Welcome to Lightroom University. Lightroom University is a new section of the MoreThanWords website, focusing on high-quality Lightroom education. I’m super excited to announce the first Lightroom University tutorial to appear here: Learn Lightroom Classic CC in 2.5 hours.


Learn Lightroom Classic CC in 2.5 hours

✔︎ 16 chapters - 2.5 hours of full HD video
✔︎ 7 bonus videos (60+ minutes)

✔︎ one of the most up-to-date tutorials
on the planet

✔︎ includes exercise files

Get started with Lightroom: Learn Lightroom Classic CC in 2.5 hours

left to

• save 25% on this brand new Lightroom Classic course
• receive a bonus set of 10 Lightroom Color Grading Creative Profiles valued at $14.95

Learn to use Lightroom Classic the right way

Lightroom Classic is a fantastic piece of software, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned from teaching it to thousands of users over the past ten years, it’s that it can be intimidating, too. In this brand new video tutorial, you’ll learn to work with Lightroom the way it was meant to be. Not only will I show you a future-proof, scaleable workflow but I’ll also help you avoid the pitfalls many self-taught Lightroom users experience sooner or later.

Through sixteen short chapters, packed with practical advice, this tutorial covers everything a beginning Lightroom user needs to know, all while laying the foundation for a professional editing workflow. In the first chapters, I cover ways of getting your images into Lightroom and how to set up a successful catalog and folder structure. Then I teach you how you can leverage the power of collections to organise your images way beyond the possibilities of folders. Obviously, a big chunk of this training is also about how to edit your images to make them look their best. I’ll cover all the essential tools you need to make your images shine. Even if you’re already using Lightroom for a while, but never took any real structured training — bar the occasional YouTube video — I bet you will gain a lot of new insights from this tutorial.

Learn Lightroom the right way

✔︎ understand how Lightroom is different from other editing software like Photoshop

✔︎ learn a failsafe way to importing images

✔︎ understand what a Lightroom Catalog really is

✔︎ discover my tried and true best practices for file and folder management

✔︎ unlock the essential develop module tools

✔︎ master the export dialog to share your images

✔︎ this course is fully downloadable. Buy it now and watch it when you like, where you like and for as long as you like!

Learn Lightroom Classic CC in 2.5 hours: Course Curriculum

Below is an overview of the course content of Learn Lightroom Classic CC in 2.5 hours. I’ve also put the entire first video up for you to give you an idea of the course. And don’t forget… I offer a 15 day money-back guarantee, so there’s no risk at all in trying out the course.

In fact… the biggest risk is to learn Lightroom without any form of training at all: if I had a dollar for every person that ever completely messed up his Lightroom catalog because he did not get the two basic rules of working with Lightroom right… I’d be a millionaire by now! Needless to say, I cover those topics in this video course.

Section 1: Getting Started with Lightroom Classic CC

01 Introduction (7:46)

02 What is Lightroom Classic (6:10)

03 Best practices: set yourself up for success with these tips and recommendations (8:22)

04 Importing images into Lightroom: the easy way (10:21)

Section 2: Managing your images in the Library Module

05 Exploring the Lightroom interface (14:24)

06 Renaming images (6:31)

07 Culling in the Library: Choosing your best images (9:45)

08 Unlocking the power of organisation with Collections (14:29)

09 Adding Keywords and Captions (6:25)

Section 3: Turning those RAW files into beautiful images in the Develop Module

10 Get 80 percent of your work done in the Basic Panel (15:47)

11 Exploring the other Develop Module panels (4:08)

12 Converting to Black & White and working with Virtual Copies (4:03)

13 Finessing your work with Local Adjustments (14:47)

14 Removing spots and cropping your image (6:07)

Section 4: Speeding up your workflow with presets and showing your work by exporting it

15 Working with Develop Presets and Synchronising settings across multiple images (7:08)

16 Showing your work to the world by exporting it (7:43)

7 Bonus videos

Bonus 1: Creating an Import Preset (4:29)

Bonus 2: Backup Essentials (5:15)

Bonus 3: Where did my catalog go? (2:06)

Bonus 4: A faster way to import (10:39)

Bonus 5: RAW + JPEG (9:43)

Bonus 6: The 3 Sharpening Stages in Lightroom

Bonus 7: What’s new in Lightroom Classic CC - updated January 2019

Buy this course before January 31st and you’ll not only get a 25% discount, but also…

Extra early bird bonus : A set of 10 Creative Profiles for Lightroom

Get these 10 Creative Color Grading Profiles free when you  purchase the course  before January 31st, 2019! 10 Unique looks, hundreds of possibilities thanks to the Amount slider.

Get these 10 Creative Color Grading Profiles free when you purchase the course before January 31st, 2019! 10 Unique looks, hundreds of possibilities thanks to the Amount slider.


Let me guide you through Lightroom…

✔︎ I’m an Adobe Lightroom Certified Expert

✔︎ author of 10+ books on Lightroom

✔︎ For the past 10 years, I have taught Lightroom to thousands of photographers

✔︎ but most importantly… because of my experience teaching Lightroom to live audiences, I know the questions, problems and pitfalls beginning Lightroom users face and I address them all in this unique tutorial

✔︎ for less than the price of a 1:1 Skype session with me, you can have me teach you everything you need to know to get off to a successful start with Lightroom.

Image © Michael Schnabl

What people are saying about my workshops and tutorials:

Immediately applicable and a really coherent explanation about the software.
— Gerard
A fluent way of teaching with lots of super handy tips you seldom see on other blogs
— Mary

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Frequently asked questions

What version of Lightroom is this tutorial about?

This tutorial is about Lightroom Classic CC, because I think that this is the Lightroom version that is best tailored to the needs amateur and (semi-)professional photographers.

How up-to-date is this tutorial?

The bulk of this tutorial was recorded using Lightroom Classic CC 7.5, so it’s one of the most up-to-date tutorials out there. On top of that, in one of the bonus videos, I cover the relevant new features that were introduced after the tutorial was recorded.

How is the content of the tutorial delivered?

Unlike many other tutorials that require logging in to a membership site, this tutorial is fully downloadable: after downloading it, you can store it on your own computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet and watch it for as long as you like, as many times as you like. I only ask that you don’t share it with anyone else. You buy it now and you own it forever…

What if I’m not happy with the tutorial?

I stand by my tutorials. Therefore, if you’re unhappy with the tutorial, I will offer you a full refund for up to fifteen days after your purchase.