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Adobe Lightroom Classic is the premier software for photograph editing. It is very powerful, but intimidating to those who are new to it. In this course, photographer Tom Hennessy will cover the basics of Lightroom using botanical images with demonstrations and hands-on practice. We will cover importing, editing and exporting finished photographs. This course is designed for photographs taken with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Students must have access to a laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed.

Fees: Member: $100, Non-Member: $120

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required.

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Register Member $100

Register Non-Member $120

Saturday, August 31, 2024 - Saturday, September 14, 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Details

This course takes place over 3 Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm:

  • Saturday, August 31
  • Saturday, September 7
  • Saturday, September 14

This course is designed for photographs taken with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. During this course, students will need to have access to a laptop loaded with Adobe Lightroom Classic and the ability to upload files from a memory card. Students will work with their own photographs as well as photographs provided by the instructor.

In the Garden with Tom HennessyAbout the instructor

Tom Hennessy studied photography at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the late 1970s using 35mm film cameras, and had his own darkroom for black and white printing. But his “day job” limited time for photography until his retirement in 2016. He purchased his first DSLR camera in 2011 and became focused on relearning photography in the digital age. He has taken many of the beautiful images of the Garden that you see on the website. He emphasizes taking photographs that require minimal editing. He is an artist in residence at Crossroads Art Center, and travels around the world and the U.S. visiting botanical gardens and experiencing different landscapes.