I am putting together my 2011 photography classes and workshops and thought I would check and see what the interest was for an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom class here in Montana. I have been getting more and more requests lately for specific Lightroom classes and I was curious how many out there are using Lightroom?
I started using Lightroom when it first came out, seeing if I could incorporate it into my Photoshop workflow. At the time Lightroom was terribly slow and just not very polished. Fast forward a few years, and I now use Lightroom for almost all of my photo archive management and editing. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Photoshop and still use it heavily for more complex editing and doing certain tasks that Lightroom leaves out, but for a majority of basic editing, Lightroom is my go-to.
In fact, the workflow is so organized and transitions from your Photo Library to Edit, so fast, that it has cut my editing times down dramatically. On any given assignment in the past using Bridge & Photoshop, I might have spent a day or two hunched over the computer, with Lightroom, maybe now half that time. It’s just really streamlined things.
Now that’s just my experience, I still know other Photographers who are only using Bridge & Photoshop or other editing programs and everyone has their own system. However, there is no denying that things continue to improve with Lightroom. More and more amateurs & professionals are utilizing it’s awesome features, especially with some of it’s new RAW editing tools.
So if you’re in Montana and interested in having some Lightroom classes, drop me a line, let me know. I would be glad at looking at hosting some around the state or look at adding it to the classes I teach at the University of Montana College of Technology here in Helena.