Next Live Lightroom Course - Sunday 20th February 2022 - £150
Virtual Lightroom Creative Editing Course Sun 16th Jan 2022 – £40 for session 1 or £75 including 121 Tuition.
Lightroom is an incredibly powerful editing tool but it is also capable of some very creative edits without the complexity of Photoshop. This two-hour session, over Zoom, will cover creative edits of portraits, landscapes and buildings. The plan is to take an ordinary image, straight out camera, and create an image with drama or mood. I might go a little over the top, for demo purposes, but you can always hold back a bit if you prefer. All test images will be provided and you can send me images to edit if I get any spare time. The image below was kindly supplied by Darrell Whitehead and demonstrates just five possible edits.
The session will be recorded so you can refer back and edit the images in your own time. The cost is £40 for the first 2-hour session but for an extra £35, you can upgrade and add an extra 1-hour Private Tuition session where we will edit a few of your images together. I have limited spaces on Sunday afternoon so this can be taken during the following week if needed. Book below –
Lightroom Creative Editing Masterclass – Sunday 16th January 10am – 12pm – £40
Special Offer – 2pm onwards on Sunday or uring the week – 121 Practical Sessions add-on £35 (Total £75)
For an extra £35 you can join me for the afternoon session where each person can send me a couple of images of their own for me to edit live along with that photographer. You are welcome to record this.
For maximum flexibility this will be a two-part session with part one lasting from 9.30am to 12pm and costing £40. This session will be recorded and will be available to rewatch, or purchase later, if you cannot make the date.
Thank you for today’s Lightroom Course. I was amazed by the amount I learnt and I found your teaching technique very easy to follow and felt that no question was left unanswered. Thanks again, Geoff.
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The next Live Lightroom Courses is on Sunday 20th February 2022 – £150 – Book Below
I also have a Lightroom Masking Masterclass for £35 Recording. This online course is almost two hours long and covers the amazing new masking tools in the latest version of Lightroom. Test image files are provided. Book below.
Lightroom and Photoshop Courses
Download the previous Lightroom Masking Masterclass £35
This virtual course included sample files and covers all the new masking tools in the November 2021 update of Lightroom.
- Lightroom Group Course Sun 20th Feb 2022 – £150
- Photoshop Group Course Date TBA – £150
- Lightroom or Photoshop 121 Course £350
- LR or PS Group Refresher Course £95
- LR Creative Editing 2 Hour Masterclass – £40
- Above Masterclass plus 121 Editing Tuition – £75*
- Masterclass Upgrade to 121 – £35
* Attendees can send me 3-4 images for a 121 session in the afternoon where we will edit your images together. Limited time slots.
If you have attended the Beginners and Intermediate Photography Courses the you should really be looking at shooting in RAW and editing in Lightroom to get the best out of your images.
Picasa is still a great option for editing your JPGs but to edit RAW images you need to use a RAW editor like Lightroom or Photoshop. The Lightroom Course will take you all the way from importing your images, through sorting, rating, key wording, editing and exporting with and without a copyright for print or social media.
The pictures below are before and after Lightroom edits using RAW files.
Lightroom & Photoshop Trial
- Lightroom Classic
- Photoshop CC
- Creative Cloud Manager
- Lightroom Cloud
You cannot buy the plan outright as it’s only available a subscription. I buy mine on an annual basis as this feels less like renting.
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See below for more details
Which Version of Lightroom & Photoshop to get.
- The new subscription versions of Lightroom and Photoshop can be confusing so hopefully this will make it clearer.
- Up until version 6 you purchased Lightroom and Photoshop outright. Lightroom costs about £120 and Photoshop was about £600.
- Lightroom CC is the slower online version of Lightroom which is not as powerful as Lightroom Classic CC and you require an internet connection.
- Lightroom Classic and Photoshop are so well integrated that we us we use Include some Photoshop on the Lightroom Course.
- Lightroom CC is really intended for people uploading and editing from their phone or iPads as these have limited storage.
- I find 20GB is plenty as I only upload JPGs and store all my RAW files on external USB HDDs.
- A couple of years ago Adobe went to a subscription model and called it the Creative Cloud (CC). Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC together now cost about £10 PCM which also includes 20GB of online storage.
- Originally Lightroom CC was the same as Lightroom 6 but as Adobe added new features to Lightroom CC the CC version became more powerful than LR6 and included an online version of Lightroom called Lightroom Mobile.
- Last year Adobe had a stupid Lightroom name rebranding which caused huge confusion to photographers everywhere. Lightroom CC was renamed Lightroom Classic CC (I will refer to this as Lightroom Desktop) and Lightroom Mobile became the online version of Lightroom CC.
I believe the best package to get is the £9.98 PCM Photography package which includes
- Lightroom CC – Cloud Version
- Lightroom Classic – Desktop Version
- Photoshop CC – Desktop Version
- 20GB of cloud storage
- You do not need Bridge
Brilliant course! I really enjoyed making dramatic change to photographs and knowing how to create a particular effect. Thanks Glen, I really learnt loads today. Helen Bason.
An interesting subject expertly explained. I now feel much more confident in my ability to make worthwhile adjustments to my RAW images. Barry Mason.
Lightroom finally becomes simple to use. It has been great to learn how to use Lightroom properly in terms of editing but also the cataloguing and using collections. Paul Rose.
The subject was presented in a easy to follow way and I also feel I’ve gained the confidence to experiment further with the software.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between Lightroom and Photoshop?
Lightroom is a non destructive database driven editing program. Any changes to an image are stored in a database so the files are never changed at the pixel level. Lightroom does not work with layers.
Photoshop is a pixel based editing program so if you save any changes you make to an image then those changes will be fixed. Photoshop also works with layers so you can do things like replace a boring sky or repair an old photography.
Which is best - Lightroom and Photoshop?
This depends on what you want to do. If you are looking at a way to sort your images, carry out basic adjustment for brightness, colour or contrast and then export them in various formats then Lightroom is probably the best for you.
If you want to edit images at the pixel level, cut out objects, do serious retouching or replace skies then Photoshop is best. Photoshop works with layers so these allow you to add text to an image or make composites from multiple images. Photoshop is incredibly powerful but it can have a steep learning curve.