If you have reached the stage of wanting to edit your images, or process RAW files - beyond just adding filters - then I can definitely help. I always recommend Lightroom Classic CC as one of the best editing and workflow management tools available, and I use it daily - for around 95% of my editing work.
Please note, due to the current situation, I am carrying out all tuition sessions online via Zoom video with screen sharing. As this is generally more intensive, I'm also reducing my minimum course length from two hours to one hour - at my current rate of £30 an hour. However, please bear in mind that not everything can be covered in an hour and more sessions may be required if you would like to go through all of the areas I have outlined below - or we can just focus on specific aspects of the software, to suit your individual requirements.
"I am fairly new to photography and felt like I needed to explore editing but didn't know where to start. Gill has developed a series of easy to follow modules, guiding a novice user like myself through Lightroom, including installing it, the library system, importing, processing & exporting. She is a great teacher. She always answers any questions very promptly and is easy to work with. I would highly recommend her, you won't be disappointed!"
What do we cover?
I start with the 'workflow' side of things, looking at how you manage your images on your own computer, and then how to bring those into Lightroom, as well as talking about good back-up practises. From here I go through image management, to make it easier for you to choose your best images and decide which ones to edit. Then we move onto the fun side - the actual editing, or 'processing' as it's also known.
This stage involves working on specific images which I will ask you to bring with you, covering everything from cropping and straightening, through exposure and colour balance, and finally more advanced tools such as histograms, clarity and selective editing. I will also show you examples of editing using my own images as well.
I can demonstrate everything that you need to know using jpeg files, but if you do have RAW files available, these work even better, but it's not essential. I'd also recommend you have your camera with you as well, so we can take some test shots and then go through the whole process. After the session, I will send you a full set of course notes, which goes through everything we've discussed, so you don't have to remember it all at the time!
How does it work?
I usually recommend a minimum of two hours to go through everything, but a longer session will enable us to go into more detail, and carry out more sample projects. Once we are able to meet up in person again, if you prefer a face to face session in Milton Keynes, rather than an online session, then I'm happy to to do this at your home or another place of your choice, or I can arrange to meet you in one of a number of suitable locations that I have identified over the years, depending on what works for you.
We'll just need a PC or Mac (laptop or desktop) with Lightroom Classic CC already uploaded onto it, even if you have done nothing with it beyond this. I can also run sessions using my own editing laptop, but you will not get quite so much out of the session, as some of the areas we cover are around customising Lightroom to work the way that you work - so it's always best to use your own computer, and your own copy of the software, if we can.
To find out more, or to book a session, please call me on 07595 161855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.