Introduction to Lightroom -Tim Daly

Event info

This course provides an introduction to Lightroom’s organisational, editing and printing tools and is suitable for a beginner.  The Course will be held on Windows PC laptops.

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

What you need to bring along
A USB stick 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) Packed lunch or use local amenities.

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

Address: The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR

Please visit  to help plan your trip. Please be aware that the car park in the Paintworks on a weekday is limited to three hours.  Weekends, and evenings after 6pm are unlimited.

Bristol Temple Meads is a 30-minute walk to Paintworks.

Buses running from Bristol Temple Meads to Paintworks are: 1, 178, 349 or the X39, but please check before leaving.

A Park & Ride service is available from Brislington Park & Ride. More information can be found at  

Local Parking

If you need to bring your car and don’t want to use the Park and Ride Buses, you can book a place to park at a nearby supermarket using this link

You can also park all-day for £5 at Arnos Manor.  Visitors will need to go to the hotel reception to purchase a ticket to display on their windscreen. 


Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Venue Information

Wheelchair Access


Cancellation policy

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. If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.


RPS House

337-340 Paintworks

Arnos Vale



RPS Website

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