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DPA Lightroom Fundamentals

Saturday April 14th 11am-3:30pm – $125

At Adobe Systems as a contractor in 2007, I had the privilege of working on Lightroom’s launch. Many of us felt that this is what Photoshop should have developed into. Both programs are great but if your focus is photos, you need Lightroom. The cost factor aside: the code is lighter and the algorithms are much more effective in many of the functions. In addition, Lightroom has great tools for metadata, keywording and databasing. From photo pro to interested hobbyist, this is the one program you’ll need.

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This course is for all levels. There will be plenty of time to work on your images, ask questions and have nagging issues resolved. You must bring a laptop with Lightroom 3 already loaded (a free trial is available at Adobe). PCs or Macs are fine.

©Eric Sahlin

In the LIBRARY module we’ll cover

-Import Dialog
-Renaming, changing order, rating, keywording, organizing, synching metadata and comparison functions
-Quick Develop
-View Options
– Collections and Exporting

In the DEVELOP module we’ll cover

-White Balance, Tone, Presence, Tone Curve, HSL/Color/B&W, Detail, Lens Corrections and Camera Calibration.
-Localized corrections
-Synching corrections
-Panel control
-Output to file, Facebook, Flickr and SmartMug

In the SLIDESHOW module we’ll cover

-Options, Layout, Overlays, Backdrop, Titles and Playback
-Adding Text, Music and Templates

In the PRINT module we’ll cover

-Layout Style, Image settings, Guides, Page and Print Job
-Templates and customization

In the WEB module we’ll cover

-Layout Styles, Site info, Appearance, Image Info, Output Settings and Upload Settings
-Flash, html and user templates as well as custom plug-ins

There is no doubt that Lightroom will change your workflow and will truly “Simplify photography from shoot to finish.”

We will break a half hour for lunch and my studio is close to a number of restaurants.

Eric’s studio is located at:309 4th Street #108 Oakland, CA

For more information or to register contact our student Liaison at 877.372.2231 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 877.372.2231 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or register online here: https://www.digitalphotoacademy.com/DpaObjects/classRegistration/36450

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DPA Composition in the Field: The Golden Gate Bridge

Saturday April 30th  – 2pm – 6pm

How many times have you driven across the Golden Gate Bridge thinking that you have got to get some pictures of this iconic landmark and never manage to quite get to it. An expedition is just the thing! There are thousands of potential compositions there that would offer numerous opportunities for your photographic interpretation.

Bridge at Blue Hour

The class will assemble at the north end of the bridge at the first car park on Conzelman Rd. It is pretty busy there so you should try to be early. From there, we’ll proceed to the bridge on the east side and walk the length of it and back. It can be gusty on the bridge so please bring a windbreaker. It is also very noisy on the span itself, so you also might want to bring earplugs to cut out the ambient road din.

You should end up back at the headlands closer to sunset for those powerful shots of the western side glowing bright red.

Topics covered will be composition, depth of field, image compression, macro photography and polarization. So grab your walking shoes, your kit and your polarizer and join us for this expedition!,

All photos on this page ©Eric Sahlin

Composition in the Field classes are $50.00. For more information or to register by phone, contact our student liaison at our toll free number: 877.372.2231 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 877.372.2231 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. or click here and scroll down to April 30th. to register on line.

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