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Lightroom Techniques for beginners

Lightroom Techniques for beginners

 

Lightroom Editing Techniques for beginners covers many advanced topics and hidden gems!

Lightroom Editing Techniques for beginners covers many advanced topics and hidden gems!

Learn Lightroom Editing Techniques (PC & Mac)

Comprehensive workshop in image editing workflow and Photo Management for Adobe Lightroom!

Lightroom Techniques for Beginners is an info packed, hands-on photo management and image editing digital workflow classes using Adobe Lightroom for professional and enthusiast photographers. For more detail please visit Lightroom Bootcamp Page Designed specifically for digital photographers, Lightroom offers powerful non-destructive editing features to import, sort, organize and enhance Raw and Jpeg images easily. The benefit of non-destructive means that your original photos are protected even with Jpeg files, keeping your original images intact!

Backlight can be adjusted in Lightroom to create an amazing effect

Backlight can be adjusted in Lightroom to create an amazing effect

Pre-requisite:

Must have basic computer skills, either Mac or PC. Students are required to bring their own laptops already installed with Adobe Lightroom. (Trial version Lightroom is available for download for PC and Mac from the internet. (Check system requirements first).

Course suitable for: This intensive and fun photo/image editing course workshop has been designed for those wanting a professional yet simple digital imaging workflow process to improve their photos.

Course Date and Times

Session 1 Saturday March 14, 2015 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Session 2 Saturday March 21, 2015 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Session 3 Saturday March 28, 2015 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Workshop outcomes:

* Importing, processing Raw and Jpeg images. * Creating a simple digital workflow for organizing photo library. * Master a few simple techniques to digitally enhance / correct photos. * Learn the difference between file formats (RAW, Jpeg, Tiff, PS) and how to save files. * Sharpening images correctly. Resizing, pixel resolution & color space for both printing (home inkjet printer vs photo lab) and web/email.

What to bring:

All participants must have and bring to the sessions a notebook computer with Adobe Lightroom installed. Omnilargess cannot provide computer support. If you are having any difficulties with your computer or the installation of software, please contact your local computer support before the workshop.

Location:

#209 B, Seven Oaks Shopping Centre


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Lightroom Radial Filter

Lightroom Radial Filter

Lightroom Hidden Gem series

Lightroom is probably the best program for managing and organizing images. Lightroom also has many hidden gems and in this article I am going to look at the usefulness of the RADIAL FILTER for selective adjustments.

You may have used the Radial Filter to adjust the exposure or add some effects to your photos like in these examples:

 

Lightroom Radial Filter to adjust the exposure and vignetting

Lightroom Radial Filter to adjust the exposure and vignetting

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Radial Filter

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Radial Filter exposure adjustment

Before and After Lightroom Radial Filter exposure and vignetting

Before and After Lightroom Radial Filter exposure and vignetting

 

Did you know that you can use the Radial Filter in Lightroom to create a shallow depth of field?

One of the most used cameras in the world is probably the iPhone. One of the main short comings of all smart phones, as well as point and shoot cameras, is they cannot provide a shallow depth of field to make our main subject more pronounced. In most of the workshops I teach I don’t have time to use my real camera, so I take photos with my iPhone. When I go biking I’d rather travel light and not carry heavy cameras and lenses. These are the times I wish my iPhone could make the background pleasingly blurred.

Thanks to Lightroom’s Radial Filter, now I can create a shallow depth of field effect in my images. Here are examples from one of my biking trips.

 

Adjusting in Lightroom by using Radial Filter

Adjusting in Lightroom by using Radial Filter

Radial Filter to Blur the background

Radial Filter to Blur the background

Radial Filter to adjust the exposure for the face

Radial Filter to adjust the exposure for the face

Using Lightroom Radial Filter Before and After

Using Lightroom Radial Filter Before and After

 

And here are some examples from my workshop images.

 

Original photo

Original photo

Lightroom Radial to Blur background

Lightroom Radial to Blur background

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As you can see, by adding a radial filter and reducing the Sharpness to -100% and adjusting the Clarity a shallow depth of field effect is possible.

 

Do you want to learn more about Lightroom techniques?

Our next Lightroom workshop is scheduled for September 15, 2014. Plan to join us where you will learn more about these hidden gems!

 

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Lightroom Map Module

Lightroom Map Module, Is it really useful?

How to Geotag your images in Lightroom Map Module

As a photographer I always use keywords and tagging for my images, two simple steps which makes finding images a breeze. You may have thousands of images in your hard drives and when you want to select some images for your projects, it can be time consuming to find the photos you are looking for. Key words and tagging are very helpful, but what if you are searching for images from a particular location regardless of the keywords? What if you key worded all of your images as “Abbotsford” but now you are looking for images from “Fish Trap Creek Park” in Abbotsford? Or you key worded your images as a trip to Bellingham and there are hundreds of images but you are searching for images you took in one of the parks and you can not remember the name of the park?

Your camera may not have a GPS unit, neither does mine, but thanks to Lightroom Map module you can geo-tag your images and make searching images more fun!

