TELL ME IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU:
“My images always look so dull and flat!”
Your child and family images seem to lack that “special something” that the pros have, and you wish you could lift them up from dull and boring snapshots into awe-inspiring photos you’d be proud to share.
“I want to create WOW images - I just don’t know how to get them”
You want your images to look like the bright, creative, WOW images that you’ve seen from your fave photographer, but you don’t know what’s missing, or what steps you can take to make your images stand out.
“I feel like I’m just randomly pulling on sliders”
You’re not sure what edits you should be doing, so you’re either randomly pulling on sliders, or worse, just slapping on a preset. You’d love to move beyond the trial and error method and instead be able to edit with confidence.
“I don’t know when to stop editing - I’m constantly tinkering!”
You’re constantly tinkering with your photos, because you’ve no idea if you’ve done enough, or gone too far. When should you stop?! You’d love a framework to follow that moves you from A to B and takes away all the guesswork.
“I’m pulling my hair out with Lightroom - my photos are in such a mess”
You’ve absolutely no idea where your image files actually are (or they’re in random folders all over the place because that’s where Lightroom put them). And that precious images of your child’s first steps? You’re just hoping it’s in there somewhere…
Did I sense you nodding your head to any of those?
GREAT! That’s means you’re in the PERFECT PLACE.
NOW INSTEAD, IMAGINE IN 6 WEEKS FROM NOW IF YOU COULD…
Know with complete confidence which editing choices would transform your photos from good to GREAT!
You’re no longer guessing at what works, because you now understand the “why” behind the edit, as well as the “how”!
Give your photos that special X factor that the pros have, every time.
You’ve got all the pro tricks and techniques at your fingertips to get richer, more vibrant images, lead your viewers eye around the frame, add in a little extra creative flair and create amazing portraits.
Feel confident and empowered
Because you understand how to make the right editing choices, and aren’t blindly following a tutorial to get a certain “look” or relying on presets that can’t see your photos. (And as a bonus, your photos look like they belong together instead of random images edited by 10 different people!)
Could get more done in less time.
Could get more done in less time, with an efficient workflow in place so you never had to wonder what you should be doing next, and could get your photos uploaded, beautifully edited, and shared with the world in half the time.
RIGHT NOW, YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR IMAGES ARE MISSING SOMETHING.
It’s no secret what they’re missing: the RIGHT editing.
Successful editing is the extra magic ingredient that lifts your images from being good, decent, run of the mill photographs, and takes them onto next level, awe inspiring images.
It's the final step in creating beautiful photos that look professional and polished, and if you skip that step, your images just aren't going to look half as good as they could!
Remember, you don’t “take” a photo - you’ve got to “make” it.
Watch this 2 minute video to see some before and afters and see what a difference editing can make…
BUT WHERE the heck DO YOU START?!
You’ve probably experienced this already - without a clear idea of what edits you SHOULD be making, it’s hard to know where to start, what to do next…..or just when to stop! You’ve probably even tried using presets on your images, but just get frustrated when you can’t consistently get your images to look they way you want.
That’s because its not enough to simply understand how the editing tools work, or to use presets on your images.
Being able to look at your photo, and first see what it needs, and then know which tools to use to help bring your vision to life is such an important skill to learn if you want to take images that go beyond snapshots!
But if you don’t have a plan to follow for using Lightroom, it can be easy to make some critical mistakes, get in a mess, and never get the professional, polished images you’ve been dreaming of. In fact, without guidance and support, it can be difficult to make any progress at all….
WHICH IS EXACTLY WHY I CREATED MY STEP BY STEP COURSE, LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM.
LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM IS YOUR BACK STAGE PASS INTO A STEP BY STEP FRAMEWORK THAT WILL HELP YOU CREATE JAW-DROPPING IMAGES AND MANAGE YOUR PHOTOS WITH EASE.
We start right at the beginning, and go through the ENTIRE Lightroom process, from import to export and every single editing step in between. Not a single action is missed out, and everything is detailed, so you can never be thrown off track, or have to wonder what the heck you should be doing next!
