Video Course on Post-Processing for Nature Wildlife Bird and Landscape Photographers on Adobe Lightroom Creative Cloud by Prathap D K

Post-Processing Video Course For Nature Photographers Using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

It’s Time To Put Up A Performance!

“The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.” — Ansel Adams

If you know about Ansel Adams, you might very well know that he was the master of post-processing. He developed the infamous Zone-system that helped him to push the boundaries of what’s possible with a single negative.

Ansel Adams mastered both the Field Photography and Dark-room Processing techniques. So, the performance (using processing) he was able to bring out from the enviable score (the negative based on the zone-system and the visualization technique) made him a world-renowned photographer.

If we have to rewrite Ansel Adams quote to represent today’s scenario, it might read like this:

“The RAW file is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the processed file the performance.”

If your RAW file isn’t any good, don’t even think of spending the time to post-process the file. Because it just ain’t good.

If your RAW file is good, then post-processing becomes a vital part of the image making process. It ain’t done until it’s done.

While I have covered how to get the best possible exposure (loosely based on the concept that of zone-system) in the field in my Kick-Ass Guide to Exposure eBook, here I am presenting you with a video course that deals with the post-processing. In other words, bringing out the performance from your score.

Free Sample Video

Here’s a sample video where I discuss about one of the vital targeted adjustments tools in Adobe Lightroom–The Radial Filter Tool. This smaple video is part of the 38 course videos you find in the course.

But Learning Post-Processing Can Be Daunting

I accept and acknowledge, more than anyone else, that learning post-processing can be a daunting task. I have struggled a lot. I hated it for many years. Not because, it was tough to learn, which it was, but because I couldn’t get the results that I was after.

I am sure it’s something you might have faced. Especially, now that the post-processing tools like Adobe Lightroom are so easy to use.

Here’s Why Lightroom Is Unbelievably Simple

I got the following result with just tweaking Exposure & Shadows and used the HSL panel! That’s about it. Nothing else. And you’d be able to see it for yourself in the 021-Adobe-Lightroom-Develop-Module-HSL-Color-Panel-Part-2.mp4 video.

Adobe Lightroom Classic Creative Cloud (CC) Post-Processing Video Course for Nature, Wildlife, Bird, and Landscape Photographers by Prathap D KAdobe Lightroom Classic Creative Cloud (CC) Post-Processing Video Course for Nature, Wildlife, Bird, and Landscape Photographers by Prathap D K
How about this? I have used just two Graduated Filters on this photo! And you’d be able to see it for yourself in the 011-Adobe-Lightroom-Develop-Module-Graduated-Filter-Tool-In-Depth.mp4 video.

Adobe Lightroom Classic Creative Cloud (CC) Post-Processing Video Course for Nature, Wildlife, Bird, and Landscape Photographers by Prathap D KAdobe Lightroom Classic Creative Cloud (CC) Post-Processing Video Course for Nature, Wildlife, Bird, and Landscape Photographers by Prathap D K
Don’t you think you can do this too? I bet you do.

If you have tried using any of the post-processing tools for a few times, then you might even downright hate them. Because, most often than not, the JPEG photo from the Camera looks much better than your post-processed photo. It’s okay to accept it.

You might not realize is that it’s actually the case with everyone when they start off, pros or otherwise. 

We never learned anything in our first few attempts. Did we? It took several attempts before we learned to walk, talk, write, code, etc.. But, several years later it all seems so easy and natural. You might even wonder if someone struggles with something that you are proficient with. It happens all the times, isn’t it?

Can You Learn Post-Processing?

Why not? What’s stopping you to learn? It was never this easy before Adobe introduced Lightroom, you know. Learning Photoshop was nothing short of getting a college degree. Have you tried it anytime? It’s not an exaggeration. Ask anyone who mastered Photoshop at least to a decent degree, they’ll stand by my words.

Adobe® Lightroom®, on the other hand, was a blessing for all the photographers. It was like holding the iPhone in your hand for the first time as opposed to all those clunky phones back in 2007. iPhone was just so simple and intuitive, isn’t it?

Why Adobe® Lightroom®?

Adobe® Lightroom® is simple, straightforward, and easy-to-use post-processing software. You can literally be up and running in a matter of a few hours. Let me assure that it’s not an exaggeration. I have taught the Adobe Lightroom to newbies within 1.5 hours. They were confident of using it right after the course.

If you know just 15 sliders in the following two screenshots, you’ll be able to post-process most of your photographs.

Adobe Lightroom Creative Cloud Post-Processing Video Course for Nature, Wildlife, Bird, and Landscape Photographers by Prathap D K

Most of the post-processing happens with this Basic Panel and 12 Sliders!

 

Adobe Lightroom Creative Cloud Post-Processing Video Course for Nature, Wildlife, Bird, and Landscape Photographers by Prathap D K

12 Sliders from Basic Panel combined with Sharpening & Noise Reduction should get you started on the right foot!

Now, how long does it take to learn them? Perhaps, a few minutes. Perhaps, an hour. Isn’t that cool?

Why Adobe® Lightroom® Classic CC?

There are two versions after Adobe migrated to Cloud. One version is called Adobe® Lightroom® CC and the other one is called Adobe® Lightroom® Classic CC.

