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Perfect Exposures from Histogram through Lightroom

with Jared Platt

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About The Class

Getting the Highest Quality from Your Exposures in Lightroom

Making the perfect image starts with the perfect exposure, but what does the perfect exposure look like in the camera? What about in Lightroom? Jared Platt will demystify the histogram and teach you how to pre-visualize your final image at the camera and get the perfect exposure every time. Find out how to make the most out of the latitude of your camera and how to manipulate the perfect in-camera exposure in Adobe® Lightroom® to realize your photographic vision. This class is perfect for photographers of every level, from the enthusiast to the seasoned professional.

We'll Cover:

  • Understanding the Histogram: Camera v Lightroom
  • Perfect Camera Exposures for Every Situation
  • Pre-visualizing Your Final Image



Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 201, Adobe Lightroom CC 2015


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    04:12
  2. 02

    Understanding the Histogram

    19:55
  3. 03

    Perfect Camera Exposures for Every Situation

    11:23
  4. 04

    Pre-Visualizing Your Final Image

    13:23
  5. 05

    Creating Custom Settings

    27:38
  6. 06

    Exposures in Lightroom

    10:48

Meet Your Expert

Jared Platt

Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional ... read more

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  • Michael Griffith

    Michael Griffith

    May 2019

    Jared provides very clear, very specific suggestions on how to make the best use of your camera's histogram. The only suggestion that I have to improve the class would be for him to talk about the basics of the histogram first: what it is, what it shows, how it works. He gets there, but you have to wait for it. Overall, a useful class about an important photographic tool. Jared's photos do an excellent job of illustrating his points.

  • Fred Innamorato

    December 2017

    Finally I found a class focused on understanding and explaining Exposure. With so many examples and visual aids, Jared does an excellent job of conveying his ideas and concepts. This class absolutely filled in the gaps of my understanding on how to correctly compensate the camera's exposure settings to achieve great pictures. He also is an awesome instructor. I rate the course 100%. Not an expensive course either.

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    fbuser 72f69990

    November 2018

    Great class! Very clear and straight to the point. There is a lot of incorrect information related to histograms out there, but Jared explained perfectly! I recommend doing the assignment he suggests with your own images (third lesson), this really helped me to understand what my camera´s "proper exposure" is. A real game changer! Thanks!

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