Learn how to manage your photos
and process them beautifully

Lightroom is:
– Easy to use
– Quick to learn
– Enhance your photos
– Organize your photo library

Are you an outdoor photographer in the digital era who loves taking photographs but has an unmanageable volume of photographs on your computer that just keeps growing? What is the point of having spectacular photographs but not being able to show your top photographs to your friends or finding any of the good ones when that calendar company finally asks you for your portfolio?

We are faced with the problem in the digital era that it has become too easy to take lots of photos.

We love taking them but hate sitting in front of the computer sorting and editing them. The number of different applications you have to use to import, sort and edit your photographs has become tedious. Unless you are diligent with your workflow you will create your own monster of unsorted and edited photos. Without sticking to a proven workflow you risk losing your photos that are probably scattered throughout a number of folders and external hard drives.

Take action now and sort out your photos with Lightroom. It is the industry standard software tool designed to manage your photographs effortlessly from downloading, to sorting, deleting, editing, and exporting them to emails or for printing. The complete digital workflow in one software package! If you love expressing your creativity by taking photos but dread the long hours in front of your computer required to manage your photographs then this course is designed for you. As a professional wildlife photographer who loves taking photos but hates spending time in front of my computer, I will show you how to effortlessly create spectacular portfolios of your best work using this software.

CourseDayDateTimeLocation
Module 1 - WorkflowSaturday08 April 201708:00 - 13:00Johannesburg
Module 2 - Photo EnhancementSunday09 April 201708:00 - 13:00Johannesburg
Module 1 - WorkflowSaturday24 June 201708:00 - 13:00Johannesburg
Module 2 - Photo EnhancementSunday25 June 2017
08:00 - 13:00Johannesburg
  • Module 1 – Workflow

    This course is designed to setup Lightroom on YOUR OWN COMPUTER and to teach you the proven WORKFLOW for the typical outdoor photographer. Not only will I personally make sure Lightroom is setup on your own computer that will work for you, but my style of teaching also involves lots of “doing” and exercising the techniques with my sample images. This course will enable you to use the basic modules and features of Lightroom, leaving you to focus on TAKING stunning images and then EFFORTLESSLY editing them in Lightroom into a stunning portfolio.

    DATE & TIME

    This workshop runs on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. We’ll meet at 7:45am for coffee at the venue and snacks will be served at tea time. Have a look at the top of the page for specific dates and locations.

    LOCATION

    The courses runs mostly in Bryanston, Johannesburg. Other venue details will be confirmed via email closer to the time.

    PRICE

    R 1,990 per person

    GROUP SIZE

    Max 4 people

    COURSE CONTENT

    – An introduction to Lightroom 6. HOW it will improve your photo management
    – The basic concept of lightroom. The catalog vs your photo files
    – The look and feel of Lightroom. Where is everything.
    – Installing and setting up Lightroom to keep things simple yet effective: files and folders
    – The Library module overview
    – The Develop module overview
    – Introduction to Map, Book, Slideshow, Print and Web modules
    – Backup strategy
    – Importing photos
    – Keywording
    – Finding and filtering: text, attributes and metadata
    – The typical workflow for an outdoor photographer: import, render previews, star rating, and deleting
    – Setting up presets
    – Basic editing in the Develop module
    – Collections: smart collections and hierarchies
    – Exporting photos
    – Extras: virtual copies

    WHAT YOU GET

    – Printed notes of the presentations
    – A free copy of a 30-day trial of Lightroom 6
    – Sample images on CD
    – Complete Southern Africa Bird, Mammal, Reptile and Frog keyword list
    – Lightroom reference material including shortcut list

    WHAT TO BRING

    – Bring your own computer. Preferably a laptop although a desktop is also welcome. Bring your external hard drives with your photos. I will provide you with a fully functional 30-day trial version of Lightroom 6 if you don’t have your own copy. If you have any version of Photoshop or Photoshop elements installed that will be a bonus.
    – Pen and paper for notes

    YOUR TRAINER

    Isak Pretorius  – take a look at his profile.

  • Module 2- Photo enhancement

    This course is designed to teach you the how to utilize the tools to make your images look spectacular and harness the full potential of this database management tool!

    Are you an outdoor photographer in the digital arena who has already converted to Lightroom for managing your photographs? If you are already utilizing this tool in its basic form but would like to harness the full potential of this photographic database management system and making your photos look even better, then this course is for you.
    This course is the follow-up of the beginners course and is the logical next step after you have converted to a new proven workflow for the outdoor photographer. I will focus on utilizing each feature in the Library module to optimize the way you find and organize your photos as well as utilizing each tool in the Develop module to make your photographs look absolutely stunning. The beginner course focussed on establishing a digital workflow within Lightroom, thus it is a prerequisite to have Lightroom setup on your computer and to know your way around it.
    The course is designed to look in-depth at each of the tools in the Library module to optimize the way you organize and find your photographs. My style of teaching involves lots of “doing” and exercising the techniques with my sample images on YOUR OWN COMPUTER. Similarly we will take an in-depth look at each of the tools in the Develop module to make your photographs look as good as the way you saw them through your lens. This will include the seamless editing in Photoshop from within Lightroom. As a professional wildlife photographer who loves taking photos but hates spending time in front of my computer, I will show you how to effortlessly harness the power of Lightroom in organizing your photos and to make them look spectacular.

    DATE & TIME

    This workshop runs on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. We’ll meet at 7:45am for coffee at the venue and snacks will be served at tea time. Have a look at the top of the page for specific dates and locations.

    LOCATION

    The courses runs mostly in Bryanston, Johannesburg. Other venue details will be confirmed via email closer to the time.

    PRICE

    R 1,990 per person

    GROUP SIZE

    Max 4 people

    COURSE CONTENT

    – Overview of Lightroom 6 and the typical workflow for an outdoor photographer
    – Develop tools: cropping
    – Develop tools: spot removal
    – Develop tools: gradient tool
    – Develop tools: adjustment brush
    – Develop tools: exposure sliders
    – Develop tools: other sliders
    – Selective noise reduction and sharpening
    – Advanced editing in Photoshop
    – Organising (stacking) and developing of Panorama’s and HDR’s
    – Extending canvas
    – Develop module additional features
    – Installing 3rd party tools, e.g. B&W filters like Silver Effects Pro

    WHAT YOU GET

    – Printed notes of the presentations
    – A free copy of a 30-day trial of Lightroom 6
    – Sample images on CD
    – Complete Southern Africa Bird, Mammal, Reptile and Frog keyword list
    – Lightroom reference material including shortcut list

    WHAT TO BRING

    – Bring your own computer. Preferably a laptop, although a desktop is also welcome. Bring your external hard drives with your photos. I will provide you with a fully functional 30-day trial version of Lightroom 6 if you don’t have your own copy.
    – Pen and paper for notes

    YOUR TRAINER

    Isak Pretorius – take a look at his profile.

    BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW

    Fill out the details at the top of the page or email me at isak@theafricanphotographer.com and send me your name and telephone number to book your spot.

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