Background image processed in this online course; Lightroom only.

Online Self-Learning Course

Lightroom for

beginners.

Level: Beginner
Status: Open

Start your Lightroom journey right.

Aim: The aim of this 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. 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!

2.75

Hours of tuition

31

Lessons

The info:

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 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 course which contains 31 lessons and a few extra notes and signposts along the way! In this course, 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 off 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:

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I had a business 1-2-1 booked with Jess to talk about business growth.  Jess went right back into my business structure, identifying the weak spots for me to work on.  Jess gave me lots to work on and review, after saying there’s no point filling a bucket before you have fixed the holes.  I am excited to have more sessions with Jess!

5
Steph Yeo
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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.

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All I can say if you do not attend this you are missing out!

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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!

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Katrina Wilson
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Jess’ advice was honest, practical and to the point.  An hours session has kicked me into gear and given me a whole bunch to work on.  Would I recommend?  Wholeheartedly.  Will I be booking another session?  Definitely.

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Simon Godfrey
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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.

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The workshop was very well organised and it was very obvious how much time and effort had been put in to make sure everything ran smoothly. Jess was super helpful and made sure that everyone got as much out of the weekend as possible. I particularly liked book as it will be great to use as a reference point going forward.

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I would consider myself as an experienced dog photographer. I have been in the industry for 9 years and shot a lot of dogs. But still, I felt stuck with my marketing and sales sessions. So what did I do? I booked a One to One business session with Jess. And I am so happy with what I got out of that session. Jess asks the right questions to get the thought process started. She listened to what I had to say. And gave great advice that is possible for me to implement!

Before I ordered I thought that one hour would be a too long session. Could we have enough subjects to talk about for one hour? Oh was I wrong. That hour went so fast. And there was never a second of silence. Just great information and conversation all the time. So thank you so much Jess! I will work on everything we talked about and I will order a new session later to ask all the question that arose after we were finished.

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Pål Hodne
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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!

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Nicole Hrustyk
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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.

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Paige Newby

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.

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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 extentions. For lifetime access, check out the Premium Membership.

Course Image: Before & After

The full process from import to export of this image, in Lightroom only, is shown inside this online course.