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Lightroom for beginners

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Lightroom is arguably the most useful software application for image management. Designed specifically for photographers, it can handle almost every task you’ll need – from camera to print.

In this two part workshop series, designed specifically for Canon EOS users, we explain what Lightroom can do for you and how it differs from Photoshop or Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP).

These workshops are theory-based – you will watch a series of on-screen examples and have a comprehensive handout to take away so you can recreate the workflow at home. We don't supply a computer workstation because everyone's computer skill level is slightly different, but you are welcome to bring your own laptop to follow along.

Part one: Lightroom for beginners

After exploring Lightroom’s capabilities and giving an overview of what each of the modules can do, you will learn how to create a catalogue, then import, sort and tag your images, all within the powerful Library module.

We’ll explain about the different file formats you will be working with and how to adjust these different file types using the Develop module.

To end the day you will see the options available for outputting your results via some of the other Lightroom modules – whether as prints, slide shows, photo books or submitting to online galleries.

You’ll go away with a better understanding of the Lightroom interface and essential skills to use the two key modules – Library and Develop.


 – Overview of Lightroom interface and the modules
 – Differences between Lightroom, DPP and Photoshop
 – Understanding images types: RAW, JPEG and TIFF
 – Getting organised with the Library module
 – Creating a catalogue and importing images
 – Using the Develop module to analyse and edit your images

 – Options for outputting your results


Although you don’t need to bring any equipment, you are welcome to bring your own laptop (pre-installed with your own copy of Lightroom).


This course is designed for Canon EOS photographers of all levels who want to explore Lightroom's powerful cataloguing and output tools to improve their EOS workflow.

The maximum on this workshop course is 12 photographers, meaning you get plenty of opportunities to have your questions answered and the tuition tailored to your needs.