Basic Photography Series
In order to build a grand building, you must start with a proper foundation. The same holds true in creating your portfolio of amazing images.
Instructor: David Downs
Designed for beginning photographers that want to create an organized process for storing and editing their images. This is a very hands-on workshop. Bring your computer, your external hard drives, thumb drives, your camera, and SD cards. We will touch briefly on editing but the primary focus will be on preparing yourself to edit a lifetime of images and even sort through and organize those thousands of images already piled up in your computer. Once you have a clear understanding of how to organize (catalog) and import your images, the editing workflow will be so much smoother. At the end of this class, you will know exactly where your images are and how to find that image from the family reunion 5…or was it 6 years ago.
This was my first class with Benton Downs Photography. I learned a lot and plan to take more classes in the future.
Saturday May 8, 2021 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM [ Reserve your spot ]
ArtCentre of Plano
Workshop Topics – The Library Module
- Importing your images in an organized and time-efficient manner
- Renaming, tagging, sorting, rating and eliminating images
- Best practices for storing and backing up your work
- Understanding metadata and the power of Catalogs and Collections
- Understanding File Formats: JPG, TIFF, DNG, RAW
- Adding ALL those images you already have, even scans of old pics
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- Selecting the best image from those that are similar
- Global Edits
Additional workshop details
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ArtCentre of Plano – 902 East 16th St., Plano, TX 75074
8:30 AM – Set Up, Introductions and Agenda Review
8:45 AM – Lightroom As An Image Management System
9:00 AM – Importing Images From Anywhere
10:00 AM – Break
10:10 AM – Where Are My Images?
10:45 AM – Collections, Metadata, Sorting, Tagging
11:15 AM – Q&A, Wrap UP
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
Charging/Power Cable for your Laptop (Outlets/Power strips will be provided
Memory cards with RAW images, USB’s, External Drives
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 3 participants are required in order for the class to be held.