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Online Self-Learning Course
Access: 3 months*
Start your Lightroom journey right.
Aim: The aim of this Lightroom for beginners online course is to take anyone who is brand new to Adobe Lightroom Classic through the fundamentals and core workflow tools, leaving them prepared with skills to take on any tutorial available on the internet, including ours.
Please note: This workshop is designed for those with zero or very limited Lightroom Classic knowledge, including those who have opened an image in the program and then panicked. It really is Lightroom for beginners. Don’t worry, I’ve got you!
Start time: Anytime!
Learning Style: Self Learning
Program: Lightroom Classic (not CC)
You will need:
- A laptop or desktop computer
- Adobe Lightroom Classic (not CC)
- Patience and determination!
Hours of tuition
If you’re brand new to Lightroom Classic, or simply too scared to try it, you are not alone. In fact, Lightroom is the second most frequent thing I get asked for support on, after Photoshop, with people constantly asking: “is there anything for Lightroom beginners?” Often, the student will sign up for an online one-to-one to go through Lightroom basics, but in an hour we can’t get through everything with practice time too.
So, after wondering how I can handhold everyone to confidence in Lightroom Classic, I ended up creating this Lightroom for beginners course which contains 31 lessons and a few extra notes and signposts along the way! We’re going to cover:
- An introduction to Lightroom Classic
- How to handle your files
- Organisation, filters and sorting
- Editing in Lightroom from end to end
- Efficiency & productivity with Lightroom
- Exporting in various formats
And it’s all online so you can join from anywhere in the world!
Please note, this course is delivered in English.
Section 1: Introduction
In the first section of the course, Jess runs through the basics of Lightroom Classic from right at the very start.
Section 2: Fundamentals
In this section, Jess moves through the core modules available and covers practical methods of file handling.
Section 3: Application
No stone is left unturned in the walkthrough of the develop module to leave you able to follow any workflow + efficiency tips!
Section 4: Exporting
After editing or organising images, you’ll want to export them for use elsewhere. This section covers exporting in depth.
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Who is teaching?
This course is taught by International Multi-Award Winning Photographer, Jessica McGovern who has the following credentials:
- 100+ Recognitions for photographic work
- International Pet Photographer of the Year 2020
- Pet Portrait of the Year 2020 (and runner-up)
- Northern Pet Photographer of the Year 2021
- Northern Equine Photographer of the Year 2021
- International Panoramic Photographer of the Year 2021
- Speaker at The Photography Show 2021 & 2022
- YouTuber & Educational Content Creator
- Featured in international publications
Regardless of location, means, background or gender, Jess believes that Photography is a skill where every individual can feel safe in their personal expression. She loves nature, landscapes, moving pieces of portraiture and high-impact imagery.
Here are some things that people have said about Jess’s training in the past:
My one-to-one editing session with Jess was nothing short of amazing and no doubt, the best money I’ve spent on my photography education! Jess genuinely wanted to help and made sure I understood the reasons for what she was doing as far as editing my image. My favorite takeaways were her method of making the eyes pop and also the contouring. Both are now a part of every image I edit, there is just no going back on those. Aside from those two favorites, I learned several other techniques that I have found incredibly useful in understanding Photoshop better. I highly recommend doing a one-to-one session!
This course is absolutely perfect for beginners. Extremely clear and easy to understand, taking you through all of the tools you need in an easy to navigate step by step format. For anyone struggling with Photoshop this is an essential purchase!!! You can learn at your own pace, in your own time and you will be confident in the foundations of Photoshop by the end. Cannot recommend enough.
As someone who’s been using Photoshop for years, I felt I could use a return to the basics and enjoyed That Tog Spot’s YouTube videos, so I purchased this course. I was surprised at how much I learned! Jess leads you through the basics of Photoshop in a clear, concise manner, and the exercises provided help to put what you learn into practice. I would HIGHLY recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn how to use Photoshop.
This workshop was one of the best things I have invested in for my business. What I learnt in a day was just invaluable and Jess has given me the knowledge to be able to implement it myself. I now feel confident that I would be able to complete an IPS session and I am looking forwards to putting it into practice. I cannot wait to attend more workshops and learn more from Jess in the future.
I had a great couple of days, learning so much from Jess both in terms of looking at potential locations as well as a full editing workflow. As part of the workshop we were given a very professionally put together book covering all topics of the workshop, this was a very welcome surprise. All in all the workshop was extremely good value for money and I will be attending more of Jess’s workshops in the future.
Before signing up for the Photoshop Foundations Course, despite being a user of Photoshop for some time, I had always struggled with ‘Blend Modes’ and working in Camera Raw. Jess explains things in a very easy to understand way, unlike many previous courses I have undertaken, and I now feel super confident in approaching my editing using better methods than before.
