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Lightroom Classic - Level 1

Recorded Course | 8 Hours | 8 Modules | 65 Lessons | $120 (€100, £90)
  Lightroom Classic Level 1  - Beginners Course


A cataloger, an image processor - many photographers find that Lightroom is the only software they need. This course shows you how to get to use the Library and Develop Weeks expertly, and will even show you how to connect Photoshop and Elements.

As soon as you finish the first Module of this course, all of your images will begin to look much better.

Highly effective cataloger

Lightroom can catalogue and hold 20 images or 20,000, fast! It doesn't touch your original shots, instead, it changes the metadata to show the changes you've made. When you view your library, Lightroom is actually calling up an internal library of small thumbnails rather than full-size images. The advantage here is performance: Lightroom only has to work with smaller images, which makes it faster.

This course will show you how to the best out of the Library Module and will set you up with an efficient and effective workflow method.

Lightroom CC Level 1 - Learn how to catalog, keyword, and rate ALL of your photos  
Learn how to catalog, keyword, and rate ALL of your photos

Non-destructive editing

The beauty of Lightroom is that it utilizes non-destructive editing, which means you can work straight on the Raw files, no need for a copy. We will show how you can use the key sliders and controls to squeeze the best out of every image.

This course also brings you through the specific techniques needed to produce professional quality photos at almost any size. The key concept of this course will be "non-destructive editing". The great advantage of non-destructive editing in Lightroom® is that you can easily change image effects or adjustments weeks or months later without having to undo all the work done. It also allows quick editing and increased flexibility. Everyone who uses Lightroom® should know these techniques because they really make Lightroom® very powerful.

What kind of student takes this course?

The Lightroom Photography Level 1 Course is aimed squarely at people who are mainly or only using Auto Mode. The ideal student for this course is looking to gently ease themselves into using some key techniques and buttons that will help them improve all of their photographs.

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What past experience is needed?

You will need to know how to find files on your computer, to open and save a file in another location, and to be able to download files from the likes of Dropbox and Google Drive.

Recommended Equipment

All of the techniques shown on this course apply from Lightroom 6 and Lightroom Classic. You will need to have Lightroom loaded onto your computer (laptop or desktop), and be ready to go. Please note, this course is not suitable for Lightroom CC.

- A free 7-day trial of Lightroom can be downloaded from this link.


At the end of the course, you will be able to understand and use many of the key techniques in Lightroom. You will also be well-prepared to improve your images in every way.


High-Resolution original source files will be supplied to each student so you can work on the same photos that are in the notes and that the tutor is working on as well. We do this because sometimes the same effect can turn out slightly differently on different kinds of images. This can be confusing for those new to image editing. We believe this approach is a significant aid to learning what are very complex programmes.

Sample page from the Tutorial Notes (Click for larger image)  
Sample page from the Tutorial Notes
(Click for larger image)


In-depth PDF tutorial notes which are carefully worded and appropriately illustrated are an integral part of all of our courses. Lectures of all kinds tend to have an effect that lasts only a short while, particularly if notes are not supplied. We believe our handouts are the key to making your newly gained knowledge much more long-lasting.

As part of that philosophy, you will receive detailed notes covering the whole course that will aid learning while on the course, and in the weeks and months afterward.

>>More details on our PDF Tutorial Notes here.

Course structure

We want to help make your learning experience more relaxed and more enjoyable, so all of our courses are set into specific Modules that cover a central theme. Think of these like the chapters in a book. >>More details on our course structure here.

TV Studio

When we decided to create our own Photography TV Production Company, we were determined to deliver the highest quality video training possible. >>More details on our TV Studio here.

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Video Structure

To further help improve your learning experience, we take great care to ensure you always know where you are in one of our training videos. Each Segment Video corresponds to the relevant page in the Tutorial Notes you received, and have the same name and number. >>More details on our Video Structure here


Our Learning Management System (LMS) is considered best in class and has all the features needed to ensure you have a rewarding and enjoyable learning experience. It is intuitive and a joy to use, and works on any device. >>More details on our LMS here


Participants of this course are welcome to join our exclusive Facebook Community Forum, where students new and old regularly chime in with answers to your photography issues. >>More details on our Community Forums here.

Getting started with Online Learning

Online learning means that you can watch at any time of the day or night, but things can get in the way! >>Here are tips that will make your learning much more effective.

Certificate at the end of the course
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Lightroom Classic - Level 1


A signed Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of the course.


First and foremost, we believe there are no stupid questions, just questions about things you do not understand. On our courses, you will never be made to feel silly for seeking answers or clarification, that is what you pay us for.

All of our courses are designed around common photography scenarios, either ones that you regularly find yourself in, or would like to find yourself in. Our teaching methodology is designed to show you how to take better pictures in every one of them. The content of all of our courses is developed to build on the previous week's tips. This approach allows you quickly and confidently to understand how to improve every photo you take.

We teach each of our courses in such a way that the knowledge you pick up can be easily spread into other areas of image taking. Photography, at its core, is about shutters, apertures, and ISO, but it is HOW you bring these together for each individual shot that matters.


If you have any queries about this or any other of our courses, please pop an email to

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Module 1: First Things First
Set Up A Logical Folder Organization First Catalogue Backup Settings
Preferences For Importing And External Editing Setting For Face Detection
Preferences For Performance & Lightroom Mobile Create Your Own Custom Metadata Template
Module 2: Import Your Photos
Importing Your Photos Speed Import Tip
Module 3: Basic Editing & Exporting
Library Grid Back To Lightroom
Develop Week Lightroom Back To Photoshop Or Elements
Edit In External Editor (Photoshop Or Elements) Lightroom Export
Making Changes In Photoshop Or Elements  
Module 4: The Library Module
Library Layout Add Photo Specific Keywords To Multiple Shots
Cell Views Use Filter To Search By Keyword, Attribute Or Gear
Viewing Your Shots Moving Photos Into Different Folders
Choosing Photos Using The Flag As Pick Method Moving Folders
Creating Collections To Work With Your Best Shots Locating A Missing Folder
Manually Adding Shots To A Collection Moving Folders To Another Folder Or External Disk
Add Photo Specific Keywords To Single Shots Choosing What You See In Loupe View
Module 5: Customizing Views
Choosing What You See In Grid View Choosing What You See In Loupe View
Module 6: Develop Module - Basic Panel
Fixing The White Balance Highlights Slider
Adjusting The Exposure Vibrance
Shadow Slider Clarity
Module 7: Develop Module - Detail Panel
Sharpening Noise Reduction
Module 8: Develop Module - Other Key Panels
Tone Curve Effects
HSL/Color Calibration
Lens Corrections Split Toning
Transform HSL/Color

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Course Length 8 Hours
No. of Modules 8 Modules
No. of Lessons 65 Lessons
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