Lightroom Course

Lightroom Course - Midweek 221 or private Tuition.

If you have attended the Beginners and any Level Two Courses then you should really be looking at shooting in RAW and editing in Lightroom to get the best out of your images. Every image I post will have been edited in Lightroom.

Picasa is still a great option for editing your JPGs but to edit RAW images you need to use a RAW editor like Lightroom or Photoshop. The Lightroom Course will take you all the way from importing your images, through sorting, rating, key wording, editing and exporting with and without a copyright for print or social media.

The pictures below are before and after Lightroom edits using RAW files.

Lightroom & Photoshop Trial

If you don’t already have Lightroom you can download a 7 day trial of the Photography Plan by clicking this link.
The selection of products can be confusing so for the course you will need
  • Lightroom Classic
  • Photoshop CC
  • Creative Cloud Manager
  • Lightroom Cloud
You will not need Lightroom CC for the the course, but it is included in the monthly subscription, so you may as well download it.
You do not need Adobe Bridge as this is basically a file manager which is what Lightroom also includes. Not having Bridge also saves you over a GB of space.

You cannot buy the plan outright as it’s only available a subscription. I buy mine on an annual basis as this feels less like renting.

Lightroom and Photoshop Courses

Download the previous Lightroom Masking Masterclass £35
This virtual course included sample files and covers all the new masking tools in the November 2021 update of Lightroom.


  1. Lightroom Group Course  £150
  2. Photoshop Group Course Date TBA – £150
  3. Lightroom or Photoshop Private Tuition £350
  4. LR or PS Group Refresher Course £95
  5. LR Creative Editing 2 Hour Masterclass Recording – £40
  6. Above Masterclass plus 121 Editing Tuition – £75*
  7. Masterclass Upgrade to 121 – £35

* Attendees can send me 3-4 images for a 121 session in the afternoon where we will edit your images together. Limited time slots.

If you use the Adobe link below it will take you to the correct page. Please be sure to choose the £9.98 Photography Plan with 20GB of Storage and NOT the Lightroom or Photoshop Plans. See below. Cheers Glen

Book a Lightroom Course - Midweek 221 or 121

Lightroom Course
Laptop with Lightroom or Photoshop

Thank you for today’s Lightroom Course. I was amazed by the amount I learnt and I found your teaching technique very easy to follow and felt that no question was left unanswered. Thanks again, Geoff.

Brilliant course! I really enjoyed making dramatic change to photographs and knowing how to create a particular effect. Thanks Glen, I really learnt loads today. Helen Bason.

Lightroom finally becomes simple to use. It has been great to learn how to use Lightroom properly in terms of editing but also the cataloguing and using collections. Paul Rose.

An interesting subject expertly explained. I now feel much more confident in my ability to make worthwhile adjustments to my RAW images. Barry Mason.

The subject was presented in a easy to follow way and I also feel I’ve gained the confidence to experiment further with the software.
Leonard Metcalfe

Lightroom October 2022 Update Masking Masterclass

In October 2022 Adobe introduced a major update to Lightroom to include many more AI subject and object detection options. These are incredible powerful bought can be complex at first sight. This 2-hour session over Zoom will cover all the new features and include test files that you can download. The session will be recorded so you can rewatch it at your leisure and pause the video to follow along. This session cost £40 but there is also the option of adding a 45-60 minute 121 session where we can edit your images or you can ask extra questions for an additional £35. Simply choose the £75 option and we’ll arrange a date and time to suit. Anyone choosing this option will also recieve my adaptive presets which will automate many tasks but are full adaptable.

This session will run from 7-30 -9.30pm on Tuesday  15th November 2022 but I will be online from 7pm to ensure everyone has the correct updates and Zoom is working correctly. The session will start promptly at 7.30pm.

 The session will recap on the existing selection tools plus look at how the new interface and the new October 2022 selection tools.

I’ll also review the other other changes in this major update.

 Anyone booking the extra 121 sessions receives a set of my adaptive presets which will carry out many everyday tasks with one click but are still fully adjustable. Not only will you get these presets free but I’ll show you how to install and adapt them to your own taste. I demonstrate you some of my presets. You can also get the adaptive presets only for £15.

Book your Lightroom Masking Masterclass Below

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between Lightroom and Photoshop?

Lightroom is a non destructive database driven editing program. Any changes to an image are stored in a database so the files are never changed at the pixel level. Lightroom does not work with layers.

Photoshop is a pixel based editing program so if you save any changes you make to an image then those changes will be fixed. Photoshop also works with layers so you can do things like replace a boring sky or repair an old photography.

Which is best - Lightroom and Photoshop?

This depends on what you want to do. If you are looking at a way to sort your images, carry out basic adjustment for brightness, colour or contrast and then export them in various formats then Lightroom is probably the best for you.

If you want to edit images at the pixel level, cut out objects, do serious retouching or replace skies then Photoshop is best. Photoshop works with layers so these allow you to add text to an image or make composites from multiple images. Photoshop is incredibly powerful but it can have a steep learning curve.