Lightroom for Photographers

Class 1 Homework

For homework, please download this file, extract the images within it to a folder on your computer. Import the images into Lightroom. Rename them with your preferred naming convention. Apply your information to the photographs as if you were the photographer and make sure they all get stamped with your copyright. During the import, make sure all the images are given the keywords: belly dancing and christmas recital

Now sort through the images. Tag the deletable images as Rejects, tag the great images as Picks. If you come across images in a sequence that are similar, use the select and compare feature to choose the best image as the pick and reject the rest.

When you are done sorting through the Picks and Rejects, delete the Rejects and group the Picks into a collection called “Belly Dancing Christmas 2008”. Now sort through the Picks and rate them from 0 to 5 stars.

When you are done, choose two of the images assigned 5 stars and email the files as attachments so I can see your work.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to email me.

Class 2 Homework

For homework, please download the following 5 files into a folder on your computer (Right-Click on them and choose Save As, or Command-Click if you are on a Macintosh and choose Save As).

Import the five photos into your Lightroom Catalogue (rename them if you’d like and stamp them with any other information you’d like).

Work on each one individually in the develop module. Use the crop tool to crop them to your liking, and then adjust the Colour Balance, Exposure (that includes Exposure, Recovery, Fill Light, Black, Brightness and Contrast) along with the Clarity, Vibrance and Saturation to your liking.

When you are done, go back to the Grid view in the Library module, select the five images and  email the five exported files as attachments so that I can see your work.

Class 3 Homework

For homework, please download the following two files into a folder on your computer (Right-Click on them and choose Save As, or Command-Click if you are on a Macintosh and choose Save As).

Import the photos into your Lightroom Catalogue

Perform the following actions on the file 1:

  • Crop it to remove the space above the models head while retaining her head, shoulders, arms and waist
  • White Balance the image
  • Remove blemishes from the model’s face
  • Brighten and saturate the model’s irises
  • Brighten the white’s of the model’s eyes
  • Soften the model’s skin on the model’s face
  • Export the image as a high-quality JPEG with the longest side resized to 1000 pixels at 96 PPI.

File 1, Part 2

  • Make a virtual copy of the image
  • Add a dark vignetting effect to highlight the model
  • Use an adjustment brush to change the colour of the background (to blue) and change the colour of the barbells to a colour of your choice
  • Export the image as a high-quality JPEG with the longest side resized to 1000 pixels at 96 PPI.  Make sure you use a unique name so as to not over write the file created in part 1.

File 2

  • Crop the image to your liking
  • Adjust the white balance and exposure as required
  • Use a gradient mask to darken and add drama to the sky
  • Export the image as a high-quality JPEG with the longest side resized to 1000 pixels at 96 PPI.

File 2, Part 2

  • Create a virtual copy of the image
  • Use an adjustment brush to convert the image to black and white with the exception of “the tree”
  • Export the image as a high-quality JPEG with the longest side resized to 1000 pixels at 96 PPI.  Make sure you use a unique name so as to not over write the file created in part 1.

When you are done, email the four exported files as attachments so I can see your work.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me.