplish. Our goal is for you to learn the new skills, then put them to use immediately for reinforcement.
Software: Lightroom (Lightroom 4 or newer)
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: Online within the Pretty Forum.
Dates: Workshop will begin Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Lessons will be presented every Tuesday for 8 weeks, and may be accessed at your convenience.
Materials: All lessons will be in written format as well as include video tutorials. All PDF and video tutorials for the course are downloadable for you to reference.
Instructor: Amanda Padgett
Time Commitment: Approx. 3 to 4 hours a week. Non-members have access to the workshop forum for 8 weeks after the start of the class. Don’t forget to download everything you need prior to that date! Members of Pretty Forum will have access to the workshop forum for an additional 4 weeks to review and download workshop material for future reference.
Lightroom Lab Modules:
Module 1: Perfecting the Import: Learn the ins and outs of the four different ways to import.
Module 2: Organizing Your Library – Learn how to sort, filter, tag, and organize your images for efficient editing and so you can find them when you need them.
Module 3: Basic Panel and Tone Curve Panels – Learn what each slider does and how to use them when editing images.
Module 4: Brushes, Graduated, and Radial Filters – Learn what these local adjustment tools do and how they function when using them to edit small areas of your image, to make corrections or add special effects.
Module 5: Hue/Saturation and Split Toning Panels – Find out how these color-effecting panels operate, plus how and when to use them for color adjustments and enhancements.
Module 6: Detail, Lens Correction, and Effects Panels – Learn how to sharpen, reduce noise, correct camera and perspective distortions, and add special effects.
Module 7: Snapshots, Virtual Copies, and Syncing – Find out what snapshots and virtual copies are, the their differences are, and when to use them. Find out what it means to sync edits, and learn best practices for syncing multiple images.
Module 8: Using Presets- Learn how to install and use workflow and creative presets for faster, more efficient editing.
Module 9: Exporting – Learn how to export with ease, by examining each panel in the export menu, and how to make it for you. Also, you will learn how to use different export presets, and how to create, edit, and use watermarks.
Testimonials from our last class:
I had used Lightroom for a little over a year when I signed up for the lab. I am so glad that I did! I was always terrified of the tone curve and histogram, but with Amanda’s instruction, I am able to manipulate both without fear! I also learned other little tricks that have helped me tremendously with editing. I highly recommend Pretty Presets Lightroom Lab!! Enroll now! You won’t regret it. – Valerie McClanahan
I have learned so much already! I tell everyone about how great this course has been for me! -Samantha Overgaard
If the Pretty Presets folks offer Lightroom Lab again, be first in line to enroll. It was absolutely awesome! Amanda King Padgett was the instructor, and she did an absolutely amazing job. It has great classes, handouts, videos, live webinars, recorded webinars. They provided us with sample images and the tools to edit them. Really, really great course. Thank you Pretty Presets, and especially Amanda, for this great course. -Judy
This has been the best course I have ever taken. It has changed the way I see photography and the way I process my photographs quickly, effectively and always to please my clients. Thanks so much Amanda. You are an amazing instructor. – Lightroom Lab attendee
You are such an awesome teacher. Love all your classes, but this has been stellar. I still have a few classes to do, but am working through them. Thank SO much! – Lightroom Lab attendee
Q. I’m not a member of Pretty Forum, can I still register for the workshop?
A. Great question! You can register for the class as a non-member and will receive full access to the forum for the duration of the workshop.
Q. Will we have to be online at the exact time of the class or will they be recorded if we’re unavailable for one or live in a different time zone?
A. No, you don’t have to be on at any specific time. You can access the materials whenever it is convenient for you. The forum is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will also be able to download materials to keep for future reference.
Q. What happens after I sign-up?
A. Upon signing up you’ll receive a confirmation email of your subscription to the Lightroom Lab Workshop and instructions on how to login to the private workshop board. Two days prior to the class start date you will receive a welcome packet with the same instructions, and reminder about the start of the workshop. Class materials will begin being presented on June 7, 2016.
Q. Can I access the class whenever I want?
A. Yes, you may access the Lightroom Lab Forum board and materials at your convenience during the workshop. we’ll provide course materials each week. If you’re a full-participant then we would love if you’d participate and Amanda will give feedback, encouragement and help you grow.
Q.What is the difference between Full-Participation and Study Along?
A. If you’re a study-along participant then you can view and receive all the same materials, but will not be able to ask questions, participate in discussions, or submit work for feedback.
- More than 6 hours of video training offered + images to edit with.
- Great for anyone using Lightroom 4, Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6 or the Creative Cloud.
- No refunds or transfers on workshops seats.
Please sign up on our wait list for our next Lightroom Lab Workshop
NOTE: After you complete registration you will receive an automatic email with further details for the workshop (please check your spam box if you do not receive this email). If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email email@example.com
*Study-Along registrants will have full access to the materials, and may study along; however, are not able to post questions or photos for critique.
(total class size will be limited to 35 Full-Participants and 45 Study-Along Participants)
Workshop seats are non-refundable, and non-transferable