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
“I just finished the Lightroom class. It was fantastic! The videos were very informative and easy to understand. I had some prior knowledge of Lightroom but certainly learned so much more with this class. I have reprocessed most of the photos that I had previously worked on based upon the new skills I learned. As with anything to do with photography, practice, practice.
Thanks, Jim!”
– C. Hines

“This class was a perfect fit for me. I enjoyed having the flexibility of watching one, two, or three lessons in one session. I have been using Lightroom for several years but have not had an opportunity for lessons with the more current versions. This class answered several questions that I have had and was packed full of little hints and tricks that I wrote down for future reference. I appreciate that I can go back and review the content of any lesson. Sometime, you think you have it until you try to apply it and then the questions pop up. Well worth the time and cost for anyone struggling to figure out Lightroom which is not intuitive. Thank you! I plan to take the Photoshop classes now!”
– Mary V

“Just completed the Lightroom Course and have learned a great deal. The videos are clear and well paced, Jim is honest about which parts of Lightroom he sees as more or less useful but the important editing sections are covered thoroughly and the course includes practice images which the student can adjust before Jim’s explanation of how he would take the editing himself.”
– Steve H.

…And there are hundreds more messages from our customers just like this that we get nearly every day.

What version of Lightroom is this for?

We use the most current version of Lightroom to record our video tutorials. If you have Lightroom 5 or subscribe to Creative Cloud, that's the version we use. For Lightroom 3 and 4 users, you'll have NO PROBLEM in the class. There are very few differences and Jim always points those out so you are never lost.

Is this a beginner class, or for more intermediate/advanced users?

We have organized the class as a step-by-step process through Lightroom. So if you're brand new to the program, you'll learn step-by-step how to use every function in Lightroom. If you've been using Lightroom for a while but are self-taught or “youtube taught” then this is the PERFECT class because you'll fill in all the holes in your workflow. We have hundreds of satisfied customers who are both brand new to Lightroom or are intermediate Lightroom users. Full-time professional photographers probably should not take this course.

What if I'm on a mobile device? Can I buy?

Yep! You can buy on any device. After purchase you'll be able to download the videos. If you're on a device that can't do the download, no problem. You'll receive an email with the download link so you can download when you're on wi-fi or have more time. We make it as easy as possible.

What happens after purchase?

You'll be able to download your videos, presets, and raw files for practice right away if you wish. If you would rather buy now and get started when you have more time–no problem. You'll receive an email link in your email that you can use to download the package at a more convenient time.


  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

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