Photo Editing Workshop

Windhoek, Namibia

July 2, 2022

Arebbusch Lodge

Why should you attend?

Digital photography is such that photographers now have the great opportunity to edit their own photos according to their own style. In the old days of film, photographers had to be content with how the shop where the films were developed and printed, adjusted their photos. Now that capability is in our own hands through the use of software programs running on computers. If you shoot in the RAW format as you should, then only a bare minimum of editing is done in-camera, the rest is up to us how much of the data that was captured in RAW, we want to further develop and enhance. This is where editing or also called, Post Processing comes in to create those masterpieces that you always dreamt of. Don't fall for those who boast that their pictures are straight from the camera and they prefer not to edit them, what a shame because they don't know what they miss by not editing their photos.

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Course Outline

  • Import photos into Adobe Lightroom

  • Learn the layout of the Lightroom interface

  • The Library Module - where all your photos as thumbnails can be accessed

  • The Library Module - Where you assign various attributes to your photos

  • The Library Module - Where you can quickly select any folder of photos on your hard drive

  • The Library Module - from where you can quickly export photos into various formats

  • The Develop Module - Where the actual editing of a photo is done

  • The Develop Module - Where all adjustments are done to a photo, ie. the tonal adjustments like exposure, contrast, highlights, etc.

  • The Develop Module - Where you can tweak presets to fit your style

  • Adobe Photoshop - Jump from Lightroom to Photoshop and back

  • Adobe Photoshop - Learn to use the tools with shortcuts

  • Adobe Photoshop - How to use layers, how to do selections, how to mask

  • Adobe Photoshop - How to use various adjustments for specific tasks

  • Adobe Photoshop - How to remove unwanted elements from a photo

Please Note!

  1. The workshop is for one day only. It starts at 09:00 until 12:30 and coffee or tea with snacks will be served during this time. Lunch is from 12:30 to 13:30 and those who prefer to eat at the lodge can order lunch for their own pocket. The afternoon session is from 13:30 to 16:30 during which time coffee or tea and snacks will be provided. Water is available and on the tables for free.

  2. You should have a laptop with an editing program installed, preferably Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Lightroom is the program that we will concentrate on more than Photoshop.

  3. It is also suggested for participants to bring at least 10 selected photos of their own to edit and it is furthermore suggested that photos are shot in the RAW format. If you still only shoot in Jpeg format, then that is also OK.

  4. The workshop venue has internet WiFi available for free.

  5. You will be able to follow along on a big screen and you may ask questions at any time.

  6. You will get a certificate and the course material afterwards.

  7. This is a beginner's course on photo editing and not advanced of which the latter is planned for a later date.