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February 7, 2022 6:00–7:30 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Computer Lab, 234
Digital Media

Lightroom 101

Partnership with DukeCreate & DuWell

Taught by Vit Bitencourt

About the Workshop

This workshop familiarizes participants with a range of Lightroom tools and introduces its extensive opportunities for digital creation. Utilizing this software program, you will learn how to brighten photos, bump up colors, and mask distracting elements. Learn now Lightroom’s easy-to-use tools can create images that pop with presets for vintage, travel, and more plus portrait presets for every skin tone. Follow along in this interactive setting that allows you to ask live questions to an experienced instructor.

Note: Lightroom should be installed prior to this workshop. Duke students can download the software for free under the Adobe Creative Cloud link here. Faculty and staff can download a free trail of the software here.

About the Instructor

Vit Bitencourt is a visual artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil and is currently pursuing an MFA in Experimental Documentary Arts at Duke University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic where she focused her studies on photography and documentary video. While in college, she served as curator and student director of the Ethel H. Blum Gallery, in Bar Harbor, Maine. Following graduation, she worked as a curatorial assistant for photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on the exhibition Welcome Home: A Portrait of East Baltimore, 1975-1980.

Vit is interested in creating human documents. Her research and practice revolve around photographers’ portraits of their partners, personal film essays, and autobiographical zines.

About the Location

This workshop meets in the computer lab (Room 234) of the Rubenstein Arts Center.

Address:
Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC, 27705

About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).