LOCATION Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside
TIME 09:30 to 16:30
Group Size   8-10
  • Small group size for individual attention
  • Simple, concise introduction to Adobe Lightroom
  • Step by Step demonstrations of key ideas
  • Practical photography session included
  • Full tuition and support from Wild Arena Staff
  • Refreshments and Lunch
  • PDF summary of learning
Not Included
  •  Camera equipment or laptop computer (delegates should bring their own)
  • Spectators unavailable to join the group

Whether we like it or not, processing images in software on our computers after we haven taken them, is a reality of getting the best results out of your digital photography. Adobe Lightroom, has become the most widely used piece of software for serious photographers and our Introduction session could be the perfect springboard to mastering this amazing program. Lightroom is an extremely capable platform for sorting, processing and delivering images, specifically aimed at the serious amateur and professional photographer. It has increasingly either taken the place of Adobe Photoshop, or is used alongside it, for faster and more streamlined image processing. Our ‘Adobe Lightroom Introduction’ sessions are special because we not only cover all the things you really need to know in order to start using this software effectively, but also include a fun element of practical shooting with experienced nature photographers. A straight forward, down to earth and easy to understand day of learning suitable for everyone!

After an introductory briefing, we will spend the morning shooting images of some beautiful carnivores at Knowsley Safari Park. Your guide and tutor will go through some shooting settings and ideas with the intention of not only producing great images, but also files that will be suitable for using with the Lightroom tutorials in the afternoon session.

After a relaxed lunch break, your tutor will work through a ‘step by step’ introduction to the key elements of Adobe Lightroom.

Your tutor for these sessions will be Raj Khepar. Raj has been working with Wild Arena for a number of years and is not only a highly talented photographer across a number of genres, but also a skilled user of Adobe programs to create amazing images. His friendly and accessible style is especially popular with guests who are unsure of tackling more technical ideas.

During 3 hours of tutorial over 2 sessions with a break, we should cover the following Lightroom features:

Adobe Lightroom training session 1:

Importing pictures

Cataloguing basics

Key wording benefits

Reviewing, rating/flagging and deleting images

Adobe Lightroom training session 2:

Adjusting exposure

Sharpening and noise reduction

Colour adjustment and contrast

Horizons and cropping

‘Dodging & Burning’ tools

Monochrome conversions and pre-sets

Exporting and saving

Whilst Raj will illustrate this points on a demonstration screen, guests are invited to bring along their own computer (a laptop loaded with the latest version of Adobe Lightroom) and follow the steps with the images they have shot in the mornings session.

Wild Arena at Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park is situated between Liverpool and Manchester and has a fantastic range of species in over 400 acres of parkland. It is home to Wild Arena, and this session will take place in their training room and studio, within their head quarters of ‘Park Farm’. Situated in the middle of the safari reserves, the historic Park Farm buildings offer not only a comfortable space for our groups, and a fully equipped studio space, but also great views across the Africa and Asia sections of the park.


09.00 Arrival at Safari Park main entrance to meet your tutor

09.15 Tea/coffee and introduction to shooting ideas (JPEG & RAW files etc)

09.45 Practical session 1, shooting source images Lions

10.45 Short break

11.00 Practical session 2, shooting source images Tigers

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Adobe Lightroom training session 1

14.30 Short break

15.00 Adobe Lightroom training session 2

16.30 Summary and close

PLEASE NOTE: Our itineraries are listed as a guide and we may need to alter them depending on unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions or the availability of the subjects. Start and finish times are fixed to enable transport planning.


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