This carefully designed workshop takes a holistic approach, where you not only learn individual tools, but also to deconstruct an image to understand what improvements are required and what should be the approach to processing it.
Module 1: Introduction to Post Processing
We discuss fundamental concepts related to digital post processing. These concepts are camera brand and software agnostic. We set the foundation for learning tools, processing, and output formats by understanding these concepts. This is also a chance for participants to ask questions related to digital post processing in a freewheeling discussion.
- Setting up a Digital Darkroom
- Why process an image?
- File formats, EXIF and color spaces
- Raw vs JPG
- Recommended in-camera settings
- Identifying areas of improvement in a photograph with before/after examples
- Color temperature
Module 2: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Lightroom is the post-processing tool that would be used in this workshop. We take the first steps to understand why this software is so useful for photographers. We also understand the interface and how to get started.
- The Lightroom interface
- The concept of workflow and Lightroom
- Setting up Lightroom on your computer
- The different panels of Lightroom
- History panel
- Importing photos to Lightroom
- Zooming in and out
- Outputting photos from Lightroom
- Organizing your photos using ranking, metadata and key words
- Digital Asset Management best practices
Module 3: Using Lightroom to Process images
We get hands-on and learn techniques to process images. But this module is not only about which slider to push and by how much! We go deep, understanding what each of these techniques do to a photograph, and how they tie into each other.
- Introduction to the ‘Develop’ panel of Lightroom.
- Post processing options
- Achieving a high degree of precision using camera profiles and lens correction profiles.
- Processing techniques in Lightroom (how-tos)
- Cropping tool
- Red-eye reduction and dust spot removal tool
- White balance correction tool
- Exposure correction using different tools
- Contrast correction using different tools
- Saturation correction using different tools
- Sharpness and noise reduction tool
Module 4: Advanced creative processing techniques and configurations
After learning the basic techniques, we go one step further and explore some more powerful options that Lightroom provides.
- Selective correction tools
- Selective color manipulation
- Monochrome (Black and white)
- Split toning
- Deep configuration settings, power-user options and customization
- Changing the look and feel of the interface
- Using Presets
- Virtual copies
- Changing configuration options
Module 5: Publishing photos
Now that your images are processed, you would want to publish them to different media to share them with the world. This module teaches you how to do that.
- Publishing options
- Outputting processed images (includes watermarking and adding borders)
- Printing via Lightroom
Module 6: Putting it all together and getting creative
Practice makes perfect. Participants get time to work on different images to understand workflows better under the guidance of our Expert.
- Sample workflows for the following types of photos:
- Back and white