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 IN 6 WEEKS FROM NOW 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.
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!
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 KILLER MODULES
With guided 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!
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.
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.
I know you’re busy, so you’ve also got access to a number of resources that will make your life easier, like my keyword swipe file and my import and export presets!
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!
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.
RESOURCES & EXTRAS!
Wondering what else is included? So glad you asked!
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!
Upgrade to the 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 giving you all the support and guidance you need.
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!
I KNOW YOU DON’T HAVE TIME.
That’s why Launch into Lightroom is your get-it-done-fast blueprint.
You could spend months (if not years) researching how to use Lightroom from various online tutorials, AND then even more months learning how to edit, but seriously, who has time for that?!
With Launch into Lightroom you’ll get step by step plan and a proven editing system that works. so there’s no confusion about what you should do, no frustration because your images are still “missing something”, and no more wasted time.
If you don’t have time - Launch into Lightroom is for you.
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!
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.
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 look at your photo and see what edits it needs.
….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, YOU’RE NOT GONNA LOVE LAUNCH INTO LIGHTROOM IF…
You’re using Lightroom CC, the cloud based system best for 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!
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.