16th February 2011, 05:13 AM
Houston. We have Lightroom!
Calling all Houston Lightroom fanatics. I’ll be taking the Lightroom 3 Live Tour to Houston next month on March 9th and I invite you to come spend the day to help take your Lightroom skills to the next level. This is the place to come if you’ve been wanting to finally tackle the Lightroom workflow from start to finish. Basically, that’s how the day is organized.
First we start off in the morning by importing photos. I’ll go over my strategy for storing, organizing and backing up photos. This is always one of the topics that we get a lot of questions on so even if you don’t see your specific question address during class, I always leave some time after this class for questions from you.
Next we jump into the Develop module where 80-90% of the work done to my photos is done. And you’ll see exactly how to make your photos go from good to great with just a few sliders. We cover everything from getting the color right all the way to sharpening and noise reduction and when to use them.
After lunch we’ll look at adding Photoshop to the mix. While 80-90% of the work is done in Lightroom, I use Photoshop for just about every photo and I’ll show you how to seamlessly make the jump back and forth in this class. We’ll cover retouching, double processing techniques, HDR, panoramas and lots of little tricks to help take your photos up a notch.
Toward the end of the day we have a class dedicated to showing off your work on screen whether it’s a slideshow, video or the web.
Finally, we finish off the day with an hour-long class on printing. You’ll see everything from getting the right settings so you print comes out the way you expect, to creating some killer print templates with just a few sliders. We’ll also cover the custom print template features in Lightroom so you can create anything you want complete with logos and graphics.
The best part about this day is that it’s fun too. As you can probably tell from this blog, I’m not the kind of guy that sits up there reading from a workbook all day. I always save time for questions from the audience because I realize that’s one of the reasons why you come out to live training. I’ve taught this tour many times before and the crowd always has a great time and learns a ton throughout the day. I hope you’ll come join me on March 9th if you’re anywhere near Houston. Thanks!