What’s more, unlike many other courses, we don’t just show you how the tools work (although we do that too!) we teach you how to make the RIGHT editing choices for your photos….
…So you’ll not only learn how to use Lightroom, you’ll also learn the skill of editing too!
YOUR LIFE BEFORE LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM
Slogging through countless Google search results, hoping to pick up "expert" tips and feeling confused and overwhelmed.
Constantly tinkering with photos because you've no idea what editing steps to take......and when you should stop.
Frustrated that you're not making more progress, disappointed that your images STILL don’t have that extra “oomph” and warmth that the pros have.
Spending hours upon hours organising and editing your images, with everything feeling slow and inconsistent.
Getting into a deeper and deeper mess with your photos every passing day.
Feeling uninspired, unmotivated, and like giving up.
YOUR LIFE AFTER LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM
You have a clear step by step workflow in place, and know exactly what to do, and when and WHY to do it.
You KNOW which editing steps is going to turn a photo from good to GREAT, so you no longer have to guess at what works and instead feel confident that you’re making the right editing choices!
You’re consistently getting the look you’re after, from warm and lively to light and airy or dark and moody.
You’re getting more creative images that WOW, and you’re excited and inspired to take your images into the develop module.
You finally feel confident sharing your images, and pretty soon, your friends are trying to pin you down for a date when you’ll take THEIR family photos.
You have a beautifully organised image collection, and now importing, organising and culling your photos can be done seamlessly, and in under 10 minutes.
WHAT YOU’LL GET…
Launch into Lightroom is a completely self paced, eight step system that helps you get organised, edit your images to perfection and get more done in less time - all using the unrivalled power of Lightroom Classic CC. Here’s what’s inside…
8 video training modules, all online and available on demand so you can watch at a time that suits. Each modules is full of easy to follow video lessons and step by step guides.
Editing questionnaires & guides that teach you how to look at your photos and decide what it needs, and take away as much guesswork as possible from editing your photos.
Instant access to every single module and lesson so you can get started today. Entirely self paced with lifetime access, you simply can never fall behind!
Step by step lessons, that start right at the beginning. We break everything down into “action by action” so you’ll never get lost or thrown off track.
A complete framework covering the entire Lightroom workflow, from import to export and everything in between. You’ll get everything you need in 1 course instead of 3!
Helpful downloads and done-for-you resources, like my keyword swipe file, cheat sheets and import and export presets, to speed up the process.
LET’S BREAK DOWN EACH OF THE EIGHT STEPS INSIDE LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM….
☛ STEP ONE: LAY THE FOUNDATION
Get an in depth understanding of how Lightroom works, so you’ll never get in a mess again!
Learn the two filing systems you can use, and how to choose the best one for YOU, so you have a clear folder structure before you even take your first steps in Lightroom.
We’ll cover how many catalogs you should have, and how to decide which system is best for you, and how you shoot.
You’ll develop a plan for backing everything up, so you are never in danger of losing all your hard work and precious memories.
Finally, we’ll get to work getting your mountain of unordered photos under control.
By the end of this module, you’ll have a strong foundation for your image collection before you even import a photo.
☛ STEP TWO: IMPORT AND MANAGE
With a strong foundation in place, we'll then move onto getting ALL your images into Lightroom.
Most importantly, you’ll learn how to manage your images within Lightroom going forward, so you can avoid getting in a mess again all over again :-)
We’ll cover how to streamline the importing process to help save you a ton of time when importing your photos
Along with which preview option to choose when uploading for maximum efficiency.
How to deal with the dreaded question mark over your images
By the end of this module, you’ll have all your images in Lightroom, in the correct place, and have a clear system for importing new images going forward.
☛ STEP THREE: EVALUATE & RATE
Learn the tips and tricks for viewing your images within Lightroom so that you can really appreciate each image and evaluate it correctly.
We'll also cover the tools Lightroom has for rating and segmenting your images - so that you can easily find your best images, or images that fulfil a certain requirement.
