Lightroom: Photo Editing From Start To Finish

This one-day course will take you through digital post-production using Lightroom from opening images and file management to editing and exporting your photos in different formats. If you want to learn how to develop your images from RAW files to edited JPGS then this course will get you up to speed. This is an advanced Photography course for students who looking for more understanding of how to work with RAW editing of images using Lightroom.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

Who is this course for

This course is for anyone who is looking for more understanding of how to work with RAW editing of images using Lightroom. If you are ready to move on from in camera JPGs and you want to learn about RAW developing and post-production using Lightroom then this course is for you.

What does this course cover

This course will explain the differences between RAW and JPG file formats. You will learn Lightroom's Library and Develop modules and understand file management as well as RAW developing and how to export finished images for web or for print.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
1. Understand the differences between RAW and JPG file formats and how to get more out of your RAW files
2. Understand how to import images into Lightroom and use the Library module for organising your photos
3. Understand the Develop module including correcting RAW images for over/under exposure and adding colour, curves and contrast so your photographs look as you want them to.
4. Understand exporting for web and print with sharpening and re-sizing using Photoshop

The course will take you step by step through the use of Lightroom Library and Develop modules. There will be visual demonstration and verbal explanation and a brief handout you can keep after the course. Practical tuition for the group will be assisted with one on one help where needed. At the end of the day there will be a chance for a group review and discussion of edited photographs.

What will it be like

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

Bring your camera with an SD card so you can make some photographs at the start of the class to explore the differences between RAW and JPG. Please also bring some recent RAW and JPG photographs on a USB stick so that you can edit with these during the course. The USB you bring will need to be have been formatted for use on a Windows machine.

What this course could lead to

With the increased confidence of how to develop RAW images you may want to continue developing your skills by signing up to a photography class at the Mary Ward Centre such as Digital Saturdays.
There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
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Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’