Fundamentals of Photo Editing in Darktable | Free Software
What you'll learn
- Photo Editing with Darktable
- RAW Image Editing
- RAW Processing
- Darktable Layout
- Darktable Modules
- Setting Up Your Camera for RAW Photography
- Uploading RAW Photos to Your Computer
- Making Popular Image Adjustments
- Color Correcting RAW Images
- Sharpening RAW Images
- Saving/Exporting RAW Images
- Adding Styles and Tags to Your Photos
- Have a computer
- Have a camera capable of taking RAW photos (i.e. DSLR camera)
Want to learn how to properly edit your photos using the popular and FREE RAW Processing Software Darktable? Want to know how to properly set up your camera for RAW photography? Looking to finally learn the Darktable layout, panels, and modules so you aren't "stabbing in the dark" when making image adjustments?
I'm Mike Davies, photographer, course instructor, and owner of Davies Media Design. I'm here to introduce you to one of the most powerful pieces of RAW processing software on the planet. The best part? It's totally free! (Don't worry - if your camera can't take RAW photos, this software works with JPEGs, too!)
In this course, I provide:
An introduction to Darktable and RAW Photography
Instructions on how to take RAW photos with your camera
An overview of importing RAW images to your computer and opening them in Darktable
An in-depth look at the Darktable layout, including updates to the layout in Darktable 3.4 and 3.6.
A demonstration of all the Panels found in Darktable
An introduction to modules, as well as an in-depth look at my favorite modules for photo editing
An overview of how Darktable's "pixelpipe," or module order, works to help you get the most out of your editing
Definitions for photo editing and Darktable concepts
Insight into why certain modules/image adjustments are used for RAW editing
Step-by-step instruction on how to edit/remove/add your photo's:
Shadows and Highlights
Exporting guidelines and recommendations
Whether you're a casual photographer familiar with photo editing, or someone looking to learn professional editing or RAW image processing for the first time, this course is perfect for you! My lectures are easy for beginners to follow, but in-depth enough for anyone to walk away knowing more about Darktable and image editing than they previously did.
As an instructor on Udemy, my courses have over 8,000 students and a 4.5 star rating. Plus, I personally answer your questions about Darktable and photo editing, and encourage feedback to improve the course.
What Students Say About the Course
"I am a beginner in photo editing, and I chose Darktable for raw processing, because the "industry standard" LR's [Lightroom] pricing for me is just too expensive. When I first opened DT, I had no clue how to start, I needed some help. This course provided exactly what I needed for my first project. Of course, I did not become a master overnight, but it I am heading to the right direction now."
-Gergely L. | *****
"I'm working on nighttime photography and found this to be very helpful."
-Yvonne J. | *****
"Excellent clear presentation."
-Guy W. | *****
It's time you finally mastered RAW photo editing and Darktable! Enroll today for lifetime access - including access to future content added to the course.
Who this course is for:
- Digital Photographers
- Beginner Photographers
- Beginner Photo Retouchers
- Beginner Photo Editors
- Anyone Wanting to Learn Darktable or RAW Image Processing
I'm a GIMP and WordPress guru and owner of Davies Media Design, one of the largest FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) educators in the world! I've been using GIMP since before it was cool (back in 2011) and have watched this software grow up to be a real asset to any graphic designer or photographer. I've used WordPress since 2011 and have use it to build a successfully website for my business - getting over 1 million site visitors in 2020 and 2021.
My goal is to help beginners master free and open source software so they can create beautiful projects of their own without needing to purchase expensive software.
My videos & tutorials on GIMP have received over 14 million views from all over the world. They can be seen on sites like YouTube, where I have over 100,000 subscribers.
My GIMP Masterclass is a best-selling course on Udemy. I also have a course on WordPress and Darktable, with more subjects to come!
I have a Marketing Degree from the University of Central Florida and am the owner of Davies Media Design - a company that designs courses, video tutorials, and eBooks for GIMP, WordPress, Inkscape, and Darktable. In addition to teaching online, I have also taught various workshops in the US.
I edit professional projects in Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, and After Effects, creating marketing and educational videos for many companies around the US. I also shoot and edit wedding videos in my spare time. In addition to video editing, I create "mashup" style music mixes for competitive dance teams, using Ableton Live.