Adobe Lightroom for Beginners - Photo Editing Course

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Learn photo editing using Adobe Lightroom with our Adobe Creative Cloud courses in Sydney.

Do you want to learn the world’s most powerful and efficient editing application, used by professional photographers? 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. Punch up colours, make dull-looking shots vibrant, remove distracting objects, straighten skewed shots and much more. This photo editing course will start you from the ground up and cover all the editing basics so you can turn good images into excellent ones. Then it will guide you through developing a workflow and an image management system so you can process and store your images correctly.

This course will take any amateur photographer beyond the camera and into the world of post production. Get the most out of your photos, keep your work organised and build on your photography skills with this fun and practical photo editing course!

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will have learned 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

Ideal for

This course is for Photographers looking to add a post production skillset to their work. This course is aimed at beginner photo editors, no prior experience in photography or Adobe software is necessarily required however a basic computer literacy is assumed. This course is aimed at those looking to improve their skills for personal use and those looking to improve their skillset for their career.

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 course.

Course content

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 computers directory

Introduction to Lightroom

  • Lightroom’s library module
  • Importing and exporting image files and folders
  • How to view your photos as thumbnails, single images, full screen
  • 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 bring to class

  • Your 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

Additional information

This course runs in our computer lab, fitted with 27-inch Apple iMac systems as well as Dell computers running the Windows operating system, both types of computers have the latest Adobe apps installed so you may use our computers or bring your own laptop. Adobe products function the same on both Windows and Macintosh computers except for minor differences with keyboard usage and where files are located within the computer.


Adobe Lightroom for Beginners - Photo Editing Course

<p><strong>Learn photo editing using Adobe Lightroom with our</strong> <a href=""><strong>Adobe Creative Cloud

$399 Limited inc GST / $319.20 / $359.10
Adobe Lightroom for Beginners - Photo Editing Course

<p><strong>Learn photo editing using Adobe Lightroom with our</strong> <a href=""><strong>Adobe Creative Cloud

$399 Limited inc GST / $319.20 / $359.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Richard was a fantastic teacher that consistently made the course easy to understand and interesting. Thanks Richard!

  • said: The course was a great introduction to Lightroom and its power to manage and transform photos and has given me the drive to further understand and master Lightroom's many features while they are fresh in my mind. The tutorials Richard provided are a great reference tool that will help reinforce what we learnt over the course. Thanks for a great class!

  • said: Great course to get me started and enthusiastic about Lightroom. The pace was spot on and Richard was very patient, knowledgeable and friendly. It would be great to have an Intermediate course available and I'd be interested in full day courses as well on the subject. In general, I had a good time, great laughs, learnt a lot and know what to do to continue learning Lightroom at home.

  • said: I felt I gained a much better understanding of lightroom. Richard is a patient teacher with a warm, friendly style. I did find that we covered off a lot of info and there was no time to actually practice during the allocated time I would also suggest that, given notes were not handed out, it would be a good idea for the tutor to share all of their presentation notes with the students digitally at the end of the course.

  • said: 5 Stars!

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