Guess what? You can!
...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.
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.
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.
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!
I created Launch Into Lightroom so you don't have to go through all the frustrations and waste countless hours like I did - all you need to do is follow along with me, step by step.
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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ 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!
+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.
+ 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?"
+ 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.
+ 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 and blur out the background to add more interest to a dull image!
+ 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.
+ 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, saving you heaps of time.
+ Finally, download a checklist for your complete end to end workflow, so you have a 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!”
Want bonuses? You got it.
Photo Book Boss
Ready to create gorgeous photo books? I'll walk you step by step through how to create a photo book within Lightroom, from start to finish. We'll cover how to get your images organised, how to set up your book, create layouts, and insert your images, along with design tips to help you customise your book and have it looking great! Creating your books in Lightroom saves you SO much time and will allow you to show off your beautiful photos and wonderful memories with ease.
Quick Guides PDF's
To save you even more time, you'll get three PDF's with quick guides that have all the import, organising, export and editing steps laid out for you.
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.
Is this the course for me?
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!
"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”
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.
"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!"
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...
...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?
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 and improve their photography skills. Now it's your turn!