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Lightroom CC Pt. 1: Photo Management

Class Description

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is an incredibly powerful tool for photographers of all levels. In this one-day workshop you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of proper Lightroom workflow to help you strengthen and streamline your picture management and archival photographic input. We will address all the basics and will touch on more advanced features too. You should leave with a good comfot level with the Data Storage functions of Lightroom, and be confident enough to move on to Photo Processing in Lightroom after some practice. 

The workshop begins with explaining how Lightroom handles files, then takes you through importing and organizing image files from your cameras and hard drives. Lightroom’s powerful organizational tools make it possible to sort through thousands of images with ease, and a principal goal of this workshop is to teach you how to navigate this program’s essential capabilities. We will specifically introduce you to key functions like: 

Basic Set-up for Lightroom, the Library, Slideshow Modules, Maps,  Library Panels, Importing Images, Naming/Renaming Images, Rating, Flagging, & Labelling Images, Creating Collections, Image Comparison, Retrieving & Filtering Images, Exporting Images and Storage solutions.

You should leave with a solid understanding of how to more simply and efficiently manage photographs stored on your home or office computer.

Your instructor is Pat Carney, a legendary Twin Cities graphic designer, creative director, and photographer. Pat at one time managed 20 designers adept at using Lightroom.  A homemade lunch is provided!  

Workshop Fee: $185  
(This workshop is 20% off when purchased with the Lightroom CC Pt. 2 Photo Processing workshop the following day)  SEE BELOW.

Class Requirements

No prior Adobe Lightroom experience required.

The class is very hands-on and practical, with each student using their own desktop iMac computer provided by MPC and loaded with all lessons, photographs, and exercises. Students will practice each concept during class via screen-sharing with the instructor to make sure they understand it. The class is taught on Apple computers but, once within the Lightroom application, the functionality and user interface are nearly identical to Windows. Windows users should be able to easily learn the few Mac computer functions that are required. Lunch and snacks will be provided by the Mpls Photo Center. This gives our students a chance to relax and talk with each other and the instructor about the course, questions they might have, and their individual interest in photography. And it's fun!

Class Schedule

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Saturday, December 5th, 2020 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Digital Lab

About the Instructor

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Pat Carney: Our resident Lightroom expert Pat Carney has been a working member of the Minneapolis creative community for over four decades. He began his career as a photographer and transitioned into careers as a graphic designer, creative director, and agency leadership.

He first studied photography with master photographer, Roger M. Iverson and under Pulitzer Prize winner Colburn Hvidsten III.

Pat spent seven years at Jostens as a designer and workshop specialist. He participated in more than 120 workshops a year, including regular presentations at Columbia University, Louisiana State University and the University of Massachusetts.

Carney also created large format multi-image presentations at Calliope Productions for corporate clients such as Pratt & Whitney, Miller Beer and Control Data. This was followed by several years work in animated film for television at Minneapolis-based Lamb & Co.

In 1986 he founded The Carney Group, a rich blend of diverse creative talents with a client base including Public Radio International, The British Broadcasting Company, The Donaldson Companies, DoALL Saws, CHS Company, Tremendous Entertainment Company, Parker Rosen Law Firm, and numerous radio programs such as This American Life, What’d Ya Know and BBC’s Newshour.

Pat has recently returned to his roots. While his design practice still services a few select clients, his concentration is on photography. He is part of an artist group called Art for Good, a group of artists brought together by Herman Milligan, a well known Minneapolis art administrator, which concentrates on raising money for deserving non-profit organizations while not asking artists to give their work away.

Pat'sart photographs havebeen accepted in many exhibitions, including a three person exhibition, and competitive exhibitions at the MPLS Photo Center, as well as six acceptances at the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition.

He has held emeritus teaching positions for courses at College of Visual Arts and St. Cloud State University. Pat has also held several board positions including The Minnesota Chapter of American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and 3 years as president of the Northside Arts Collective.

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The cost of the "Lightroom CC Pt. 1: Photo Management" class is: $185.00

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