For the video course, I have used Adobe® Lightroom® Classic CC as I have been using the Classic format for several years now. If I understand properly the Adobe® Lightroom® CC is a toned-down cloud-based version of Adobe® Lightroom® Classic CC.

However, There Was An Issue

Though my students were thrilled to learn that Lightroom was super easy to use, it finally depended on when they would literally start using it. Because we normally remember a fraction of what we learned. So, the more the student delays using the Lightroom, the more difficult it becomes.

What If My Students Could Hear Me Out Again And Again?

Wouldn’t it be cool? That’s what I thought.

All that I did I recorded my post-processing course on to a video which can be replayed as many times as you like. One key change that I brought in is that I just didn’t care how much time it’ll end up. 

That made it very easy for me to explain all the concepts taking as much time as each concept deserved.  I didn’t cut corners. 

Thrice As Long & Twice As Good

So, my course became thrice that of my personal coaching class. And I am hoping in the process it became twice as good. The video course is close to 6 hours! That’s a lot I know. But, since it’s broken into multiple videos that are easy to access, I am hoping you won’t be overwhelmed.

Why Not Learn It All By Yourself?

You can learn Lightroom (or any other software for that matter) on your own. The only caveat is that you might get confused with multiple sliders and panels working on the same pixels. Because all the sliders are working on a single image. They are all manipulating the pixels in the same image. 

While it’s possible to get mastery over the tool with plenty of practice and trial and error, I would say that it might not be worth your time. We all have done it before. We all have tried to save a few dollars here and there by trying to fix something on our own, only to make matters worse and ending up paying double sometimes more. Isn’t it?

That’s Why I Created This Video Course

It’s important to lay the right foundation and to set the right expectations. Here are a few points that you’ll learn:

  • Get to know what are the capabilities of Adobe Lightroom software
  • Learn about different panels that it supports and their functionality
  • Get to know when and how to use each of the sliders
  • Get to know the most important panels and sliders that are applicable universally
  • Get to know some special panels and sliders that help you work on targeted areas to create impact
  • Learn what’s possible and what’s not
  • Learn what’s good and what’s extreme post-processing
  • Learn some key shortcuts that will make your post-processing a breeze
  • Learn some time-saver actions that help you cut down the post-processing time by several times
  • Understand how they all come together to bring out the desired results

No matter how easy the tool is, it requires several months and years of experience to get a mastery over it. You can imagine how easy it is to click the Shutter Button, but if just a click of a button could make anyone a photographer, then everyone is already a photographer. Right?

So, if you allow me, I can guide you through the process of choreographing the whole effort to get the required results.

From Absolute Beginners to Intermediates

I have made this course keeping absolute beginners in mind. Even if you don’t know anything about Lightroom, you’ll be able to get up to the speed once you complete the course. So, you don’t have to worry about being left out. I’ll take you through every step starting from how to organize your photographs in the system till exporting the photographs for social media with watermarks.

If you already have some experience with Lightroom, then you’d be able to see if you are doing it the right way. Or, you’ll be able to jump straight to the sections that you are struggling with. The videos are split tactically so that it’ll be easy to find them. The naming convention is just simple and straightforward making it easy for you to know what a particular video is all about.


100-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

I am backing your purchase with a 100-day money back guarantee. Yes, 100 days it is! It takes only a day or so for you to know whether this video course is as big a deal or not. But, I want to make sure that you get time long-enough time to practice all the post-processing techniques from the course and see the results for yourself. If you aren’t getting results, just drop me a line asking for the refund within 100 days from the purchase date. I’ll refund it in full. No questions asked.

Video Course Only
$97
  • Post-Processing Video Course

  • 5 RAW Files

  • Post-Processing email Consultation for 5 of your photos

  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee!

Note: Once you purchase, you’ll get a link to download the zip folder that’s 3 GB in size. The zip folder contains all 38 video files, 5 RAW files, & a Readme document.

As it’s a HUGE file, the download might take anywhere between a few minutes to an hour depending on the connection speed. Please make sure to use a faster connection for download. Downloading with a Wifi Connection is recommended.

Video Course Only
INR 6305
  • Post-Processing Video Course

  • 5 RAW Files

  • Post-Processing email Consultation for 5 of your photos

  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee!

100-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

I am backing your purchase with a 100-day money back guarantee. Yes, 100 days it is! It takes only a day or so for you to know whether this video course is as big a deal or not. But, I want to make sure that you get time long-enough time to practice all the post-processing techniques from the course and see the results for yourself. If you aren’t getting results, just drop me a line asking for the refund within 100 days from the purchase date. I’ll refund it in full. No questions asked.

Video Course Only
$97
  • Post-Processing Video Course

  • 5 RAW Files

  • Post-Processing email Consultation for 5 of your photos

  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee!

Note: Once you purchase, you’ll get a link to download the zip folder that’s 3 GB in size. The zip folder contains all 38 video files, 5 RAW files, & a Readme document.

As it’s a HUGE file, the download might take anywhere between a few minutes to an hour depending on the connection speed. Please make sure to use a faster connection for download. Downloading with a Wifi Connection is recommended.

Video Course Only
INR 6305
  • Post-Processing Video Course

  • 5 RAW Files

  • Post-Processing email Consultation for 5 of your photos

  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee!