Iconic photographer W. Eugene Smith thought darkroom work to be about 90% of the photos creation process. In today’s digital age, this is a step often overlooked and exclaimed as, “My camera doesn’t take good pictures.” This class is meant to give you an insight into the Develop Module in Adobe Lightroom® and how to use it like the darkroom of the film era to get the most out of your photography.
Whether you are new to Lightroom® or have been using it for years and are looking to pick up some new editing tips and methods, this class is for you! Let me take my, easy to follow teaching style and put it to use for you. We will start with the basics of editing an image all the way through the final export process. Everyone will be given the same RAW files to work with during the class so all participants can learn in a similar way.
What we will cover:
- Editing RAW vs JPEG files
- How the editing process works in Lightroom®
- Creating a workflow for your editing process
- Basic images adjustments
- White balance
- Highlights/whites/blacks, etc
- More advanced adjustments
- Split Toning
- Noise reduction
- Lens correction and perspective adjustments
- Much more
All participants will be given an editing guide to take home and further their learning and understanding.
*This is a interactive class and requires a laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom 5, 6 or CC installed. There is a 30 day free trial available from Adobe’s® website that will work fine for this class.
Growing up in a house with a color darkroom and a father passionate about photography, Brian Leary was quite literally - exposed to photography from birth. With a love for hiking and all things nature he moved to the Seattle area in his early twenties and still calls it home today. Combining an exceptional memory with over a decade of experience in the retail side of cameras, he knows his way around almost every digital camera made. Brian spent nine months of the year selling cameras while on the side photographing weddings, products and real estate along with teaching photography to fund his insatiable wanderlust for the other three months of the year.
Brian has explored more than twenty countries and driven his way through more than two-thirds of the USA. During his travels the natural world around him and the cultures inhabiting them are the focus of his imagery with a strong passion for nighttime landscapes. As a full-fledged travel addict Brian has had the opportunity to photograph everything from endangered rhinoceroses to the Dalai Lamas 50th anniversary of his exile from Tibet.
These days teaching one on one, in classrooms or through workshops in some of his favorite places Brian loves sharing his technical and creative knowledge with anyone interested. Still priding himself on in camera shooting techniques in this digital age, similar to the methods of slide film shooting, the majority of Brian's images are created in camera on a single frame.
When relaxing back in Seattle without a camera, Brian enjoys cooking and exploring the trails of the Cascade Mountains.