• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Digital Arts & Photography

This ONLINE course introduces students to all of Adobe Lightroom - the industry standard for asset management and photo editing. This class will cover a range of the application’s possibilities, from importing and organizing files, folder hierarchies, to making global and local adjustments. Students begin by creating a Lightroom catalogue and arranging their digital files within it. They then delve into creative image processing in the Develop module and learn about intensive editing, cropping, color balancing, clone stamping, sharpening, creative black-and-white conversions, perspective correction and even Photomerge and HDR.

Note: Participants must have an external hard drive from which to work.

Prerequisite: Macintosh computers familiarity or literacy is required.

Summer 2021:  6 weeks: Base Tuition: $275

This course will be offered via ZOOM. Prior to the course session, you will receive an invitation for the session(s) via email. You'll need a laptop, desktop or tablet, internet connection with good bandwidth and headset (either wired or wireless). We recommend that you set up a free ZOOM account and be familiar with ZOOM prior to the class beginning.  Here is a link to help you get started. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Notes: Jessica Thalmann is an artist, curator and educator currently based in Toronto and New York City. She received a MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University. She has worked at the Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto International Film Festival, C Magazine, the Art Gallery of York University and Yossi Milo Gallery. Thalmann has taught at the International Centre for Photography, Akin Collective, MacLaren Art Centre, Toronto School of Art, Gallery 44 and City College of New York. She has shown at various venues in Toronto, Vancouver and New York City including the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Flash Forward Festival, Gallery TPW, Angell Gallery, Art Spin, Hashtag Gallery, Whippersnapper Gallery, Nuit Blanche, the Artist Project, VIVO Media Arts Center, Aperture Foundation, International Centre of Photography, Photoville, Camera Club of New York and Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
089Jessica ThalmannJuly 20, 2021 to Aug. 24, 2021
TERM - ONLINE Summer 2021
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
6-week courses$275.00

What you will learn

  • Introduction to Lightroom basics, panel and module functionality
  • To create a digital photographic workflow using Lightroom (creating a catalogue, importing images, managing database with star ratings, color coding, organizing a folder hierarchy and file naming system)
  • Understanding the Develop Module to edit images, color balance, lens correction, clone stamping, basic masking etc.
  • Exporting final images for print and/or web, using correct file formats, color profiles and resolution

Materials to Bring


  • Adobe Lightroom downloaded and installed on your computer
  • External hard drive (portable is recommended)