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Adobe Lightroom Classic – Beginner Level

Learn all the basics, from importing and organizing to developing and exporting of images in Adobe Lightroom Classic.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 57m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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<< One of six digital photography courses by Villiers Steyn >>
UPDATED in November 2021!
<< IMPORTANT NOTICE: Adobe dropped the “CC” from their software names, so “Lightroom CC” is now simply “Lightroom” and “Lightroom Classic CC” is now known as “Lightroom Classic” only! >>

Adobe Lightroom Classic is by far the best image viewing-, sorting- and editing software available to photographers, and there’s no better person than seasoned professional photographer, Villiers Steyn, to teach you how it works. It acts as a one-stop-shop for amateur and professional photographers, overcoming the need to jump between older viewing programs like Adobe Bridge and Photoshop.
Even though it’s a very user-friendly program, Lightroom Classic can be intimidating to first-time users who don’t understand exactly how the software ‘communicates’ with their computer and hard drives, where their photos are stored. And that’s how this course was born: To help beginners who are new to Lightroom Classic to completely understand it right from the start, making their lives a million times easier in the long run…
What is Adobe Lightroom Classic and how does it differ from normal Lightroom?
It’s VERY important that you don’t get confused by the two! Lightroom Classic, covered in this course, is a program that is used by photographers to view, sort, process and export their images for use elsewhere. Normal Lightroom is a cloud-based sharing program that then shares those exported files (or any other photos for that matter), between your devices – your computer, tablet and smartphone. Normal Lightroom is not covered in this course. 
•The exact difference between Lightroom and Lightroom Classic.
•How Lightroom and your computer ‘communicates’ with each other.
•How to keep your computer as ‘fast’ as possible by saving space on its built-in hard drive.
•How to import existing photos and copy new photos into Lightroom.
•How to organize your image folders in the Library Module by moving and renaming images and folders.
•How to view your photos as thumbnails, single images, full screen and zoomed in.
•How to quickly learn more about each image by viewing important metadata, like settings and equipment used, at the press of a button.
•How to assign attributes like flags, star ratings and colors to images, helping you to filter for specific subsets.
•How to do the most important basic editing in the Develop Module, including:
•White balance changes;
•Exposure corrections;
•Image saturation;
•Image sharpening; and
•How to export RAW files for social media or print use.
•How to use shortcut keys to greatly improve your Lightroom workflow.

Take a moment to view the course Promo Video, as well as those lectures that have been made available as a sample of what you can expect.   
Keep in mind, if you’re not happy with the material, there’s a 30-day no-questions-asked full money back guarantee! So don’t hesitate and enroll today, and take the first step towards mastering Adobe Lightroom Classic!  

What makes Villiers Steyn the perfect teacher for this course?
Villiers Steyn is a professional photographer and Udemy instructor with thousands of students enrolled in his Udemy photography courses. He has used Lightroom since it was first launched in 2007 and knows the software inside-out! He’s got a knack for transforming the seemingly complicated into something easily understandable, making him the ideal teacher for beginners. This is what one of his students had to say:

“Villiers is an excellent instructor! He explains everything perfectly and his lectures are very easy to follow…” 
Louise Victor – South Africa   

You will learn

✓ Import existing images and copy new ones into Lightroom.
✓ Organize your Lightroom folders so that you always know exactly where all your photos are.
✓ Master workflow in both the Library and Develop modules.
✓ Turn good images into excellent ones by processing them correctly.
✓ Export RAW files to print perfectly or show up beautifully on social media.


• You need a fast computer or laptop that starts easily and opens programs without unnecessarily long delays. It can be Windows or Mac.
• You need Adobe Lightroom Classic installed on your computer or laptop.
• You need an external hard drive (at least 1TB) without any files on it (new or newly formatted).
• You need a notepad and pen.

This course is for

• This course is for amateur and professional photographers that have never used Adobe Lightroom Classic and would like to learn the basics of: 1) Importing images; 2) Sorting images; 3) Viewing images; 4) Processing images and 5) Exporting images in Lightroom.
Professional Photographer, Travel Journalist, TV Presenter
Villiers Steyn’s love for photography started when he was still a schoolboy and in 2008, after completing a Masters Degree in Nature Conservation, he stared his own photography business, Vision Photography.
Villiers has a passion for teaching, and since the launch of his career as professional photographer he has presented his Digital Photography Course for Beginners to thousands of aspiring photographers from all over the world, helping them to master their DSLR cameras and to capture priceless memories of their vacations, friends, families and everything else they enjoy and hold dear. This is what a few of Villiers’s happy clients had to say about his beginners’ photography course:
“Villiers is an outstanding instructor and his photography courses are perfectly structured. His expert knowledge of photography is invaluable.”
Katharine Hill – South Africa
“Villiers is an excellent teacher with a great eye for composition. I can’t recommend him enough!”
Martin Milton – United Kingdom
When Villiers is not teaching people how to use their cameras, he works as a professional wildlife photographer and photographic safari guide in South Africa.
“Together with his obvious photographic talent, Villiers’ can-do attitude and professionalism made him an indispensable freelance photographer.”
Emma Odendaal – former managing editor, Getaway Magazine
Villiers’s experience as a travel photographer, wedding photographer, wildlife photographer and event photographer gives him an edge as an instructor, simply because he can, and will, teach you how to take excellent photos of anything and everything you wish to photograph.
He’s no stranger to the other side of the lens either; Villiers is a presenter on Nat Geo Wild’s Caught in the Act on which he comments as a wildlife expert on rare animal behaviour. He also has a YouTube Channel called The Safari Expert that contains loads of interesting and entertaining safari-related videos.
Udemy courses by Villiers Steyn:
– Digital Photography for Beginners with DSLR Cameras
– Take your digital photography skills to the next level!
– Earn extra income by selling your photos online
– Adobe Lightroom Classic CC – Beginner Level
– How to create a BESTSELLER Udemy Online Course (unofficial)
– Wildlife Photography for Beginners and Amateurs

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 57m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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