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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you’ve just started out or have been doing photography for a while, this course will help you:
Premium Develop Presets
Get our workflow presets and use these to speed up your workflow and achieve the most commonly used settings with a single-click.
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.
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.
SAMPLE RAW FILES
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Rameen A. Khan
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.
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.
Don't worry. The course contains video lessons that, on average, are not more than 5 minutes long. So, you can work your way through the course with as little as 5 to 10 minutes per day. You could set aside 10 minutes every day in your lunch break or the first thing you do when your day starts and you would be on your way to become a Lightroom Ninja.
Well, let’s be honest. There is a ton of information online about Lightroom and you could dig around YouTube, blogs, ebooks to find this stuff. But Lightroom is not like other software, getting information in pieces about the advanced parts of the software without understanding the fundamentals can land you in trouble. And while there is a lot of good information, there’s also a lot of bad information; and if you don’t know the right answers, it’s difficult to judge who to trust. So, yea, if you dig deep, you can probably find a lot this information. However, would you want to? I have spent hours, reading, digesting, collecting and testing the best systems out there and discarding the bad ones. I have interviewed professional photographers and learnt their post-processing systems. In The Complete Lightroom Course, I have distilled only the best material for you in a systematic step-by-step way; taking you from the fundamentals to the advanced stuff; so you don’t have to spend hours finding it online and filtering through the misinformation.
The course is taught using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC but a lot of the stuff can be done in the previous versions as well. There’s a few things that might not be available in the previous version.
Photographers are using less and less of Photoshop as time passes, and more of Lightroom. The basic retouching you need to apply to most of your photographs, you can do it very easily in Lightroom. In fact, you can do it much faster in Lightroom than in Photoshop. Apart from that, Lightroom assists you in one more part of your post-processing workflow, which is managing your files. Photoshop can’t help you there. It’s only when you need to do advanced composites and layering that you need to go into Photoshop. Most of the other stuff, Lightroom can do it for you much faster.
With other software, you can probably just open it, start playing around and you can get the hang of it. But, Lightroom is not a software like others. It works on a catalog-based system; so if you don’t understand that; you can mess things up. So, you can’t really learn it just by playing around. Neither is looking at information online in pieces going to help, you until you understand how Lightroom thinks. It is really important to start from the fundamentals and then work your way up. In this course, I take you step-by-step from the very basics to the more advanced stuff.
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
There would be new stuff in the course for you even if you know the basics of Lightroom; but if you consider yourself an advanced user then there would probably only be very little in the course you didn't know, in which case, this course is probably not for you.
How does lifetime access sound? Yep, forever. Anything else? Yes! You also get lifetime updates - so anytime a new video or bonus feature is added, or even when the course is updated because Adobe came up with a new version of Lightroom, you'll be the first to know and will have immediate access to all new content.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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