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Mastering Raw processing is integral to the creative process. It is as much a part of photography as composition or exposure. Adobe Lightroom is the most popular RAW processing software, and has a number of features that I believe makes it the best. Yet many people struggle with even getting started with the basics. Although a very complex program which can appear bewildering, it can also be used in a simple and powerful fashion, to quickly and creatively achieve excellent results. Once you are comfortable with the basics of Lightroom, you can expand your knowledge, and customise the software to speed up your workflow, edit metadata and tackle more challenging images that take a greater level of skill to process.

Lightroom affords you a great deal of localised control over the tones and even the white balance of your image. The virtual graduated filters offer a much greater control than traditonal (and expensive) resin filters. The Adjustment Brush will give you even more flexibility: allowing areas of the image to be locally changed.

There are a number of advanced techniques that every photographer should try to master to increase their picture taking opportunities. Combined with Lightroom's sister program, Adobe Photoshop, Steve can teach you to create natural looking HDR blends to maximise contrast, stack images to maximise depth of field and even convert your images to black and white, maintaining all of the control and creativity of a traditional darkroom.

Steve is able to run a wide series of private Lightroom workshops, to suit your level of experience. Workshops can be standalone, or combined with a bespoke photography course. You can travel to our premises in Somerset, I could travel to you, or we could carry out a virtual course via Zoom. The beauty of these workshops is that they can be completely tailored to you.

Until the current mini-lockdown is over in England we are unable to run any physical Lightroom courses, although you can request a virtual course, or organise something for later in the year.

Our bespoke Lightroom courses start from just 200 for one or two people.

Price depends on location, duration, and whether the course is virtual or physical.

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There are a number of things that can be included in a Lightroom Workshop:

• Setting up a Lightroom catalog

• Basic RAW processing

• Using Virtual Graduated Filters

• Using Adjustments Brush

• Advanced RAW processing

• Stacking images for depth of field

• Blending and HDRs

• GPS tagging of images

• Creating photo-books

• Creating websites

• Creative black and white processing

• Accurate colour printing