lightroom-video-workshopLightroom 101 is a downloadable video workshop designed to be easy to follow for the most novice Lightroom user, yet packed full of tips and tricks that I use in my photography so as to be informative for any intermediate user as well.

This course has been one of the most popular online Lightroom courses since its release a year ago.

Price: $50

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What you'll get…

  • Over 4 hours of HD video training–split into easy 10-minute segments
  • Professional instruction by Jim Harmer (click to see portfolio)
  • Videos can be downloaded for offline play, and are yours to keep. Many customers tell us they reference them for years after purchase
  • How to use Lightroom for the brand-new users, as well as tips and tricks for intermediate users who want to strengthen their skills

Just SOME of the things you'll learn…

  • Jim's workflow for importing, organizing, editing, and exporting photos without wasting any time
  • How to stylize both nature and portrait photos for a more polished look
  • Proper sharpening settings for crisp detail in your photos
  • How to retouch skin for beautiful, and natural-looking results
  • Using the adjustment brush for localized changes
  • How to create slideshows right in Lightroom
  • How to create beautiful and dramatic skies in your landscape photos
  • Where to find your picture files that are in Lightroom
  • How to FULLY backup Lightroom–the right way!
  • Proper export settings for printing and use on the web
  • How to create your own Lightroom presets (in addition to 15 of mine which are included!)
  • Taking full control of color using the HSL panel
  • Virtually every adjustment in Lightroom is covered in the workshop


  1. What version of lightroom is required to use the 2015 preset steals?

    Also, can the 2014 preset steals be purchased?


  2. @Wendy,

    Lightroom and Photoshop are very complimentary of each other. They share some functionality, but they are fairly different. Lightroom is first and foremost a way to manage your photo library. It helps you to keyword them, organize them into collections, catalog them, etc.

    Over the past few years a lot of functionality has been added to Lightroom so that you can actually do about 95% of the photo re-touching most photographers want to do like white-balance and exposure adjustments, highlight and shadow recovery, and even some spot healing to take out flaws in the photo. Through the Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) functions in Photoshop you can actually use exactly the same sliders to adjust things for a photo like is done in Lightroom.

    However, there is still a lot that cannot be done in Lightroom. Advanced features like content-aware fill, much better spot healing, liquid filter, shake reduction, and many more. This is the 5% that can’t be done in Lightroom. There is quite a bit more that can be done in Photoshop, but the closer you get things right in the camera the less Photoshop features that aren’t in Lightroom are needed.

    As I mentioned, they two programs are very complimentary of each other. Adobe has even made it easy to tie the two together where you can be in Lightroom and if you decide one specific photo needs more “fixing” than can be done there it is easy to get it into Photoshop, make the fix, and then have that altered image end up back in Lightroom. They really go well together.

    If this still doesn’t make a lot of sense, I highly recommend Jim’s Lightroom course over at

  3. I can’t get LR versions 5 or higher to import (open) NEF raw files from Nikon 7200 camera – Why?

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    @John – It’s probably just because of the low-quality youtube stream here. When you buy the product you’ll get it in HD and full screen. No problem at all seeing what is happening.

  5. Having the same problem as John from my canon 5d mk III. Considering Lightroom in CC.
    Are the bugs out of that software?
    Love the Podcast!
    Thanks for your help.

    1. @Len,

      Lightroom CC 2015.4 is working as well as it has since version 5 at this point. It isn’t as fast as we think it should be. Adobe still has some work to do, but it is very usable and still the best software for post processing at this point.

    1. Hey Scott,

      Yes, it is the same course from It’s just in a downloadable format.

  6. Hi Improve Photography
    I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wounderful Video Course I have recived
    call Lightroom 101. It’s just great for the price and it’s so helpful and Very Clear for
    someone who is Hard of Hearing.

    I have to use Headphone’s to hear the lesson’s but that not a problem, as i am able to
    pick up what you are saying.

    I have also signed up for the Improved Photography Course to and that to is just

    I will be sure to tell everyone at my U3A Photography Group how Great they all
    are, and at a Great Price.

    Keep up the Good Work.

    A Very, Very Pleased Customer

    Peter Lord
    Shropshire SY4 5EE

  7. I still can’t get anything to work. Where do I sign in? Where do I go to pick a video to watch?Is each video $50 dollars? My code number is BN15PHD

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