You’ll then create your own rating and segmenting system with the help of our worksheets.
Finally, you'll learn how to cull and get rid of any unwanted images from Lightroom and your hard drive so you are not cluttering up space with dead wood.
By the end of this module, you’ll have created your own system for evaluating and rating your images, so you’ll never have a mess of different ratings ever again!
☛ STEP FOUR: KEYWORDS & COLLECTIONS
Learn how to add keywords to your images, so that you can easily find any image again at the drop off a hat. (So if you want to find that one image you took a couple of years ago that would be PERFECT for your living room wall, with keywords, you can!)
Discover my method for creating keywords (along with my own swipe file to download) especially for child, family, lifestyle and documentary images.
Next, we'll understand what collections are and how they work, along with suggestions for the different ways you might want to use these, so you can group together images for easy and quick access.
By the end of this module you will have a keyword system in place, and have created your own collections and collection sets.
☛ STEP FIVE: STACK 1 - THE PERFECT NEGATIVE
In the first editing stack, you’ll learn how to adjust white balance, exposure, overall and secondary contrast to make your image look fantastic with little effort.
You'll also learn how to make basic enhancements to give some subtle pop and shine, and the steps to get rid of any grain over your images and make them sharp and clear, plus more.
To help make sure you always know what to do, you can also download our 19-step Clean Edit Checklist.
By the end of this module, no matter what your current skill level, you'll know exactly how to make sure your images look great, and have a simple but effective foundational edit applied.
☛ STEP SIX: STACK 2 - GET CREATIVE
Once you have carried out your clean edit, you are ready to move onto more advanced creative editing. This is where the fun really starts!
Learn how to convert images to stunning black and whites (and even WHEN you should consider black and white for an image) add soft colour washes, add depth to the shadows or warmth to the highlights, add a soft, matte finish to your images, or manipulate individual colours in your images, and so much more.
We go into how to apply effective split toning, and you’ll even get suggestions to which numbers look great together in our Split Toning Guides.
What’s more, by the end of this module, you'll be able to stop guessing at what works and be able to make smarter decisions about WHICH edits you apply with our creative edit 13-point questionnaire.
☛ STEP SEVEN: STACK 3 - GO LOCAL
In this module you'll discover how to pull your viewers eye around the frame and bring focus where it should be - your subject.
You’ll learn how to add simple vignettes, color toned vignettes, directional sunlight, blurred backgrounds or play with light and shadow.
You'll also know how to clean up unwanted distractions from the frame for a sleek, professional finish.
We’ll also cover portrait enhancements for smooth skin, vivid eyes, white teeth and hair highlights so that your subject looks like the best version of themselves - but without looking like plastic dolls or aliens!
By the end of this module you will know the tips and tricks to give your images more depth and interest, plus you will understand the importance of the ORDER of the edits you do, so you never have overdone images.
We wrap up this module with a 12 point Local Adjustment Questionnaire so you can look at your image and see what it NEEDS to make it shine.
☛ STEP EIGHT - SHARE WITH THE WORLD
In this module, you'll learn everything you need to know to make sure that your images look great, both online and in print.
We’ll cover how to soft proof your images, create high quality JPEG's, add watermarks (after learning how to create your own!) and make sure your online images look sharp and with good colour.
You'll also learn how to upload images directly to many online sites without leaving Lightroom, such as Instagram, Flickr, SmugMug or Amazon Drive, saving you heaps of time.
By the end of this module, you'll have a process in place that makes exporting, sharing and backing your images a breeze.
WANT TO SEE INSIDE LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM?
Here’s a little sneak peek behind the doors of Launch into Lightroom so you can see what you get access to when you enroll!
DID SOMEONE SAY BONUSES?!
Wondering what else is included? So glad you asked! You’ll also get these extra bonuses with an actual real-world value of over $300…
THE SKIN TONE MASTERCLASS ($97 Value)
Ever wondered whether your subject’s skin is looking too blue, too grey, too yellow or too pink, but just can’t tell?! In this 30 minute advanced training, I’m going to walk you through how you can ensure your subject’s skin looks fantastic, from the things you must get right in camera, to the simple “formula” to follow to check your skin tones are correct, or what adjustments they need. Getting beautiful skin has never been easier!
