A Beginners Guide for Setting Up and Using Adobe Lightroom
Instructor: Kathy Tarantola
6:30 – 9:00 pm Eastern via Zoom
Four consecutive Mondays
Class begins September 21, 2020
Course fee: $325
One scholarship position available
Limited to ten students
In this four-week course, you will become familiar with Adobe Lightroom’s powerful tools for organizing, editing, and optimizing your images. This Lightroom 101 class will provide you with a strong foundation to enhance your workflow. Working in the Library and Develop Modules, we will examine the features that will best help you work quickly and efficiently to hone your skills in dynamic image editing.
The class will thoroughly cover the basics of the Library and De¬velop modules where you will learn to import, organize, edit, keyword, rate, and enhance your images. We will discuss how to evaluate your photographs and make creative decisions about perfecting the tone, color, and sharpness and noise reduction, among many other topics. You will become proficient at working through large shoots efficiently with synchronized settings and presets. We will discuss how Photoshop will still fit in your workflow, and how to move seamlessly between Lightroom and Photoshop.
No prior experience with Lightroom is necessary. You can download a trial version at Adobe.com. Instructor will be available for one-on-one meetings with students as needed.
Note: If you have the cloud based version of Lightroom, called simply Lightroom CC, that is a very different program, mainly used for mobile phones, and we won’t be covering it.
For many years, Kathy Tarantola has been a sought-after commercial and editorial photographer for a variety of clients working in Boston and throughout New England. She also works at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, photographing works of art, people and events. Kathy has a unique ability to combine a mastery of her profession with a spirit of adventure and fun.
In addition to her photography, Kathy is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom and enjoys sharing her love of this program. She is a respected member of the photo community and has served as Co-President and board member of the New England Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). She is a member of the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Photographic Resource Center, and has exhibited her work in various venues over the years.
Kathy is a Board Member of the Turkeyland Cove Foundation, a working residency on Martha’s Vineyard for motivated women to pursue their professional, educational, or artistic goals. She also donates her time photographing children with cancer in local hospitals for the non-profit organization Flashes of Hope and is grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community.
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