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PHOTO 02 — Adobe Lightroom for Beginners

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Feb 22—Mar 22
Time: 7:00—9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Mar 7
Unit: 1
Tuition: $405
Instructor(s): David Bernal
Limit: 20
Status: Open
Please Note: Full schedule: 5 Thursdays, February 22 - March 22, 7:00 - 9:00 pm; One-on-one sessions: Saturday, March 17
7:00—9:00 pm
Feb 22—Mar 22
5 weeks
Drop By
Mar 7
1 Unit
David Bernal
Please Note: Full schedule: 5 Thursdays, February 22 - March 22, 7:00 - 9:00 pm; One-on-one sessions: Saturday, March 17
Adobe built the Lightroom software program specifically for photographers, and it has been in use and redeveloped since January 2007. Lightroom allows for powerful image processing, is excellent at organizing your images, and can be used on Apple OS and Windows systems. Its strength lies in its ability to make nondestructive edits on your images.

In this course, you will learn the functions and use of the different modules available in Lightroom: Library, Develop, Map, Book, Slideshow, Print, and Web. In each class session, we will discuss the basic concepts associated with a particular module. In addition, students will learn the ins and outs of image organization and making basic edits: cropping, changing color balance, removing red-eye, sharpening, reducing noise, straightening, and correcting ways images appear in various formats. Students will also learn how to create slide shows with their images, process images for web/social media use, and organize photos based on geolocation. By the end of the course, students will feel comfortable making Lightroom a part of their photography toolkit.

This course is designed for those with little or no experience with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic. Students should have a general understanding of digital file management. Students must have a laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic installed, and should bring it to class. The course includes a thirty-minute one-on-one session with the instructor, to be scheduled after the course begins.

David Bernal, Photographer

David Bernal specializes in sports, landscape, and fine art photography. He has covered numerous sporting events, including the 2016 Copa América soccer tournament and the 2015 Women’s World Cup. His work has been published in Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. His work can be viewed at davidbernalphotography.com.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.