Lightroom & Camera RAW

Learn to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic  CC) and its many tools to utilize it as a comprehensive image management tool and digital darkroom. Explore the basics of importing images and creating collections; creating slideshows with music; creating contact sheets; organizing images for book publication, publishing to the web; as well as knowing when to move into Photoshop.
Students are encouraged to produce some of their own digital photographs to work in Lightroom during the course of this class.

Student version of Lightroom available here
Adobe info about Lightroom here

Upon successful completion of this course the students will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

• Understand the basic tools that Lightroom incorporates.
• Be able to effectively organize a catalog of images.
• Be able to manipulate images in Lightroom as well as know when to move into Photoshop.
• Be able to create a contact sheet of images.
• Be able to publish a gallery to the web.
• Be able to organize a collection of images for book publication.

DELIVERY METHODS / LEARNING ACTIVITIES:

• Lectures
• Exercises
• Demonstrations
• Hands-on applications

LIST OF TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER TEACHING AIDS:

Suggested:   The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Book: Plus an introduction to the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC across desktop, web, and mobile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available here at Amazon
Adobe TV directory for Lightroom CC linked here

Lightroom Mobile download link

Lightroom Mobile info

Grades as of December 18 2018 are posted here


Week 1 – Library Module

November 1 2018

• Importing images
• Collections
• Quick collections and Smart Collections
• Smart Previews
• Key-wording & Metadata
• Creating Catalogs
• Quick develop features
• Exporting
• Search / retrieve using metadata

Intro slide show

Video resource:  Adobe TV / Lightroom

Lightroom ‘Cheat Sheet’ for keyboard shortcuts


Week 2 – Library continued / Develop Module

November 8 2018

• Exposure Controls
• Sharpening & Noise Reduction
• Color & density control
• Retouching / red eye reduction
• Gradient tool
• Camera Raw
• RAW vs DNG file formats
• Chromatic aberration

Noise Reduction link
Develop Module link
Chromatic aberration
◦ RAW vs. DNG

◦ slide show – file formats


Week 3 – Develop Module continued

November 15 2018



• Presets
• Continued Develop module features

Presets 
Presets continued

Tethered capture video


Week 4 – Map / Book Module
November 22 2018

• Auto-placement for images with GPS metadata
• Adding GPS coordinates – placing images on the map
Video: Map module
GPS enabled cameras
GPS device for Nikon cameras

◦ image size / resolution
◦ editing
◦ book style options
◦ prepping images for publication

Resource – resizing an image in Lightroom
Resizing an image
Video: cropping an image

◦ Book module basics

Blurb
Pikto (Toronto)

◦ image size slide show here

◦ 1st in class project due this week


Week 5 – Slideshow / Print Module

November 29 2018

◦ Note – please bring headphones / earphones to class this evening
◦ Creating slide shows
◦ Adding music
◦ Export to video and PDF

Camera Raw paper/discussion

Slide show module video
Video – slideshow mode

PDF contact sheets
Print module

◦ 2nd in class project due this week


Week 6 – Web Module / Review of Library features

December 6  2018

◦ organizing content for web
◦ display / design options

Video – web module
Squarespace
Behance
500 px
Wix
WordPress

3rd in class project due this week


Week 7 – Review
December 13 2018

◦ Complete review of importing and exporting
◦ Creating collections & catalogues
◦ Develop module
◦ Export options
◦ File formats

Meural
Nix
Samsung 43″

4th in class project due this week


Assignments

  • 1st project:  15 images corrected in Lightroom – 20%

    Choose fifteen images from the exercise files and apply sharpening, noise reduction, as well as density/color correction.  Also add copyright, captions, keywords, and custom watermark.  Resize to 1000 pixels wide (default resize setting ) and rename the images in the export options. Place the images in a named folder.  (Use Google Chrome as your browser).

    Place this folder in your Google Drive and share the link in the form below.


2nd project: Create a video slide show & PDF contact sheet – 20%

Create a video slide show of your own work OR the supplied images with titling & music.  (The video will be graded (completed/not completed) in class – submission not needed.)


3rd project : Publish to the web (simulated) – 20%

Publish a selection of images to a web site (from Lightroom template) including titling and captions.  

Place this folder in your Google Drive and share the link in the form below.


Review Project : – 30%

Select 10 images, create a collection, assign keywords & copyright. Develop and retouch. Upon export, rename images with custom name and sequence, resize, (to default size) add watermark, export into custom named folder.

Place this folder in your Google Drive and share the link in the form below.

 

GRADING & EVALUATION

Grade Assigned

Meaning

Numerical Equivalent

S++

Superior

90

S+

Very Good

80

S

Competent, meets expectation

75

S-

Rough but satisfactory

60

NS

Needs some work. Re-submit

 

Final Calculations (examples)

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Assignment 3

Final Extended

S++

S++

S++

 

90

S+

S+

S+

 

80

S+

S+

S

 

78

S

S

S

 

75

S-

S-

S-

 

60


If you miss a class due to illness, you may still do the exercise and receive the credit.  No more than three classes can be missed.  If an extended illness prevents you from attending class please notify the instructor. Documentation from recognized medical authorities may be required.

Relative Grade weight  (examples)

Assignment 1

20%

Assignment 2

20%

Assignment 3

20%

Assignment 4

20%

Attendance & Participation

20%

Total

100%