Adobe Lightroom for Beginners

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Learn photo editing using Adobe Lightroom with our Adobe Creative Cloud courses in Sydney.

Your photos don’t always match the scene the way you remember it. With Adobe Lightroom, you have all the tools you need to bring out the best in your Photography. Punch up colours, make dull-looking shots vibrant, remove distracting objects and straighten skewed shots.

No prior knowledge of Lightroom is assumed, and the course will start from the ground up and cover all the editing basics, and then guide you through all of the photographer workflow of image processing for enhanced quality and image management.

The primary focus is on Lightroom’s Library and Develop modules: the global and local adjustment tools, the Lightroom histogram, special effects conversions, corrections and recovery processes that are the essential tools for the modern photographer.

Lightroom has become the tool of choice for the world’s photographers, and the course begins with a thorough investigation of the Lightroom workspace, and from the initial download of images from the camera to the computer, to incorporating non-destructive processes and enhancing the end image quality. Participation in this class allows you to achieve competence in the control of the quality output of your images.

If you want to learn basic photo editing in Sydney then this course is for you.

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – class room and live online via zoom platform. If you choose our live online option, a material kit with all necessary items will be delivered to your door step after enrolment.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will have learned to:

  • Process and edit images to an industry-standard using Adobe Lightroom
  • Apply experiential knowledge of image enhancement and recovery processes to digitally captured images
  • Apply specialist techniques and corrections to digital images
  • Implement an image maintenance system for their digital assets

Ideal for

  • Beginners or those with some experience
  • Photographers of all levels who use digital cameras to capture and store images

Course content

  • Lightroom introduction
  • Workspace navigation
  • The Catalog
  • Importing and exporting image files and folders
  • Global image processing
  • The Histogram
  • Black and White/Colour treatment and conversions
  • Local and specific editing procedures
  • Targeted adjustments

Please bring to class

  • Your laptop with Adobe Lightroom Classic installed (not Adobe Lightroom Cloud) prior to attending the first class session
  • SD card for transferring your camera images
  • Notepad and paper or a tablet
  • A USB for taking home final work and/or course notes & files

Other information

  • Please note, all Adobe Creative Cloud courses at Sydney Community College require basic computer competency as a pre-requisite. We expect that you can confidently and quickly navigate the computer directory and be able to locate files with ease. Adobe apps are professional-level software and an inability to use a computer confidently will restrict you from progressing in the class. If you are unsure about your computer competency, please contact Customer Service so that we can arrange a call to discuss.
  • This is a crash course in Adobe Lightroom Classic, the course facilitator will aim to fit as much in as possible but some of the above might not be covered in time. If you have a specific aspect of the program you are interested in learning then please let the tutor know.
  • As students will be working with their own personal images, students are required to bring along their own images on a laptop, to each session (so you can easily take your images home to edit without transferring on/off computers). You will be working on your own laptop in class.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: Great course to get me started and enthusiastic about Lightroom. The pace was spot on and Richard was very patient, knowledgeable and friendly. It would be great to have an Intermediate course available and I'd be interested in full day courses as well on the subject. In general, I had a good time, great laughs, learnt a lot and know what to do to continue learning Lightroom at home.

  • said: I felt I gained a much better understanding of lightroom. Richard is a patient teacher with a warm, friendly style. I did find that we covered off a lot of info and there was no time to actually practice during the allocated time I would also suggest that, given notes were not handed out, it would be a good idea for the tutor to share all of their presentation notes with the students digitally at the end of the course.

  • said: I didn't expect the breadth of content that we would cover. It was a really great course and now I feel like I can confidently edit and manage my photos. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is interested in this aspect of photography. It was also the second course I've done with Rick and really enjoy his way of teaching.

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