Online Post Production Course

7 Steps To Perfect Pictures [Lightroom Classic CC]

A 7 week online course with video lessons weekly exercises. My RAW files are included so you can work alongside me and get practical experience that will take your raw file developing to the next level. I'm using Lightroom Classic CC, but the concept is the same whatever software you use. You don't take a photograph - you make it. From getting it perfect in camera to the final polish in Lightroom where you make it your own, convey your personality, excitement and style to your viewer

Do You Find Yourself...

  • Pushing sliders around hoping for a good one?
  • Unsure how to plan a vision & create it?
  • Unsure what tools do or which is 'right'?
  • Getting annoying 'halos' on detail work?
  • With images that end up looking overdone or 'photoshopped'?
  • Wondering how you 'should' do it?

If you said YES to any of these, this course is for you

 

  • Stop hoping - be confident
  • Plan your work & work your plan
  • Know when to stop
  • Take your viewers on a journey with you
  • Watch your images come to life
     

What You Get

'A Masterclass In Photography' is a series of video tutorials (8 hours), downloadable support notes and exercises. Exercises are a combination of videos and step-by-step instructions. Some lessons have accompanying images taken during a tutorial for you to download and compare on your own screen. 

(W1-01 = Week 1 - Lesson 1...)
W1-01 This Week - Back To Basics


  • W1-02 Saving
W1-03 Raw V JPEG
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W1-04 The Interface

  • W1-05 Histograms and 'Basic' Panel

  • W1-06 Clarity
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W1-07 Tone Curve

  • W1-08 Basic Tonal Range Polish
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W1-09 Import to Folder

  • W1-10 Snapshots and Virtual Copies

W2-01 This Week - Blaze of Colour

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W2-02 White Balance
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W2-03 Saturation and Vibrance
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W2-04 HSL
W2-05 Split Toning
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W2-06 Black and White
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W2-07 Colour Polish

W3-01 This Week - Little Details


  • W3-02 Crop Tool
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W3-03 Spot Removal Cloning
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W3-04 Red Eye Tool
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W3-05 Grad Filter
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W3-06 Radial Filter
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W3-07 Brushes
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W3-08 Selective Polish
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W3-09 Planning and Execution
     

W4-01 This Week - Techy Stuff


  • W4-02 Detail Sharpening
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W4-03 Lens Corrections
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W4-04 Transform Panel
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W4-05 Effects Panel

  • W4-06 Calibration Panel

  • W4-07 High Tech Polish

W5-01 This Week - Let’s Get Speedy


  • W5-02 Copy Settings
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W5-03 Presets
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W5-04 Presets & Local Adjustments
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W5-05 Faster Creative Workflow

W6-01 This Week - The Final Frontier


  • W6-02 Panoramas
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W6-03 HDR

  • W6-04 HDR Look

  • W6-05 Spot Colour
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W6-06 Video Adjustments

  • W6-07 Exporting

  • W6-08 Watermarking
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W6-09 HDR Polish

W7-01 This Week is About YOU

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W7-02 Creative Workflow

  • W7-03 Where to Start
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W7-04 Find Your Interpretation
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W7-05 Loving The Light
  • 
W7-06 How Far is Too Far

How It's Delivered

On completing checkout, we'll email you a receipt and a few minutes later your log in details to our online training centre. You can change these from inside your account.

Weekly tutorials, notes and exercises are added in your account every seven (7) days to completion.  You can pause or speed up your course should you wish. 

 

Who's It For?

Beginner and intermediate photographers who not only want to learn Lightroom's tools and how to use them, but also want direction, how to plan and execute a goal for their images that conveys feelings, personality and meaning to their viewers.

Which Version of Lightroom?

7STPP is for subscription Lr Classic CC (previously just called Lr CC) and stand alone versions Lr6 / Lr2015 / Lr5.

It's relevant to earlier versions back to Lr4, though a few tools featured in the course may be missing from older versions.

If your Lightroom looks like this, you're good to go.

lightroom classic CC

 

I do NOT recommend 7STPP for the new 100% cloud based 'Lite' version now called Lightroom CC which looks like this...

7stpp new lightroom cc

 

It has a different interface and fewer tools. Adobe have said Lightroom Classic will continue alongside the new version which is geared more towards mobile devices as well as desk / laptops.