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Lightroom 101


It's no secret that I love love love photography!  But combining photography with a busy family can often leave me short on time.  Lightroom allows me time to edit my photos in the most efficient way possible.  And I'm thrilled to share what I know and how I make editing happen given a busy schedule and little time!


***Registration for the next Lightroom 101 class 
will likely be in late spring 2014.***  
Please comment here or email me to be put on the interest list for the next class.  (Please leave your email address so I can contact you.) 
Class size will be limited and is first come first serve. 

My course, Lightroom 101: An Editing class for Beginners, will demonstrate how I edit photos efficiently via Lightroom.  I'll keep it simple, use easy-to-understand language, and give step-by-step instructions and video demonstrations.  No secretes.  If I know it, I'm willing to share it!

Here's a look at what Lightroom 101 covers:
---How to download and organize your photos
---Step-by-step instructions for completing a quick, clean edit
---Using tools to selectively edit areas of your image, including brightening eyes,

    smoothing skin, and remove blemishes
---Converting your photos to black & white
---An introduction to the magic of Lightroom presets and how to install, use and 

    create your own
---How to save your newly-edited photographs on your computer
---The ease of taking your photo(s) from Lightroom to Photoshop and back in one 

    quick click
---Creating and using watermarks


You do not have to purchase Lightroom to participate.  Adobe offers a free 30-day trial of Lightroom that you can download to coincide with the class.  (Click here to go to Adobe's free trial offer.)  You can try Lightroom out during the class and decide if it's worth purchasing or not.

The course is 7 weeks long, offering 2 lessons per week.  We all learn in different ways, so there will be both written lessons and video tutorials.  And this class is going to be totally interactive!  We're going to do this together!  Via a private forum just for our class, you can share your photos online {or not}, ask questions, and get feedback anytime throughout the class.  You will be able to see what the other students in the class are doing and asking too.  You choose when to check in online, view course material, and there's no pressure because you work at your own pace.  You can participate during nap time, in the middle of the night, only on the weekend, or whenever you find an opportunity.  Feel free to come to class in your jammies!   I know I will!  I will be available the whole time for questions and to offer clarifications and information.  After 5 weeks of lessons, you will have an additional 2 weeks to let it all sink in, practice and ask more questions.  

And here's just a little of what I do with Lightroom.
What you'll need:  
---Lightroom downloaded and installed on your computer, (check Adobe for 
    system requirements
---Images taken with your DSLR and downloaded on to your computer to practice on
---A Facebook account
---Access to high-speed Internet to view video tutorials


Registration cost is $149. 
Class size will be limited, and the next course will likely be offered in the summer of 2014.  

Sound like something you'd like to participate in?  Comment here or forward me an email with your email address to say you'd like to be included on the interest list.  

Here's what some past participants have to say:

I appreciate so much the way you have worked with us in your class to work toward quality photos with good edits.  I will have a much more critical eye now when looking at photos.  With the tips and info you gave us, I know I have improved my photos and am more purposeful in taking them!!  ~ Debbie G.

Several months ago I took Nancy's photography class.  I learned to much and loved the feedback she provided.  When I heard she was doing a class on photo editing I jumped in without hesitation and I have not been disappointed!  I was an absolute beginner with Lightroom and I feel like I have learned so much!   The lessons are short and concise and the combination of written lessons and video lessons makes it very easy to learn.  Nancy is excellent with offering constructive feedback and lots of encouragement of each photo.  The entire class has been a very fun learning experience and I have taken several photos that I liked and turned them into photos that I LOVE!  Thanks for you wonderful, easy to follow teaching, Nancy!      ~Erin M.   

I learned so much from the Lightroom class!  Nancy's lessons are very clear, easy to follow, and packed with information and tons of useful tips!  Before this class I hesitated a lot with my editing, worried that I didn't know what I was doing, but now that it has been so clearly explained  I am really enjoying it and my photos look fantastic!      ~Melissa C.  


I’d like to thank you for putting together such a wonderful course and sharing your knowledge with us.  I have thoroughly enjoyed each lesson and have already greatly improved my photos.  My husband is pretty impressed and I’m thrilled because photos mean so much to me.   I love that your course has given me the flexibility to work at my own pace without any pressure.  With four kiddos at home, I need flexibility!  The sessions have been the perfect length with different learning options for different learning styles.  Your class has been one of the best investments in improving my pictures.  Thank you again!      ~Erica M.


Nancy's Lightroom 101 is a fantastic way to jump into editing in LR without feeling overwhelmed or lost. LR 101 has given me the tools to jump into LR feeling like I know what I'm doing. I am now comfortable and increasingly confident when navigating LR and editing my photos. Nancy's tutorials are concise and clear. There's no struggling with a manual or jargon. The lessons are easy to fit into a busy schedule and even though they are short, they are packed with information so you start seeing an improvement in your photos immediately. The virtual group setting for the class is a big plus-- while class size is small, it is nice to get feedback and share questions with others, and Nancy provides plenty of individual attention. I highly recommend this course for anyone new to LR.      ~Annika A.


I went into the class knowing nothing about the program, and by the end I felt very comfortable maneuvering around Lightroom. I love how easy it is to edit my photos now.  She is very easy to understand and if you ever have any questions she is quick to reply. My favorite part about the class structure is the flexibility it allows. There are no assignments and you can go at your own pace. I would definitely recommend taking a class from Nancy, and I hope to take more in the future!     ~Katy C.


PS-Did I mention I'm {uber} excited?!

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    1. Fannie-I've got you on the interest list for the summer class. I'll let you knew the details when it gets closer.
      Thx!
      nancy

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    1. Hi Nikki--Let me email you with some details. Thx! nancy

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  6. Bookmarking this now,a s well as your other classes!!! I am involved in about 4 online schools right now in different niches but I hope I will have time for your upcoming courses in August. If not I will stay tuned for future ones!! :)

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    1. Hi Willowmom, I'll need your email address of some way to contact you. You're profile here is not linked with any way to contact you. Hoping you see this message and I'd love to learn with you!
      ~nancy

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  8. I would love to sign up, you are an inspiration to me.

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    1. Annie-I don't have a way to contact you. Could you email me?
      nancyvnjourney@hotmail.com
      I'm looking forward to working with you!
      ~nancy

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