Photo by Peter Bennett
Taking Control of Your Lightroom Catalog with Peter Bennett (Online Learning – One Session)
May 6, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online Learning Class via Zoom
Tips, fixes, and settings to make your Lightroom life easier and more manageable.
Adobe Lightroom is the most popular photo editing and cataloging software available, and for good reason. It’s an all-in-one package that encompasses a robust and easy to use editing toolkit, as well as a Library module for organizing and cataloging your entire image collection.
The problem is we all love to take photos and work with them in Lightroom, but getting them organized in Lightroom can often take a back seat and we then often find ourselves with a big photo mess.
Peter Bennet works with a lot of private clients who repeatedly ask him to help untangle this mess. Common questions are:
1) How do I find all the unlinked and missing images in my catalog?
2) How do I deal with all the duplicates, triplicates, and more, in my library?
3) Can you show me how to import my images in a consistent and easy to understand way?
4) My images are all over the place, how can I get them all in one place?
To make our lives easier, Peter offers this practical three-hour class to a larger audience, addressing these questions and more. Topics covered include:
- A simple and and easy to understand explanation of exactly how Lightroom works with yourimages.
- How to find and re-link lost images.
- Setting up an import system that provides you with consistent and manageable results.
- Pulling back the curtain on Lightroom Catalog settings and preferences.
- DNG vs. Raw, which is better?
- Working faster, smarter, and more efficiently with your images.Understanding how Lightroom works and setting it up correctly from the start is so critical in avoiding these problems, but even if you don’t, it’s never too late to start doing things right. Having confidence in the way you work with Lightroom, and learning a few good practices can make all the difference, save you time, and helps you get back to taking pictures instead of trying to manage them.
Peter Bennett (http://citizenoftheplanet.com/) Born in Queens, New York, and growing up in Greenwich Village, Peter Bennett picked up his first camera and took his first darkroom class at the age of twelve. Peter has spent his career primarily as an editorial photographer, in recent years focusing his camera on a variety of environmental subjects and stories. He has been photographing the Los Angeles River since 2008 which can be seen in his latest book: The Los Angeles River – Photographs by Peter Bennett, published in late 2021. Peter has also been documenting local wetlands since 2018, as well as covering environmental justice stories in Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley. From 1998-2014 he owned and ran his own photo agency, Ambient Images, which specialized in travel images of New York and California. Peter’s work has appeared in hundreds of publications including the New York Times, Sierra Magazine, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Sunset Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and New York Magazine. He has worked with a number of organizations including the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and Friends of the LA River. His prints hang in the California State Capitol, California Science Center’s permanent Ecosystem exhibit, and many other museums, private institutions, and collector’s homes.
A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees about one week prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Saturday, May 6, 9 am -12 pm PST
Enrollment limit: 40 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Venue: Online Learning Class
This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.