Are you baffled by editing software? Do you take good pictures but want to know how to tweak them for impact? Do you want to know how professionals get their photographs to look,er, professional?
We want to show you how editing can make your photos sing.
This 4 week eCourse will cover the basics of digital photo editing. We will provide you with an overview of photo editing packages, and focus in on our favourite: Lightroom. We will show you how to fix common mistakes with basic editing techniques and add fun elements like handwriting and frames to your photos.
- Weekly blog posts on a password-protected blog.
- Weekly assignments to help you dig deeper into that week’s topic
- Discussions and (optional) photo-sharing through a private Facebook and Flickr groups.
- An eBook & access to class videos for you to take away when the course is finished for future reference.
- Support from the Kats to help answer any questions you may have.
This is a great chance to test out photo editing packages before you buy. Adobe offers a free 30 day trial on Lightroom*, so download it to your computer, take the course and decide if you want to commit. If you are a teacher or you or a family member (including children) are in an educational establishment you may be entitled to Adobe’s education rate. We will also work with free editing software so you are equipped if you decide not to commit.
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*The current free trial is Lightroom 5, we will be working through demos in Lightroom 4 and 5.
Frequently Asked Questions:
I’m not in the UK, can I join the class?
The course price is in £GBP but as payment is through PayPal you should be able to access it from any country. You can use this currency converter to calculate the course price as a guide although PayPal will use its own conversion so it may vary.
You can connect with other course members through the private discussion group and by commenting on their photos in the Flickr group – time zones will not limit us!
Do I need to have children to go on this course?
Nope! Editing is editing and we will cover the basics for whatever you are photographing.
I want to buy a place for someone else, do you do gift certificates?
Yes! You can buy a gift certificate for any of our courses on the gift certificate page (you can also pin our subtle picture if you’re wishing for one!).
I’m away for one week/ I am very busy; will this be a problem?
Not at all. We have designed the course for busy people. You can work through the lessons week by week or take a break as you need. The assignments are designed to fit in with a busy life and can be done at any time during the course. At the end of the course you will have a PDF e-book containing all of the course materials so you can refer back to it at any point.
I’d like to go manual with my DSLR – will this course cover it?
It’s not the specific aim of this course; Manual Overdrive is dedicated to going manual. We will always be available to give advice and you can create threads relating to the subject in the discussion group to share ideas.
I don’t have a camera, only a camera phone, can I still join?
The majority of this course will cover desktop based editing software. If you can get your photos on to your coputer (we like Dropbox), then you will be good to go! We recognise that camera phones are an important part of photography, so in our bonus week, we will cover some of our favourite apps and edits in-phone edits.
How do you manage privacy and photo sharing?
We are sensitive to the fact that not everyone wants to share pictures of their children. The group photo sharing takes place in a private Flickr group where you can use an alias rather than you name if you prefer. Photos will only be seen by group members. If you’d prefer not to share photos that’s absolutely fine, it’s not a requirement of the course.
How much time will I need to spend on the course?
You can spend as much or as little time as you want. We will post content at least three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), there will be prompts and assignments but what you do with them, or when, is up to you. You might have more time to take pictures at the weekend or find that you have more time one week than another. All of that is fine; the course is flexible because we know having children isn’t!
Will you give me feedback on my pictures?
Yes – we aim to comment on at least one photo per week from each student. You can ask questions and highlight photos you would particularly like feedback on. One of the real positives of being in a group is that you provide support and encouragement for each other so get commenting and you will get comments.
I’d like to let my blog readers know I’m taking part…
Once you have clicked register and gone through the checkout you will be given a link back to our site. This will take you to a course members page and there is a student badge code for you to grab. Didn’t get redirected? Get in touch and we’ll send you the link.
Got another question or need a longer answer? Use our contact page to get in touch.