Please Note: This workshop is now SOLD OUT. We will have more workshops available in 2018.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC (or simply Lightroom, as we call it) is one of the most popular software packages to organize, manage and develop digital photos on Windows and Mac. In our workshop at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) on November 4th, 2017, the photo club’s Alexander S. Kunz, avid Lightroom user since 2007, will share his knowledge and experience about processing photos with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
The workshop’s target audience are Lightroom users that already know their way around the software to a certain degree. You should be familiar with importing and filing of photos, as well as basic adjustments in the Develop module. The total time will be about 4 hours and the workshop is split into two parts, as follows:
Part I – Theory: The Develop Module in Detail
In the first part of the workshop Alexander will give you a detailed run-down of Lightroom’s Develop module. You’ll be able to get an insight into his wealth of experience processing photos solely in Lightroom. The options in every single panel will be explained – and not just what they do, but how they can be used to process images more effectively and creatively.
A special focus will lie on local adjustments (Graduated Filters, Radial Filter, Adjustment Brush) because that’s really where the true power and magic of processing photos for maximum effect lies. This includes the brand new and exciting Range Mask feature of the most recently released Lightroom 7 (now named “Lightroom Classic CC”) of course!
Part II – Practice: Processing Photos!
Developing a photo on the computer should be a question of “what to do” to bring out the best of a photograph, not just “how” of course – and in this part of the workshop, you’ll learn to look at your photos from this perspective. Alexander will have example images to illustrate a number of typical post processing situations, and each participant is invited to submit one raw file in advance, which will be discussed & processed “live” in this part of the workshop (time permitting).
Time & Location
Location: Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado (Balboa Park) San Diego, CA 92101.
Date and time: November 4th, 2017, 10am. We’ll have a lunch break after the first part (Balboa Park has a number of eateries for you to choose from), and will continue in the afternoon. The workshop will end around 3pm.
Balboa Park is a very photogenic location, with many gardens, a botanical building, beautiful architecture, street artists. Bring a camera and take a stroll after the workshop!
Reserve Your Seat
The workshop is limited to 20 participants, please reserve your seat as soon as possible on our booking page: https://squareup.com/market/sdphotoclub.
The gallery below shows some before/after comparisons, to illustrate Alexander’s post processing skills. All of these images are single frames (no HDR, exposure blending, stacking etc.) and are developed solely in Lightroom. Alexander uses a very flat interpretation of the raw data as the starting point – you’ll learn why, and many other things, in the workshop!
The Photo Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest photo clubs in San Diego County. Our members are artists, travelers, humanitarians, and conservationists. We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.
Photo Section meetings are held once a month between January and November, with additional club activities throughout the year. For more information, please visit our club calendar page.