Lightroom Course (1 on 1) - R4950

Big 5 Photos offers photographic editing courses to teach you how to edit your photos giving them a professional look. We teach you how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom as this is the industry leader in image editing software. All RAW images need to be edited and processed and we show you how to apply the techniques learnt on the course to make your images stand out from the rest. Our courses are run at the Keystone Cafe in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, or online via Zoom or similar online platform. Learn how to manage your images in the Lightroom image library, process your images with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, execute colour management with confidence and ease and print your images without losing any quality. Learn the beginner basics and advanced techniques to give your images the professional touch. We teach you all the Lightroom Modules with an emphasis on the Library & Develop modules.

What you will learn...

The Library & Map Module:


  • Different importing techniques to suit your Computers setup
  • Import using presets to manage your images more effectively
  • Management of MetadataKeywords and Copyright
  • Syncronising Metadata and Settings
  • How to use colour labels, star ratings and image filters 
  • Setup and manage Image collections
  • Catalog (yes, it is spelt that way) and Folder management
  • Filters and advanced searching


Once we have developped a few images, we'll come back to the library module and learn:

  • Exporting images using different presets
  • Colour spaces and when to use them
  • Setting up watermarks
  • Publish services - get your images online in a flash
  • Catalog backups for future use - Drives fill up, manage your images correctly
  • Using the Map module for adding positional metadata and searching by location

The Develop Module:


  • Understand the RAW image file and its capabilities
  • Understanding different image processing techniques
  • Using and managing presets
  • Brightness, Contrast and understanding the Histogram
  • Dust and spot removal 
  • Adjustment Filters and when to apply them
  • Croppping and straightening your images
  • White Balance - fast and accurate colours
  • Black & White image processing
  • Batch processing - get it done correctly the first time
  • Clarity, Dehaze, Vibrance and Saturation -  Just the right amount please!
  • The tonal curve
  • Hue, Saturation and Luminance - colour management for accurate image presentation
  • Sharpening and Noise Reduction
  • Lens Corrections
  • Post processing image effects

The Book Module:

  • Create stunning Photobooks from Lightroom
  • Using different Book settings and presets
  • Creating stylish layouts
  • Adding Pages and Guides
  • Adding creative text to your pages
  • Exports for use and printing with South African Photobook businesses

The Slideshow Module:

  • Create professional Slideshows for multiple display purposes
  • Using different layouts for different screen sizes 
  • Overlays and Backdrops - adding nice images for awesome effects
  • Titles - Giving your slideshow the correct title and when it displays
  • Adding music to your slideshows
  • Managing playback and saving using different file types

The Print Module:

  • Create stunning prints from Lightroom
  • Layout styles and image settings
  • Adding guides
  • Templates
  • Media management -using different paper
  • Printer setup

The Web Module:

  • Create HTML Web pages 
  • Uploading files to your website using the FTP
  • Using and creating templates
  • Output settings - how your web folder is displayed
  • Image information display
  • Browzer preview and setup

What you will need...

  • Your own Laptop or Mac with Adobe Lightroom Classic installed
  • Something to take notes with
  • Experience needed - Basic computer skills
  • Images on for processing - RAW images are preferred

More information...

Apart from learning how to use all the different modules, we will also look how to setup Lightroom correctly for optimal use. Learn how to send images to Photoshop for external editing and usings those changes once again in Lightroom. 

The Lightroom course is made up of 2 three hour sessions, one week apart (6 hours in total).

Booking essential! Only one on one options are availabe which makes dates flexible. Please contact us using the form below and we can set something up.

This course is also available as an online option via Video Conference, please ask for more information. 

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