David Johnston

Advanced Lightroom Techniques + DVD

David Johnston
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 82 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
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  • Available for purchase: $49.99

In this session, you’ll view a detailed step-by-step instruction on how to view black and white photography the right way by being able to visualize colors and gray tones together. After that, we’ll dive deep into black and white photography editing to show you how to create deeper contrasts and add color luminance to specific sections of your photos.

Did you know that every photograph you take has stored information that will tell you exactly what settings you were using? This is called metadata. Maybe the most important part of metadata is the lens profile. In this session, you’ll learn creative ways to use the lens profile correction tool in Lightroom for better image results.

If there is one under-utilized tool in Lightroom for outdoor photography, it’s the radial filter. This very special tool helps you bring more attention to your subject matter. In this session, you’ll see three different ways you can use the radial filter for more dynamic subjects.

Did you know that you can use masking in Lightroom? This technique was once only available in Photoshop, but now there's a powerful version available in Lightroom. In this session, learn how to use range masking specifically for light and luminance.

Just like in the previous session, we are going to be using range masking to make powerful adjustments to our photos. However, in this session, we are going to be using range masking to select very specific colors that we want to enhance. This is an especially powerful tool to use for sunrise and sunset photography!

Stylizing your photographs can be an effective way to create consistency in your images. The easiest way to be consistent with style is with split toning. In this session, we’ll show you how to use split toning in Lightroom to adjust your images with complimentary tones already present in the photo.

It seems like everyone is selling their own Lightroom presets. While they do speed up the editing process, they rarely match the light and situation of your photos. To fix this, you can actually create your own user presets for more consistent preset fits.

7 Lessons
1  hrs 22  mins

In outdoor photography, there is a belief called the 50/50 rule. It states that 50% of your work is done in the field taking the photograph and the other 50% is enhancing that image in the digital darkroom.

In this class, we are going to be looking at the advanced techniques that you can achieve in Lightroom to perfect your outdoor photography.

Now, there are definitely basic edits you can make and tools you can use for your photographs. However, the advanced tools are both the dynamic and subtle edits you can use to take your images to the next level. In fact, since it has been created, Lightroom has continued to add editing tools you can use for your photography that are more and more advanced.

In this class, your instructor David Johnston will show you how to use these tools specifically for outdoor photography. That means you’ll go through various scenarios like black and white photos, wildlife, and landscapes to show you the right way to use the advanced tools in Lightroom.

In addition to the detailed video instruction you’ll receive, this class will provide you with a few downloadable PDF resources, including a class guide that you can follow and use as a reminder of the key points of this class instruction, and a downloadable supplement to help you identify and understand tones and histograms for your photographs.

After watching this class, you’ll be able to take your outdoor photography to the next level with advanced tools in Lightroom.

NOTE: You’ll receive this Class video instruction in two forms: As on-demand streaming video (in your OPG Account); and as a physical DVD, mailed to you.

David Johnston

David Johnston is a professional outdoor photographer located in the beautiful state of Tennessee. He is most familiar with photographing older mountain landscapes of the Appalachian Mountains, and occasionally ventures into other locations around the world to capture amazing outdoor scenes. David began his passion of photography in high school where he learned to photograph with film cameras and develop his own prints in the darkroom. However, after college he switched to digital photography and began his business photographing the outdoors as well as teaching people how to improve their skills in outdoor photography. When David isn’t traveling and taking photos, he’s just like you! He enjoys lounging on the couch, watching sports, and spending time with his wife and friends.

David Johnston

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Advanced Lightroom Techniques + DVD Purchase this class for $49.99.