Course Description

In-depth comprehension and practical use of digital asset management software is essential to nearly all aspects of photographic production. This course examines the advantages of a consistent workflow for the handling of digital image files. In this hands-on course, students will learn best practices using Adobe Lightroom software to import, process and archive their images. Whether you’re an artist, designer, photographer or student putting together class presentations, this course will give you the tools to take advantage of a consistent workflow for the handling of digital image files.



Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Apply best practices for importing, processing, and archiving digital image files

• Manage files using Adobe Lightroom

• Apply processing techniques to adjust tone, color, composition and selective edits on digital image files

• Understand file delivery options and best practices

• Develop a personal workflow for managing digital image files



Basic computer skills to be able to navigate menus and upload digital files.



An award-winning photographer, retoucher, and educator, Christy Gutzeit’s decades-long immersion in post-production work includes projects for Nike and Cover Girl, as well as numerous feature films and music videos. Gutzeit’s projects have won national recognition in creative excellence, including Clio, MTV Music Video, and BAFTA awards, and her photographic work has appeared in Martha Stewart Living and W Magazine, among others. She also brought her in-depth knowledge and broad industry expertise to courses in Retouching, Digital Asset Management, Visual Design, and CGI Photography, while a faculty member at Brooks Institute and now at Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles.


With fresh, exciting courses in photography, Brooks at UCSB seeks to stimulate, inspire, and energize students. Whether for school projects, business presentations, or just to express ideas in more creative and unique ways, these hands-on classes are taught by former faculty members of Brooks Institute of Photography, and special guest instructors. For more information, visit ernestbrooksfoundation.org.

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