I would highly recommend the Advanced Portrait Workshop. Jess is not only highly knowledgeable and experienced in dog photography, but is also a great teacher who explains content clearly. The workshop book that was provided is a really valuable resource to refer back to, covering shoot theory and a step-by-step editing flowchart. My dog photography shooting and editing skills improved significantly over the weekend. Thanks Jess!
Jess is always on hand to offer advice and we have had many mentoring sessions over the years, on all aspects of the business, including design, branding and marketing, amongst other things. We have had one to one sessions both in person and online. Jess is very knowledgeable in all aspects of running a business and offers no-nonsense honest advice. She is reliable, efficient and exactly the person you need if you want to make your business stand out from the rest!
What a wonderful weekend! Jess covered everything from the very beginning making us think about things differently. The shoot afternoon was a big learning curve, as was the editing day. Be prepared to learn lots, and be absolutely shattered but raring to go after the 2 days.
I joined this workshop to learn more about photo’ editing, but I learned so much more than this. I learned that the editing is like the candle on your birthday cake. It finishes it off well, but it’s really not that important. Jess is a very talented teacher with so much knowledge & a great way of delivering that knowledge. If anyone is in two minds about whether this workshop is worth the money, then my answer would be yes. Every single penny & then some.
Start learning today:
There are no course pre-checks, no delays, no approvals and no launch dates, everything is on your terms. To sign up, you just need to add the access to your basket and checkout.
During checkout, you’ll be asked to create an account with an email address and password – make a note of these, you’ll need them to access the course. After checkout, your access starts then. Log in and head to your account where you can view the courses you have access to. And off you go!
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Please note, this is a self-learning course so please try to make sure you have a good internet connection before starting! Access is for 3 months as standard, we can do small extensions. For lifetime access, check out the Premium Membership.
Are you a Trainer?
This section is new, and strictly enforced:
Trainers, Influencers & Coaches
Unfortunately, due to repetitive, frustrating and demoralising situations occurring regularly over the past two years, we’ve had to make the decision to refuse access to any individual who offers, or plans to offer, photography, editing or business training to other photographers.
There are exceptions to our new no-trainer rule that we’re happy to make, but only if we’re contacted before membership registration to approve the sign-up.
“This has been one of the single hardest decisions I personally (Jess) have ever had to make. Over 50 different people have blatantly, unapologetically and aggressively stolen or skimmed content, workflows or resources in the past 18 months alone. We have a full list and share it with other trainers in our genre because those who cannot think for themselves will unfortunately always operate with these tactics.
- In one case, an individual skimmed all of our online course videos and re-recorded the content almost word for word before selling it as their own content
- In another case, an individual purchased our entire book library and announced a brand new course on the exact same content broken into the same sections as our books the same day
- A simple and probably most innocent example would be the individual who took an MTog full edit, used their own similar image and then released a paid-for tutorial with the exact same workflow, which is protected under IP law
- And as a final example, an individual used our MTog member list to direct message hundreds of them offering training for free if they leave our programme for theirs
We will always protect ourselves and others in our position, just as we would expect others to do, and we check for misuse and fraud regularly.
All our content, techniques, resources, plan structures, included elements and pricing are protected. As a hard line, any plagiarism, content skimming or intellectual property theft will be pursued legally and details of the breach will be shared with the industry.
It’s a shame it’s come to this, but we know we’re not the only educators to have had to implement this protocol. Please be a good human!
The access duration for this course is set at 3 months.
Why? Read on…
Access to the lessons is set by default and by design – there is current scientific research displaying a strong correlation between learning deadlines and completion, retention and mastery. Self-management is crucial and even with a busy life or a time-pressured day job, if you prepare for our online courses, you’ll have enough time to complete the sessions plus practical assignments too.
We would recommend taking your time to work through the lessons and practise each topic before moving on but also to schedule learning time in your diary to ensure you remain committed to working through your enrolled content.
We know this is a hotly debated topic in the online learning world, but for Jess as a science nerd, following the data is vital. So far a grand total of 0.3% of our total student enrolments have got stuck on the access length. We’re here to help though, so read on…
If at the end of the default access length, you feel that you need more time, just send us an email and we’ll sort that out as soon as possible – there is no charge for extending however extensions are for 3 months only and can only be applied once.
That being said, you can get lifetime access connected to an MTog membership if you need additional time. If you are an MTog already, you can request to have course access extended at any time, for any reason (you don’t need to tell us). Simply send an email to [email protected] to get the process moving. We’ll action it as fast as possible!
of people don't complete online courses if there is no deadline for access*
* W. Feng, J. Tang, and T. X. Liu, “Understanding dropouts in MOOCs,” Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2019 + J. Reich, “MOOC completion and retention in the context of student intent,” EDUCAUSE Review Online, 2014.
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