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Adobe Lightroom for Beginners: Photo Editing Course

What you'll learn

Learn photo editing using Adobe Lightroom! Adobe Lightroom for Beginners is one of eight Adobe Creative Cloud courses we offer in Sydney.

Do you want to learn to use the world’s most powerful and efficient editing application, used by professional photographers? This Adobe Lightroom training course will take any amateur photographer beyond the camera and into the world of post-production. 

Adobe Lightroom is the premium photo editing software that gives you everything you need to edit, organise, store, and share your photos. With Adobe Lightroom, you have all the tools you need to bring out the best in your photography. You can brighten colours, make dull-looking shots vibrant, remove distracting objects, straighten skewed shots, and more. This Adobe Lightroom course will start you from the ground up and cover all the editing basics so you can turn good images into excellent ones. By guiding you through developing a workflow and an image management system, you will learn how to process and store your images correctly.

This photo editing course will help you get the most out of your photos, keep your work organised and build on your photography skills!

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Adobe Lightroom course, you should be able to:

  • Understand file types, computer speeds and the general functionality of image editing using a computer
  • Understand the functions of Lightroom to manipulate colour, brightness, contrast and other changes that constitute photo editing
  • Understand the management features of Adobe Lightroom for viewing, processing and archiving their images correctly
  • Understand the differences between the many file export options available for sharing

Course content

What will be covered in this Adobe Lightroom course?

Files & set-up

  • Setting up your hard drive, cloud service or local drive for editing
  • Optimal computer assets, how your computer can be optimised for photo editing
  • Understand file types, sizes and the computer's directory

Introduction to Lightroom

  • Lightroom’s library module
  • Importing and exporting image files and folders
  • How to view your photos as thumbnails, single images, and fullscreen
  • Understanding the global image processing
  • Navigating the workspace
  • The essential Lightroom tools and shortcuts
  • Understanding the Lightroom catalogue
  • Assigning attributes to your photos
  • Filtering your photos


  • Using the global and local adjustment tools
  • Understanding the histogram
  • Black and White/Colour treatment and conversions
  • How and when to use targeted adjustments
  • Cropping an image
  • Making white-balance changes to images
  • Understanding exposure corrections
  • Manipulate image saturation
  • Sharpening and image
  • Understanding spot removal

Exporting and file management

  • Recovery processes for photos
  • How to export RAW files
  • How to export JPEG and other formats
  • Understanding batch exports
  • Archiving and backing up files

Please note: Adobe Lightroom also has a cloud-based sharing program that is designed to share files between your devices - your computer, tablet and smartphone. The cloud-based version is not covered in this Lightroom course.

Intended audience

Who is this Adobe Lightroom course for?

This Adobe Lightroom course is perfect for Photographers looking to add a post-production skillset to their work.

No prior experience in photography or Adobe software is necessarily required however a basic computer literacy is assumed.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • This is a bring your own device class. You will need a laptop with Adobe Lightroom Classic installed (not Adobe Lightroom Cloud) prior to attending the first class session
  • SD card for transferring your camera images
  • Notepad and paper or a tablet
  • A USB for taking home final work and/or course notes & files

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Course tutors

Richard is an exhibited photographer in Fine Arts and Street photography, and one of the colleges' most passionate tutors. He has taught thousands of students over the past 10 years, and has been...

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Adobe Lightroom for Beginners: Photo Editing Course

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