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SDN Education

Lightoom 201

Advanced Adobe Lightrooom Techniques

Instructor: Kathy Tarantola
6:30 – 9:00 pm Eastern via Zoom
Four consecutive Mondays
Class begins November 2, 2020
Course fee: $325 or $275 if taken with Lightroom 101
One scholarship position available

Limited to ten students

Class Description

In this four-week course, you will gain a fresh outlook on how to manage your Lightroom workflow to process digital images faster and with more precise control.

In Lightroom 201, we will delve into more advanced features that might not be obvious at first glance, but that can bring your editing and file management skills to a professional level. We will explore advanced search features including using Smart Collections to auto populate collections within your preset parameters, as well as searching via text, attributes, and metadata. In the Develop module, we will explore the Tone Curve panel for more precise tonal adjustments and work with the Range Mask and Targeted Adjustment Tool for effortless tonal and color control. You will learn how to create and save your own preset brushes and Development presets, and how to match your images using a reference photo side by side. 

Lightroom 101 is not a prerequisite for taking this class, however, a basic working knowledge of Lightroom Classic CC is required. We will go over some basics, but the focus of the class is to give you further in-depth knowledge to speed up your workflow and help you edit with efficiency and expertise. 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.

Kathy Tarantola

Kathy TarantolaFor 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.


$325: Full Registration
$275: If taken with Lightroom 101
$100 deposit required to confirm registration. Balance due one week prior to first class.
You can pay with a major credit card or with PayPal. If you would like to pay by a different method, please contact us at info@socialdocumentary.net.



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