“WATCH A PRO EDIT” EDITING VIDEOS ($97 value)
Grab a coffee (or wine, I don’t judge) and watch as I edit 5 different images from start to finish, by hand, and without the use of presets. You’ll see how I follow the same editing framework laid out in the course, and cast a critical eye over the image to see what it might benefit from, so you can see how all the editing steps work together, in a flow!
THE WORKFLOW PRESETS TOOLBOX ($57 value)
Workflow presets are simply essential to a blazing fast workflow, so in this bonus, I’ll walk you through the four different types of workflow presets you can create. Plus you can download my OWN workflow presets so you can get even MORE done in less time!
PHOTO BOOK BOSS ($97 value)
Learn how to quickly create beautiful photos books within Lightroom with this step by step course. You'll learn what to do before you even set foot into the Book Module, how to lay out your book, tips for good book design, and how to create and export your book, step by step. Creating your photo books in Lightroom is seriously SUCH a huge timesaver!
Upgrade to Launch Into Lightroom VIP & Community, and you’ll also get unrivalled support and community.
In Lesson Questions and Responses
Leave your questions and comments right within the course itself, and within a few hours you’ll get personalised help and guidance so you’ll never be stuck for long. Which means that as you build out your workflow and learn how to edit, you don’t have to go it alone. Plus you’ll get to see OTHER peoples questions and answers, so it’s insaaaanely helpful!
Exclusive Student Community
When you join as a VIP, you’ll also get to hang out with me and other students in our private Facebook support community! This small, welcoming community is the ideal place to exchange feedback, and get encouragement and inspiration from your peers. I’m in the group too, making sure that all your pressing questions get answered, and dropping in from time to time with helpful tips & tricks, and behind-the-scenes editing videos!
PLUS YOU’LL GET THIS VIP BONUS! THE POLISHED PRESET COLLECTION
Not only with you get access to ongoing support and community when you choose the VIP option, you’ll also get this exclusive preset set. With 49 presets that have been designed to help you creatively edit your images quickly and easily, you can create beautiful images in less time. You’ll get a mix of "one click" presets that will apply a full edit, along with a “Tweak Kit” that will help you customise your edit by adding things like sun glows, toning, and vignettes. It’s the ultimate editing toolbox!
YOU CAN DO THIS COURSE FROM HOME, FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, AND ON YOUR SCHEDULE
You can complete all the course lessons from the comfort of your coach with your iPad, the kitchen table with your laptop or even at the local Starbucks with your phone - as long as you have an internet connection, you’re good to go!
The entire program is 100% online and pre-recorded, so it’s as simple as logging into the private course portal, and pressing play! There’s no live elements, so you don’t have to worry about being online at a certain time.
Plus, you can simply never fall behind or miss out, as you have instant and lifetime access to the course materials. That means you can go at your own pace and complete the lessons on YOUR schedule.
IS THIS THE COURSE FOR ME?
YOU’RE GONNA FALL HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM IF YOU’RE….
….a photographer who loves to capture people, whether in posed “portrait” situations, or documentary / lifestyle shots - no matter whether you’re a beginner, hobbyist or a pro.
…want more than just a few simple “how-to” tutorials that don’t actually teach you how to look at your photo and see what edits it NEEDS.
…want to move past the basics and learn how to create images with flair and polish,
…short on time - you just don’t have the bandwidth to fall down the YouTube rabbit hole of confusing information and tutorials that don’t work together.
….are a hobbyist or one-(wo)man photography business, and are happy to finally found a training that is aimed at YOU, and not large scale wedding photographers or National Geographic landscape photographers!
ON THE OTHER HAND, IT’S NOT FOR YOU IF…
You already KNOW which edits to take on images, and never, ever have to use a preset to get the look you’re after. You understand exactly why and when you would make different editing choices.
