Lightroom Course - Midweek 221 or private Tuition Only.
If you have attended the Beginners and any Level Two Courses then you should really be looking at shooting in RAW and editing in Lightroom to get the best out of your images. Every image I post will have been edited in Lightroom.
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.
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 £150
- Photoshop Group Course Date TBA – £150
- Lightroom or Photoshop Private Tuition £350
- LR or PS Group Refresher Course £95
- LR Creative Editing 2 Hour Masterclass Recording – £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 use the Adobe link below it will take you to the correct page. Please be sure to choose the £9.98 Photography Plan with 20GB of Storage and NOT the Lightroom or Photoshop Plans. See below. Cheers Glen
Book a Lightroom Course - Midweek 221 or 121
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
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.
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.
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.
An interesting subject expertly explained. I now feel much more confident in my ability to make worthwhile adjustments to my RAW images. Barry Mason.
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.
Lightroom October 2022 Update Masking Masterclass
In October 2022 Adobe introduced a major update to Lightroom to include many more AI subject and object detection options. These are incredible powerful bought can be complex at first sight. This 2-hour session over Zoom will cover all the new features and include test files that you can download. The session will be recorded so you can rewatch it at your leisure and pause the video to follow along. This session cost £40 but there is also the option of adding a 45-60 minute 121 session where we can edit your images or you can ask extra questions for an additional £35. Simply choose the £75 option and we’ll arrange a date and time to suit. Anyone choosing this option will also recieve my adaptive presets which will automate many tasks but are full adaptable.
This session will run from 7-30 -9.30pm on Tuesday 15th November 2022 but I will be online from 7pm to ensure everyone has the correct updates and Zoom is working correctly. The session will start promptly at 7.30pm.
The session will recap on the existing selection tools plus look at how the new interface and the new October 2022 selection tools.
I’ll also review the other other changes in this major update.
Anyone booking the extra 121 sessions receives a set of my adaptive presets which will carry out many everyday tasks with one click but are still fully adjustable. Not only will you get these presets free but I’ll show you how to install and adapt them to your own taste. I demonstrate you some of my presets. You can also get the adaptive presets only for £15.
Book your Lightroom Masking Masterclass Below
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.