Learn how to harness the power of Lightroom Classic with this easy-to-follow and enjoyable course.
Follow along and work with the downloadable course images as Chris explains and demonstrates how to do things like: import images into Lightroom, fix exposure, crop images, remove blemishes, enhance color, and so much more.
In no time, you will be on your way to creating professional-level results yourself!GET STARTED
Listen to a quick welcome from Chris and catch a glimpse of a few of the many topics that will be covered in the course.
Discover how to use the downloadable course images.
There are now 2 versions of Lightroom. Listen as Chris discusses the pros and cons of each.
The first step to a successful Lightroom workflow is properly importing your photographs. Follow along with Chris so you can get this right every time.
Learn a few best practice steps when importing images from a camera or media card.
Lightroom uses a "Catalog" to manage all your photos. Learn about what a Catalog is and why it's important.
Learn how to quickly change between the Loupe and Grid view so that you can take an up-close look at an image or view small thumbnails.
In Lightroom, you can minimize or even hide the interface by using Lights out or Fullscreen mode. Let's take a look at how this works.
When you want to compare or view multiple images at once, all you need to do is find the right controls. Watch as Chris show you how it's done.
Learn the essential ways that you can customize the Lightroom interface.
Learn how to quickly add flags, stars and labels to your best photographs.
Learn how to use flags, stars and labels as a way to separate the keepers from the rest.
Learn the most important shortcut keyboard commands for adding flags, stars and labels.
Learn how to harness the power of Collections so that you can work group together quickly.
Discover the advantage of using Collections when organizing your archive of photographs.
Learn how to maintain and manage your Collections
Explore the benefits of Smart and Targeted Collections and see how they can help you speed up your workflow.
It's easy to get the exposure wrong when you're capturing a photograph. Yet fortunately, it's even easier to correct any exposure issues. Watch as Chris shows you how.
Learn how to modify and improve color with the Temp/Tint sliders, White Balance Tool, Vibrance and Saturation.
Watch how changing contrast, texture and clarity can add visual interest to your photos.
Make the colors in your images really come to life with the Vibrance and Saturation controls.
Discover how to view (and review) your progress by using different techniques to view before and after views of your images.
Learn how to access and use the crop tool in order to fix problems or improve the composition.
One of the most commonly overlooked and most powerful buttons in Lightroom is the "Previous" button. Learn how to use this in order to speed up how to process and improve your images.
Learn how to batch process multiple images at once.
Discover how to synchronize settings across multiple photos.
Learn how to flip your images vertically or horizontally using Transform.
Discover how to fine tune and correct common exposure issues like clipped highlights and shadows.
Once you learn how to use Virtual Copies you will use them all the time as they will help you to unlock your creativity. Learn how it's done in this quick movie.
Create stronger, better and more interesting black and white landscape photos by using the B&W panel and controls.
Using the techniques we learned in the previous movie, let's create a better black and white portrait.
When you've made a mistake and want to reset the image to it's original settings, there is a simple technique you can use. Let me show you how it's done.
Retouch and fix your photos with surprising ease by using the Spot Removal tool.
Did you forget to clean off your lens? No problem, remove any spots using Lightroom's retouching tools.
Retouch away linear objects (like powerline) is a breeze as long as you know this hidden and secret technique. Let me show you how it's done.
Sometimes the Spot Removal tool makes mistakes. Discover how to fix these problems in this movie.
Learn how to clean up and retouch away skin blemishes.
When it comes to retouching, sometimes Lightroom isn't enough and you have to go to Photoshop to finish the job. So let's learn how we can use Lightroom and Photoshop together to make our photos lo...
When it comes to finding the perfect tool to improve the eyes in a portrait, that tool is the Radial filter. Let me show you how it works.
Discover how to improve multiple areas and multiple aspects of a photo by using the Radial filter in a more advanced way.
Learn how to brush or paint in changes to your photographs.
When you need to improve a large area of a photo, you can use the Graduated Filter. Let's take a look at how it works.
Follow along with Chris as you learn how to fine tune color with the HSL controls.
Modify, change and improve specific colors with the HSL controls.
Learn how to add a colorized or split-toned look to your images using the Split Toning controls.
All digital images need a certain amount of sharpening. So let's explore how we can sharpen our photos in order to achieve professional level results.
Even images that are captured in "perfect" light can have noise. So let's look at how we can reduce and remove noise without much effort at all.
When a photograph is captured at a higher ISO setting, it can result in noticeable and unwanted noise. Learn how to deal with that so the noise doesn't detract from the impact of the frame.
Learn how to correct color fringing or remove unwanted distortion issues.
When photographing buildings or locations, you can sometimes shoot in a way that the image appears distorted. Learn how to correct these common perspective issues.
The Upright controls give you an advanced on screen method for straightening and correcting your images. Follow along as we make some major changes and improvements to this image.
When using wide angle lenses it can create unflattering and unwanted barrel distortion. Fortunately, we can fix this in a few simple steps. Let me show you how.
One way to add creative style to your photos is with the Vignette controls. Let's crop an image and then add a vignette.
Let me show you how you can create an even more advanced Vignette by creating it from scratch.
Adding film grain to a digital image can be an interesting way to craft a unique look. Let's explore how we can, using the grain controls.
Learn how to build a panoramic image out of a sequence of frames that Lightroom stitches together.
Choose some of your favorite images and use the Book module to create a book layout that you can print or order online.
Learn how to build a slideshow so that you can share your photos with others.
Perfect the process of making a print by learning how to work with the Print module.
Create a quick contact sheet so that you can view printed thumbnails of your photos.
Learn how to export your work so you can deliver it to clients and friends.
Create your own custom presets so that you can export your images more quickly.
Learn how to fix the most common folder problems that you might face.
It's easier than you think to "lose" a photo in Lightroom. So in this movie, I'll show you how you can fix this common problem.
Make sure your folders are up to date by going through the process of Synchronizing the folder.