You own a large studio with multiple photographers (lucky you!) or work hundreds of weddings with a team. This course is aimed at hobbyists and small business owners.
You aren’t that into “people” photos - although we teach you how to edit ANY photo, most of our examples are portrait, child or documentary images.
Jaw dropping, beautifully edited images. A solid, time saving workflow.
The editing tricks to create polished professional images that you’ll be proud to show off.
The Lightroom skills and knowledge that you’ll use again and again.
ARE YOU READY TO GET THE PROFESSIONAL IMAGES YOU’VE BEEN DREAMING OF?
YOU HAVE A CHOICE.
Keep trying to figure all of this stuff out on your own through trial and error, scouring blog posts and videos, and miss getting that professional polish and ”oomph” that the pros photos have, and all the while up getting into a deeper and deeper mess with your photos, or….
Follow a step by step program that will allow you to skip the confusion and overwhelm, so can get organised, edit your images to wall worthy professional status, and streamline that long-winded workflow in weeks rather than years.
What will you choose?
I know you don’t have time.
“I’m not sure I have the time right now…”
You could spend months researching how to use Lightroom from various online tutorials, AND then even more months (if not years) learning how to edit, but I’m pretty sure you don’t have time for that! With Launch into Lightroom you’ll get step by step lessons, editing questionnaires and all the resources you need to get you where you want to be in weeks rather than years.
"Couldn't I just get it all from a Google Search?"
Launch into Lightroom isn't just a series of how-to tutorials that show you how to click this and move that - it's waaaay more than that! This course will teach your the SKILL of editing too, not just how the tools work, so you always know the right “special sauce” to create for each and every photo.
"Can’t I just use presets to edit my photos?"
When you edit, you've got so many things to take into account - the light, the tones, the colours, the mood - that a preset simply can’t see and react to! So although presets can occasionally be a helpful starting point, they’re definitely not the end point! You’ll always need to know how, WHY and where to make the right adjustments if you want images that go beyond snapshots.
“Having taken the course, I now have my LR catalog set up, my old pictures imported, and am editing old and new photos alike. I’ve been wanting to be this far along in my photography journey for years and now I finally am. It’s like a dream come true!”
“I learned bits and pieces of Lightroom before, but never used it successfully. This course is so worth it…..it REALLY shows you how to use it successfully and efficiently. I’m so impressed with Audrey’s teaching. Worth every penny!”
“Starting with a system to store the images is a great help! I now know what is available in Lightroom and how to use the tools. The course is really easy to understand and use, and full of great information”
“Absolutely wonderful course! I did it last year and found it extremely easy to follow, well structured into bite size sections, with lots of great photo examples. Very highly recommended”
“I knew that I would love it, I just had to convince myself that it was ok to spend the $$ on me!! The course has been a great investment in my photography skills. This is my first experience with editing so I am having so much fun just getting started! I also love being able to find my photos more quickly - they are now all in one place (never before)! It’s great being able to go back and watch the videos again and again, I find something new to grab onto each time!”
“Love the mix of PDF’s, checklists and videos….this is one of the best organised and executed teaching resources available”
YOU GET 30 DAYS TO TEST DRIVE LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM. IF YOU DON’T LOVE IT, YOU’LL GET A FULL REFUND.
We wholeheartedly believe Launch into Lightroom is the best program and resource on the planet for learning how to edit and master Lightroom, and have had hundreds of successful graduates. But we want you to feel confident in trying it out for yourself! That's why we have a 100% Risk Free Guarantee. You can try Launch into Lightroom and if you aren't satisfied, or don’t feel your photos have improved, just ask us for a full refund by within 30 days of purchasing. If you put in your best effort, and feel that we haven’t delivered on Launch into Lightroom, we’ll issue a 100% refund!
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BUY?
Checkout securely with PayPal or Credit card. You’ll instantly be taken to the course website to view the course, and within minutes you’ll receive your confirmation email.
