The Complete Lightroom Course - Digital Darkroom Academy

The Complete Lightroom Course

Learn how to use Lightroom to get organized, create amazing photos and cut your editing time in half – whether you’re just starting photography or have been doing it for a while.

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Lightroom has become my favorite software. I already knew the basics, but this course took my understanding of Lightroom to a whole new level.

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Shazre S.

Commercial Photographer

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Shajee's instruction is well done. I have viewed a lot of courses before this, but the level of detail that Shajee goes into makes it much easier to understand.

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Jeffrey Freedman

Hobbyist Photographer

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I did not have any method to my editing process, but all the things I learnt in this course has made things very systematic and organized.

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Reem Ansari

Photographer

Does any of this sound like you?

Are your photos are missing the ‘wow’ factor?

You look at photos of other people and you just don’t get how to achieve that quality in your own photos. You put a lot of effort into taking great photos, but they somehow don’t have that finesse that you wish they had, and you just don’t know what to do to get it.

Do you wish your photos were more organized?

A folder here, a folder there, your photos are all over the place, and it’s now all a big mess. You started with your computer’s hard drive and now that it’s full, you’re wondering if you should get an external hard drive and use that for your photos. You wish you had a better system for organizing, finding and backing up your photos.

Does editing takes up all your time?

You end up spending most of your time in front of a computer editing photos, when you wish you could devote more of it to shooting photos, or just spend it with your family & friends. All you need is a faster way to edit your photos that doesn’t eat up all your time – without compromising on the quality, of course.

Lightroom simply not your friend?

You tried installing Lightroom but found it to be too complex. Catalogs, importing, exporting, keywords, collections, metadata and what not! There’s just so much in there that you don’t feel comfortable with it. You see all the pros recommending Lightroom, but you keep going back to using Picasa or Apple Photos, because you just can’t get a grip on Lightroom.

All this is making you lose your enthusiasm towards photography.

You’re worried that if you don’t figure out your editing process, your photos just won’t look the way you imagine. It’s discouraging, and it’s making you lose the motivation you had when you first started taking photography seriously.

To facilitate your learning, I invite you to check out The Complete Lightroom Course. I’ll be there every step of the way to make sure you get the amazing images you desire, have an effective post-processing workflow & don’t make the same mistakes I did, that caused tons of frustration for me.

How The Complete Lightroom Course Will Benefit You

Whether you’ve just started out or have been doing photography for a while, this course will help you:

  • get super confident with Lightroom – even if you're just starting out.
  • understand the concept of a catalog with the help of The IKEA Analogy & The Pencil Box Theory.
  • troubleshoot common problems like missing files & folders by understanding The Jon Snow Effect.
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    clean up your messy filing structure with the help of The History Book Technique, so you have an organized photo library.
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    find photos from your archive in 5 seconds or less – even if it has more than 100,000 images.
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    sort and shortlist photos from a shoot more quickly and easily.
  • streamline your overall post-processing workflow.
  • use The 3Cs of Retouching to know exactly which sliders to move in Lightroom so that your photos go from boring to amazing within no time.
  • apply your edits to tons of photos in very short time.
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    create professional photographs that people envy.
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    reduce your editing time by half & get more done in less time.
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    learn the 3-2-1 Backup Strategy to protect your photographs so that you never have to worry about losing them, even if disaster happens.
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    feel proud to share your photos with the rest of the world.

Here are a few examples of what you’ll be able to achieve in only a few minutes!

Say goodbye to your confusions with Lightroom

  • Step-by-Step Video Lessons 
    The course contains over 8 hours of more than 140 bite-sized video lessons, 5-7 minutes each on average, distributed into 27 modules, taking you step-by-step through each & every part of Lightroom. 
  • Printable Cheat Sheets 
    All the important stuff laid out for you in the form of cheat sheets that you can print and put up on your desk for easy reference (Details Below)
  • Instant Access
    As soon as you sign up, you will get access to all the course material instantly. You can be on your way to becoming a pro as early as today!
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    Lifetime Access
    You will have lifetime access to the course, so you can learn at your own speed, come back to it if you need to revisit anything.
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    Course Updates
    You will have access to all updates that are made to the course in the future. So, anytime Adobe comes out with a new features & versions for Lightroom, the course will get updated and you will have access to all the new material.
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    Bonus Material
    That’s not all. When you sign up for The Complete Lightroom Course, you also get access to amazing bonus material (listed below).

