Photoshop Vs Lightroom - The Battle Of The Mentors

on August 31, 2016

Come to Shoot Photography in September of this year! See world-renowned photo mentors Adam Monk and Christopher Fulham slug it out file-to-file for the title of Adobe Heavyweight Champion!

Be chair-side as the referee steps back and they reach for the sliders! Cheer as the saturation goes wild! Gasp as the curve goes off the screen. Thrill to the sharpening!

This is one artistic RGB bloodbath you won't want to miss! Ring Shannon on 9228 8232 and get your tickets!

Thank you for reading this far into the column. Now we can reveal that Adam and Christopher are going to be teaching people about two entirely different Adobe products - Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop - and that they are going to be held on different dates and that they are not really going to be fighting with each other. The two programs are intended for different purposes - and while there can seem to be some overlap between them, they really address separate needs. But here is the interesting part:

You can really benefit by learning BOTH programs.

I have. Or, I should say, I flatter myself that I know enough of each program to do what I need to do. This may be so, but I suspect that I could do a great deal more if I knew a little more.

Lightroom helps me batch process things. It has ways of dealing with camera and lens distortions on a wide scale that are wonderful - I can wring some pretty good stuff out of old cameras. It does weddings and parties and lots of weblog images. If I was going to produce pictures without words, it is all I would need.

Photoshop goes further, but goes in smaller, more complex steps. It can put in words, take out annoying relatives, shift reality, and make large scale changes to the image. It can be artistic until people scream and wrench the mouse out of your hands. It has big time graphic power.

Both programs are state-of-the-art. Both are immediately accessible on a simple level, but both have deeper levels that reward exploration. Both are taught by Shoot mentors and you can access their expertise by ringing Shannon and booking a course. We're not talking millions here; either course cost $ 249...and they may be worth far more in a artistic terms for the instruction they give.

PS: Photo editing is traditionally done with bare knuckles, so be prepared...

Shoot Photography Lightroom with Adam Monk September 3

Shoot Photography Photoshop with Christopher Fulham September 6