One of my resolutions for 2014 was to geo-tag all of my photos  in Lightroom Map Module, and in this tutorial you will see how easy and fast you can do it by utilizing Lightroom Map module.

-Open Lightroom and go to Map Module

Lightroom Map Module makes Geo-tagging very simple

Lightroom Map Module makes Geo-tagging very simple

-In search box type the location; Google and Lightroom will find the location for you

Type the name or address of a specific location in Lightroom Map search box

Type the name or address of a specific location in Lightroom Map search box

 

-From the Filmstrip select all photos that belong to this location

Lightroom Map Finds the location and Pinned it for adding images

Lightroom Map Finds the location and Pinned it for adding images

 

-Drag and drop the images to the location

Lightroom map finds the location using Google Map

Lightroom map finds the location using Google Map

 

-Job is done. Lightroom has added the location to Metadata for you!

Drag selected images to Lightroom Map

Drag selected images to Lightroom Map

 

In this example I took some amazing photos in Bellingham Washington a few years ago. I key worded them with many keywords, but there were some photos taken in a park and I could not remember the name or address of that park. Lightroom Map Module makes it very easy for me to find the exact location! Here how it works:

In Lightroom Library find the images to add Geo-tag

In Lightroom Library find the images to add Geo-tag

-I typed Bellingham WA in search box and Lightroom showed me the map

In Lightroom Map search box type the general address

In Lightroom Map search box type the general address

 

-Then I zoomed to the map (Satellite view) to see the lake and the park that I was searching for

 

-I selected the images and dragged them to the location

Zoom in Lightroom Map to find the exact location

Zoom in Lightroom Map to find the exact location

 

-I can even go farther and spread them into different part of the location

 

-Lightroom Map added the exact Geo-tag to the selected pictures!

Lightroom Map adds Geo-tag to Metadata

Lightroom Map adds Geo-tag to Metadata

 

That is all for now. We are going to have our next Lightroom Bootcamp on September 15. come and join us for more tips on how to manage your photos in Lightroom easily and more professionally.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Type the name or address of a specific location in Lightroom Map search box

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Lightroom Editing Techniques workshop

Learn Lightroom Editing Techniques

(PC & Mac)

Lightroom editing techniques bootcamp is next week!

Lightroom editing bootcamp is an info packed, hands-on photo management and image editing digital workflow classes using Adobe Lightroom for professional and enthusiast photographers. Few spots are still available, register now to secure your spot in this popular workshop!

Designed specifically for digital photographers (PC or Mac) who want to gain an understanding of Adobe Lightroom tools so they can spend less time at the computer and more time behind the lens. Read More…

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Lightroom Local Adjustment

Lightroom Local Adjustment Techniques Part 1

Lightroom is well known as a powerful RAW editor, but do you know how to apply selected adjustments to a local area of your image to enhance the photo?

In this tutorial I am going to show you one of these local adjustments by using the Brush tool.

Local Adjustment in Lightroom (Brush Tool)

Cheryl Wiens, a student of several of our classes over the years, gave me the idea for this article. She took this nice photo with her Fuji X-E1 camera; right out of the camera the Jpeg file looked nice but she knew the potential of the Fuji sensor and wanted to push the limits – not throughout the image but in parts of the image.

Jpg right out of camera with no Lightroom Local Adjustment

Jpg right out of camera with no Lightroom Local Adjustment

I opened the Jpeg in Lightroom and started with a minor adjustment as Global adjustments for the whole image.

Global (general) adjustment in Lightroom

Global (general) adjustment in Lightroom

As you can see even a little tweaking created a nicer image. Next I adjusted the Tone Curve to balance highlights and shadows a little more (another Global adjustment).

Tone Curve Adjustment

Tone Curve Adjustment

Now it was time to use some Local adjustment. For this tutorial I used Brush Tool. I opened the Brush tool, reset it to default and started to apply the Brush to the areas that I wanted to fix.

Using Brush Tool for applying Local adjustment in Lightroom is fun

Using Brush Tool for applying Local adjustment in Lightroom is fun

In this image I turned on the layer Mask so you can see where I applied the Brush and the areas I selected. Then I adjusted Exposure, Contrast, Saturation, Clarity, and Sharpness just for the selected area. And here is the Before and After.

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Adding Lightroom Local Adjustment by using the Brush Tool

Adding Lightroom Local Adjustment by using the Brush Tool

The final result is an outstanding image with good details in the trees and branches and a nice soft looking overcast snow scene.

Lightroom Local Adjustment tool

Lightroom Local Adjustment tool

Before and After in Lightroom

Before and After in Lightroom

 

Lightroom has many hidden features which can save you time by streamlining your work and editing processes. If you want to fully explore all this program has to offer, check out our Lightroom Bootcamp workshop and register today.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Lightroom tips

Auto Sync in Lightroom

One of the most powerful tools in Lightroom 4 and 5 is “AUTO SYNC“. Auto Synch is different from copying and pasting the settings, it simultaneously applies the adjustments to the selected images. In this article you learn how and when to use Auto Sync in Lightroom. (By default Auto Sync is turned off )

In this example I want to apply certain adjustment to seven images. I want to use these photos for a web page and they must be in a square format.

