David Johnston

Essential Lightroom Techniques + DVD

David Johnston
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 117 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
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  • Available for purchase: $49.99
In this opening session, you’ll see an overview of the Lightroom software and become familiar with the multitude of organization tools that Lightroom offers outdoor photographers. After watching this, you’ll be able to organize your photos in your Lightroom library, as well as export your files out of Lightroom.
Discover a fundamental post-processing workflow that you can use for every photo that you edit in Lightroom. Workflows are important because they help you set up a systematic approach to post-processing that eliminates confusion.
Here, you’ll learn how to merge bracketed images from the field to create a single high dynamic range image file. These aren’t designed to be over-processed dynamic range photos. You will see how to create realistic bracketed photos to get more detail in your images.
In this session, you’ll learn how to remove objects in your photos. There are some limitations of object removal in Lightroom which you’ll see. When that happens, you’ll discover how to use Photoshop to finalize the removal of objects in your photography.
Discover how to manage difficult lighting situations in Lightroom, more specifically midday light. Some photographers do not take photographs during midday hours – however, if you follow these steps, you can produce successful photos even in the most difficult light.
In this session, you will learn how to create merged panorama photographs in Lightroom. Lightroom makes panorama merges extremely easy. However, there are some specific settings you must select to have a successful panorama merge.
Here, you’ll see how you can create dynamic light from any photograph. You don’t have to bracket an image to create dynamic range, although it does help. You’ll see how to use the Lightroom tools to create realistic dynamic features in your photos.
Learn how to edit wildlife photography. Wildlife is a major part of outdoor photography, and there are very specific adjustments that you need to make to reveal as much detail as possible in your wildlife images. You’ll see the tools to use for those edits.
In this session, you’ll learn how to edit night photography and the Milky Way. Milky Way post-processing is one of the most daunting tasks photographers face. However, with just a few simple adjustments and tools, Milky Way photography won’t seem that difficult, and you’ll create some amazing images.
While Lightroom is an extremely powerful software you can use in outdoor photography, there are still limitations. In this final session, you’ll see exactly what cannot be done within the Lightroom software and what you’ll need to make those edits.
10 Lessons
1  hrs 57  mins

Since its creation, Lightroom has consistently grown into one of the most powerful and most popular photo editing software programs on the market.

When it began, it was simply an additional tool that photographers used to make general edits to their images. However, since then, it’s become more useful. In fact, Lightroom is so useful for photographers that many have dropped Photoshop all together thanks to the editing ability of Lightroom. Lightroom is specifically powerful for outdoor photographers.

In this video class, you’ll learn how to use Lightroom specifically as an outdoor photographer.

So many of the Lightroom adjustments and tools can be applied to outdoor scenes and you’ll learn how to apply all of them in this class. Not only will you discover how to use the tools, but you’ll also see how each tool can be applied to different outdoor scenarios. You’ll see sessions on sunrise photography, difficult lighting situations, wildlife photography, Milky Way photography and more.

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 the class instruction, a workflow summary, and a helpful 1-page guide to keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom.

After this class, you’ll be able to confidently apply Lightroom adjustments and produce professional-level photos.

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