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.
Book a Virtual Online Lightroom Course below
This is the same great training you would get on a normal group course only we will be working from home. We will be using the Zoom (free to you ) software. You will be able to see my screen and I will be able to see yours if needed.
The learning outcomes are exactly the same and you can ask questions. Full hand outs are provided plus everyone get a free 121 hour after the course to resolve any problems.
Virtual Courses on Zoom
Picasa Master Class 1-4pm – £30
Lightroom Classic Masterclass 1-5pm – £75
Other dates coming soon.
4 Week Lightroom Course £135
Lightroom or Photoshop Group Course £135
Lightroom or Photoshop 121 Course £250
Lightroom or Photoshop Refresher Course £75
Luminar 4 Half Day Course (TBA) £75
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.
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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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
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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.