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THe Simple Edit

some of the most beautiful photographs have the simplest edits

with Leah Zawadzki

Leah offers alumni seats to those who have previously taken the Simple Edit as a silent or active student. They are $150 dollars. Please contact Leah directly if you would like to purchase an alumni seat. 

Class Overview:

I remember the days when I had no clue how to organize my photographs. I am reminded of this every time I search for images from those days and can't find what I'm looking for. Luckily, someone showed me a very simple way to structure my folders—AND then I learned Lightroom. Today, I’d be crazy without it. I hear so many that say it’s too hard or I don’t have time to learn it. Let me tell you with all certainty, you can absolutely learn it. This class will focus on simple concepts to get you started using Lightroom today.

Where are you at with your own editing? Are you able to finish your photographs with edits that speak to your voice as an artist?  In this class we will explore this concept, along with the concept that it’s not always in the edit; it’s in the photographing itself. Sure you can use editing to fix some mistakes that may happen while photographing, but learning to understand how to edit can also help you begin to take better photographs. In this class, we'll look at ways to fix in-camera mistakes with editing, and at the same time, move you toward making better images all around.