5 Amazing Bonuses

​BONUS 1
Premium Develop Presets 
[$29 Value]
Get our workflow presets and use these to speed up your workflow and achieve the most commonly used settings with a single-click.

Bonus 2
Keyword Set
[$49 Value]
We all get lazy when it comes to adding keywords our photos. This keyword set contains over 4000 keywords which will take out all the guesswork from your keywording process, and you’ll be able to find any of your photos instantly.

Bonus 3 - Smart Collections

BONUS 3
SMART COLLECTIONS 
[$49 VALUE]

Do you manually select photos for your portfolio? Do you take photos of skies, textures or backgrounds but forget where you kept them? Get this set of Smart Collections that’ll automatically sort your photos for you to easily find later.

Bonus 4 - Sample RAW Files

BONUS 4
SAMPLE RAW FILES 
[$19 VALUE]

Don’t want to practice with your own photo library? No problem. Use our sample RAW files to practice all the important concepts highlighted in the course. We have carefully picked these out to make sure you follow along.

Bonus 5
Export Presets 
[$29 Value]
Confused about what export settings to keep for uploading your images on social media? Or when printing on different sizes? All the most commonly used export settings are saved as presets and bundled together in this bonus.

Printable Cheat Sheets

CHEAT SHEET 1
The Import & Export Cheat Sheet
The Import and the Export dialog have a lot of different settings that can get a little confusing. These cheat sheets contain all that you need to keep in mind for the import and export process.

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

CHEAT SHEET 2
The Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
Having trouble remembering a shortcut? Not to worry, this cheat sheet has them all. Put this up right next to your computer and see how much time & effort just this one sheet will save you!

CHEAT SHEET 3
The Rating Worksheet
Make the sorting of images a whole lot easier and devise your own rating system for star ratings, color labels and flags with the help of this worksheet.

CHEAT SHEET 4
The 3Cs of Retouching Checklist
Use this checklist to ensure that you have taken care of everything when editing your photos.

The Backup Strategy Cheat Sheet

CHEAT SHEET 5
The Backup Cheat Sheet
This cheat sheet will allow you to ensure that you have backed up everything you need to and in case tragedy strikes, you will have everything to restore Lightroom back to where it was.

The Start to Finish Workflow Checklist

CHEAT SHEET 6
The Start to Finish Workflow Checklist
Use this checklist to make sure you don’t miss out on any crucial steps through your post-processing workflow.

What others are saying

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I was totally oblivious to the importance of editing, had never done it before and it seemed very daunting, but the methods I learnt in this course made it all so easy! Particularly The 3Cs of Retouching. In a jiffy, you can make your photo from boring to marvelous with all the depth and detail. It's the go-to option for all my current work.


​Zheela Ali
Photographer

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I used to be very confused about Lightroom but this course has helped me a lot. I wish I took this course a long time ago. I understand the how and why of editing much better now. The organization of my photos was a mess too, before now. In the past, I have paid a lot of money for books on Lightroom but I had no clue what they were talking about. This course is easy to follow and has been the best I've taken so far.


Hennie Bernard
Student of The Complete Lightroom Course

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I have learnt so much from this course in such a small amount of time. I really like the way Shajee goes into the detail of every step. The methods he teaches in the course has changed the way I approach my post-processing.  Things have become simple and fast and you get results very quickly.


