Over the past ten years of teaching photography, the number #1 problem that we encounter is difficulty with Lightroom Catalog Management. Some students become increasingly frustrated with the program that they want to give up photography! This is a 4-Week Class working towards getting your Lightroom Catalog organized and secured. Whether you have 100,000 images in Lightroom or just getting started, this class is ONLY about the organization abilities in Lightroom Classic. The ultimate goal of this class is to teach you to become very confident with the management of the Lr catalog and photo files so that you can enjoy the editing process.
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I highly recommend the class. It resolved a number of my hardware questions and issues I was not aware of to determine how to best set up location of catalogs and photos on one’s computer hard drive, external drives, network devices and how to manage backups. The guidance was specific to a variety of user situations. I also found the sections on best practices for organizing and using catalogs/folders/collections, uploading photos, applying keywords, and filters to be very helpful and provided a well documented plan for managing my existing and future photos.
I am a creative person and far from a “techy” so I have always struggled on the best ways to organize and store my images. It was like having a messy closet that needed a lot of organization. After taking this class, this “non-techy” now understands the storage systems available to safely keep images and protect them from getting lost plus how to organize my work so that at any time, I am able to search, sort and FIND my images with just a few clicks. Now my “messy closet” is organized and I can spend more time on the creative side without worry about the technical side knowing that my images are safe and sound and easy to find. Thank you Nick, you are a master of this and the way you taught it even got through this “non-techy’s” head!
I would recommend taking this class early in your photo journey, as it will help you avoid many mistakes in building your Lightroom catalog. For those of you, further along, this will give you a lot of insight into how LR catalogs are structured and, more importantly, how they should be structured. It will help you help yourself, and others, recover from years of disorganization. Highly recommended.
Yes, I am that person who didn’t back up their LRcat for fear of mucking it up and then had to pay to have my images recovered only to have to organize them again. I was ripe for this class!
I can honestly say that I now have the confidence to move folders around, create subfolders, find folders, use the LR filter system to do some legwork for me, and so much more. Nick is a delight as an instructor, patient, knowledgeable, and generous with his time. Take the class, confess to your mistakes and all will be well. Trust Nick. I do.