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Lightroom Digital Photography - Intermediate

This course is aimed at students who have begun to master their digital camera and want to learn how to edit the images to get the results you want. Adobe Lightroom is the industry standard application used by photographers to edit images. This intermediate course will take you through digital post-production techniques using Lightroom, from opening images and file organisation to editing and exporting your photos in different formats.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Fri.
  • Who is it for?

    This course is for anyone thinking about whether Lightroom is for them or needs help with understanding the software. You will be interested in understanding the potential of your camera?s RAW files and how to develop them. You will want to learn to expand your photographic creativity with editing and post-production skills including masking.

  • What does it cover?

    - Learn about the RAW file format and the differences to JPG and TIF
    - Learn how to import to Lightroom from different devices.
    - Understand local as well as cloud storage options.
    - Use of metadata so that you can flag, rate and search your photos.
    - Lightroom?s image management, including albums and cloud-sharing.
    - Learn to develop RAW files and edit using global adjustments.
    - Learn to use selective masking with Lightroom and make local adjustments.
    - Learn about healing tools for cloning and removing artefacts from images.
    - Understand how to export your images in different sizes for screen or print.

    By the end of the course you should be able to:

    1. Understand how to import images into Lightroom, set metadata, organise your photos for local or cloud storage and know how to create and share albums
    2. Understand how to develop RAW images for exposure and colour balance so your photographs look as you want them to.
    3. Understand how to use global and selective local adjustments including the masking and healing tools.
    4. Understand how to export images for web and print with sharpening and re-sizing using Lightroom?s integration with Photoshop.

  • What will it be like?

    The course will lead you through all the important features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. There will be presentations and plenty of hands-on time exploring Lightroom topics where the tutor will show the editing step by step and give one on one assistance. In the practical sessions, everyone will learn on a core set of images before transferring this learning onto their own photos. Question and answer sessions involving the whole class will help everybody to progress.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    During the course you will be encouraged to bring your camera and SD card so you can make and edit your own photographs. Alternatively transfer these to a USB stick so that you can edit with them during the course.

  • What could it lead to?

    You can enrol to study a digital photography course, either the Introduction or Intermediate courses or the practice--based Digitial Photography in the City course. Alternatively continue with developing your software skills at the Mary Ward Centre by joining one of our other Adobe courses.

Available Courses

Lightroom Digital Photography - Intermediate

This course is aimed at students who have begun to master their digital camera and want to learn how to edit the images to get the results you want. Adobe Lightroom is the industry standard application used by photographers to edit images. This intermediate course will take you through digital post-production techniques using Lightroom, from opening images and file organisation to editing and exporting your photos in different formats.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Fri.

31 January 2025 – 04 April 2025
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2007D
£261 / £91
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon-Fri

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