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ART 161 — Bring Your Photos to Life with Lightroom

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: On campus
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 26—Dec 12
Time: 7:00—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 9
Unit(s): 2 Units
Tuition: $540
Limit: 20
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 21 and November 28
On campus
7:00—9:30 pm
Sep 26—Dec 12
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 9
2 Units
Please Note: No class on November 21 and November 28
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a start-to-finish software solution for efficiently organizing, enhancing, and sharing your images through prints, slideshows, books, and web galleries, and on social media sites. In this course, you will learn an optimal workflow for downloading, organizing, and backing up images, allowing you to find your best images in seconds. From there, you’ll learn how to accentuate your images with general tone, contrast, and color-correction adjustments, and how to apply localized adjustments to portions of your images to really make them radiate. You will learn how to convert images to black-and-white, tone them with warm or cool tones, correct lens-distortion issues, increase sharpness, and reduce noise. Together we will explore the benefits of shooting in the raw format and discover how it offers the highest-quality images a camera can produce. By understanding Lightroom’s many sophisticated tools, coupled with presets, you will be able to automate your image-processing workflow and increase your efficiency and precision so you can spend more time shooting and less time at the computer. Finally, we will discuss Lightroom’s array of tools for sharing your images, to get them out of the computer and into the world.

This course is for students of all levels, although some prior experience with photography and computers is expected. Students will need a laptop computer with the current version of Lightroom installed.

Reid Thaler, Photographer

Reid Thaler teaches photography and digital image processing throughout the Bay Area, including the College of Marin, Santa Rosa Junior College, Samy’s Camera, Looking Glass Photo and Camera, Keeble & Shuchat Photo, and the City of Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education program. He began photography at age nine, and besides professional portrait, event, and still-life photography, provides digital imaging and computer services at his studio.

Textbooks for this course:

(Recommended) Martin Evening, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers, 1st (ISBN 978-0133929195)