Basic Photography Series
Paint does not create a great painting any more than a raw image creates art. It takes interaction with a creative mind and the proper tools.
Instructor: David Downs
Designed for photographers that want to get more out of their photos after the capture. This class will cover each feature of Lightroom’s Develop Module. By the end of this class, you will understand how to improve the depth & feel of your image. You will see your images in a new light and know how to bring out the art that is there. Your portraits will have new warmth and presence, your landscapes and wildlife images will transport the viewer to that beautiful moment the image was captured. Create seamless panoramas and blended exposure images.
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM [ Reserve your spot ]
ArtCentre of Plano
Workshop Topics – The Develop Module
- Photography Editing Workflow
- Understand histograms & exposure adjustments
- White Balance Adjustments – Understanding the color of light
- Cropping for better composition
- Perfect panoramas & merged bracketed images (HDR)
- The amazing power of adjustment brushes & filters
- How to use curve adjustments
- Cloning vs healing & spot removal
- Correcting distortion
- When to use Photoshop instead of Lightroom
- Sharpening & exporting for digital or print use
- And so much more
Additional workshop details
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ArtCentre of Plano – 902 East 16th St., Plano, TX 75074
2:00 PM – Set Up, Introductions and Agenda Review
2:15 PM – The Art of Editing
2:30 PM – Top To Bottom On The Develop Panel
3:30 PM – Break
3:45 PM – Shortcuts and presets
4:15 PM – Panoramas & HDR (Exposure Blending)
4:45 PM – Start To Finish Edit of An Image; Integrating Photoshop
5:15 PM – Exporting & Watermarking Your Images
5:45 PM – Q&A, Wrap Up
6:00 PM – Class Dismissed
Personal to and from workshop. No other needed during class.
Recommended photography gear
A laptop with Windows or Mac OS and a current/up to date subscribed or trial version of Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC
Charging/Power Cable for your Laptop (Outlets/Power strips will be provided
A memory card with RAW images on it and a card reader (built-in or USB version)
Something to take notes with (paper & pen)
Consider a trial or free membership to Kelby One and explore some of his Lightroom Tutorial Options
Location pro tips
Our location is in Haggard Park, a jewel in downtown Plano. There are often ducks and herons in the pond, a fountain, a gazebo, DART Light Rail, artwork and tons of opportunities for Street Photography within a couple of minutes’ walk from the Art Centre. Plan on staying after class for exploration and lunch/drinks in one of the great downtown restaurants (Vickery Park is my favorite).
Class size is limited. Reserve now to guarantee a spot. At least 4 participants are required in order for the class to be held.