Master Adobe Lightroom Fast
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Master Adobe Lightroom Fast

Learn how to use Adobe Lightroom to organize, keyword, and edit your photos. This course will get you up to speed fast!
4.1 (282 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
6,421 students enrolled
Created by Mark Richardson
Last updated 2/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Organize and Edit your Photos with Adobe Lightroom.
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  • Download and Install Adobe Lightroom
  • Take some pictures with your digital camera so you have some to import into Adobe Lightroom

This Adobe Lightroom training course from Camera Stupid is designed to get you started using Adobe Lightroom to organize, edit, and backup your photos as quickly as possible. Adobe Lightroom is a fantastic tool for amateur or professional photographers looking to streamline their workflow and produce professional photographic results for their clients or personal enjoyment. In this digital age, many photographers struggle to maintain the thousands of photos they take each month. Adobe Lightroom solves the problem of photo organization with a robust collection system and keyword tagging features. Never misplace a digital photo again!

No prior Adobe Lightroom knowledge is required to benefit from this course. You can apply what you learn in this course to your existing workflow. This course is designed to get to the point quickly and clearly, giving you more time to do what you love. Each lesson is recorded in High Definition and allows students to follow along on the instructor's screen.

The training will begin by demonstrating the basic steps to import photos, group them into collections, and tag them with relevant keywords. The course will cover backup strategies and offer advice for keeping your photos secure. From there we will dive deeper into editing techniques, presets, tethering, tone curve, panoramas, and file formats.

By the end of this video based training course on Adobe Lightroom you will be able to successfully manage your own growing photo portfolio using a tool that many photographers consider to be the industry standard. You'll be able to create and manage your own presets, and export them to share with friends or fellow photographers. You'll be able to apply non-destructive edits to your photos that will drastically improve them and get the look you desire. Most importantly, you'll be able to rest assured knowing that your photos are safe, organized, and accessible with just a keystroke.

Who is the target audience?
  • This Adobe Lightroom course is perfect for any photographer who is new to Lightroom or is interested in learning how to use it to organize, edit, and backup their photo portfolio. If you're already a Lightroom pro, this course is not for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
Installation and Setup
6 Lectures 23:44

Welcome to the Master Adobe Lightroom Fast course, where you will learn how to organize, edit, and safely backup your photo library.

My name is Mark, and I'm a full time photographer shooting product, portrait, and event photography.

In fact the bulk of my photography work is covering international corporate events. I've traveled to almost 20 countries in the past two years shooting everything from corporate retreats to conventions with 4,000 attendees.

It has been a big job to keep all of these photo assets organized, edited, and backed up - but fortunately Adobe Lightroom is up to the task.

I've designed this course to help you get up to speed with Adobe Lightroom as fast as possible. By the end of this course, you should be easily managing your own growing photo portfolio, applying powerful edits that will drastically improve your work, and be able to rest easy knowing that your photos are organized, safe, and backed up.

The ideal student for this course is any photographer who is new to Adobe Lightroom and eager to find a great solution for managing a photo library.

Feel free to look through the course description and I look forward to seeing you inside!

Preview 01:07

There are a couple options for how you purchase Adobe Lightroom. In this lesson I go over your options.

Adobe Lightroom Installation

Catalogues are the way Lightroom organizes your photos. In this lesson I show you how to create your first one.

Preview 02:23

Importing photos sounds like a simple task, but make sure you double check the options I cover in this lesson.

Plus, learn how to organize your photos into collections.

Importing Photos into Collections and Collection Sets

Keywording is a simple but important feature in Adobe Lightroom. Learn how to add keywords to batches of photos and search your catalogue.


Keeping your photos backed up is essential to a secure photo management strategy. Here are my reccomendations.

Understanding Backups
The Develop Module
9 Lectures 42:43

Learn what non-destructive editing is and how to take advantage of it in Adobe Lightroom.

Lightroom is Non-Destructive

Retouching a Portrait in Lightroom

In this lesson, learn how to import and export Lightroom presets. Plus -how to keep them organized in customer folders.

Importing/Exporting Presets

The adjustment brush is a powerful tool in Adobe Lightroom. Learn the basics in this lecture.

The Adjustment Brush

One popular post processing look that I've seen come and go over the past couple of years aims to imitate the look of film photography developed onto Matte finish photographic paper. I have to admit, there are times when this type of look can add a warmth and feeling that you sometime lose in the ultra crisp, clean, contrasty look that high resolution digital cameras give us. The key is to not take it to far. Subtlety will go a long way in selling this effect. I'm always a fan of post processing that doesn't draw attention to itself. Add the effect because it will help the story of the photograph, not because the effect is cool and you hope it will help improve your otherwise underwhelming photo.

Preview 01:59

Here's how to stictch multiple images together to form a panorama in lightroom.

Create a Panorama

Need to remove blemishes or unwanted spots? Use the spot removal tool!

Spot Healing

Here's how to combine multiple exposure source images into a single HDR image. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range.


Sky blown out or too bright? Fix it with a graduated filter in Adobe Lightroom.

Graduated Filters
Other Photography Tutorials
6 Lectures 43:35

How to Replace a sky in Photoshop

Adding Textures and Glows to your photos in Photoshop

Smoothing a White backdrop in Photoshop

Non Destructive Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

Bonus Stuff
1 Lecture 01:21
Beginning DSLR Photography - Take Better Photos Today!
About the Instructor
Mark Richardson
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Photographer and Videographer

Mark Richardson is a full-time professional photographer, videographer, and author of the Camera Stupid website. His job has taken him to over 30 countries where he has used DSLR's and drones to capture stunning imagery and aerial video for use in corporate and commercial productions. Mark has scratch built several quadcopters and hexacopters but now prefers the DJI Inspire platform for its ease of use and compact size for travel.

Mark's first love will always be great landscape photography but he is interested many different styles and subjects including architecture, food, portraiture, product, and of course aerial photography.

Mark studied photography, videography, and graphic design at BYU-Idaho where he received a Bachelors of Science. Since graduating in 2009, Mark has worked in the industry using photography and videography to tell brand stories.

Always quick to pick up new techniques and learn new technology, Mark has jumped into aerial photography and videography with both feet and has many hours of flight time under his belt.

Mark has another passion: Helping others find success and happiness in learning. Mark loves to teach people of any age and enjoys learning from students as well. Mark is good at explaining difficult or complicated concepts in a way that anyone can understand.