If you only take ONE photo editing class in your life, this is it.
I didn't know it then, but when I got my first digital camera, my life would change forever. In the (roughly 12) years since, I've taken tens of thousands of photographs on various cameras and devices, trying to capture the breathtaking beauty of the simple life that surrounds me. In the end, our photographs are the primary way we capture our memories and stories, and this makes them infinitely precious. I know you're the same way - you there, with at least three ways of taking photographs within arm's reach of you at all times? Yeah, I can see you. And I can tell you that when you combine your photographs with some edits in Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop, they will truly make your heart sing. I'll show you how!
Our Goal: Learn Simple Editing Processes
This course focuses on global editing - things you can apply to an entire photo. You'll learn the basic photo editing process I use for all of my own photos, plus extra techniques to take them to the next level! You'll take photos straight from your camera (or device), through simple transformations that will have you (and your loved ones) saying WOW! You'll love what an incredible difference you can make to your own precious photos. There's nothing like the rush! I swear!
What To Expect in Class
We begin class by exploring the editing process as a whole - I'll walk you through an introduction of the photo editing program Adobe Lightroom - designed by and for photographers! Then we'll dive right in to our first lesson as we work on the same sample photograph. Since each photo is different, you'll learn how to apply your knowledge to various scenarios, including overexposure, underexposure, low contrast - even backlighting. You'll learn not only the RIGHT techniques, but also WHEN to use which technique in your new arsenal.
After you've got the basic process down, then the fun begins! In the remaining lessons in our course, we'll start with the basic editing process, and then I'll show you how to use Lightroom and Photoshop to:
- Adjust settings such as white balance, exposure, vibrance and color to create GORGEOUS color-drenched or crisp black-and-white photographs every time
- Crop perfectly
- Create great black-and-white and tinted photos
- Create a braggable "before & after" image to show the difference your edits make
- Add a vignette
- Sharpen for screen or print
- Save for both print and the web
- and more!
How To Prepare for Class
To be successful in our class, you'll need Adobe Lightroom CC, as well as Photoshop CC or CS6, or Photoshop Elements13 or 14. RECOMMENDED: Sign up for the Photographer's Bundle at Adobe.com for only $9.99 a month!
I'll Be Right There With You
The Photo Editing 1: Lightroom Edition class is a great introduction into photo editing. By the end of class, you will not only know photo editing techniques, but also when to do them! How awesome is that? We love to see your photos, and with every JessicaSprague.com course, there are many different ways to get in touch to show off your art, or ask a question! Register now, and I'll see you in class!