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Editing and Retouching Photos

Thursday, August 12th | 6:30pm-8:30pm | Editing and Retouching Photos


This class will teach the basics of balancing and retouching photographs in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom, Photoshop, and smartphone apps for a more professional look. Sample photographs will be provided so that students can edit together during class. Whether shooting portraits, products, food, or another subject entirely, students will learn a number of techniques to improve curves, color balance, workflow, and much more.

Please note: To show the widest range of editing capabilities, Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop will be the focus in this class, so they're highly recommended but not required. If you don't want to download their free trial, you can use similar editing apps Cara goes over in class, or just watch as she edits.


This class is appropriate for ages 18+.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent 1 hour before the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you prefer a sign language interpreter, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
Cara Livermore is a Rochester-born photographer and designer, who has worked in food photography for the past seven years. In 2011 she founded Chickpea Magazine, a whole foods quarterly looking to uplift and inspire the plant-based community. Her work has been in Saveur’s Best Food Blog Awards, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Goop, and much more.

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