Upcoming Training Calendar

May
12
Sun
Lightroom Classic — Essentials
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

This course runs from 9:30am to 3:00pm on Sunday 5th, Sunday 12th, & Sunday 19th May.

In this intensive 3-day workshop, participants will (using their own laptops) learn to download, catalogue, develop and then present their digital photographs using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.

  • an overview of Lightroom, its modules and workflows
  • Importing from memory card and hard drive. What’s the difference?
  • we’ll sort, rate, label & cull, then manage with folders, collections, smart collections and quick collections
  • the Library, a catalogue & database: setting up its preferences and starting to working with metadata like keywords.
  • going global: cropping, straightening, lens correction, tone & colour adjustments including white balance & exposure
  • getting local: gradients and the adjustment brush
  • retouching with clone, heal & red eye tools
  • sharpening: input & output
  • synchronising adjustments across multiple images
  • effects: B&W, sepia, split toning, vignetting, adding grain
  • Exporting to Photoshop or another external editor
  • working with plugins e.g. NiK Collection or OnOne suite
  • Exporting to output: resolution, resizing, colour space, file format
  • utilising presets & templates
  • metadata searches
  • merging catalogues i.e. from your travel laptop to your home workstation
  • creating web galleries & slideshows

N.B. this is a BYO laptop class as its important that you leave with a well setup catalogue on your own computer.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Jul
20
Sat
Photoshop for Photographers – Fundamentals
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July.

 

Participants will: use basic tools and commands within Photoshop to enhance and retouch photographs. They will demonstrate an understanding of digital technology; manage files and folders with the Bridge; straighten and crop images. They’ll enhance the tone, contrast, colour cast, and saturation of an image; make selections using a variety of tools. They will add then edit text and utilise effects; retouch photographs; use the Toning tools; save images optimised for emailing; and sharpen printing.

 

Adobe® Photoshop CC will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

We provide unlimited access to tea, coffee, water, biscuits & lollies throughout the course, however lunch is not provided. While there are a couple of places near to purchase lunch from, not many trade on Sundays, so we recommend bringing something with you.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Jul
31
Wed
CC Upskill – for Photographers
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 31st July.

Join us for a comprehensive update on the latest release from Adobe®.

In this 1-day course, we will cover:

Content TBA

Ideal for current & prospective users of Adobe® Photoshop and Adobe® Lightroom software.

N.B. this is a BYO laptop class. Participants will need to ensure that both applications are installed and all updates run beforehand.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Aug
4
Sun
Lightroom Classic — Essentials
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

This course runs from 9:30am to 3:00pm on Sunday 4th, Sunday 11th, & Sunday 18th August.

In this intensive 3-day workshop, participants will (using their own laptops) learn to download, catalogue, develop and then present their digital photographs using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.

  • an overview of Lightroom, its modules and workflows
  • Importing from memory card and hard drive. What’s the difference?
  • we’ll sort, rate, label & cull, then manage with folders, collections, smart collections and quick collections
  • the Library, a catalogue & database: setting up its preferences and starting to working with metadata like keywords.
  • going global: cropping, straightening, lens correction, tone & colour adjustments including white balance & exposure
  • getting local: gradients and the adjustment brush
  • retouching with clone, heal & red eye tools
  • sharpening: input & output
  • synchronising adjustments across multiple images
  • effects: B&W, sepia, split toning, vignetting, adding grain
  • Exporting to Photoshop or another external editor
  • working with plugins e.g. NiK Collection or OnOne suite
  • Exporting to output: resolution, resizing, colour space, file format
  • utilising presets & templates
  • metadata searches
  • merging catalogues i.e. from your travel laptop to your home workstation
  • creating web galleries & slideshows

N.B. this is a BYO laptop class as its important that you leave with a well setup catalogue on your own computer.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

 

Sep
21
Sat
Photoshop for Photographers – Intermediate
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September.

 

This is a follow-on from the “Photoshop for Photographers – Fundamentals” short course. Participants will further develop their Photoshop skills & knowledge and practice its application to enhance and retouch photographs.

 

Content will include; using Adjustment layers & Blending modes, creating composites, automating with Actions, Droplets, & the Batch and Image Processor commands; use Content Aware Scale & Fill; simulate a shallow Depth of Field with Lens Blur, focus stack to expand the Depth of Field, stitch images for panoramas, utilise masks to build a Photo Montage e.g. replace a sky, construct a Picture Package with Smart Objects, utilise Layer blend modes to add depth & complexity into artistic images, employ a range of sharpening techniques, retouch with perspective using Vanishing Point, and create a photographer’s comp card.

 

Adobe® Photoshop CC will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

We provide unlimited access to tea, coffee, water, biscuits & lollies throughout the course, however lunch is not provided. While there are a couple of places near to purchase lunch from, not many trade on Sundays, so we recommend bringing something with you.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

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