Foundation in Lightroom Course (Online Photography Course)

What you'll learn


The Foundation in Lightroom online photography course has over 50 comprehensive modules on using the powerful image processing capability of Lightroom.

The IOP® Foundation in Lightroom course is the one course you need to familiarise yourself with all the basics of Lightroom.

Start creating stunning imagery straight away.

This course has been designed to get you up and running with Lightroom in just a few hours as we dive right into the essentials of the Lightroom Develop Module to show you how to take ordinary RAW files and produce extraordinary images.

We demonstrate all the other crucial features in Lightroom that will help you manage, cull, filter, and organise your work, giving you the most efficient workflow possible.

This is a beginner level course, you do not need prior Lightroom experience.

IOP provides 30 image files that you can load up into Lightroom and edit along with your tutor.

  • Over 50 in-depth modules giving you the essential image editing techniques in easy to manage chunks
  • Learn Everything from import and managing, to developing your images
  • 30 photographs to edit alongside your tutor
  • Covering topics such as fixing lighting issues, retouching, special effects, spot removal and healing, filters, RAW processing and much, much more.
  • Membership of the IOP Camera Club forums for help, support and feedback
  • Live chat for immediate help and advice
  • 2 hours of dedicated tutor chat every week
  • Unlimited time to complete the course*
  • Foundation in Image Editing – Lightroom pdf certificate


* You have lifetime access to the course but you must log in at least once every 12 months to keep your account active
** IOP are not affiliated with or endorsed by Adobe

You will need Adobe Lightroom for this course. Please note, a free Adobe Lightroom trial will expire after 30 days, after which you will need to purchase the full version.


Welcome and Intro
What’s Lightroom and Who Is It For?
Lightroom’s Three Primary Strengths and Weaknesses
The Seven Lightroom Modules, Their Purposes and Our Thoughts

Creating A New LR Catalog
Importing in Three Simple Steps
Three Ways to Skin a Lightroom Cat
Library Module, It’s Five Purposes and Four View Modes

Develop Module Intro
Working on Calibrated Displays
Understanding the Basics of Color Correction with the Basic Panel
RAW vs. JPEG Processing & Our First B&W
The Power of the Tone Curve
Advanced Color, HSL, B&W and Split Toning
Managing Detail and Noise
Landscape with Lens Correction and Effects
Camera Calibration and Filmic Adjustments
How to Remove Redeye
Advanced Retouch and Local Adjustments Part I
Advanced Retouch and Local Adjustments Part II
HDR Images
Panoramic Merge HDR
How to Create Presets
5 Ways to Batch Process Your Images
Processing Video Files
Photoshop and External Editing Options
How to Create an Image Watermark Preset
How to Rename Your Images
Understanding the Export Dialogue
Creating Three Common Export Presets
Using Lightroom’s Publish Services
How to Export Directly to Email
How to Import, Merge and Export Catalogs
Creating an Import Preset
Tethered Capture
8 Key Points to Understand Lightrooms Catalog System
How to Fix Broken Image References
Three Recommended Catalog Workflows
Data Safety Basics
Pros and Cons of XMP Sidecar Files
Understanding Lightroom’s Preview System
Stacking and Why I’m Not A Fan
The Organizational Power of Keywording and Filtering
10 Ways to Manage Images via Folders
Collections Can Be Quite Useful
The New Facial Recognition Tool

Customizing the Lightroom Interface
Lightroom’s Preferences
Lightroom’s Catalog Settings

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