In today's world of photography a commitment to lifelong learning is essential. How many times have you told yourself, I am going to learn more about Adobe Lightroom®? With all our best intentions and rich resources, why is it so hard to slow down, care for ourselves, allocate time for self-improvement and be that lifelong learner? Why do most self-learning efforts fall short or never get off the ground?
After many years of observing college students and faculty, and facilitating professional development for adults, here is what I know:
- For learning to become a way of being, you need to put yourself first. You will continue to procrastinate and put off your own development until you learn to give yourself priority over other things. This is an inside job that begins and ends with you.
- For learning to become a way of being, you need to change your mindset. Learning is not something you squeeze into your life. It is not a chore that must be checked off. It is an opportunity to help improve yourself and your well being. Lifelong learning becomes a part of your lifestyle--a way of realizing your true nature and living your best life. It is a way of life that may not always make sense or go in a straight line.
- For learning to become a way of being, you need to slow down. Changing habits and creating new behaviors is not possible until you slow things down. Daily doses and slow drip efforts applied consistently over time are the techniques utilized here.
Welcome to 30 Days of Light(room)...
This is one offering from my 30 Days series and has been a long time coming; distilling over two decades of teaching, writing, and photographing into a learning format that delivers - drip by drip - time-released materials.
From tutorials, tips, theory, concepts, practice exercises, videos, and personal stories - each lesson builds one upon another to develop your Lightroom® skills and grow new and lasting photography workflow habits.
In these 30 days you will:
- Develop a new, or confirm the logic of your current filenaming and organizational schema.
- Develop a well-thought out , repeatable procedure that is a logical "start to finish" flow for getting your photos from your camera to your computer and then into a format for viewing-- be it print or digital.
- Set yourself up for success by configuring Lightroom settings and preferences.
- Utilize a 15 step process for fundamental image editing.
IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU GIVE YOURSELF THIS GIFT OF LEARNING!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE 30 DAY JOURNEY
- "This is my first day. As I was contemplating whether to enroll I heard with my mind's ear this saying that I love: 'There is only one moment in time when it is essential to awaken. That moment is now.' -The Buddha. That settled it. So here I am." -- Charleen T.
- "Day 12 ~ Thank you Carol! Since starting this course a little miracle has already happened. It happened on day 12 right after I read the lesson. Something must have unwound in me. Because w/out even "thinking" about it I opened Lightroom... and began." -- Robert E.
- "What an experience! I have stuck with this for 20 days and, for once, have not burned myself out with gogogo. Just drip-drip-drip. Nice!" - Sarah M.
Course Curriculum (there are 30 days in total--you'll see more as time passes)
Carol Fox Henrichs
About the instructor
I have my doctorate in education and technology with 20+ years conducting professional development, teaching online as well as face-to-face. Currently, I lead photo tours at photography ranches, teach Lightroom and photography courses online, speak at conferences and enjoy my encore career every chance I get. You can read more about me on my website at http://www.carolfoxhenrichs.photography/about.html