THE SIMPLE EDIT
some of the most beautiful photographs have the simplest edits
SPRING SESSION 5/6/19 to 5/26/19
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 not only teaches Lightroom but workflow and editing skills that will make post-production your favorite part of the process.
Past students have reported improved workflow, better edits, and massive amounts of time saved editing sessions.
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.
What You Will Learn:
the basics of lightroom CLASSIC with focus on library and develop modules
what the new lightroom CC is all about and how it might fit in your workflow
overview of using lightroom for video, bookmaking and printing
how to better utilize collections and lightroom mobile
simple workflow for personal work and client sessions guaranteed to save you time
simple processing techniques for both color and black and white
how to use presets and how to create your own
what edits a photo needs and what it doesn't
to explore your own editing style
how to evaluate your images, refine your style/vision and
how to improve in your camera shooting, yes we talk about shooting too
to curate your images into a cohesive and consistent body of work
This three week online interactive workshop will include:
most instruction provided via video presentation
daily interaction from me answering questions about the materials presented
students must submit 3-5 RAW images, a minimum of one image will be edited by me
small, simple assignments reinforce lessons
one large individually crafted assignment specific to your work
individual editing/image critique
illuminate presets provided to all active and silent students
special threads for silent students to submit work and interact
a digital PDF with all the lessons presented at the end of class
invitation to private FB group after class for The Simple Edit alumni
“I took Leah's class because I wanted to organize my photos using Lightroom and speed up the editing process--her class seemed the perfect solution. What I wasn't expecting was to become excited and energized about photography again and the whole creative process! We were only a few days into the class when I knew that it was going to be much more than what I had expected. Leah isn't just a teacher, but a mentor and friend. She opened herself up to us in a very honest and genuine way and also took a very personal interest in each of us as students. I was amazed at how much time she put into giving us feedback and answering our questions. I'm enjoying working in Lightroom now, but I'm also shooting with more confidence, and for that I'm very grateful.”
To read more testimonials from past students go HERE.
It's recommended students shoot and edit RAW files.
The most current version of Lightroom Classic is required. Latest version of Lightroom for desktop is ok too, email Leah with questions.
Please message me with any questions HERE.
Active Seat $300 | Silent Seat $200 | Alumni $150