GET ORGANISED, EDIT YOUR IMAGES TO PERFECTION, AND GET MORE DONE IN LESS TIME WITH LIGHTROOM CLASSIC.
WHETHER YOU’RE A HOBBYIST, SMALL BUSINESS OWNER OR TOTAL BEGINNER!
TELL ME IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU:
You opened up Lightroom, saw all the different modules, panels, sections, sliders and tools, and immediately felt a bit lost and overwhelmed.
You got to work importing your images, but now you’ve absolutely no idea where your image files actually are (or they’re in random folders all over the place) and you couldn’t find an image again if your life depended on it 😀
You’re not exactly sure what edits you should be doing to your image to make it shine, so you’re either randomly pulling on sliders, or worse, just slapping on a preset (AUTO for editing!) and hoping for the best.
You want your images to look more like the bright, polished, WOW images that you’ve seen from your fave photographer, but you don’t have a clickin’ clue what you need to do to get them!
Meanwhile, you have a backlog of photos gathering dust on your computer, and you fear you’re just getting into a deeper and deeper mess with everything passing day.
Did I sense you nodding your head to any of those?
GREAT! That’s means you’re in the right spot.
A few years ago I’d have been nodding my head right along with you. But there is most definitely a way to get past this overwhelm, and get the beautifully edited images you want!
NOW INSTEAD, IMAGINE IF YOU…
√ Could look at your photo and know with complete confidence which editing choices would transform your photos from good to GREAT, and could stop simply guessing at what works.
√ Knew the exact editing steps you needed to take, and which of the various tools to use, so you could give your photos that special X factor that the pros have with ease.
√ Knew all the tricks and techniques you can use to get richer and more vibrant images, lead your viewers eye around the frame, or add in a little extra creative flair to take your images up to the next level.
√ Had a beautifully organised image collection, so you could find any photo again at the mere touch of a button, and felt totally in control and on top of your image collection.
√ 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.
√ Could have Lightroom figured out and with a workflow in place, in way less time than it takes to binge-watch your fave TV show.
SO, HOW DO REACH THIS NIRVANA I HEAR YOU ASK?
As a photographer, the taking of the image is just the beginning.
You then need a way to get them onto your computer, organise them so you can find them again, then edit them to polished perfection before sharing with the world.
Lightroom Classic is THE most popular editing program that the pros use because it can do ALL of this, in one place, so you can manage your images with ease, and create gorgeous, Pinterest worthy photos in no time at all.
But because it can do so freakin’ much, I know from personal experience it's easy to get overwhelmed with the program, or just not understand how to use it to it's full potential, or even feel like giving up with it.
Plus, without a clear step by step process for editing your photos, you won’t be able to get the look you’re after for your images….or at least not consistently.
AND one of the most valuable skills you can develop as a photographer is knowing how to edit your photos.
The RIGHT editing is that 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 simply aren't going to look half as good as they could!
But it’s not enough to simply understand how the editing tools work, or to simply use a preset 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.
So, how can you learn how how make the RIGHT editing choices (rather than simply following random tutorials that only show you how the tools work) AND create a step by step framework that makes managing and editing your images fast, simple and oh-so effective?
I’M SO GLAD YOU ASKED!
INTRODUCING LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM!
LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM IS A FAILPROOF, STEP BY STEP FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGING, ORGANISING AND EDITING YOUR IMAGES IN LIGHTROOM CLASSIC.
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!
In Launch Into Lightroom you’ll get all the tools and knowledge you need to create a foolproof organisational system, AND you’ll learn how to edit your photos for maximum impact.
It’s like having two full courses in one!
THIS COULD BE YOU….
“Launch into Lightroom completely changed my editing abilities. I am now telling more skilled photographers about the tools available in it based on what I learnt in your course. You are such a huge part of your student’s journeys to greatness!”
“I came from working in Paintshop and what a difference! Your class has made things so streamlined, clearly explained (sometimes your beautiful voice and awesome accent are in my head as I edit) organised perfectly, and my images are definitely showing it!”
“I just wanted to tell you that I JUST finished Launch Into Lightroom!! Oh my gosh I learned so much and am ready to dive into Lightroom - I have everything I need to start, my photos are imported and organized, and I have all the knowledge I need to edit and export!!! Thanks so much for this amazing course; if anyone is on the fence about doing it - do it!”
“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 always struggled with Lightroom until I bought your course and then everything just fell into place. You have such a wonderful teaching style - so easy to understand. My photographs look SO much better these days. My next purchase is your Photoshop course!”
“Thank you, thank you for the Launch Into Lightroom course! it’s helped demystify SO many features of the program and explained best practises as well as short-cuts, useful tweaks etc. Seriously, it’s been a game-changer!”
WHAT’S INSIDE LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM?
Launch into Lightroom is a 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 with screen share videos, so you can follow along with the training as you get an organisation system in place, and learn how to edit your own photos with the 3 stack editing framework.
100% ONLINE ACCESS
Show up on the days and times that suits you - and in your sweatpants 😉The course is entirely self paced, with lifetime access, so can take the course at your own pace, and revisit the course materials as often as you need.
EDITING GUIDES & QUESTIONAIRES
Worksheets, editing questionnaires & guides that make everything easy to follow, and take away as much guesswork as possible from editing your photos. It’s like having me over your shoulder as you edit!
A COMPLETE FRAMEWORK
Launch Into Lightroom is the most comprehensive, resource packed course available. Unlike other courses, it covers the entire Lightroom workflow from import to export and every single editing step in between.
DONE FOR YOU RESOURCES!
Between the course itself and your high impact bonuses, you’ll get loads of “done for you” resources such as my go-to import develop presets, my keyword set list, export presets and more.
