Training Courses

Aperture : Introduction

One Day Course

Overview

This is an Apple authorised course designed for professional photographers and serious amateurs who want to master this revolutionary application for managing, editing and archiving digital photographs.

This comprehensive course takes you step by step through Aperture's powerful photo editing, image retouching, image recognition, proofing, publishing and archiving features. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Aperture workflow and layouts
    • Importing from a memory card
    • Understanding Camera RAW
    • Using Masters and Versions
    • Rating, editing and outputting images

    Evaluating images
    • Using Quick Preview
    • Grouping images into Stacks
    • Using the Centered Loupe
    • Assigning ratings
    • Using Faces to recognise people
    • Using GPS location data to explore photos by location
    • Assigning a location to an image

    Organising your project
    • Using keywords
    • Using the Metadata inspector
    • Sorting images dynamically
    • Search queries

    Editing your images
    • Editing workflow
    • White balancing
    • Sensor dust and red-eye removal
    • Working with RAW files
    • Using the Recovery slider
    • Using the Exposure slider
  • Correcting tone
    • Adjusting tone before colour
    • Reading a histogram
    • Setting levels
    • Adjusting highlights and shadows
    • Using adjustment presets

    Correcting colour
    • Adjusting white balance with the Eyedropper
    • Lift and stamp
    • Round-trip editing

    Enhancing images
    • Using the Retouch brush
    • Using non-destructive, edge-aware brushes in Aperture
    • Noise reduction
    • Sharpening images
    • Creating multimedia shows

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

Comfort + Location
Reputation + Feedback

Our Clients


We've worked very hard over the last 20 years to grow our business through personal recommendations.

When you attend a course we ask you to tell us how it went. We use your feedback to help us improve our courses.

We publish all our customer satisfaction stats live on our site (good or bad) because we want everyone to know just how highly you rate us every day, every week and every year.

We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 5974 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed5974
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.7 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback


"Clear with good tasks, I enjoyed the relaxed and discursive nature of the course"

"Being adaptive to various working practices, industries and proofreading requirements. Interesting examples used throughout the course kept it very interesting. "

"Very personal friendly trainers that make learning easy and fun"

"making us feel comfortable and answering all of the questions"

"Vicki was an exceptional trainer"

"Everything was explained clearly"

"Training was excellent, environment very good."

"food!"

"Very good installations and teacher"

"Very well thought out and planned"

"Knowledge, Food ,Tutor all fantastic, will recommend. "

"Very informative course and a good sense of humor. "

"Great facility! Lovely staff, amazing food, great training all round!"

"Training! Answering questions, proving friendly atmosphere. "

"James was great, very knowledgeable and friendly. The Centre is very welcoming and the two days flew by. Thanks!"

"Clear and patient explanations and guidance. I learnt a lot in two days."

"Rob has a very easy way and makes the learning enjoyable and paced at my pace. He was prepared to answer any questions and allowed me to explored my own ways of putting the learning into practice. I have thoroughly enjoyed both sessions with him."

"The course was easy to follow and all information given was relevant to its use in our company."

"Everything! Fantastic & relavent training- feel like I've learnt a lot in a very short space of time."

"In depth detailed examples of 'how to'. Wasn't dry, was fun and informative. I would come back to do others."

"Very knowledgeable and helpful trainer. Tailored course to our group needs, and questions to show us beyond the course but that would enhance the use of the programs in our day to day roles. Excellent all round, Thank you Matt! and Media Training "

"Alot of information on different areas of Indesign and how to use them across both Illustrator and Indesign"

"Love how hands-on and practical the session is. Great group size and really good facilities. "

"Great at taking the time to ask about how we would be using the training in our work environment. I found it very 'effective' - so thank you very much."

"really good and engaging course. learned a lot. good to have one on one guidance"

"Set clear outlines at the start of the day and allowed people to share their own experiences and advice. We were also given tangible planning materials such as structuring and checklists and as someone more comfortable with over-preparing this really helped me understand the foundations of a presentation."

"Excellent afternoon and some really useful take aways on structure and dealing with tricky scenarios, and will be using these going forwards. Thank you."

"Customer service before the course is super, staff at the venue were very friendly and the lunch was very nice too"

"Nice, friendly atmosphere and very informative "

"The trainer Simon is brilliant, he knows his topic and gives you tips on the things you would like to achieve post training. The small class size helps."