You’ll have instant access to all the trainings and video tutorials so you can get started right away! You’ll get immediate access to all the bonuses too.
Get stuck into Lightroom and do a happy dance as it all make sense! Continue to grow your skills and get next-level images as you dive into the various editing tutorials.
YOUR QUESTIONS, ANSWERED!
+ Which version of Lightroom does the course cover?
This course is suitable for users of Lightroom Classic CC that you get within the Creative Cloud Photography Plan from Adobe, plus the standalone versions 4, 5 and 6. Although it currently doesn't cover Lightroom CC (the cloud based app) as this is intended for mobile photographers, once you learn how to edit in Classic, you can transfer that knowledge to Lightroom CC at any time!
+ How and where do I access the course?
You can access the course from anywhere with an internet connection, so you can work from home, in a cafe, or on holiday! All you need to do is log in using the username and password you create at checkout, and your entire course is there, waiting for you. So you don't need to download videos or send them to yourself, just log in and you can pick up where you left off.
+ What's the difference between Self Study and VIP & Community?
Launch into Lightroom is a step by step program that teaches you how to master Lightroom, and learn the skill of editing. The modules contain step by step instruction on every aspect of using Lightroom, so you have a step by step blueprint to follow for organising, editing and using your images.
The VIP & Community option is for those who also want access to unrivalled support and community as they work through the program. So if you get stuck or have a question, or Lightroom just doesn't play ball, you can get personalised help and advice as and when you need it. You can ask questions directly within the course site, or in our private student group. As a thank you for joining as a VIP, you'll also get access to the four exclusive bonuses!
The Self Study is for those who wish to take the course with no help and support from Audrey and her team. This provides a more affordable option for taking the course.
The course is the same either way, the difference is in the support you have access to.
+ I don't take pictures of children or families, will this course still be good for me?
This course has been created to help you enhance your child and family photos, or images of your day to day life. I use plenty of different types of image examples (for example, outdoor lifestyle, simple studio shots, indoor documentary images, stil life etc) but they are all from that genre of photography. For that reason, I wouldn't recommend the course to you if you are primarily a landscape photographer for example.
+ How does Launch into Lightroom compare to other courses?
Whilst I won't comment on any specific courses, I can tell you Launch into Lightroom is different from anything else out there that I've seen. Most courses don't teach you a full system for using Lightroom, and they only show you how to use the tools in Lightroom, not how to edit your photos (and that's a BIG difference!) I've countless students who say the've taken other courses before, that this was the one that worked for them.
+ When does the course start and finish?
Launch into Lightroom is self paced, and you have lifetime access to the course. You can start the minute you enroll, next weekend, next month, or even next year!
+ Can't I just find the same information for free?
I think there must be more free information available than ever before, but all that is doing is leaving us overwhelmed and frustrated. Plus, learning how to edit is far more than just watching a tutorial on how the tools work! In this course you'll not only master Lightroom, you'll learn the skill of editing too :-)
+ I already have Lightroom, and I'm in mess. In this course right for me?
This course will teach you how to go back to the beginning and create your filing structure so that you have a solid foundation for moving forwards. The less images you have already in your Lightroom catalog the easier it will be! You can either move your images into the new structure and re-link them, or you can create a brand new catalog and simply use that going forward. But, yes, this course will help you move forward with a clear system.
+ Do you offer any refunds or guarantees?
YesI I offer a 30 day money back guarantee. Just write to me letting me know why the course did not live up to your expectations, and I'll refund you in full.
+ Does Lightroom come with the course?
Lightroom is a software product from Adobe, and you'll need to purchase this seperately! We don't own it, so you'll need to buy it direct from them.
About Audrey Ann, Creator of Launch Into Lightroom
Hi! I'm Audrey Ann, founder of Live Snap Love, and creator of the much-loved step by step program Launch Into Lightroom. Over the last 6 years I've used Lightroom to help me get more done in less time, create images that are richer, more engaging and have more impact, and get totally in control of my ever-expanding image collection. Now I share my system with other hobbyists or small business owners to help them to do the same!