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"Working in Lightroom" with Mark Sykes

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"Working in Lightroom" with Mark Sykes

  • The Texas Bank and Trust 2900 Texas Avenue Bryan, TX, 77802 United States (map)

Lightroom Write-up

You’ve got the image, you’ve got the software, but you lack a great editing workflow. Join Certified Professional Photographer Mark Sykes as he shares his expert step-by-step process of transforming RAW images into stunning professional portraits. Whether you are a novice or a daily user of Lightroom, you will learn how to take Lightroom’s powerful editing engine to push your images from good to great. Mark will show you how to create Lightroom presets to make importing and editing your images faster and more consistent. Additionally, Mark will demonstrate the process he developed that will give you the perfect game plan for retouching your images in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to deal with facial blemishes, remove major stray hairs, use frequency separation to eliminate significant acne, as well as how to enhance the eyes so they’ll pop and still look 100% natural.

This is a complete editing program from beginning to end. If you are looking for a workflow that will help you get the most out of Lightroom and Photoshop, or you are just looking for a way to professionally retouch your portraits in 3 minutes, then you will not want to miss this program. At the end of this program, you will know how to use each tool in Lightroom, how to establish repeatable presets for both image processing and exporting, and you will have a great Photoshop retouching workflow plan to make your retouching quick, repeatable, and easy.

Appropriate for novice to intermediate users of Lightroom and Photoshop.

Pen tablet or digital art tablet recommended.

Mark Sykes is a Certified Professional Photographer who began his career in 1994. Over the years, Mark has continued to grow and pursue his passion for professional photographing making himself one of the most sought after wedding and children’s photographers in his area. After photographing over a 1000 weddings and nearly 2 decades of newborn and children’s portraits, Mark found a new passion in creating extreme senior portraits. In 1999 he purchased his dream studio on 1.5 acres on the banks of Nantucket Lake in College Station and has invested years into creating a beautiful portrait park. 

Mark married his wonderful wife Karen in 2014, and is a devoted father to his daughter Emily, his 6 step-children, and 2 fur babies; Hershey and Maggie. His other passions are planes, flying and cooking BBQ. He and wife have developed their own line of BBQ rubs and sauce and after tons of great reviews, are now working on taking it to market.

2018 President Brazos Valley PPA Guild

2017 BVPPA Photographer of the Year

2017 V.P. Brazos Valley PPA Guild

2017 Winner of 3 merited prints and 1 Loan Print 2016 Winner of 3 merited prints