Lightroom Basics

Lightroom Basics

Autumn in Japan

This course is only taught online so that you can use your version of Lightroom, on your own computer with your own photos.  If you don’t have a copy of Lightroom, please check out the buying options in the blog:  Lightroom or Photoshop.

I learnt Lightroom when my photo collection grew so big that it wouldn’t fit on my computer and it took me ages to find the photo I wanted.  Today I have about 75,000 photos catalogued in Lightroom which I can find quickly and I can use in a variety of ways.

If you have already been playing with Lightroom and have some of your photos stored on the computer and some on hard drives, flash drives or DVDs you will find it useful to start at the beginning of this course and set up a proper photo library system.

What the course covers:

1  Getting Started – this is a really important tutorial, even if you have been using Lightroom for a while.  It is important to set up a co-ordinated system so you can easily find and work with your photos.  It will also make it easier for you to restore your photo library if your computer or hard drive crashes.  We always hope that won’t happen but it does.

2  Library Module – this is where you sort out your keepers from the duds and organise them in a way that works for you.

3   Develop Module – once your photos are sorted you will want to post process the best ones.  Lightroom has a lot of tools which work well for doing this.

4   More Post Processing, Emailing and Printing

5  Sharing Your Photos – Creating a Book.  At first look, the book module appears to be a little limiting but dig a bit deeper and there are lots of options for creating an individual look for your book.  Recently I completed a photo book in Lightroom called “Autumn in Japan“.  You can  have a look at this book by going to    and clicking the preview button.

6   Sharing Your Photos – Mostly about creating slideshows with a brief glance at the web module. In these modules you can create a slideshow of your best images and work with video.

There are no assignments with this course.

The complete course:  $130
An individual tutorial:  $35  (Please contact me)

If you have problems understanding something you can either email or ring me.

This course will be available from the start of 2018.  I have a number of commitments that will take me travelling for the rest of 2017.  If you really want to start this year, contact me to see if it is possible to arrange something.  Depending on where I am going to be, that may be possible as it is becoming easier to find an internet connection except when I am in more isolated areas.