STEP BY STEP LESSONS
We start right at the beginning, and go through every single action, step by step so you’ll never get lost or thrown off track. This “start-from-scratch” approach makes it all incredibly easy to understand and put into place.
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.
WHEN YOU ENROLL AS A VIP…
You’ll also get incredible support and community.
In Lesson Comments and Responses
Leave your questions and comments right within the course itself, and within a few hours you’ll get targeted 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 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 giving you the support you need.
VIP & COMMUNITY STUDENTS WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN EXTRA BONUS VALUED AT $127!
The Polished Preset Collection
Once you’ve learnt how to edit, one of the biggest time savers is to start using presets. In this preset set exclusive to VIP & Community students, you’ll get 49 presets that have been designed to help you creatively edit your images quickly and easily, so 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!
THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE 3 OTHER BONUSES YOU’LL GET WHEN YOU ENROLL IN LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM!
Whether you are Self Study or VIP student, you’ll get these three high impact bonuses…..
YOU GET 30 DAYS TO TEST DRIVE LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM. IF YOU DON’T LOVE IT, YOU’LL GET A FULL REFUND.
If you’re on the fence, or you've had your fingers burnt by other courses and feel skeptical, then I want to give you every possible chance to buy with complete confidence.
That’s why when you purchase Launch Into LIghtroom, you get a FULL 30 DAYS to go through Launch Into Lightroom and implement the trainings. If at any point during those 30 days, you don't think this is the course for you, then all you need to do is email me, telling me why the course didn’t live up to your expectations for a full, no quibble refund.
HEAR WHAT OTHER’S HAD TO SAY….
“Im halfway through Launch into Lightroom, and I’ve learned so much already. I started using Lightroom 1 year ago & have taken a couple of classes. I’m so glad I found this course as clearly I had no idea what I was doing!”
“I have tried other courses on Lightroom and never made it through. I was overwhelmed, frustrated, and lost. But this course, AMAZING. Right at the beginning level, explains Lightroom from the very basics, and teaches lots of great editing techniques. Great, great course! My photos are now beautifully edited and organized!”
"I am so excited! I just completed the Launch into Lr section on creating a file system and a catalog. Audrey's directions were flawless. I have tried working from lots of different videos, classes, etc. plus trying to teach myself how to make sense of the organization in Lr. I now feel so accomplished! And it makes sense. Thank you, thank you!!!!"
“I just started the course this week and I’m already loving it! I fee like I am finally getting a grasp on organising my photos and allowing Lightroom to help me with that. Can’t wait to get to the editing modules”
“I am only on Module 2 of Launch Into Lightroom and I am absolutely loving this class. It is so comprehensive and things are finally starting to click for me. Highly recommend if you are fighting with Lightroom or are looking to use it to it’s full advantage!”
“After watching countless videos on YouTube and reading far too many online blogs, I am so happy I spent the money for this program. She teaches it in a manner that even the most technically challenged can comprehend….I paid for 2 additional programs prior to getting Launch Into Lightroom. This one is the program that really explained the process”
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 format is the course delivered in?
The course includes videos, written homework, worksheets, cheatsheets and checklists, so you have everything you need when you want it!
+ 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.
+ When does the course start and finish?
The moment you sign up! When you enroll, you'll get instant access to the entire course so you can go at your own pace. You also have lifetime access to the materials, so you never have to worry that your tutorials or lessons are going to expire.
+ 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.
YOU’RE GONNA FALL HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM IF YOU’RE….
…tired of looking at your image till your eyes cross and not having a clicking clue what you need to do to make your image shine.
…fed up trying to piece information from random websites together, meanwhile getting into a deeper and deeper mess with your photos.
…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.
…excited by the fact that Launch into Lightroom is a complete FRAMEWORK to follow, so unlike some courses which only give you part of the system, you get the whole thing laid out for you from start to finish.
…want more than just a few simple “how-to” tutorials that don’t actually teach you how to edit.
….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!
ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU’RE NOT GONNA LOVE LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM IF…
You’re using Lightroom CC, the cloud based system aimed at mobile or travelling photographers. We go deep into Lightroom Classic CC, and whilst you can transfer much of the information, Lightroom CC simply doesn’t have all the tools that Classic CC does.
You’re a large studio or work hundreds of weddings. This course is aimed at hobbyists and small business owners.
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!
AND NOW, YOU HAVE A CHOICE.
Keep trying to figure all of this stuff out on your own through trial and error, and miss your images getting that professional polish and ”oomph” that the pros photos have, all the while 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 (and get it all done in less time than it takes to binge watch your fave tv show)
What will you choose?
AND SOME FINAL LOVE NOTES….
“Worth every penny! Eliminates all that useless hunting of endless YouTube videos by putting all of the information in one concise series. No more hunting YouTube for me!”
“…besides the fact of how organized Audrey is in her explanations, I loved the fact that there were step by step written instructions after the video, as well as a PDF to print. Seing self-paced is really nice too, so you can go as slow or as fast as you need to. I watched the lectures on my SmartTV with my laptop in my lap, open to Lightroom, following right along with Audrey. It was the best!!”
“Love the mix of PDF’s, checklists and videos….this is one of the best organised and executed teaching resources available”
“Audrey, got to admit, I thought I had a pretty good photo organisation system until I started taking your Launch Into Lightroom course. So far it’s been worth every penny!”
“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”
“No matter how much I played with Lightroom and found bits and pieces of information and tutorials, I still couldn’t “get it" but I am now ready to dive into Lightroom! I have all my photos organized, I’ve learnt the editing tricks, and I can’t wait to begin”
“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”
“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!”