I am very satisfied with the course and instruction. The course is full of well chosen examples supported with relevant screenshots and videos. I enjoyed learning the Lightroom program. Each lesson contains the small details needed to use Lightroom...I am very glad to have taken this course and will recommend it to others.
I had downloaded Lightroom 5 and struggled for weeks trying to figure it out and watching internet help videos which were not helpful. This course was presented in a concise layout and was very easy to follow. I feel like I learned so much in this course that would have otherwise taken me months if not years to figure out. Thank you!
I didn't realize that Lightroom was going to be a little gem. I can't believe organizing is such fun.
It was a very enjoyable course with lots of information. The classes were easy to follow and allowed me to see what was going on. I'll be taking another class soon.
I enjoyed this course. The course explained the program in simple terms, and took you step-by-step. I just need to keep using the program and various options, so I do not forget, and maybe turn out some better pictures. I thank you all for the support when I ran into trouble.
I came away with a huge amount of information. I'm feeling I will need a lot of time to absorb it all and a good amount of practice so that I can use it as a hobbyist. I can see the beauty of this tool and appreciate the amount of work to put this course together. Thank you!
This course was fun and interesting. I think I have a good grasp of Lightroom fundamentals and can now build on that. The course was very comprehensive. Thank you for all your help.
Great class! This is my second course with this instructor and I've enjoyed both. Thanks for having these photography related offerings.
I've used Lightroom for years and I still learned new tips and tricks. Great course!
Thank you so much for offering this course. I recently purchased Lightroom 5 and had been looking for a course to learn how to use it. This one came along at the right time and I found it to be very helpful. I will definitely look into other course offerings and into continuing to develop my skills in Lightroom 5.
Course Code: lr5
You'll learn how to create an organizational system that works with Lightroom and keeps your images easily available to you. Then, you’ll learn to import, categorize, and sort images for a clean start to managing your images.
In this lesson, you'll see how to make quick changes, not just to one image, but to groups and large batches of images. You'll also learn how to work with multiple images and make virtual copies—all part of Lightroom's quick and easy developing tools. Then, we'll begin our exploration of the Develop module and the many tools for editing and adjusting images.
In today's lesson, you'll see how to pick the best white balance for your images, use a histogram to adjust the light, and find and correct problem areas with exposure clippings. Then, learn to adjust color by working with contrast, shadows, highlights, saturation, vibrance, and more.
We'll work with sharpening and noise-reduction tools in this lesson, and then you'll see how to apply any of the editing options to batches of images, bringing Lightroom's two best features together. You’ll also work with several tools like Red Eye Correction, Spot Removal, and the Adjustment Brush so that you can see how Lightroom corrects subtle issues in selected areas.
This lesson is on exporting Lightroom's images, and you'll see that there are many options for size, shape, and further editing. Whether you're working with raw or JPEG, Lightroom will efficiently process your images, save your changes, and provide you images you can upload to printers, create scrapbooks with, or use with Adobe's companion products. Then, you'll see how to use Lightroom's Print module to create a variety of output options.
Learn how to rate images with star ratings and color labels, and we'll also look at how to create collections. Finally, you’ll see how to create both a PDF presentation and an MP4 Slideshow with music and special effects from your Lightroom collections.
Beverly Richards Schulz is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and an award-winning photographer. She has been teaching photography for more than 15 years. Since her first class with ed2go in 2000, she has written more than 30 online classes in digital photography and digital editing, and she's had the privilege of working with more than 70,000 students. She has a BA in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley, and a master's degree in Adult and Continuing Education. She and Eric Johnson are authors of the book Photoshop Elements 14—What's New?
An avid digital film photographer, she was an early adopter of digital technology and now teaches digital editing and photography skills to students from around the world. For the last 10 years, she has enjoyed being an adjunct faculty member with the University of San Francisco, teaching history and visual arts, as well as displaying and selling her work through galleries, and she has continued to expand her experience in travel photography and cross-cultural studies. In addition to teaching and photographic work, Beverly and her staff provide consulting services for digital photographers and clients.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 or an updated version of 5 (for example: 5.3). (Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.)
Note: Students will need to download zip files and extract images for use in class. We provide basic directions for this, but students should be comfortable with downloading files, saving them on their computers, and locating them for use. Both Macintosh and Windows users are welcome, but Mac users should be aware that the course is written using Windows. Mac-Windows differences are minimal and students with Macs will only need to make a few standard Windows-to-Mac conversions, and we include notes when those need to be made. Instructors have Mac computers and software available to answer questions. The software runs nearly the same on both.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.