Mastering Lightroom Essentials
© Kai McBride

Mastering Lightroom Essentials

Dates: Tuesdays, Feb 28–Apr 4, 2023
Time: 2–4pm (ET)
Sessions: 6
Limited enrollment: 10 students
Fee: $380
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Have you been using Adobe Lightroom Classic for a while but still find yourself confused by some of the concepts? In this class, Lightroom enthusiast Kai McBride will show students a systemized approach to getting the most out of this incredible tool—managing catalogs, importing files, applying metadata, sorting and sequencing, editing images, making batch corrections to multiple files, and using the masking tools. Learn to streamline your workflow and use Lightroom to organize your growing archive of photographs and seamlessly export them for print, the web, and social media. Students will improve their knowledge of the powerful features of the Develop module and learn from watching Kai make adjustments to student photographs live in class, from basic contrast adjustments to more advanced masking features. At the end of the six weeks students will be confident in all the essentials and saying, “Wow, I didn’t know I could do that in Lightroom!”


Please note: Basic familiarity with Adobe Lightroom Classic
Kai's class was brilliant — he's such a good teacher and I hope he does more classes for you. He was so organized with the content and assignments and he left us with some outstanding resources. Wonderful to have met him and I loved rediscovering Black and White photography. Brought me back to the days as a teen in my parents’ basement, developing my own photos on our washer and dryer!
—Jennifer (Monaco)
I have taken photography classes at most of the renowned schools and organizations in the US, but none are better than those taught by Kai McBride of StrudelmediaLive.  He is an incredibly intelligent and gifted educator who goes out of his way to make every class a memorable experience filled with ‘aha’ moments. Kai has talent galore. Don’t miss his courses!
—Patricia (Bronx, NY)

Kai McBride
Kai McBride

Kai McBride is a photographer, musician, teacher, and avid cyclist who recently uprooted from Brooklyn to sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico. He spent the last ten years teaching photography and managing the photo facilities at Columbia University, his alma mater, where he received an MFA in 2008.

Born on the island of Kauai in 1972, by his 18th birthday Kai had lived in California, Oregon, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Texas, Oahu, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. He sharpened his powers of observation while adjusting to life between suburban ranch-style homes, cabins with no running water, and a 20-foot teepee in the field of a commune.

His photographs have been exhibited in museum and gallery exhibitions, and are held in public and private collections. His first monograph, About Face: Picturing Tampa, was published by SPQR Editions in Fall 2016.

Kai teaches black and white photography, photobooks, and more for StrudelmediaLive.