Photography workshop: Advanced Adobe Lightroom

Course Dates: 10/01/20 - 24/01/20
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Move your photography practice onto a professional level and learn to use Lightroom’s advanced image developing and correction features to refine elements within images. Discover how to create your own personal presets to speed up your work and optimise your input and output.


What is the course about?

Adobe Lightroom is a software package that allows photographers to both make creative edits and create a filing system for their images. This course is for those with previous experience with Lightroom and shows users how to get more out of the programme, speed up their workflow and refine their results.
Note: Learners should have previous experience of Lightroom and/or should have taken one of our introductory Lightroom courses.

What will we cover?

- Make greater use of the advanced editing functions of the programme.
- Speed up and make your workflow more efficient by using presets to automate repetitive tasks.
- Create and save presets that reflect your own photographic style.
- Explore how best to create internal and external image filing systems.
- Create secure and stable back-ups.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Personalise the Lightroom user interface
- Create import and export presets using refined editing functions
- Use and refine Lightroom develop presets to speed up work
- Set up and use internal and external filing systems and an image library back up.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an intermediate course. You will be expected to have previous experience of Adobe Lightroom, either in day-to-day use or by having taken one of our basic Lightroom course. You will be expected to have basic computer skills.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including demonstrations, group and individual assistance and hand-outs.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Although you can be supplied with images to work with, learners may prefer to bring some of their own images to the course on a memory stick or camera card. We teach on Apple Mac computers at City Lit and our computers can read PC formatted USB stick and hard drives, but cannot write to PC drives.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

The City lit has over seventy different practical and theoretical photography courses.
You can search on the web site at or request a printed prospectus from the City Lit home page.

Tutor Biographies
Michael Harding Tutor Website

Michael Harding was born in Canada, where he studied cinema and photography at Concordia University, Montréal, before moving to the UK. Since then, he has created striking images of architecture, art, people and landscapes for international blue-chip clients for their use in editorial, advertising and corporate applications. Michael’s work has won many industry awards, notably being selected in the Eleventh Association of Photographers Awards and further receiving a Merit Award in the Seventeenth Association of Photographers Awards. His work was selected for a Highly Commended Award in the Deutsche Bauzeitung “Visions in Architecture” European Architectural Photography prize. His work has been exhibited in both the United Kingdom and Canada. Michael has been Chairman, as well as President, of the Association of Photographers (AOP). The AOP is Europe’s most established organisation for professional photographers, working to ensure greater recognition for all professional photographers, as well as working to positively influence legislators in the UK and Europe for the benefit of all photographers.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: VY382

Fri, eve, 10 Jan - 24 Jan '20

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £139.00
Senior fee: £139.00
Concession: £85.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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