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Adobe Lightroom Classic Weekend – FALL

This is an information packed two-day workshop covering real-world workflow using Adobe Lightroom “CC Classic”. Your workflow starts the minute you’ve clicked the shutter. This workshop covers what happens next and how to get the most from your images, starting with a discussion of best procedures, guidelines for folder structure, creating a back up system, and the initial set up of preferences and settings for your Lightroom catalog. Then the concentration is on using Lightroom “CC Classic” to organize and process your images.

The emphasis will be on the Library Module for sorting, ranking, and creating organization, including how to create a system that will allow you to easily find images in years to come. And the Develop Module for processing files to get the best quality of tone and color. In addition dust removal, basic retouching, and image enhancements from creating black and white images to creative enhancement techniques, will be demonstrated. Finally we will wrap up with an overview of the various options you have after processing, including how Lightroom works with Photoshop, exporting images, and the output modules; Print, Book, Slideshow, and Web. This will be covered in a brief demo and examples of finished projects from each of these modules will be shown.

No prior experience with Lightroom is necessary; however a working knowledge of computers is necessary for you to get the most from this workshop. You must be able to make and name folders. Students who need more hands-on or one on one help should consider the 12 week evening workshop.


To participate in this class, student must be 18 years of age or the minimum of a high school graduate (or the equivalent).

About the instructor: Sue Anne Hodges

Sue Anne has studied art and photography and graduated from NESOP before beginning a career in advertising photography. Since 1992, Sue Anne has been exploring and using digital cameras and digital imaging technology. She studied this technology at the Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine. Digital images from her early experiments have been included in Kodak’s publication, International Photography, and one of the first exhibits of digital imaging—“L’Épreuve Numérique"—at the Centre National de la Photographie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

For 15 years, Sue Anne shot and supervised photography for a major retail advertising studio. In 1995, she opened her own studio where she continued to shoot for major retailers and other commercial clients. Clients have included: Lechmere, Bradlees, Staples, KitchenEtc, Glen Group Marketing, and more.

In recent years her work has expanded to include a variety of projects including work for The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Down East Magazine, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, and clients in the travel industry. Sue Anne’s personal work has been widely exhibited; she is currently represented by Redfield Artisans Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine.

Sue Anne shares both her technical knowledge and her passion for the creative process with her students. In 1994, she helped open NESOP’s first digital imaging lab and remains a specialist in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. In 2011 and 2012 Sue Anne was honored to be one of 20 educators in the country to be invited by Adobe to the Adobe Educators Summit.

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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.