You might be thinking that Lightroom is too complicated and you don’t have the time to learn.
Or maybe you just want to have a go on your own and figure it out.
But practicing the same mistakes over and over again just ingrains bad habits and can actually hurt your progress.
And watching online tutorial after online tutorial can take years or longer if you don’t know what to look for. They all offer endless tips but no direction, no guidance, no roadmap…
My name is Pete and I am a professional photographer. I work with individual clients like families and high school seniors and also shoot commercially for businesses. I’ve even had photos published in the pages and on the cover of a nationally distributed magazine.
When I first opened up Lightroom, I was already an experienced photographer. I was comfortable in the darkroom, understood exposure, and even concepts like dodging and burning.
And Lightroom still intimidated the hell out of me!
I made the mistake of trying to learn through trial and error. It took me a lot of time and a lot of crappy results before I figured out the system that I use now to create beautiful images for my portrait clients, business clients, and magazines.
Having a system for editing my photos allows the technical aspects of Lightroom fade away and I can focus instead on my creative vision for an image.
My system also makes it incredibly easy to edit a large number of photos very quickly in Lightroom and still achieve the same professional results that take others hours to get.
The first Unit of this course will go over the basics of Lightroom that you need to know in order to get started. We won’t get too technical, but it helps to have a basic understanding of how the program actually works. I’ll go over this in a simple easy to understand way.
You can’t do anything with your digital photos when they are still on your SD card (or in your camera). I’ll show you a simple process to get your photos into Lightroom AND make sure that you can review those photos quickly and without delay.
Organization of your photos is one of the greatest assets of Lightroom. But if you do it wrong, you’ll have trouble finding photos and may even inadvertantly delete some! I’ll show you my uncomplicated and easy to keep up with system for organizing, evaluating, and cataloging your images in Lightroom.
This is where it gets fun! From basic edits to creative color grading…I’ll walk you through my editing system step by step with real world examples (in different genres) so that you can jump right in and start creating beautifully edited images immediately.
You'll get the very popular Photography Goals Lightroom Presets included with the course. This collection includes ALL of our professional designed Lightroom Presets to help you get started editing even faster by adding high-quality color grading to your images with a single click.
These are the local adjustment presets that I use on a daily basis. Improve your results and speed up your editing. I call these the essential brushes because they include dodging and burning, color temperature adjustments, and color cast correction...everything you need for photo correction and enhancement.
I recommend getting the Adobe Photography Plan that includes Lightroom and Photoshop so that you always have the most up to date version. The course uses Lightroom Classic because it is the most complete version of Lightroom currently. However, a lot of what I’ll cover in the course are skills and approaches that apply to different and older versions as well. You just may not have every feature that I talk about.
Also, since you’ll have lifetime access, when Adobe changes things (which they always do), you’ll receive any course updates absolutely free of charge.
Nope. This is a beginner’s course. We go over the basics of Lightroom so that you can get started editing your images right away without having to watch the entire course. However, there are some topics that will help you take that next step into the intermediate level as well.
If your camera takes digital photos, then you can edit them in Lightroom. But, Lightroom (and any editing software for that matter) works best if your camera can take “RAW” photos. Almost any dSLR and Mirrorless camera can do that and so can many mobile devices such as the iPhone.
No, Lightroom is an Adobe software product and must be purchased separately.
Yes. Our course system is optimized to view on any device…desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile.
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