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The Lightroom Classic Library Module - Getting Organized

The Lightroom Classic Library Module - Getting Organized

Lightroom is the industry standard for amateurs and professional photographers alike, for organizing and editing our images. At the heart of this powerful program lies the Library Module where we import, organize, sort, rate and tag our images.

Spend an afternoon with Marie Joabar learning the Lightroom Classic Library Module covering the various options for importing images into your catalog, organizing them in folders, and managing them with a system that keeps your images organized and easy to find. 

Beginning with the import dialog, Marie walks you through the various options and best practices for bringing images into your Lightroom catalog. From there she’ll cover how to manage the images and folders, move files, rename folders, and how to get your folder structure set up and easy to work with. 

If you have been using Lightroom but want to get your folders more organized, or are brand new to the program, this is a good place to start. You'll leave the class with a solid understanding of how the database system works in LR and how you can go forward with an organization system you can build on. 

Bonus offering - A review of the course as well as other features of the LR Library will be covered in more than 35 pre-recorded videos that students can watch at their own convenience. The information for viewing the videos will be given to you at the in-person class and students will have access to them for 90 days.

  • The videos offer a complete review of what was covered at the class in addition to viewing options, rating, key-wording, sorting and searching, as well as looking at the preferences options and catalog settings.
  • They will also cover the practical use of collections and how to create them, how to watermark your images and how to export images for various purposes.

Note - At the class you'll bring your own laptop (desktops are fine too) loaded with LR 5, 6, or LR Classic. We will not cover the Lightroom, the mobile version. If you haven’t already downloaded Lightroom go to the Adobe site and look for the $9.99 Photography Plan that gives you Lightroom Classic, Lightoom and Photoshop (make sure your plan includes the "Classic"). You can also download a fully functional 7 day free trial. 

Participants of this class might enjoy the Lightroom Classic Develop Module class which is scheduled in February. 

If you prefer to learn the Lightroom Library and Develop Module all in one day, consider our Lightroom In A Day class offered monthly.

Class Limit:  6-7

What People are Saying about Marie

“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!"

Instructor: Marie Joabar

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). Her work can be seen on her website at www.mariejoabar.com.

Marie teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:

* DSLR Photography Basics
* Fieldwork - Photography Basics
* The Lightroom Library Module In Depth
* The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth
* And more

Date: January 15 2022

Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fee:

$159

Location:

8130 Porter Rd, Falls Church, VA, 22042

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Class Cancellation Policy

  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given.
  • Please check the name and date of the class carefully. Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.
  • If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.