Adobe Lightroom Classic provides you with the developing tools needed to fulfill your personal aesthetic. Change colors, remove dust, add contrast and more with this powerful software. Bring dull images to life or completely change the look of your artwork. Whatever your goals, this program is there to easily manipulate your imagery.
While Lightroom Classic is an incredibly powerful tool, it can also be overwhelming. Photographers too often know the main features of the software, but struggle to see how to apply them in their own work. This next step workshop focuses strictly on the development module of Adobe Lightroom. Over the span of six online class sessions, you learn how to process your images to their full potential.
An accomplished photographer and an expert in Adobe Lightroom Classic, Zach Taylor guides you on a technically based journey to build a solid foundation in image development. Zach’s process stems from his fine-art education and his desire to help you make the imagery you want to see exist in the world.
In each of the six group sessions, Zach demonstrates his developing strategies and techniques on participant’s images. He asks you what you wish to achieve in the image and then shows you how he might get to the end goal. There is much to be learned as Zach “works” your image as well the other images in real time.
Each group session consists of two blocks allocated to developing two participant’s images. These are followed by a 15-minute lectures featuring Zach’s “technique of the day,” as well as an exercise for you to work on before the next class session.
By the end of this workshop, you emerge with a strong understanding of how to critically analyze and process your images using Lightroom’s Develop Module.
Working knowledge of the computer and advanced knowledge of Adobe Lightroom Classic is required.
Class will meet 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Mondays and Thursdays starting March 7 and ending March 24 (six online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.
Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.
Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.
For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for two weeks after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after two weeks to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
Zach Taylor received his B.A. in studio art and creative writing from DePauw University in 2018. Previously employed as the SFW Digital Lab and Online Learning Manager, he is now perusing his Masters in Fine Art Photography. Currently working as a freelance artist and educator, he specializes in Adobe Software, portfolio critique, and basics of digital photography.
For years he has constructed fantasy worlds that discuss power, violence, and wealth as ingrained human instincts. Mainly exploring the topic of advertising and identity, his work is humorous yet powerful in its willingness to discuss the taboo of human nature. During his time in New Mexico, he has exhibited work in galleries including Ellsworth Gallery, Gold Leaf Gallery, and Racecar Factory.