Getting Started In Lightroom Classic


Leslie Crane

Are you tired of sifting through endless folders of disorganized photos, struggling to find the perfect shot? Do you want to create stunning, professional-grade edits without spending hours on each photo? Then it’s time to take control of your workflow with this two-week course on Adobe Lightroom Classic. Under Leslie’s expert (and personalized!) guidance, you’ll learn how to use Lightroom’s powerful Library and Develop modules to streamline your workflow, from organizing your photos with keywords and collections to batch editing, hand editing, and even creating your own presets. In just fourteen days, you’ll transform your photo editing game and start producing stunning results.

with interactive instructor guidance and weekly assignment feedback
view-only access to study at your own pace

“Leslie is such a clear and effective instructor—she really guides you every step of the way!”


This week's series of 12 video lessons introduces you to a simple start-to-finish workflow, including imports and organization, basic editing in the Develop module, and image exports.


Let's explore the creative side of the Develop module! We'll take a hands-on approach to different editing styles, like light and airy, moody, film-inspired, and black-and-white. You'll also learn how to make your own presets, create slideshows, and more.

instructor tip:

Editing in Lightroom is "non-destructive;" you only work with previews of your image while the original file stays unchanged. Lightroom allows you to start all over and have many versions of the same photo, so don’t worry about creating a crazy edit - you can always go back to the drawing board.

4 thoughts on “Getting Started In Lightroom Classic”

  1. I have just completed the two week “ Getting Started in Lightroom Classic” with Leslie Crane and I can’t recommend it highly enough!
    I have used Lightroom for years, and have had prior instruction, but I never managed creating an organised catalogue, I never had a useful and productive workflow, I felt overwhelmed with the tools Lightroom had, and I really gave up on hand editing. Instead, I would use presets, which I still believe are awesome, but having forgotten how to use the tools in each of the panels of the develop module (and some I’d never bothered to learn anyway), my tweaking of the presets was frustrating, and I didn’t feel satisfied I knew what I was doing.
    I LOVE photographs, but the sheer number of unedited photos in my Lr catalogue really bothered me and impacted upon me even wanting to take photos.
    I feel re-energised after this workshop. Leslie is a wonderful teacher – clear, instructive, took us through all the modules, and was encouraging of our own personal style in our edits. She is generous with her time, always responding to each question. I am so pleased I took her workshop and grateful to be inspired again. Thank you so much, Leslie!!

    1. Lisa, thank you so much for this review! I am beyond thrilled that you feel inspired again; that is so wonderful to hear. I so enjoyed having you in class and I’m excited to see where your new skills take you!

  2. This lightroom workshop is for EVERYONE! From the new photographer, starting their journey, to the seasoned pro, keeping up with all the new, latest and greatest updates Adobe is putting out, Leslie is there with you, with understandable, easy-to-follow explanations and examples. There is always something to learn from a fellow photographer as you watch their methods and workflow and Leslie shares so many great little nuggets and how-tos that I am tucking away in my notes and will be adding to my routines as I edit! This class is such a great value and you won’t be sorry you invested your time and money on it!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *