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Launch Into Lightroom

Get organised, edit your images to perfection, and streamline your workflow in this step by step program for Lightroom beginners.

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What if you could feel confident about your images, and know how to get them to look more like the ones from the photographers you admire - all whilst spending LESS time in front of the computer?


Guess what? You can!



Does any of this sound familiar?

... You're fed up creating images that feel like they are missing something. You spend hours learning and practising about photography, but feel your images are still missing that WOW factor that you see in other images you admire, and you don’t know what to do to get it.

...You feel like you are editing like crazy but not getting the results. You're randomly pulling on sliders or following a tutorial to get a certain "look", but the resulting image looks nothing like the picture you are trying to create.

...You're in danger of losing your motivation. You feel that editing is yet ANOTHER thing you need to learn about photography, and are worried that you will never get the images you dream of - at least not any day soon because there is so much to learn!

..You are frustrated wasting precious time at the computer. Between trying to find your images, organise them, back them up, edit them and share them, you are spending too much time at desk, and you just wish you could get it all done faster.

...Not having enough time to fit it all in. You know that editing will improve your images, and that you need a system in place, but there are not enough hours in the day to do it all in. Meanwhile, you're missing out on capturing your children's lives the way you want to and wish you could get the pictures you want, NOW.


Did you raise your hand to any of these? Perfect! You're in the right place.

 

Now, let's take a moment and imagine if, instead, you could:


Feel confident in your editing. No more second guessing or spending hours trying to "recreate" a look but failing miserably: you know exactly what that particular image needs - and how to do it!


Make your photographs more engaging and have more impact, by using some simple tips and tricks that will make your images look more like the pro's you admire and give them that missing "x" factor.


Spend less time at your computer working on your images. You have extra hours in your week to spend with your family, or practise your photography skills, or capturing the moments you treasure.


Have a totally organised image collection so you knew exactly where all your images were, you could find that photo of your baby's first steps with complete ease, and could even share them with the world effortlessly.


Get this: You can achieve ALL of this by simply using Lightroom to it's fullest potential.


Lightroom is my secret weapon for staying organised, and super fast editing. The good news? It doesn't have to stay secret.


I created Launch into Lightroom so you could have a step by step program that would walk you through an entire process for using Lightroom, from start to finish, and everything in between.

In this self paced course I'll take you by the hand and show you exactly how to set up your filing structure, get images into Lightroom, tag and organise them so you can find them again, and more. By the end you'll have a completely organised image collection and a workflow that will save you oodles of time.

I'll then lead you through how to edit your images, every single step of the way, so you can turn your images from drab to fab! Pretty soon you'll be turning out images that look as good as the images you've seen from your fave photographers - and in less time.

 

"After watching countless videos on YouTube and read far too many on-line blogs regarding LR, I am so happy that I spent the money for this program. She teaches in a manner that even the most technically challenged can comprehend the information. I paid for two additional programs prior to getting Launch Into Lightroom. This one is the program that really explained the process in simple steps. If you have been hesitant about purchasing this product, get it now!!!"Donna

Why even learn Lightroom?


As a photographer, the taking of the picture is only the beginning.

You then need to find a way to transfer your images to a storage device, back them up, keep them organised, and then enhance them in processing into being the beautiful images that you covet. You'll also want to USE your images, either by sharing online or in print. Before I started with Lightroom, it would take me HOURS to do all this, and I began to dread editing and resenting the time it took up.

However, Lightroom is a tool that allows you do everything in one place: including organising, editing, publishing photos and even creating photo books and slideshows. This "end to end" management really does speed up the whole process and as a result, gives you back some much needed hours into your life!




The only problem?

Figuring all this stuff out isn't exactly straightforward. Getting an organisational system in place, knowing how to find photos, and then how to edit them can be overwhelming.

When I first started using Lightroom, I actually ditched it a few months later because I found myself in a HUGE mess with photos (and couldn't find a thing) and there were so many tools and sections that it was really hard to know where to start with editing my photos!

I didn't use it again for months, but kept hearing how wonderful Lightroom was - even for hobbyists - so I started again, working everything out, from the ground up. I'm so glad I did because now it is a key part of my photography process, helping me get organised and edit my images quicker - and look even better than before!

Launch Into Lightroom combines the organisational strategies you need with tons of editing tutorials, so that by the end of the course you have a fool-proof SYSTEM for managing and editing your images, from start to finish.

 

"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!" Heather-Nicole


"The course is super easy to watch and understand…...Just do it! It's worth it!" Sarah

What's included I hear you ask?



*You'll get lifetime access to all of the course materials*

Want a little peek at what you'll learn inside each module?



MODULE ONE - LAYING THE FOUNDATION

+ Understand how the main heart of Lightroom, the Catalog, works, so you'll never get in a mess in Lightroom ever again!

+ What makes a good filing structure, and see two types of structures you should use, so you are totally organised before you even step foot into Lightroom.

+ You'll also create your own filing structure so you know exactly where your image files are.

+ You'll learn some ways to back up your images, and how to put a system in place, so you are never in danger of losing all your precious memories.

+ You'll choose which catalog system to use, and get your back-up preferences set up so you don't have to worry than one day you could lose all the hard work you put into your images.

+ If you are currently an Aperture or iPhoto user, I'll also give you guidance for how to swap over to Lightroom.

MODULE TWO - IMPORT & MANAGE YOUR IMAGES

+ You'll understand the preview options and what they mean, so you can choose the BEST one for importing quickly.

+ You'll create your own file renaming template for use going forward so you'll be able to keep track of your images much more easily.

+ You'll learn how to import your new images into Lightroom (and download a checklist so you can follow the same steps each time)

+ You'll learn how to import your existing images into Lightroom, and rename them so that all your images follow the same structure, so that ALL your image collection is beautifully organised.

+ You'll learn how to manage your images within Lightroom going forward, and how to avoid the dreaded question mark! Making sure you do this right will save you a ton of time down the road.

+ And finally, you'll discover what to do if Lightroom can't find your images.

MODULE THREE - EVALUATE & RATE

+ You'll learn the tips and tricks for viewing your images within Lightroom so that you can really appreciate each image and evaluate it correctly.

+ You'll learn about 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.

+ Finally, you'll learn how to get rid of any unwanted images from Lightroom and your hard drive so you are not cluttering up space with dead wood.

MODULE FOUR - KEYWORDING

+ Learn why using keywords is so useful and why you should start to do it now!

+ You'll learn how to add keywords to your images, so that you can easily find any image again at the drop off a hat. Want to find that one image you took a couple of years ago that would be PERFECT for your living room wall? With keywording, you can!

+ You'll learn a method for creating keywords that means you always have the right keywords on an image, and you don't end up with random words that don't mean anything.

+ You will also get my own personal keyword sets to download so you can see this action, and swipe it to save time!

MODULE FIVE - COLLECTIONS

+Next, we'll understand what collections are, how they work and when you might want to use these.

+ You'll create your own collections so you can group together images for easy and quick access, without having to create multiple versions of the same file.

MODULE SIX - CARRY OUT A CLEAN EDIT

+ Next you'll learn a step by step system for carrying out a clean edit.

+ You'll know how to adjust white balance, exposure and overall 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.

+ You'll know how to reduce color noise, noise and apply global sharpening so you can get rid of any grain over your images and make them sharp and clear.

+ You'll also learn how to deal with lens issues, such as chronic abberation and vignetting so your images look the way they should!

+ Finally, learn how copy edits to multiple images which will save you hours of editing time.

+ Download a checklist so you can go through the same process on your own images and you never have to wonder "what next?"

MODULE SEVEN - GET CREATIVE

+ Learn how to convert images to stunning black and whites (and even WHEN you should consider black and white for an image)

+ Learn how to create a soft, matte finish to your images, on both color and black and whites, which looks fantastic on so many images.

+ Learn how to use the split toning tool to achieve a different look and feel to your image easily - great for adding interest and creating a mood.

+ Understand how to change and manipulate the different colors in your images, for example, to bring back the colour of the sky, or get that crazy neon t-shirt under control.

+ You'll also get a list of questions to ask yourself when editing your photos, so you know exactly what to do to any particular image to make it the best it can be.

MODULE EIGHT - MAKE LOCAL ADJUSTMENTS

+ You'll discover how to pull your viewers eye around the frame and bring focus where it should be - your subject.

+ Learn how to smooth skin and make eyes sparkle in your portraits so that your subject looks like the best version of themselves.

+ Learn how to apply a simple vignette, and then a color toned version to bring focus where you want it.

+ You'll also know how to clean up unwanted distractions from the frame for a sleek, professional finish

+ You'll even learn how to add directional sunlight to create a hazy feel and extra interest.

+ Learn 3 different ways you can blur out the background - and how to stop it looking fake!

+ I'll also walk you through the order in which you should edit your images, every time, so you will never end up with an over-processed, overdone image.

MODULE NINE - EXPORTING YOUR IMAGES

+ Learn how to soft proof your images so they good online and in print

+ Understand how to export your images as a JPEG so you can use your images out of Lightroom.

+ You'll also create your own text watermark to "brand" your images so everyone knows who took those amazing images!

+ You'll learn how to export for use online and make them look fab (and not washed out and soft)

+ You'll also learn how to upload images directly to many online sites without leaving Lightroom, such as Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and SmugMug saving you heaps of time.

+ Finally, download a checklist for your complete end to end workflow, so you have a step by step framework to follow, each and every time.

 

"….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 to refer to, as well as a PDF to print. Being 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 Smart Tv with my laptop in my lap, open to Lightroom, following right along with Audrey. It was the best!” Jan


"Love the mix of pdfs, checklists, and videos......this is one of the best organized and executed teaching resources available" Julie

Enroll in Launch Into Lightroom today and you'll not only get access to all nine modules, video tutorials, checklists and worksheets, but you'll also get these extra sweet bonuses, for free!




Private Student Facebook Group ($120 value)

When you enrol in Launch Into Lightroom, you will also get access to our private community Facebook Group. It's the perfect place to ask questions, share your images, get feedback and of course, connect with others on the same journey as you. You don't have to do this alone!




Lightroom Quick Start Guides ($19 value)

You'll also get three printable PDF's that have all the importing, organising, editing and exporting steps covered in the course laid out for you. This way after you have finished the course you'll have all the steps to hand, so you don't have to watch the videos again (unless you want to!)




The Polished Presets Collection ($65 value)

Speed up your workflow and create different looks with ease with my Lightroom Presets! This set has a total of 49 presets: 10 color, 10 Black and White, 9 Matte Finish, and a Tweak Kit with 20 "add on" presets that you can use to customise the presets even further. Let me tell you, these presets are gorgeous and will save you so much time editing!



Want to see your BONUS Polished Preset Collection in action?

Check them out in the video below!



 

“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!” Terri



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30 Day Money Back Guarantee

If you put Launch Into Lightroom into action are not satisfied with the results, I'll buy it back from you! Just write to me within 30 days saying why the course wasn't a good fit for you and you'll get a full refund. So it's totally, 100%, risk free.

This course is perfect for you if:


>> You don't yet have a system for managing your images - but you know you need one because you can't find a damn thing when you want it and everything is in a mess.

>> You want to give your images that "wow" factor, but you don't know which steps you need to take to get you there.

>> You can't stand dry, boring trainings that only show you how the different tools work, and not when to actually apply them to your photos (been there!)

>> You are a hobbyist or small business owner. Launch Into Lightroom was designed specifically for you, not for large wedding photographers or large studio business with multiple photographers.

>> You're busy with your family and other commitments, and you just don't have a ton of time available to figure all this out! You just want someone to tell you what to do, step by step.


This means this course is not the best fit for you if:


>> You work in a large studio, or have a wedding photography business, or work with multiple photographers.

>> You are primarily interested in learning how to edit images other than lifestyle and portrait images - although you can take the tools shown and apply them to any type of photo, the focus is firmly on those image types!

 

“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 very easy to understand and use, and full of great information” Nola


"Nice, small, manageable chunks of teaching in simple steps so you are not overwhelmed" Valerie


"Everything I learned in this course is extremely valuable and I couldn't have done it without you - thanks so much!” Heather

At this point you might have some questions - so let's see if we can clear them up right now!


Perhaps it would be better to wait to see if I can figure it out myself.

So many people (myself included) have done the same thing and have had to go right back to the beginning and start from scratch because they can't find anything anymore and their Lightroom catalog is a mess. You can avoid all that time and stress just by getting it right NOW.

Will learning how to edit my images make that much difference?

Absolutely! Don't compare your unedited images to the work of photographers you admire. Most images will benefit from even a little editing, just to add some flair and polish, so if you haven't been editing your images, now is the time to start!

I don't think I have time to do this right now...

Honestly, the longer you wait to get yourself a system, the MORE time it is going to take you to sort it all out. Starting as soon as you can will save you precious hours down the line!

One of the reason I developed Launch Into Lightroom is because I know that you are busy and I want to save you time. By using this course you can get set up in Lightroom in just a couple of days, and after that you will be able to save hours each week by having a workflow and editing system in place.

How is this course different to others out there?

This course is different to many other courses for a few reasons. Firstly, it's tailored toward hobbyists or "one-man" family photography business owners, so you don't get a lot of information you don't need, like how to shoot tethered into Lightroom or how to create catalogs for each wedding you do.

Secondly, it's been designed to take as much of the guesswork away as possible. Although your editing steps will vary from image to image, I've created a step by step framework to help you know what to do with each one.

Finally, this course is not all fluff and theory - you have everything you need to take ACTION on what you are learning, with written exercises and homework, along with a wealth of worksheets, and checklists to help you put it all into practice.


 

"No matter how much I played with Lightroom and found bits and pieces of information and tutorials, I couldn’t “get it”….but I am now ready to dive into Lightroom! I have my photos all organized, I’ve learned the editing tricks and I can’t wait to begin” Pam


"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!" Donna

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You've got two choices here....


You could keep trying to figure all of this stuff out on your own through trial and error, spending months creeping toward your goal and having images that don't quite hit the mark...


OR


...You could follow a step by step program that will teach you how to get organised, edit your images to wall worthy professional status, and streamline that long-winded workflow - and see results in matter of days.


What will you choose?

Your Instructor


Audrey Ann
Audrey Ann

Hi there! I'm Audrey Ann, the founder of the Live Snap Love blog, where I teach creative mamas how to improve their photography skills and beautifully capture their days. Having first starting teaching back in 2012, I've been told that I can break things down in a way that makes sense and is easy to understand. I have since taught hundreds of people how to move away from AUTO, improve their photography skills and master editing! Now it's your turn :)


Frequently Asked Questions


What happens after I sign up?
Click the Enroll Now button and enter your name, email and password. Once you have done that, click Sign Up to create your account! (If you are already a student of Live Snap Love you can just press the "log in" button underneath if you are not automatically logged in) You'll then be taken to the payment page when you can purchase the course with a credit card or via PayPal `(please note that payment plans are credit card only) You'll then receive an email with all of the details, and your login info for future reference. You'll also get lifetime access to the course, along with any new additions or bonuses that are added in the future!
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!
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 can go at your own pace and not worry that your tutorials or lessons are going to expire.
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.
Do you offer feedback on my editing, or help if I get stuck?
When you enrol in Launch Into Lightroom you'll also get access to the private Student Facebook Group. Here you can ask questions, post images for critique and get help as and when you need it!
Can't I just find the same information for free online?
You can find just about anything for free online these days! But trying to dig through old blog posts and piece together disconnected tutorials is really time consuming and frustrating. This course will walk you, step by step, through the process of using Lightroom, and editing your images from the ground up. It has also been specifically designed to be actionable, so you don't just get a vague concept, you know exactly what to do with the information given.
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.
Can I take this course if I edit in Photoshop Elements or Aperture?
No. This course has been specifically designed for Lightroom users, not for those who use ACR with Photoshop Elements. Lightroom is a complete photo management system, and works differently to Elements I'm afraid!