While we do everything we can to get the correct exposure, composition and subject in our photographs, sometimes we need take our images a step further through image editing. Whether it is for personal or professional reasons, on this course you will learn the skills you need to use Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom is a powerful editing program that will allow you to fulfil your creative vision and open up a whole new world of possibilities for your work. Developed by photographers for photographers Lightroom offers a range of features for managing your photographs and creating a fluid workflow. This course has everything you need to take you images from the camera to the finished product so register now and start learning.
578,112 Successful Graduates
8 Live Interactive Lessons
4 Weeks Long
8 hours +
Annual Salary Prospective
Semester I - Introduction
Mondays & Wednesdays
Along with weekly assignments and fun quizzes to keep learning!
Monday, 24 Jul 18:00 PM GMT
File management can be a frustrating and tedious task for photographers but Adobe Lightroom takes the pain out of it this and makes it fun. In this first lesson, we look at how to import photos to your computer through Lightroom and how it easily organises and manages them through the Library Module.
Wednesday, 26 Jul 18:00 PM GMT
The development module offers a huge array of editing capabilities for your images. Lesson 2 looks at the core adjustment tools and gives you a strong understanding of when and where to use them. The functions of the basics panel will give you the control to dramatically enhance your photos and help fulfil your creative vision.
Monday, 31 Jul 18:00 PM GMT
Exploring the development module further, we can target areas of a photograph that we wish to improve or enhance using localized adjustment tools. Tools such as the graduated filter and adjustment brush allow you to enhance a specific area of your photo with great precision, without effecting the entire image. You will learn how to use these tools to create dynamic images.
Explore the worlds of Colour and Black & White
Wednesday, 02 Aug 18:00 PM GMT
Lightroom offers extraordinary control over the colour in the photos we take. Here we look at the HSL (Hue, Saturation, and Luminance) options and how we can use them to improve and manipulate colour. Also in this lesson, we utilize the HSL to create stunning Black & White photos, full of drama and impact.
Powerful Lens Correction
Monday, 07 Aug 18:00 PM GMT
Sharpness in photos can often be a big problem for photographers. In this lesson, we look at how to achieve sharper photographs. This goes hand in hand with reducing noise, so that you can produce crisp and clean photos every single time.
Edit with Speed
Wednesday, 09 Aug 18:00 PM GMT
Batch processing is one of the most powerful functions of Lightroom. It allows you to roll out enhancements and repairs across 100’s of images at once, without having to edit each picture individually. Getting to grips with Lightroom’s batch processing features will save you hours of editing work and allow you to spend more time out shooting.
Making Your First Photobook
Monday, 14 Aug 18:00 PM GMT
One of Lightroom’s best and unique features is to create a book of your favourite photos. Creating a book that you can share and cherish couldn’t be easier. In this lesson, you will learn how to produce a book from start to finish, from screen to your hands.
Reveal the Detail
Wednesday, 16 Aug 18:00 PM GMT
HDR Photography can produce photos with incredible detail and tonal range. Lightroom is perfectly suited for making this process straightforward. We will also look at how to create amazing panoramas using the photo merge tool.
How Advanced Semesters Work
Learn New Skills
The Thursday webinars are very interactive and are often student led. As long as you’re a member, you will be registered for them indefinitely, so you can log in anywhere in the world to share your work with fellow students and have your photographs critiqued live by our experts.
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LIGHTROOM COURSE - I have just completed lesson 5 and I have been learning so much from Mr William Eames. After paying full attention to the course, I start up my Adobe Lightroom and experiment over the next few hours.
I am so glad I've made the decision to enroll in the foundation & advanced photography, graphic design, Photoshop and Lightroom course. I have learned so much in just a couple of lessons.
Diploma in Photography - Absolutely fantastic course, and great community gives you a really good grounding in foundation photography, would really love to be able to do the Advanced course, as well as the Wedding Photography, Lightroom and Photoshop courses!! Feel like I have really learnt a lot and completely changed the way I think about so many different elements of photography such as different styles of photography, the use of different lenses, compositional techniques, as well as providing a little history that is very interesting! I've taken loads of notes to be able to refer back to after the course. Just need to try and be more confident and post some of my own photos on here.
The Lightroom, Photography and Social Media and Marketing classes are all amazing. Sorry guys - I can't pick just one to review! All classes are EXTREMELY informative and challenging.
Loved my Diploma in Wedding Photography class,signed up for lifetime membership and got a discount on adobe lightroom and photoshop and am taking my second class on Diploma in Photography and love it! already signed up for my third class.Thank you Shaw Academy great instructor!highly recommend! Nadia Strong Photography Inc "Beautiful Beyond Breast Cancer"
I'm presently doing the Light Room course and am finding it fantastic! The Webinair is excellent and its brilliant to be able to review the course on the recordings afterwards. William is great, very knowledgeable, and I expect to be well versed in Light Room at the end of the course.
I have taken four courses through the Shaw Academy, with three of them being photography related. Will Eames is an excellent instructor.
Currently a part of Mastering Lightroom with William Earns. I must admit I've had different versions of lightroom over the past 3 years and always just done presets and some changes.
I took the photography class and it was excellent! I highly recommend it!! 5 stars!However, I am now taking the Lightroom class and I am not enjoying it so much! I have been using LR for a few months and have a basic knowledge of it, so I was hoping to gain more in depth knowledge.The teacher definitely knows what he's doing, but it's very hard to follow him!! He jumps all over the place, interjecting random information, and then jumps back to previous topics, and then forward.
I really like the MASTERING ADOBE LIGHTROOM course. I have learned so much and look forward to the rest of the lessons.