Basics of Photography

What is Photography?


Parts of a Camera

Types of Cameras

Film Camera and Digital camera – A Comparision

What is SLR Camera

Point and Shoot Vs SLR camera

Camera Sensors – Why it matters?

How to Focus

How to Hold Camera

The Right Exposure

Depth of Field and how to control it?

Aperture, Shutter and Creatively correct Exposure


Exposure Triangle


Exposure Value / Exposure Compensation

White Balance

How to Judge the Correct Exposure – Histogram


Camera Modes

Type of Lenses

Optical vs Digital Zoom

Choosing a Camera – Case Study

Case Study

Image Editing – Post Processing in the Digital Darkroom


Image Viewing / Editing Softwares

Introduction to Photoshop editing

Organising Your Pictures


Composition Tips and Tricks

How to Take Great Pictures


Megapixel Myth

I can’t take good pictures – I don’t have a big camera

Types of Photography



Qualities of a Photographer

Taking Care of your Camera

Course Material and Participation Certificates will be provided.


Abobe Lightroom 3

Mac-Command PC – Ctrl


Choose Where to Store Your Photos

Folder Organization

Getting Photos from Your Camera Into Lightroom

Lightroom wont import duplicates, Import into this Folder – go to the Folders panel in the Library

module, Right-click on the folder, and choose Import into this Folder

Importing Photos Already on Your Computer

Save Time Importing Using Import Presets (and a Compact View)

Shooting Tethered (Go Straight from Your Camera, Right Into Lightroom)

Creating Your Own Custom File Naming Templates

Choosing Your Preferences for Importing Photos

The Adobe DNG

File Format Advantage

Creating Your Own Custom Metadata (Copyright) Templates

Getting Around Lightroom

Library filter – \ in library module

Viewing Your Imported Photos

Use of Ctrl + Tab, Shift tab, Side panels – Auto hide and show feature

Clean view – Ctrl-Shift-F

You can also use the keyboard shortcuts: F5 closes/opens the top taskbar, F6 hides the Filmstrip, F7 hides the left side Panels area, and F8 hides the right side , Tab key hides both

F – Full screen

Spacebar – From Grid view to Loupe view to large size, G to come back to Grid view

Using Lights Dim, Lights Out, and Other Viewing Modes



? Find missing folder, synchronize folder

Sorting Your Photos Using Collections

Star ratings, colours and labels.

Flags – Pick – P, Reject – x, Unflag – U

Delete your pictures

Create Collections of selected pictures,

Ctrl + [ or ] – Rotation – left or right

Compare view two at a time for selecting from similar bunch of shots

Survey view – many at a time

Organizing Multiple Shoots Using Collection Sets

Colllection set is a set of collections

Using Smart Collections for Automatic Organization

When to Use a Quick Collection Instead

Ctrl J Make a collection out of several collections

Adding Specific Keywords for Advanced Searching

Use of keywords, adding selected keywords using the Spray Painter tool

Keyword sets

Renaming Photos Already in Lightroom

Ctrl A , F2

Adding Copyright Info, Captions, and Other Metadata

Use of Arrow next to individual EXIF info

Finding Photos Fast

Ctrl F or \ for Library filter

Creating and Using Multiple Catalogs

When to use multiple catalogs

From Laptop to Desktop: Syncing Catalogs on Two Computers

File-Export as catalog, extension LRCAT

Backing Up Your Catalog

Edit-catalog settings-general-backup

Relinking Missing Photos


Dealing with Disasters

File-open catalogue-lightroom-backups, Back your calalogue as well as your pictures

Optimizing catalogue

Part 3 – Customizing – HOW TO SET UP THINGS YOUR WAY

Choosing What You See in Loupe View

Ctrl J

Choosing What You See in Grid View

Make Working with Panels Faster & Easier

Solo mode,

Using Two Monitors with Lightroom

Choosing What the Filmstrip Displays


Adding Your Studio’s Name or Logo for a Custom Look

Identity Plate Setup

Part 4 – Editing Essentials – HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR PHOTOS

Ctrl 1, 2,3,4….

Upgrading from an Earlier Version of Lightroom?!

Making Your RAW Photos

Look More Like JPEGs

Camera calibration

Setting the White Balance

Seeing Befores and Afters

\ Y

Applying Changes Made to One Photo to Other Photos

Make changes to one picture, select all, hit Sync

How to Set Your Overall Exposure

Histogram, View clippings, Recovery slider – right click on Histogram for more options

Click and drag the histogram

Double click on any slider to reset

Use of Clarity

Adding “Punch” to Your Images Using Clarity

Making Your Colors More Vibrant

Using the Tone Curve to Add Contrast

Targeted adjustment tool – its not a localised adjustment

Adjusting Individual Colors Using HSL

Adding Vignette Effects

Getting That Trendy, Gritty High-Contrast Look

Virtual Copies —The “No Risk” Way to Experiment

Curl pages, the sign of a virtual copy. Enter Survey view after creating several copies and compare.

Editing a Bunch of Photos at Once Using Auto Sync

Press Ctrl to change Sync to Auto Sync, works only when you select multiple photos.

Save Your Favorite Settings as One-Click Presets

Using the Library Module’s Quick Develop Panel

To check if there is any chance of keeping it

History – use \ for before, after. Right click on any history item to Copy history setting to before

Create snapshot to come to a certain point without undoing in history

Part 5 – Local Adjustments – HOW TO EDIT JUST PART OF YOUR IMAGES

Dodging, Burning, and Adjusting Individual Areas of Your Photo

Adjustment brush – K, choose an Effect, [ ] to increase / decrease size of the brush, Alt (-)

Five More Things You Should Know About Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush

Getting Creative Effects Using the Adjustment Brush


Retouching Portraits

Fixing Skies (and Other Stuff) with a Gradient Filter


Fixing Backlit Photos (Using Fill Light)

Reducing Noise

Undoing Changes Made in Lightroom

History remembers the whole history and stores it

Cropping Photos

Viewing crop in Lights out mode

Straightening Crooked Photos

Great Trick for “Dust Spotting” Your Photos

Removing Spots and Other Nasty Junk

Removing Red Eye

Fixing Lens Distortion Problems

Fixing Edge Vignetting

Sharpening Your Photos

Masking, alt key

Fixing Chromatic Aberrations

Basic Camera Calibration in Lightroom


Part 6 – Exporting Images – SAVING JPEGS, TIFFS, AND MORE

Make your own Export template

Saving Your Photos as JPEGs

Adding a Watermark to Your Images

Exporting Your Original RAW Photo

Publish Services – FB and Flickr


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