August 15, 2017



"Imagine a world without photography" - Bernice Abbott

Photography is quickly growing in popularity. In the age of social media it has never been easier to share moments and creative art. Photography software programs are keeping pace with the advancements in camera technology and are designed to help beginners through advanced professionals. Versatile photo editors offer an amazing array of creative tools and features.

Most photo editing software programs come with the basic tools necessary for simple photo editing. Some of the better photo editing software options offer a broader range of options, with virtually limitless ways to express your creativity.


Photography Editing Classes

Explore the Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Lightroom CC for Photographers: This hands-on class will take an in-depth look at the industry’s premier photo workflow software Adobe Lightroom. It provides the organization, image adjustment and output features demanded by photographers who catalog and process images in volume, or just want to spend more time with the camera than the computer. Lightroom’s smooth interface, quality of adjustment tools and logical workflow have made it one of the most widely used image processing program on any platform.

Fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop CC:  A 6 session class designed for those who want to get started using the latest full version of Photoshop (not Elements). Your instructor will demonstrate the essential fundamentals and then help you one on one while you practice editing techniques in the computer classroom. We will start with how Photoshop, Bridge and Raw relate to each other and how to set them up for your use. Then we dive into the power features of Photoshop like cloning, healing, filling, selections, layers, masking, and curves. Lastly, we visit more advanced topics like changing backgrounds and compositing 2 or more photos together. During the 6 weeks we will be flexible enough to explore other topics of interest as well.



Workshops in Photography

Photography workshops are held Computer Room 1  and are free and open to all Computer Club members as space allows. They are intended to provide a monthly forum to discuss and explore the interrelationship of digital photography and the use of the computer.  A discussion leader will present a topic and often guide a hands-on review by participants. An open exchange of ideas and information will be emphasized.
Membership in the Westbrook Village Photography Club is NOT required, however presentation topics will often be an extension of their activities.