Lightroom Classic Online Post-Processing Workshop

YPS Workshop | Jul 27-04 Aug, 2024 | Google Meet

Last Day For Registration: 14 July, 2024

Mentor: Mr Ashok Kandimalla

This workshop is designed for photographers who would like to improve their images without spending too much time in post-processing. It will serve those who want to learn Lightroom Classic as well those who are already using the software but want to brush up on their knowledge

Workshop will cover the Library and Develop Modules of Lightroom Classic. (Lightroom, which is cloud-based, is not included) 

To make the workshop more relevant and useful, it will not cover every command nor every option in a command like what some workshops do. Rather it will be oriented towards preparing photographers to process their images in the best possible way

This workshop is a ‘get your feet wet’ type of introduction. While going through the workshop will certainly give you the knowledge to process any image, you will need to practice the software to become an expert

All demo images, a sample library and a workshop guide will be supplied

Prerequisites for Participants:

  • Basic knowledge of imaging like exposure, contrast, using a histogram, sharpness, WB, dynamic and brightness ranges, and color fundamentals (like saturation, hue, etc.)
  • A fast Internet connection
  • Thorough basic computer knowledge to launch programs, copy, move, rename, and delete files
  • Drag and drop operation
  • Laptop with the latest version of Lightroom Classic loaded
  • Google Meet app loaded on computer
  • Adobe Acrobat pdf reader, latest version (available as a free download)
  • All demo images and a sample library with images (which will be supplied) must be loaded in proper folders before start of the workshop
  • A workshop guide will also be supplied in PDF form. All participants need to keep a hard copy of this when attending the workshop

Workshop Schedule

Session 1: Saturday, Jul 27: 4 to 7 PM (3 hours)

Session 2: Sunday, Jul 28: 4 to 7 PM (3 hours)

Session 3: Tuesday, Jul 30: 6:30 to 8:30 PM (2 hours)

Session 4: Thursday, Aug 1: 6:30 to 8:30 PM (2 hours)

Session 5: Saturday, Aug 3: 4 to 7 PM (3 hours)

Session 6: Sunday Aug 4: 4 to 7 PM (3 hours)

Total 16 hours

Workshop Contents

Will cover Library and Develop modules of Lightroom Classic

Part 1 – Introduction to Lightroom Classic 

  • What are Lightroom and Lightroom Classic? 
  • Important Features and architecture of Lightroom Classic 
  • The concept of a Catalog
  • Creating and organizing your Image Library 
  • Library module and Catalog of Lightroom 

Part 2 – Library module — Importing and sorting your images 

  • Library module —the basic organization 
  • Creating a Catalog 
  • Importing images
  • Selecting an image or set of images
  • Deleting unwanted and Selecting images for development 

Part 3 – Library module — Organizing and finding your images

  • Making a Collection  
  • Stacks 
  • Removing Image(s) from the catalog
  • Issues relating to deleting, renaming and moving folders and images
  • Backing up your catalog

Part 4 – Introduction to Develop module

  • Develop Module —the basic organization 
  • Tools in the Development module 

Part 5 – Develop module — Lens, Alignment and Perspective Corrections

  • Lens Corrections 
  • Correcting Lens Defects
  • Alignment and Perspective Corrections 
  • Manual Straightening 
  • Cropping 

Part 6 – Develop module — The Basic tool, Tone Curve, Color Mixer and Soft proofing 

  • White Balance 
  • Histogram 
  • Basic toolset  
  • Clipping Indications
  • Targeted Adjustments with TAT – tone and color

Part 7 – Develop module — Sharpening, Noise Reduction, Effects

  • Sharpening 
  • Noise Reduction (NR) 
  • Post Crop Vignetting 

Part 8 – Develop module — Healing tool and Masking. etc.

  • Cloning and spot removal
  • Brush tool, Linear and Radial gradient, people and feature detection
  • Subject, object, sky and background detection
  • Copy, invert and modify masks, using addition, subtraction and intersection

Part 9 – Develop module — Productivity tools, Exporting Images

  • Creating and applying a Preset 
  • Copy and Paste, Sync and Auto Sync
  • Launching  Photoshop from Lightroom Classic
  • Exporting images for web and print
  • Creating an Export Preset
  • How do I send my raw file with editing information to someone else 

Part 10 – Q&A Session

Preparation Needs For Participants:

  • Desktop/Laptop with Lightroom Classic loaded. (More instructions to follow) 
  • Good internet connection (Min. 25 Mbps)
  • Note book & pen to take notes
  • Lots of enthusiasm! (Mandatory to attend)

Fees & Registration

  • Limited Registrations: Max 15 participants only
  • Workshop Fee for YPS members: Rs. 1999/- (Exclusive of Convenience Fee and Taxes) per person. Member must be logged-in to register as a member.
  • Workshop Fee for Non-members is Rs. 2749/- (Exclusive of Convenience Fee and Taxes) per person. Click here to become a YPS Member

About Mr Ashok Kandimalla

Mr Ashok Kandimalla has been in the field of photography for more than three decades and has extensive experience in both film and digital photography. As an electronics and computer engineer (he holds a degree in electronics from IIT Madras), he has a unique and deep insight into digital photographic technology

Mr Kandimalla has a passion for sharing his knowledge through teaching and writing. Starting from 2009, he has been authoring a series of articles under the title ‘Basics of Photography’ in the magazine – Smart Photography.  Many of his articles have also been published in the ‘Viewfinder’ which is the official journal of FIP.  He was also a co-editor for the FIP’s Sapphire Jubilee Viewfinder book. So far, he has published more than 200 articles plus equipment reviews in various leading Indian photography magazines

Mr Kandimalla has also conducted more than 100 workshops and photography courses for several corporate customers (Honeywell, Bank of America, Infosys, etc.) and UNESCO. Currently, he conducts workshops and classes regularly at Mindscreen Film Institute (MFI), Chennai. He was the President of Telangana Photographic Society in 2018. He was also an invited speaker at the FIP Convention in Rajahmundry

He has been interviewed and featured on the Nikon Japan Centenary website for his contributions to photography. He is the only Indian to be thus honored

Mr Ashok Kandimalla was conferred with Honorary YPS on 22nd Mar 2024 at the FIP Convention in Mysuru, hosted by YPS

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