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The Essential Guide to Lightroom

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Learn how to make the most of your Lightroom software, and take control of your digital workflow!

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable materials, including helpful tips and Lightroom shortcuts
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Skott Chandler
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn how to use Adobe Lightroom as expert Skott Chandler guides you through essential software skills to streamline your digital workflow and create your best images yet. Learn how to use Lightroom to import files from various sources, and quickly catalog hundreds of images for easy access. Find out how to use the Library module to efficiently sort, rank and group your images, and delve into the Develop module to instantly apply adjustments to multiple photos. Dramatically improve the quality of your shots with customized presets for modifying white balance, contrast, sharpness and color. Plus, get Skott'’s easy-to-use tips for locating lost files, backing up your photos and using metadata to leave your digital fingerprint on your images.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Catalogs
Meet your instructor, photographer and Lightroom expert Skott Chandler. You'll kick off the class with an overview of Lightroom and the benefits it provides to photographers of just about every experience level. Next, you'll gain an understanding of file types and the ways you will work with each as you go from field work to your digital darkroom.
2. Optimizing Settings
3. Importing Files & Metadata
4. Library Tab Module
5. Post-Import Management
6. Develop Tab Module
7. Histograms, White Balance & Basic Tab
8. Export Options

Taught by

Skott Chandler
Skott Chandler
Skott Chandler is an award-winning photographer. After graduating from Southern Utah University as the Outstanding Graduate of Art and Design, Skott further pursued his photographic career in the MFA program at Savannah College of Art and Design. Skott has exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in France, Hong Kong and Switzerland. Additionally, Skott is a renowned teacher, having taught at the Art Institute of Colorado and the Denver School of Photography.

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