with jamie rubeis
December 11, 2017
January 22, 2018
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Lightroom Fundamentals is a 4 week course designed to help you uncover the secrets of Adobe Lightroom. We will walk through both the Library and Develop Modules, exploring all the amazing tools that Lightroom has to offer. You will learn how to create clean, consistent edits with your RAW files and develop a fast, efficient, and effective workflow to help speed up your editing time.
4 weeks + 1 break week
daily shooting encouraged
4 hours of work per week
this course has prerequisites
Students need a copy of Lightroom 4, 5, 6 or Lightroom CC. Earlier versions may also work– please contact the instructor for more details.
Jamie Rubeis is a natural light photographer, specializing in Lifestyle Family and Child Portrait Photography. She views custom portrait photography as a form of art and is inspired by beautiful golden light, real connections and raw life moments. When she is not busy shooting, editing or teaching, Jamie enjoys documenting her life as a mother of four and wife in the big city of Las Vegas. Her portfolio is available here.
The following photographers also participate in discussions and provide assignment critiques as teaching assistants:
A number of course alumni are invited to engage in discussion, share insight with students, and provide feedback and encouragement throughout the course.
• 4 Weekly PDFs with Assignments
• 35+ Instructional Videos
• 2 sets of Lightroom Presets
• 2 live Q and A sessions
Study Along students will have access to all materials and will be able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum and receive access to their own private subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments.
Welcome & Preassignment
Reading: image organization, skin tones, the basic panel
Assignment: skin tones, wb adjustment, and RGB values
Reading: clean color edits, soft proofing, black and white conversions
Assignment: submit two clean color edits and black and white conversions
Reading: filters, local adjustments, presets and retouching
Assignment: select two images with different subjects and do a complete clean color edit with retouching
Reading: synchronizing, publishing, workflow and vision
Assignment: consistent edits
The CMU workshop is a 100% online classroom experience. Once you sign up, you have access to a course forum that is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.
Each week students receive a set of course materials– these materials generally include a PDF and/or videos. Throughout the week, instructors and TAs are present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement. Students receive an assignment each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and class discussion throughout the week.
Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive instructor and TA critiques each week. They also have lifetime access to a Workshop Alumni forum for continued peer discussion after the course concludes.
Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.
Whether you are a Full Participation student or a Study Along student, the course materials are yours to keep.