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Lightroom Course at Cog Creative Space. Are you a photographer looking for a workflow solution? You’ve heard about the amazing power of Lightroom to support you to manage your images, but you have no idea how to get your head around the program? Or perhaps you are already using Lightroom but aware that you are fumbling around and not optimising the software for your workflow as well as you could?

Lightroom is an industry-standard tool for working photographers and enthusiasts alike. We will be running a series of Lightroom workshops to support you to learn how to use the program from basic through to advanced use, depending on your needs. These sessions will run on a regular basis, and will work with small groups (maximum 6 students) to ensure you get quality learning and plenty of hands-on support. Notes will also be supplied – and you will get homework!


These sessions are about 3-hours each, and are run across consecutive weeks. You can enroll in individual sessions or in multiple sessions, but it is highly recommended you do all 4 weeks if possible. We will have a short meal break each week so bring along a light dinner & wine to share – we have a pizza maker, microwave and small oven. 

($99 individual session / $352 for all four sessions)


  1. A decent laptop with a current version of Lightroom – you can download a trial version to use for the month or buy a subscription for $13.19 per month
  2. A portable hard drive might be handy but is not essential
  3. A notebook & pen

 Lightroom Workshop Series :: April 2017

(Click Here to Register for all 4 Sessions)

Wednesday 19 April 6.00pm – 9.15pm


  • An introduction to the Lightroom workspace
  • Finding your way around
  • Collapsing and expanding panels
  • Overview of the various modules
  • Useful shortcuts
  • Understanding the Catalog – how does it work? How does it differ from other programs?
  • Lightroom preferences
  • Managing sluggish performance
  • Multiple vs single catalogs
  • Tidying up a messy catalog
  • Exploring & importing catalogs
  • Working across multiple devices
  • Lightroom Mobile
  • Backing up / archiving

Register here for week 1 $99.00

Wednesday 26 April 6.00pm – 9.15pm


  • Navigating the Library
  • Importing images effectively
  • Understanding folders and folder hierarchy
  • Using Collections
  • Using Smart Collections
  • Using keywords effectively
  • Library Search
  • Using the various view modes to refine your image selections
  • Metadata & copyright
  • Using attributes
  • Shortcuts
  • Exporting images

WEEK 2 Homework / applied learning tasks – shoot, import, keyword, organise & apply attributes & collections

Register here for week 2 $99.00

Lightroom Course - Adelaide South Australia

Wednesday 3 May 6.00pm – 9.15pm


  • Understanding the histogram for image editing
  • Basic adjustments to image tone
  • Colour adjustments
  • Sharpening & noise reduction
  • Lens corrections & image straightening
  • Cropping
  • Spot removal
  • Local adjustments – radial & graduated filers, adjustment brush
  • Presets
  • Synchronising settings
  • Comparing views
  • Virtual copies & variations

WEEK 3 Homework / applied learning tasks – prepare finished images in a collection set for use in output modules next week

Register here for week 3 $99.00

Wednesday 10 May 6.00pm – 9.15pm


  • Tethered shooting
  • The Book Module – contact sheets and book layouts – Blurb, PDF & Jpeg
  • The Slideshow Module – creating an effective slideshow – PDF & video export
  • The Print Module – creating contact sheets, picture packages & single prints
  • The Web Module – creating web pages using templates, publishing online & exporting

If you have any questions about the course feel free to contact Sam to have a chat 🙂

Register here for week 4 $99.00


Sam Oster runs Cog Creative Space and has over 20 years’ experience as a working freelance photographer. She runs Silvertrace, servicing arts & entertainment clients (film & TV, dance, theatre & music clients) as well as commercial clients (product, event, schools & corporate photography). She also runs Headshot Laboratory, specialising in actors headshots and corporate headshots, both in studio and on location. Sam has a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours, Photography Major), as well as a Diploma in Photoimaging and a Certificate IV in WorkplaceTraining & Assessment. She has been teaching for over 20 years’, having taught extensively at the Centre For Creative Photography, The University of South Australia, Tafe SA and Carclew Youth Arts Centre.

Sam is a very passionate and capable instructor – she teaches using basic building blocks of knowledge building, adapting her sessions to suit the various learning styles of participants. She draws on her practical field experience and on decades of experience to teach clearly and carefully. Her classes are fun and productive, with hands-on practical sessions and immediate application of learning.

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