Lightroom for Beginners

Do you know that you could be getting more out of your photos but you just don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you can never find your photos and you’re looking for a magic wand that will make your photos super easy to find and can make them look great too?

Imagine a nifty piece of software that will give your photos easy to remember names instead of a whole load of numbers as it transfers your photos from your memory card to your computer… it lets you play around with your images to your heart’s content and if you decide you don’t like what you’ve done to a photo you can roll it back to any point at the click of a button. Better still, sometimes you need your images to be a certain size for social media, another time you need your photos to be a particular size for print. You don’t want to have to remember what the settings are every time and the beauty is you don’t have to! You only have to tell it what to do once. Oh, that’s clever!

But it doesn’t stop there. You’re quite protective of your photos. When you put them on your website you want the whole world to know that you took them so you want your name added to them? That’s called a watermark. Can you see where I’m going with this? It can do that too!

If you don’t know what I’m talking about already, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC, or Lightroom for short, is a complete workflow system for photographers which allows you to organise, edit, find and prepare your photos for printing easily. It makes my whole post-processing workflow simple and it’s what I use both professionally and personally.

Many photographers choose to use Photoshop to edit their photos but I and many other professional photographers use Lightroom as it does everything I need all in one programme.

If you live in Angus, Dundee or Perth Lightroom for Beginners is an ideal follow-on to my Photography for Beginners course or if you already know what you’re doing with your camera and want to learn an easy way to edit and organise your photos. In this half-day course you’ll learn everything you need to know to take your photos off your camera and get the best out of them in the comfort of your own home.

What you’ll learn

What’s included

  • How to transfer your photos from your camera or memory card to your computer and into the Lightroom catalogue all in one fell swoop
  • How to add keywords to make your photos easy to find
  • How to add star ratings to your photos to help develop a workflow
  • How to edit your photos to get the best out of them including cropping, exposure adjustments and white balance
  • How to export your files for printing and for use on social media
  • How to add watermarks to your photos
  • 3 hours tuition at your own pace
  • Lightbulb moments as it all falls into place
  • A folder full of the tuition content so you can go over it again at any time
  • The confidence to edit your photos to your heart’s content and know exactly how and where to find them too
  • A big happy face as your Lightroom fears melt away – this one I give you at no extra charge!

What you’ll learn

  • How to transfer your photos from your camera or memory card to your computer and into the Lightroom catalogue in one fell swoop
  • How to add keywords to make your photos easy to find
  • How to add star ratings to your photos to help develop a workflow
  • How to edit your photos to get the best out of them including cropping, exposure adjustments and white balance
  • How to export your files for printing, adding to websites and for use on social media
  • How to add watermarks to your photos

What’s included

  • 3 hours tuition at your own pace
  • Lightbulb moments as it all falls into place
  • A folder full of the tuition content so you can go over it again at any time
  • The confidence to edit your photos to your heart’s content and know exactly how and where to find them too
  • A big happy face as your Lightroom fears melt away – this one I give you at no extra charge!

Don’t take my word for it, believe these nice people too…

  • “I found Anne’s tuition very easy to follow, giving me plenty time to take in and carry out the various tasks we covered. I would have no problem recommending the course to all who would like to enhance their photographic skills”

    Jock Elliott

  • “I have had the pleasure of going through Anne’s Photography for Beginners and Lightroom for Beginners courses. Both courses were excellent. Anne is a very friendly person who made the whole learning experience enjoyable. She explained things well and answered all of the questions I had. The Lightroom course was great and she thoroughly explained the whole editing process from importing to exporting photographs and all the different tools used in the development process to give my photos more of a wow factor. I am loving playing around with it. I would recommend Anne to anyone who needs help with photography or editing”

    Kirsty Watson

Online booking

To make a booking for Lightroom for Beginners you will need to have Lightroom installed on your laptop or computer. It is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud and I’d recommend that you upgrade to the latest version.

Full payment of £147 is required upon booking and can be made by debit or credit card. Gift vouchers are also available.

Use the link below to check my calendar and make your booking directly. I have tuition sessions available during the day Monday to Friday and a limited number of Saturday mornings. Most bookings are made 4 – 7 weeks ahead. Please get in touch if you have any questions before you book.

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Help! I want to get to grips with my camera first

Are you reading this page and thinking it’s a step too far? You want to get to know your camera better first? You can’t tell your aperture from your shutter speed from your ISO and what on earth is an f stop anyway?

My one-to-one Photography for Beginners tuition is just what you’re looking for. Aimed at beginners it’s designed to give you the knowledge to help you improve your photography in language that you understand. But it’s not just about the knowledge. Yes, you’ll learn everything you need to know to take great pictures on manual mode and more than that, you will have the confidence to get out there and do it!

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Frequently asked questions

The one-to-one Lightroom for Beginners tuition is £147
I recommend that you use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC to make sure that you are using the most up-to-date version of the software. It’s available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Plan
If you live in Angus, Dundee or Perthshire then I will come to your home. We will need a quiet room to work in.

If you don’t live in any of these areas and are still keen to be trained by me, please just ask. If you’re willing to travel into the area I may be able to hire a room for us to hold the tuition for an additional cost

The tuition takes 3 hours. I take you through the whole workflow from importing your photos to editing them and exporting them to create files for printing or for use on social media
Lightroom for Beginners is designed for one person so that you can fully benefit from personal tuition but your friend is more than welcome to book their own session
Absolutely, yes. I can tailor the tuition to your needs and help you fill in the blanks
Don’t worry, I totally appreciate that people learn in different ways and that you might forget something I tell you during our session. I will give you a folder full of all of the course content I teach you and I’ll be at the end of my emails after if you need me
You must be aged 18 or over
I can tell already, you’re the best kind of friend. Of course you can buy a gift voucher! Simply select a gift voucher in the payment options and I’ll pop the voucher in the post to you… unless it’s your friend’s birthday tomorrow and I can email you a voucher for you to print and put in a lovely card instead.

Gift vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase and cannot be refunded or transferred to another person.

Yes, I am proud to be officially affiliated with Adobe. I’ve been using Lightroom since the start of my photography journey over 5 years ago. In the interests of being upfront and open with you I will earn commission when you use the links on my site to buy your Adobe products. They don’t pay me to run my Lightroom for Beginners course though. I do that because I love Lightroom so much and think you should too!