Lightroom Getting Started

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Master Lightroom to better manage and edit your images

Lightroom Classic is a great solution for image organisation and management, rapid editing and adjustment, and sharing and presentation.  While Photoshop allows you to make incredibly complex edits to individual images, Lightroom offers a far simpler solution for photographers to manage their image catalogue, make bulk edits and adjustments, and rapidly output the final product.

Our one day introduction course gets you up and running on this powerful application in no time at all. We teach you how to use the interface to manage your image catalogue, edit metadata, detect faces, make adjustments to exposure or colour temperature, crop, and make localised corrections.

£325.00ex vat

Attend Online

Why not attend from the comfort of your own desk. Our Live Online Learning option lets you take the course as if you were right there, without even leaving your desk. It's like being in the classroom, and you can interact with the instructor and other delegates, without the hassle of travelling to the venue.

The Lightroom Getting Started course gets you up to speed quickly using Lightroom to catalogue your images, make basic adjustments and output in a variety of ways..

Lightroom Getting Started

Intro to Lightroom Classic

  • What is Lightroom Classic
  • Lightroom Classic versus Photoshop
  • The Lightroom Interface
  • Lightroom Preferences
  • The Lightroom Workflow


  • What are catalogues
  • Importing photos
  • Renaming files
  • Backing up catalogues
  • What are Smart Previews

The Library Module

  • Viewing with Grid and Loupe Views
  • Full Screen and Lights Out
  • Understanding the Catalog and Folders panel
  • Working with the Filmstrip
  • Comparing two images
  • Renaming and moving items
  • Deleting photographs

Organising your photos

  • Flags, Stars and Labels
  • Creating, importing and applying keywords
  • Finding and Filtering
  • Using smart collections
  • Using Face tags

Lightroom to Photoshop

  • Editing a RAW file in Photoshop
  • Open as a Smart Object in Photoshop
  • Multiple images as layers in Photoshop

The Develop Module

  • Develop module interface
  • Correcting exposure and contrast
  • White balance correction
  • Clipping on Highlights and Shadows
  • Adjust Hue, Saturation and Lightness
  • Applying adjustments to multiple images
  • Creating Black and White photos
  • History and snapshots

Basic Retouching

  • Cleaning up with the Spot removal tool
  • Fixing Red Eye
  • Radial and Graduated Adjustment Filters
  • Sharpening Images
  • Noise Reduction
  • The Adjustment Brush
  • Cropping in Lightroom

Map Module

  • Geotagging images in the Map Module
  • Location filter bar
  • Location Metadata
  • Sync Metadata
  • Editing Pins

Book Module

  • Creating a Book Project
  • Book Settings
  • Auto Layout
  • Editing Book pages and Guides
  • Customising Layout
  • Editing Type and Background
  • Publishing the Book

Slideshow module

  • Creating a Slideshow
  • Layout and using templates
  • Slideshow Options
  • Slideshow Overlays
  • Backdrop Panel
  • Adding titles
  • Adding music
  • Playback the slideshow
  • Exporting the slideshow

Print module

  • Using Print templates
  • Page and Print Settings
  • Print Collections
  • Layout Styles
  • Image Settings
  • Using Guides
  • The Page Panel
  • Print Job panel

Web Module

  • Template Browser
  • Previewing
  • Layout Styles
  • Site Info
  • Colour Palettes
  • The Appearance Panel
  • Image Info
  • Output Settings
  • Upload Settings


The Lightroom Getting Started course will enable you to start using Adobe Lightroom Classic to manage, edit and output your images with confidence.

You will learn to

  • Work with the Lightroom interface
  • Create and Edit Catalogues
  • Importing photos
  • Search and Categorise Images
  • Work with Smart Collections
  • Apply none destructive adjustments
  • Work with location data for images
  • Create Books
  • Create Slideshows
  • Prepare for Print and Web
  • lots more.

Our scheduled courses are designed to ensure you have a professional and productive experience.  With 20 years practice we have had plenty of time to get it right, but we are always open to new suggestions as well.

Reasons to choose Highlander for your professional training

  • A proven track record - Highlander has been established for 20 years.
  • High quality instruction - Our instructors are certified by Adobe, Google and CompTIA.
  • We make sure you are happy - Our satisfaction guarantee ensures you leave with a smile.
  • Follow on support - We give you 12 months post course support.

What you get on a Highlander Course

Start and finish times

Our courses start at 9.30am and typically run until 4pm. The finish time is based primarily on how much information people can retain in a day without being overwhelmed, and can vary slightly depending on individual class size and ability.


For our classroom courses, each delegate is provided with use of a computer, setup with the latest version of the software they are learning. Our York centre has a mix of Mac and PC's, so if you have a preference please advise us when booking. If delegates prefer to work in their own environment and would rather bring their own laptop that is equally fine.

For Live Online courses we provide full setup instructions, but you will require a machine running a copy of the software being taught. Additionally a reliable internet connection is a neccessary requirement to complete the course online.


At our centre hot drinks and water is provided throughout the day together with a selection of biscuits and sweets.  

There is a scheduled 15 minute break mid morning and again mid afternoon.


There is a one hour break for lunch to allow delegates some time "off the screen".  For those attending face to face, we are located on the well known Bishy Road in York, with a wide range of popular cafe's just a few metres from the front door. The street regularly features in national newspapers and has been described by Wall Street Journal as "an enclave of gourmet delis and cafes" while The Times described it as "York's answer to Notting Hill".

Course Materials

You get 12 months access to our learning management system which contains a variety of content ranging from video tutorials and refresher exercises through to copies of course slides. Additionally post course instructor support is also available as required.

Certificate of Completion

All delegates receive a certificate of completion to show they have completed an Adobe Authorised Training Course.

Who should attend this course

Lightroom Getting Started is suitable for anybody who wants to use Lightroom Classic to manage and edit their images more efficiently. No previous experience is needed.

This course is a beginners Lightroom course. You should however be comfortable using a computer to perform functions such as copy and paste, and opening applications and files. You should also be comfortable using the internet, for example for browsing and interacting with websites.