Learning Lightroom Essentials – 5 part series


5-part series:  Wednesdays – May 4, 11, 18, 25, & June 1
60-minute sessions; includes recording

Webinar by: Amy Horn
Webinar Date: May 4, 2022
Start Time: 5:00 pm - PDT/AZ
Registration deadline: May 3, 2022

Interested in learning best practices in post-processing and workflow?   This five-week Adobe Lightroom webinar series is designed to give you the necessary tools to organize and edit your images. Starting with file management, Amy will demonstrate Lightroom workflow to enhance your personal catalog of images. Through weekly challenges, participants will advance their skills and knowledge while developing their own photos. Weekly topics include file management, basic and detailed corrections, adjustment tools, and basic exporting. During the last week, you will have the opportunity to showcase your own image for final critique/feedback.


This interactive webinar series includes Lightroom tool demonstrations, follow-along lessons, weekly recordings for review, and a final critique/feedback session. If you are ready to improve your Lightroom workflow or enhance your photos through Lightroom then this is the course for you. Join Northern Arizona University photography instructor and co-author of The Art of Macro Photography, Amy Horn for four weeks of skill development in Lightroom.


This course demonstrates the current version Adobe Lightroom Classic (ver. 11) and participants should have it downloaded and open prior to the first class. Previous Lightroom versions have similar and even identical tools, but other versions will not be covered in this webinar. Lightroom is a powerful program and with practice of the tools demonstrated, participants will gain significant proficiency to organize, develop and output their photos with confidence.


What you will learn:

  • Organize photos through metadata and collections.
  • Simple steps to making global adjustments.
  • Understand and apply selective adjustment tools.
  • Export with watermark using specific resolutions.
  • Utilize automated presets for creative expression.

Week 1 – Organization/ Library module 

  • Catalog – what it is and why
  • Import, sort, rate
    • Keywords
    • Metadata – copyright & lens correction, aberration, etc
  • Collections, smart collections, target collection

Week 2 – Library & Develop module 

  • Develop module:
    • Tabs: profiles, basic, calibration
    • Tools: crop, horizon, spot healing brush/clone, red eye
  • Library module: synchronize & export

Week 3 – Develop Module 

  • Review: Basic tools
  • Develop module:
    • Masking: subject, sky, brush, gradients, color, and luminance range
  • Virtual copy

Week 4 – Develop Module & Export

  • Review: Masking
  • Develop module:
    • Masking presets
    • Tabs: tone curve, HSL/color, lens corrections, detail, transform, and effects
    • Make a preset
    • Discuss Lightroom Web version, sync collections

Week 5 – Print, and Final Critiques 

  • Add watermark
  • Export to jpg, printing
  • Critiques!