In the Library Module, I selected these images.

Auto Synch in LightroomYou may notice that they are all in different exposures and formats.

Then go to Develop module and you will see the first selected image. By Default AUTO SYNC is off.

Lightroom Develop Module and Auto Synch off

Lightroom Develop Module and Auto Sync off

You see a small square button right beside the SYNC button. Click on it to turn the Auto Sync on for these selected photos

Lightroom Auto synch on

Lightroom Auto sync on

Now, when you adjust this image, AUTO SYNC will apply these adjustments to all selected images. In this case I applied a 1×1 (square) format and some other adjustments:

Lightroom Auto synch on and new adjustments

Lightroom Auto sync on and new adjustments

When you go back to the Library module, you see that the adjustments applied to all selected photos

Screen Shot 2013-09-16 at 10.06.00 AMOf course, you can go back and fine tune each photos if you want,

Fine tweaking for individual image

Fine tweaking for individual image

So when you want to apply certain adjustments to a project, Auto Sync is a “Time Saver”!

Do you want to learn more about Lightroom? Sign up for our upcoming Lightroom Bootcamp on October 9 to unleash the power of Lightroom.

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Lightroom Workshop

Lightroom Workshop 

We just posted another Lightroom Workshop for July 10. If you missed the June Lightroom workshop, it is time to register for our July Lightroom workshop. Space is limited to provide more one on one interaction.

Register for Lightroom Workshop here

In this article, Jonathan (Our lightroom instructor), explains why you should consider “Post Processing” as part of your digital photography.

 

Why you should take Lightroom Workshops!

Post processing your photos is an important part of digital photography, when we take lessons we’re all taught about our aperture, shutter speed and ISO, how to compose shots and work with the light in your scene. Often though we’re not taught about how important it is to process your photos after the fact. Many feel that editing a photo in the computer is cheating, that it’s not what the camera captured.

Did you know though, that if you are using your camera in JPG mode, it is post processing your photo? It’s applying contrast, saturation, sharpness, noise reduction all on its own without your input. So who do you trust more, the little chip inside your camera, or your eyes.

Ansel Adams, one of the most famous landscape photographers, did not just get lucky with his shots, yes he waited patiently for the best light, but he also spent hours in the darkroom working on each of his photos, dodging, burning, masking, and all though many of use don’t use the darkroom, we have the Lightroom now, with the same tools.

Lightroom gives us the tools we need, quickly and accessibly. Allowing us to do simple tasks such as white balance correction with ease, as well as more advanced edits such as painting in exposure.

 

Few adjustments can create amazing photo

Few adjustments in Lightroom can create amazing photo

In our level 2 course, you are taught how to quickly use the tools in lightroom to control many aspects of your image, such as exposure, highlight and shadow recovery, sharpening and noise reduction, and using the adjustment brush to “paint” in edits on your photo.

Jonathan

 

Buy your ticket to reserve your spot!

Register for Lightroom Workshop here

 

 

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Adobe Lightroom workshop Fraser Valley

Adobe Lightroom Workshop Part 1 

Learn Lightroom Editing Techniques (PC & Mac)

We are pleased to announce a new workshop in Raw image editing workflow for Adobe Lightroom! This is an info packed, hands-on photo management and image editing digital workflow classes using Adobe Lightroom for professional and enthusiast photographers.

You’ve taken the photos and want an all-in-one user friendly editing program for managing and enhancing large number of images?

Unsure of a simple post-production digital imaging workflow process?

Need to organize your photo library efficiently so you can spend more time behind the camera?

Want to learn quick image-editing techniques to improve your RAW and Jpeg images without affecting the original photos?

Unsure of when and how much to sharpen your image?

Need to understand the important issue of pixel resolution for website, email and print?

Digital photography is more than just capturing images in the camera; it is also about editing, enhancing and show casing them on websites such as Flickr, slideshows, iPad /iPhone, Tablets, or in print such as photo books or framed fine art prints. While Adobe Photoshop has long been the main choice and only real option for editing digital photographs, many photographers (professional and enthusiasts) are now using faster and more streamlined RAW editing software such as Lightroom or Aperture. Here is an example for you, no matter how accurate your camera’s light meter is, there are times that your camera can not capture the right exposure:

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In Lightroom not only you restore the Exposure, you can also modify the saturation as well

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Designed specifically for digital photographers, these programs offer powerful non-destructive editing features to import, sort, organize and enhance Raw and Jpeg images easily. The benefit of non-destructive means that your original photos are protected even with Jpeg files, keeping your original images intact!

This introduction workshop is for photographers (PC or Mac) who want to gain an understanding of Lightroom tools so they can spend less time at the computer and more time behind the lens.

Do you want to learn more about Adobe Lightroom?

Register for our upcoming Lightroom class on April 10. Space is limited so book your ticket now.

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