My photo school – lightroom course

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This year I am working on improving my photography, this covers both taking an image and editing it. I am currently studying the course Lightroom for Photographers  run by MyPhotoSchool.

This four week online course provides an overview of Adobe Lightroom. The software Lightroom enables you to sort, store and edit your photographs.

The first week focusses on importing your images from different sources, and then ways in which you can store and organize them so that you can easily find a particular image in future. It then touches on some basic editing. The course is taught through video.

Here are my images from my first weeks assignment:

lothersdale view

This gorgeous view was taken by my brother Easter weekend, when we all met up at my parents home in the Yorkshire Dales. With the software I have geo tagged the image with co-ordinates, assigned keywords and had a play turning the image from colour to black and white.


My week has mainly revolved around a poorly tot, and a variety of antibiotics to treat him. In amongst low energy levels I have made small inroads on my mending pile – he turned down monster patched on his jeans so I have had a go at Sashiko – I love the effect. Although I have to admit I am not so keen on the tweaks I have made to the image, I applied the ‘Aged Photo’ effect.

mothers day flowers

My final image for this weeks assignment is of the Mothers Day flowers the kids kindly made for me. I love the fact my husband encourages their creativity and has a recycling ethos to crafting. I used autotune and tweaked the exposure of the original image, this lightened the background to a brighter white and lifted the colours of the flowers.

A weekly assignment is helping me to implement what I have learnt. I dont know about you but for me this is a vital part of learning:)

I hope you have had a creative week, and are feeling well and healthy.




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I am being provided the course for free in return for a blog post review of each lesson. Opinions are my own.


  1. April 12, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    I like all your photos, especially the last one of the handmade flowers.
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    • Vicky
      April 13, 2015 / 9:31 am

      Cheers – you cant beat handmade flowers:)

  2. April 12, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    Well done on the photo, stunning landscape shot with the mist, very Lord of the Rings

    April 12, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    That Landscape pic is wonderful! – As for your Stitchy pic, LOVE IT! The tonal constrast and composition are spot on! — I must see if I have some yarn around to match it and make something!

  4. April 13, 2015 / 12:30 am

    Sounds like you are learning lots Vicky, it’s nice to see you using the techniques straight away. I think when you learn anything new it’s important to start using it otherwise it just slips away and you forget all about it!
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  5. Knitnrun4sanity
    April 13, 2015 / 7:27 am

    I’m amazed you got anything done with a poorly person the house. Really hard work! I think your photo of the landscape is very eerie, just what I like. Your flowers are the best a mum could have! X

  6. April 13, 2015 / 11:37 am

    I love all of your photos, I hope your little one is feeling better soon.

  7. Andrea
    April 14, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    Really lovely photos and great handmade flowers. Enjoy the course.

  8. April 17, 2015 / 10:30 am

    The course sounds great and very useful!
    It’s great to be able to log our crafting and our personal lives in such a visual manner. The organisation is great thing to cover im way behind on mine so now feels like a massive chore to do and as for tagging pics etc im clueless! X
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