Azmeena Alidina
Photojournalist

The Course Curriculum

  • 1
    How Lightroom Thinks
    Before we start anything, we get an insight into how Lightroom thinks & works.
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    Organizing Your Photos
    Clean up your file structure using my organizing system & easily find photos later.
  • 3
    The Import Dialog
    Learn everything there is to the Import dialog.
  • 4
    The Lightroom Interface
    Discover the hidden features of the Lightroom interface & set up your preferences.
  • 5
    Sort Your Photos
    Learn about Lightroom's tools to pick out your favorite photos.
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    Collections
    Get super-organized using the power of Collections & Smart Collections.
  • 7
    Keywords
    Learn the exact system to keyword your photos so that you can find any photo in your archive quickly.
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    Metadata
    Everything you need to know about adding copyright information, locations and face-tagging.
  • 9
    The Develop Module
    Learn how to do basic edits, edit multiple photos together and other fundamentals of the Develop module.
  • 10
    The 3Cs of Retouching
    This section will go in-depth into the editing process and how you can bring your images to life in no time.
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    FIXING PERSPECTIVE
    Distorted photos? Lightroom has an entire section for fixing incorrect perspective.
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    SPECIAL EFFECTS
    Apply special effects like film grain, vignette and dehaze to your photos.
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    LOCAL ADJUSTMENTS
    Make precise local adjustments right from within Lightroom to fix common problems.
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    PRESETS
    Save your favorite editing styles as presets and apply them to any photo with a single-click.
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    HDR & PANORAMA
    Combine photos into HDR and Panoramas right from inside of Lightroom.
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    EDITING WITH PHOTOSHOP
    Need to work some more on your photos in Photoshop? No problem, the two software integrate seamlessly.
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    EXPORT & PUBLISH
    Whether you're exporting for the web, or for printing your photos, we've got you covered.
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    CREATING SLIDESHOWS
    You can create amazing slideshows of your photos right from within Lightroom. 
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    CREATING A WEB GALLERY
    Create web galleries & publish photos on the internet directly from inside of Lightroom using the Web module.
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    CREATING A PHOTO BOOK
    Create stunning photo books that will provide great memories over the years.
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    PREPARING YOUR PRINTS
    We explore how to set up your photos for printing at the right size.
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    BACKUP STRATEGY
    The most important section of them all. Learn the 3-2-1 Backup strategy so you never lose any of your precious photos.
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    ALL ABOUT CATALOGS
    Learn how Lightroom works, how to move Lightroom to a new computer & other things related to the catalog in this section.
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    START TO FINISH WORKFLOW
    In this section, we put it all together and look at the exact steps to take from start to finish.

The Course Curriculum

  • 1
    How Lightroom Thinks
    Before we start anything, we get an insight into how Lightroom thinks & works.
  • 2
    Organizing Your Photos
    Clean up your file structure using my organizing system & easily find photos later.
  • 3
    The Import Dialog
    Learn everything there is to the Import dialog.
  • 4
    The Lightroom Interface
    Discover the hidden features of the Lightroom interface & set up your preferences.
  • 5
    Sort Your Photos
    Learn about Lightroom's tools to pick out your favorite photos.
  • 6
    Collections
    Get super-organized using the power of Collections & Smart Collections.
  • 7
    Keywords
    Learn the exact system to keyword your photos so that you can find any photo in your archive quickly.
  • 8
    Metadata
    Everything you need to know about adding copyright information, locations and face-tagging.
  • 9
    The Develop Module
    Learn how to do basic edits, edit multiple photos together and other fundamentals of the Develop module.
  • 10
    The 3Cs of Retouching
    This section will go in-depth into the editing process and how you can bring your images to life in no time.
  • 11
    FIXING PERSPECTIVE
    Distorted photos? Lightroom has an entire section for fixing incorrect perspective.
  • 12
    SPECIAL EFFECTS
    Apply special effects like film grain, vignette and dehaze to your photos.
  • 13
    LOCAL ADJUSTMENTS
    Make precise local adjustments right from within Lightroom to fix common problems.
  • 14
    PRESETS
    Save your favorite editing styles as presets and apply them to any photo with a single-click.
  • 15
    HDR & PANORAMA
    Combine photos into HDR and Panoramas right from inside of Lightroom.
  • 16
    EDITING WITH PHOTOSHOP
    Need to work some more on your photos in Photoshop? No problem, the two software integrate seamlessly.
  • 17
    EXPORT & PUBLISH
    Whether you're exporting for the web, or for printing your photos, we've got you covered.
  • 18
    CREATING SLIDESHOWS
    You can create amazing slideshows of your photos right from within Lightroom. 
  • 19
    CREATING A WEB GALLERY
    Create web galleries & publish photos on the internet directly from inside of Lightroom using the Web module.
  • 20
    CREATING A PHOTO BOOK
    Create stunning photo books that will provide great memories over the years.
  • 21
    PREPARING YOUR PRINTS
    We explore how to set up your photos for printing at the right size.
  • 22
    BACKUP STRATEGY
    The most important section of them all. Learn the 3-2-1 Backup strategy so you never lose any of your precious photos.
  • 23
    ALL ABOUT CATALOGS
    Learn how Lightroom works, how to move Lightroom to a new computer & other things related to the catalog in this section.
  • 24
    START TO FINISH WORKFLOW
    In this section, we put it all together and look at the exact steps to take from start to finish.

