R109 Winter 2020 Introduction to Adobe’s Lightroom
Tuesdays, 9:40–11:05, Jan. 28–Feb. 18
Instructor: Joe Benning
Adobe’s Lightroom is arguably the standard for managing and editing digital photographs. Using Lightroom, photographers can organize and enhance portfolios, turning what would otherwise seem to be dull photos into photos that sparkle. But Lightroom is not a substitute for taking good photos. It is better to think of the Lightroom postproduction process as analogous to a darkroom from film days. This course will focus on two of the most important ways photographers use Lightroom: portfolio management and editing. Portfolio management entails importing and storing photo collections as Lightroom portfolios. Editing includes selecting the white balance, adjusting exposures, cropping, straightening, color saturation, and vignetting digital photos. Finally, the course will explore presenting edited photos individually and as portfolios.
Joe Benning is founder of Evocative Photos, a photo licensing website (www.evocativephotos.com). In addition, he runs a travel and photo blog (www.joebenningphotography.com). Benning is a retired economist and holds a PhD in public administration from New York University, where he studied economics and public policy.