Last night, 21st, we had an interesting, online talk from Matt K about Lightroom and Photoshop. He started from the premise that you had them installed but was perhaps not using them very much and only touched on a few aspects of the Develop module.
Matt does sell his video tutorials and currently at a 50% discount. He is an excellent teacher and I can only assume these tutorials are well worth an investment.
Starting Lightroom Workshop
If enough members are interested, I am happy to offer some online workshops (using Zoom) in Lightroom. I will start back at the basics: what is Lightroom. Cover the various modules: Library, Develop, Map, Book, Slideshow, Print, Web. We can work our way through some of the modules covering the first two in detail and just touching on the others. Look at some of the other goodies that Lightroom contains, e.g. Adobe Albums. We will also make a foray into using Photoshop for some of the things that Lightroom doesn’t do.
If you want to send me one or two of your RAW images to use in the workshops we can see how I would process them.
As a background note, I first started using Lightroom with their Beta version in 2006, before it was released as version 1.
This will be a series of online sessions, around 40 minutes each, perhaps 2 each week depending upon demand and however long it takes us.
Advanced Photoshop Workshop
If enough members are interested, I am happy to offer some online workshops (using Zoom) in Advanced Photoshop. Please note, the basics of Photoshop will be covered in the Lightroom workshops, see above. The first advanced Photoshop workshop I plan on is the Curves Adjustment Layer. Curves is an extremely powerful tool, not many users exploit its full potential. I will assume that you already use and have a basic understanding of Photoshop tools. I will cover the Curves tool from basic to advanced usage. This will be covered in one or two short (around 40 minutes) online sessions. If there is some interest in future workshops I can suggest Selections, Pen Tool, Dodging and burning, Image corrections (e.g. patch, stamp, spot and healing brushes etc.) I use all these extensively in my part-time commercial work.
As a background note: I was first involved in digital imaging and vector graphics in the latter half of the 1970’s. I first started using Photoshop in 1995 (early version 3) and before that, we used PaintShop (in the early days PaintShop was superior to Photoshop.) I obtained a distinction in 2013 in Computational Photography – a module from the Georgia Institute of Technology University, known as GIT, so I guess that makes me an OLD GIT 🙂 The module included coding my own RAW processing software. The distinction was a pleasant surprise as the maths involved in coding Pyramid structures and waveform analysis were stretching my abilities to the limit.
In case you wondered, there is no charge for these workshops. You will need to have the LR and PS apps installed on your computer, I will be working with the latest versions. If you need it the Adobe Photography subscription is about £10 / month for a 12-month contract. This will be separate to any other BCC Zoom meetings.
Please let me know if you are interested, which of the two (LR or PS) you want to join me in, and what times of the day you can attend. I am no professional lecturer but I will do my best to help you along. Provided I can get at least 5 members interested and able to coordinate days/times then we have a workshop. I know much better instructional videos can be bought, see Matt K above, but in our own workshops we can explore the subject together and ask questions whenever I, undoubtedly often, confuse you.