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Satisfaction Guarantee
30-Day 100% Risk-Free Money Back Guarantee

I know this course works. I have taught hundreds of students and they are a testimony to the fact that it works – which is why, if you don’t love this course, I offer you a 30-day money back guarantee.

I invite you to use the methods I outline in this course. I am very confident that you will have a much smoother workflow; and you will be taking much less time to retouch your photos. I will be there every step of the way to answer all your questions.

So, here’s my offer to you: If you don’t like this course within 30 days, get all of your money back, no questions asked. Join the course and see for yourself.

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I did not have any system to edit my photos before this course. I got to know so many new things that I wasn't aware of before. As a result, I get beautifully edited photos every time.

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Rameen A. Khan

Hobbyist Photographer

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Before this course, I would only use Instagram filters to edit my photos. Now, I know exactly where my photo needs work and what I need to do to improve them. Major improvement for me.

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Hafsa Owais

Photographer

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Before taking this course, I would only take guesses about how to edit my photos. Now I know which sliders to work with and exactly how much each setting should be.

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Noman-uddin

Photographer

Here are some more examples of what you’ll be able to achieve in only a few minutes!


Frequently A​​​​sked Questions

Who is this course for?

I don't have time

Can't I get all this information for free?

Which version of Lightroom do I need?

But what about Photoshop? Don't I need to learn that too?

I've tried to learn Lightroom before, but haven't had great success. How do I know this works?

When does the course start and finish?

I already know Lightroom

How long do I have access to the course?

Shajee Aijazi

INSTRUCTOR FOR THE COMPLETE LIGHTROOM COURSE

I am Shajee Aijazi, the founder of Digital Darkroom Academy. I have been a photographer for over twelve years now. I help people edit photos better, speed up their overall workflow and organize their photos in a way that they don't have to waste time managing them. I'm sharing my tested strategies that I discovered after thousands of hours of work so you can have the same success without going through all that I did.

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This course taught me all about the great features of Lightroom that I had no idea about. Before this course, my editing process was a mess. The showed me an extremely efficient system of photo organization which saves a huge amount of time when I have to look for old photos. Picking out favorites from a shoot of hundreds of photos is also now a very quick process with Lightroom.


Merriam A​qeel
Travel Photographer

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After learning all the stuff Shajee teaches, I got to see the beauty of Lightroom. Not only did my editing process become much faster, but the systems taught in this course help me keep all my photographs organized and easy-to-find! His teaching style is also great as he goes into great depth on any topic.


Sarmad Ahsan
Student of The Complete Lightroom Course

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Before this course, I was editing my photos using the filters we have in mobile photo editing apps. I had no idea that we can recover so much detail and colors from our photographs. Shajee's teaching style is highly engaging which makes it easier to learn.


Raza Ali
Hobbyist Photographer

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A LIGHTROOM NINJA?

The more you wait, the more you'll have to struggle on your own. Why spend hours trying to figure it all out, when you can let this course guide you step-by-step, every step of the way!

You are just a few clicks away from learning how to easily organize your photos, edit them to perfection & create photos that people love! So, take action now and be on your way to become a Lightroom Ninja!

GET STARTED TODAY!
PICK A PAYMENT PLAN THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU

3 PAYMENTS OF

$49

SINGLE PAYMENT OF

$129

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

SECURE PAYMENT

ALL PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED

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