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The selection and retouching of images is essential to the photography process. Without selection, our best images get lost in the pile; and without retouching, we cannot correct and optimise our photos. The pack consists of two courses dedicated to Lightroom, a workshop on the theme of the series (construction of a coherent and harmonious sequence of images), and a collective image review session with a professional photographer.

Practical info

Level : Beginner
All camera brands are accepted
Accepted cameras
7 Maximum number of participants
Duration 14h
Workshop in English

Course #7 - The series

A series of images allows another level of photographic expression! Whether aesthetic, thematic or chronological associations, a series brings depth and interest to a photographer's work. The scenography of an exhibition, the layout of a book, the design of an online gallery; all require thinking of one's work differently than as individual images.

Thanks to numerous examples, taken from the work of a variety of photographers, you will discover the different common threads that can guide a photographic series. We will work on the first phase of the editing process, i.e. the editing and selection of your images. A process with many dilemmas! We will see how to build a coherent series on the basis of images that have already been made (and that were not taken specifically to create a series). This could apply perfectly to a batch of images taken on holiday! Finally, we will discuss sharing on social networks and platforms. What means do you have available to you to get your series seen?

This is a very complete course, designed to help you create harmonious picture sequences that convey a certain vision of the subject: yours.


Course #9 - The photo review

It's time to talk about your pictures! During this videoconference session, the trained eye of a professional photographer will look at your images as well as those of your "classmates"; they will discover your strengths, and any improvements that can be applied (both technical and aesthetic).

This will teach you to analyse your photography from another perspective, to draw from precious advice and gain some new inspiration (author references, books) that will allow you to progress in your practice.

But don't worry! Your images will be shown in an anonymous way, unless you wish to appear as an author; it is up to you.

So, practically how does it work? At least three days before the session, you will need to send a maximum of 30 images to the photographer in charge of the course (the email address will be given to you after the purchase). During the session (which lasts 2.5 hours), your images will be shown according to the photographer's choices, without mentioning your name, and you will also explore the images of other participants, as well as the comments made about them.

IMPORTANT An appointment form will be sent to registrants a few days before the date of each course, including the URL address to access the virtual classroom (no account needs to be created, no data registration required), as well as the email address to which to send your images (details on the resolution and format of the images will also be mentioned).


Lightroom level 1: Organise and select your images

The knowledge of retouching software is a necessary tool in photography: thanks to programs like Lightroom, photographers can achieve the full potential of their raw images. Adobe Lightroom Software manages all the post-production steps of a photograph; from importing and organizing images, through their retouching, to exporting for printing (print, book) or digital presentation (web, slide show).

The first level of our Lightroom training courses will familiarise you with the use of this software. This workshop will be essential for you to understand how the program works, on the one hand, and on the other hand, to learn how to effectively organize and select your images. The selection and organisation phase of images is crucial in photographic post-production work. It is during this stage that stories evolve, series are constructed and a photographer's work is structured. The images selected in this step are the images that will be retouched.

This 3h30 workshop is therefore positioned before the retouching training (which will be taught in the level 2 workshop), and is a fundamental entry point into your Lightroom training... Just as a cook must be able to choose his food with taste before preparing a dish, a photographer must be able to select their images in an efficient and thoughtful way before retouching work...

During this first level of learning, you will be taught:

-The fundamentals of the program and how it works

-The different methods of importing images into Lightroom

-Sorting and selecting images within the software


Lightroom level 2: Starting to retouch images

The knowledge of retouching software is a necessary tool in photography: thanks to programs like Lightroom, photographers can achieve the full potential of their raw images. Adobe Lightroom Software manages all the post-production steps of a photograph; from importing and organizing images, through their retouching, to exporting for printing (print, book) or digital presentation (web, slide show).

The raw images that your camera is capable of producing have enormous potential, and to be able to utilise and maximise it, you need to be proficient with retouching software; adjusting exposure, adjusting white balance, tonality, contrast, correcting abnormalities are just some of the many tasks that Lightroom can do, among many other possibilities....

This retouching phase is therefore an essential part of the photographer's work. Imagine a baker not knowing how to bake his bread; his dough may have top quality dough, but if he doesn’t know how to use it his work will always remain unfinished (and inedible)... The same is true for the photographer who cannot retouch; his chain of work is cut off, he cannot perfect and embellish his work.

During this second level of learning, you will be taught:

-The different tools for image processing

-Adequate retouching formulas (practical phase of the workshop)

-The different methods of exporting images from Lightroom

-Prerequisites: you must have attended level 1 or be already familiar with the use of the software, import, sorting and selection methods


Key Details

  • All the workshops in this pack are given in an online version (direct via ZOOM).
  • In order to follow the Lightroom software workshops, you need a computer with Internet connection and a functional version of Lightroom (ideally a cc version).
  • The workshops in Lightroom each last 3.5 hours. The Series workshop and - The Image Review workshop each last 2.5 hours.
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