2017, June 17: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

Designed exclusively for photographers, Adobe Lightroom’s Develop Module offers incredible tools for editing our digital images.

Join Marie Joabar as she provides in-depth explanations of these tools and shows you various ways to edit your photos whether you shoot Raw or JPEG.

Lightroom’s Develop module provides the platform to make each image the best it can be. Marie will walk you through making global adjustments such as adjusting exposure, contrast, color, sharpness, noise reduction, and lens correction.  Then we’ll move to the more powerful tools used for local adjustments such as the cloning, applying red eye or pet eye correction, the graduated and radial filters and the adjustment brush. Additional topics include applying edits to many images at one time, creating virtual copies and more.

Everyone will be given the same images to work with for consistency. You are welcome to bring some of your own files as there may be time to edit them toward the end of the class.

This is a hands-on class taught on student’s own laptops with either Lightroom 4, 5, 6 or CC.  If you do not have a laptop, you are welcome to bring your desktop computer.

People who are interested in this class should have familiarity with the Lightroom workspace so we recommended that participants take The Lightroom Library or the Lightroom In A Day class before this one. Those classes lay the foundation for using Lightroom and having this grounding is helpful when working with any of the other modules.  If your schedule does not allow for you to take either of those first, you CAN take this class but look for the next scheduled date for those and know that taking either of those will help you work through all that the Lightroom program offers.

This is a hands-on class, so you'll practice as you learn. Our class size is limited to eight (8) students to ensure personal attention. 

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

What People are Saying about Marie Joabar:

“Marie is very friendly and was able to put herself in the mind of the beginner using clear and concise communication!”

“Marie clearly knows photography and comes from a technical perspective, but she has a talent for translating that technical information into understandable content and not everyone can do that! She was terrific!”

“The instructor made the class so interesting that it did not appear to be a four-hour class!”

“Marie struck the perfect balance of knowing her stuff and being non-intimidating!"

Class Limit:  8

Instructor: Marie Joabar

Drawing on more than 12 years experience as the Corporate Trainer and Education Programs Manager for one of the Washington DC area’s leading camera retailers, Marie Joabar founded Capital Photography Center in January 2012.

With a talented staff of instructors and a wide variety of classes, its mission is to help those with a love of photography grow their passion and reach their goals - be it to capture better snapshots or become a professional photographer.

As an instructor herself, Marie finds just the right way to take complicated concepts and technology, and break the information down into easy-to-understand nuggets to share with others. Whether teaching photography basics or helping one better understand their camera, she works to take away one’s intimidation or sense of overwhelming that often accompanies learning new things so they can begin enjoying the craft and develop their skills.

Marie is also very active in the Shenandoah Valley where she teaches photography classes for Shenandoah County and writes the Shared Exposures photography column for “The Mountain Courier.” Her photos can be found in various print and online publications for the Shenandoah County Department of Tourism and have been published in various local magazines and newspapers.

She is a member of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) and VECCA (Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts).

Marie teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:

  • SLR Photography - The Basics
  • Fieldwork - Photography Basics
  • Understanding your Nikon D7000s
  • The Lightroom Library Module - In Depth
  • The Lightroom Develop Module - In Depth
  • And more