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Series of Lightroom classes

Take one, two or the entire series


1. Setting up Lightroom to maximize workflow and file organization

2. Learning the Development module, export and presets!

3. Advanced features in the development panel and more!

Round Rock, Texas location (Off of University Blvd)

Contact  or  858-485-8199

Reserve Now!  Limited number of Students will be accepted. 


This series of classes will teach you all you need to know to organize, edit, and produce wonderful photographs in a very efficient manner.  Each class will cover a different subject within lightroom.  By taking the whole series, you will receive a well founded understanding to go out and manage your photographs and then produce amazing results sure to be wall hangers!  Each class will be a minimum of 2 hours in length and may go longer depending on questions.  This class is applicable for all levels of photographers, from beginners to pros if taken in sequence.  If you are already familiar with Lighroom basics, you can select any class individually.   


See the below descriptions for contents of each class.  

Class 1    $50 (+tax+PayPal fees)                             

File organization, catalogs, preferences, presets, and importing

This class will set the foundation for all you work in Lightroom.  You will learn how to set up your preferences to give you optimum results.  You will then learn how to set up various presets (non development) that will aid you in speeding up your workflow and simplifying the entire process. we will discuss color space and how if affects your images.  Next we will show you how to set up Metadata and templates.  We will discuss all the nuances of the import module, and show you way you can import all your photos into a well organized structure that will eventually allow you to find any photo with 10-15 sec.  We will discuss naming conventions, culling methods, and other methods to help you keep all your photos only a couple clicks away


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Class 2    $60 (+tax+PayPal fees)                             

The Develop Module: Basic photo editing and exporting

This class will go over all the basic editing functions in the develop module. This will give you the knowledge you need to know to create wonderful results from your RAW or jpeg camera images.  We'll cover profiles, white balance, tone, and presence.  You will learn the importance of the histogram.  We'll explore Hue, Saturation and Luminance.  Set the foundation for all you editing work in Lightroom.  You will learn how to reduce the noise in your images and then sharpen them while editing and then also while exporting to various media.  Lens corrections, transformations and effects will be detailed out.   We'll also discuss Develop "Pre-sets", how to use the adobe defaults, how to go get and load third party pre-sets, and finally how to make your own.  Synchronization and development settings will also be covered.  The class will finish up with learning how to export your photos and how to make "presets" for various different results.


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Class 3    $75 (+tax+PayPal fees)                             

Advanced features, localized editing, tips, tricks and adjustments

This class will go over advance features in Lightroom.  Localized adjustments, brush capabilities, auto mask and erase.  Then we'll explore Luminosity masking,  Color range protection, and color grading. This leads us to RGB tone curves, split toning and manual lens corrections.  We'll explore HDR, and panorama merging and stitching.  Then there face detection and depth masking. Learn some not well known quick tips and shortcuts.  We'll explore using and loading third party plugins and visit the print module.  If time allows we'll discuss keyword hierarchies and using collections.


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Cost of the series:  All three together is $170.00 (+tax+Paypal fee)

Dates: Class 1 = Sept 11th - Class 2 = Oct 23 18th - Class 3 = Nov 13nd


Location: Teravista Community Association Meeting Room  

*4211 Teravista Club Dr, Round Rock, TX 78665


Start time 7:00 pm.   Duration 2+ hours.  (max 3 hrs)

Equipment needed:  Just yourself with a curious mind ready to learn

Recommended Equipment:

Laptop with Lightroom loaded on it  (and class materials and provided images) 

Notebook and pencil.

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Purchase all 3 classes

We only accept PAYPAL or check/cash.

Refund Policy:  100% refund# (#minus any PayPal/credit card charges) is available up to 2 week prior to event.  50% of cost# is available up to 1 week prior.  Within 57days - no refund is available.  You can sell your spot to another person with  24 hr notification to RADykstra Photography (here-forth indicated as RAD) . Once you receive class materials No Refund is available nor can you sell your spot.   RAD reserves the right to cancel any event or activity due to insufficient registration or any unforeseen circumstances. you will be notified within 48 of the event.  RAD will offer refunds (minus any credit card charges) if RAD has to cancel the event. No other costs such as transportation or other reservations are covered.   Note:  Since this is a weather dependent and Sky position dependent event. Postponement  date could be any date within 1 week of the event.  If you cannot attend the postponement date no refunds are available (but you may attend a future class of the same subject)   If photo shoot portion is not able to be scheduled within 1 week, a credit for a future class will be issued when conditions are favorable.  

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