Adobe Creative Cloud Version Only
Lightroom is a powerful workflow management tool, an organizational tool, as well as a tool to enhance photos all within Lightroom or as a precursor to importing into Photoshop, if that's what you choose to do. The Lightroom version I use is from the Adobe Creative Cloud package which means it is the most current version of Lightroom. If you have another version, please call me to discuss.
Lightroom is not an intuitive program and is much the same as learning to play the piano because, like the piano, it's virtually impossible to learn this program in one day. However, take heart! Lightroom takes much less time than Photoshop to learn, and I can get you going with just a few classes.
MY METHOD OF TEACHING
I find that the best way to teach is in person is at my home or yours. In some cases I can Skype. Please contact me if you want to do that as there are some technical requirements we need to go over prior to the lesson. Available timeframes are Monday through Friday, 10 am - 5 pm only.
The first session will last approximately 1-1/2 hours and is $60. After your first session, one hour per class @ $40 might be adequate unless you prefer the 1-1/2 hour time frame. The fee should be made via paypal prior to our class and is non-refundable. Your class will be confirmed once payment is received. In the case of needing to reschedule an appointment, please request a change 24 hrs in advance and your fee will be transferred to a new date. (No shows will not receive refund.)
If you are a beginner, I suggest we do the course as listed below. If you know a little bit about Lightroom, you can pick and choose from the items below. My goal is to give you the help you need and not repeat something you already know. I'm flexible and would like to come up with a plan that works for you, so we can discuss a plan for you if you already have an idea of what you need to know.
Lightroom Overview & Importing Files
Overview of how Lightroom works
Importing Files to Lightroom
More about importing files and how to incorporate
Lightroom into your workflow.
This will include Photoshop and whatever plugins you use (if any).
Editing your Images
Learn about all the editing tools and how to make your images sing!
Exporting and Publish Services
Ways to save your photos from Lightroom to your disk
using export and publish services.
Managing your photos
Working with keywords
Syncing photos using copy settings for multiple photos
Working with Presets