Introduction to Lightroom

13 May 2017

10:00 - 16:30

University of Chester Kingsway Campus
United Kingdom

Tel:01225 325 733

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RPS Member£71.00 
Non RPS Member£95.00 
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CANCELLED next date 15th July

Introduction to Lightroom in Chester

This course provides an introduction to Lightroom’s organisational, editing and printing tools and is suitable for a beginner. 

Tutor : Tim Daly

Day schedule
10.00 Welcome and outline of the day

Topic 1: How Lightroom is different
Overview of the application, how it simplifies your workflow and the function of the Catalogue file.

Topic 2: Setting up your image archive
Advice on data storage, naming files, importing and managing your growing archive.

Topic 3: Viewing, editing and sorting

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch

Topic 4: Basic editing in the Develop module
Colour, exposure and tone control using a variety of panel tools.

Topic 5: Hand-editing techniques
Using the Selection Brush and other ‘floating’ tools, to create Lightroom-style masks.

Topic 6: Preparation for print
Using Lightroom’s new Soft-Proofing functions, we will use printer profiles and Lightroom print templates to layout contacts and finals for printing.

16.00 Review and recap of the day

16.30 End


The course will be run on Apple iMacs, however you are very welcome to bring along your own Windows PC or Apple laptops.

What you need to bring along
Bring along a USB stick, SD card or portable hard drive with a selection of your own images. Best option is to bring RAW files, but JPEG’s are okay too. (Note: Lightroom can’t edit layered .psd/Photoshop files).


You will need to bring a packed lunch

Windows users 
Only drives that are in the FAT32 format can be read and written to by both Windows PC’s and Apple computers. Check the format of your external drive before you attend the course, as it may not be compatible with our Apple iMacs. 

Times: 10am – 4.30pm
Address: University of Chester Kingsway Campus, Kingsway, Chester CH2 2LB.
Direction by Train: The centre is a 20-minute walk from Bache or Chester stations
Direction by Car: The centre is an short distance from the M53/A56 junction
Parking: There is plenty of onsite parking

Cancellation policy

Notice of Cancellation - Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

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01225 325 733

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