Lightroom Beginners Online Workshop {and a giveaway}

Over the past few months many people asked if I would be doing workshops for Lightroom and after talking with Laura from Pretty Presets, I decided to do one for beginners and it has been such a rewarding class to teach!

As I did with my PSE workshops, I tried to develop a workshop that you could take either live or on your own, like a self-study, and still be able to follow along and finish up having a solid understanding of the basics of Lightroom.

What is included with the workshop:

  • Live 2 hour session where you see my LR screen, hear me talk, and can ask questions
  • Recording of the 2 hour workshop for later viewing
  • Extensive class notes (20 pages – almost an e-book!) that you can follow during the workshop
  • 15 video tutorials that reiterate what was covered in the 2 hour session, just a bit more in-depth
  • 11 custom brush presets (video on how to install and use them is provided)
  • $10 coupon towards anything from Everyday Elements
  • $10 coupon towards anything from Pretty Presets
  • Access to me for questions later

The self-study option includes EVERYTHING listed above, just minus the live workshop, but you have access to the recording.

What is covered in this beginners workshop:

  • Importing and culling
  • Tagging and collections
  • Editing in the Develop module
  • Syncing one or multiple settings
  • Using brushes/filter presets
  • Using presets and syncing
  • Exporting to PS/PSE for editing, then back to LR
  • Creating multiple watermarks
  • Exporting and all the fun things related to it

The first live workshop was August 7th, followed by one on the 11th and there is one more coming up on August 30th.

There are still a few spots open for the August 30th workshop, if you would like to attend. You can sign up by clicking on “Add to Cart” below. After the 30th’s class, I will not hold another live one for six weeks, so jump in now if you are on the fence.

If you cannot make it to the live workshop because of your schedule, but would like the “to-go” option, click the button below. You are prompted to download a zip file after purchase and in that file is everything you need.
Add to Cart

The feedback from attendees has been sweet music to my photo editing teacher’s ears. I think most were surprised with all they got for the cost ($69 for live workshop or $55 for the self-study/to-go option), but that is just how I like to teach – cover a lot but provide the notes and video tutorials to help reinforce what they learned.

For those who don’t already know, Lightroom is an amazing Adobe photo management and editing program that can save you loads of time if you process a lot of images. The importing and exporting function is out of this world, and you can batch edit raw AND jpg files, plus take them into PSE/PS for fine-tune tweaking, if needed. If you have been thinking about adding Lightroom to your workflow, you can get it for a great price at Amazon.


Ready for the giveaway???

I am giving away one seat in the August 30th live workshop and one to-go workshop registration! Two winners, one for the live and one for the self-study. And, on top of that, I have a few discount codes, so make sure to read through to the bottom.

To enter the giveaway simply tell me what Lightroom version you have (ex: LR 2 or LR 3) and how long you have been using it.

For extra entries you can do one or all of the following:

If you already subscribe to one/both newsletters or follow one/both on Twitter, leave a separate entry for each thing. Six possible entries per person.

Giveaway ends Friday, August 25th at 11:00 PM EST. If the winners do not respond within three days of my notification alternate winners will be chosen.

Now for some sweet discount codes for those who want to register now (if you sign up then win one of the workshops, we will refund your money).

For the first 25 people who use the code “limitedtime” it will take $15 off our Live Lightroom Workshop or $10 off the Lightroom Workshop To Go.Β  Once these 25 codes are gone (between the two workshop options, there is not 25 for each one, rather 20 uses that are split between the two) they are back to regular price.Β  Hurry! Enjoy the savings now.


Even though it looks there was only 68 entries, there were really 177. We lost some that were done after my back up but before my site was moved to Liquid Web. Luckily I have all the entries in my email and was able to print off and number.

The winning comments were made by Marcee Rodgers (live seat) and Lacy Parker (stand alone).

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

80	170

Timestamp: 2011-08-28 20:33:42 UTC

About Amanda

I am passionate about helping others learn how to use their DSLR cameras and editing programs. More information about me can be found at my About page, or by visiting my personal blog.


  1. I’ve been using lightroom 3 for well, 2 weeks! It makes my head spin!

  2. I have LR 2 but really want 3… may be switching to a Mac so don’t want to buy it yet. πŸ™‚ REALLY want to learn more about LR!!! πŸ™‚

  3. Signed up for PP newsletter!

  4. Already get YOUR great newsletter!!!

  5. Posted on FB!!!

  6. I’d LOVE to win a seat! I have LR3, which I’ve been learning by the seat of my pants. Which means not very well!

  7. I actually have a free-trial to Lightroom 3 that I got when I purchased Photoshop Elements 9. I haven’t tried it yet because I’m not sure how to use it. Would love to win a place in your class. Then I could download it and learn how to use it to decide if I want to purchase it or not. Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. Already follow PP on Twitter!

  9. Already follow YOU on Twitter!

  10. Lisa Hall says:

    I have LR 3 – but I have no idea how to use it properly yet πŸ™‚

  11. Dayna Lyn says:

    I’ve been “using” LR 3 for only a week and am in need of a help πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the chance to win!!

  12. I’ve been using LR3 for about 9 months off/on. I’m so set in my ways with photoshop, it’s hard to switch. Am forcing myself to use it from time to time. BTW, if anyone wants a “good deal”, if you search Craigslist in Nashville for LR3, there’s a teacher that sells LR3 for $40 after each class he teaches. It’s where I got mine and have had no problems.

  13. I have LightRoom 3 and I have been using it for about 9 months or so. I have just taught myself threw trial and error. I would so love to win just to learn how to use it effectively!

    *crosses fingers real tight*

  14. I get the Pretty Presets Newsletter. I have for quit some time now. πŸ˜€

  15. I also get the Everyday Elements newsletter.
    I wish I had twitter.

  16. I have been using LR3 for about 3 months. Thanks for the chance!

  17. I signed up for PP news letter

  18. I already receive Everyday ElementÒ€ℒs newsletter.

  19. I follow Pretty Presets on Twitter

  20. I follow Everyday ElementÒ€ℒs on twitter

  21. I posted on FB

  22. I bought LR 3

  23. Leah Atha says:

    I use Lightroom 3 & have only been using it for about a month. This would be so helpful for me!

  24. Leah Atha says:

    I signed up for Pretty Presets’ newsletter!

  25. Leah Atha says:

    I signed up for the Everyday Elements newsletter!

  26. Leah Atha says:

    I just shared the knowledge on FB!

  27. Leah Atha says:

    I follow Pretty Presets on Twitter!

  28. I only have a free trial of Lightroom, but have been on the verge of buying it for the last couple weeks. I would LOOOVVE to win a free workshop! Thanks Amanda!

  29. Leah Atha says:

    I follow you on Twitter!

  30. I just subscribed to Pretty Presets newsletter, thanks!

  31. I just subscribed to Everyday Elements newsletter (trying to figure out why I didn’t do this a long time ago????) I’m not sure if it worked though because I didn’t get an email back to confirm. I’ll keep watching. Thanks!

  32. I bought LR 3 almost 2 weeks ago and love the program! I still have so much to learn–this workshop would definitely help πŸ™‚

  33. I’m on the fence between buying lightroom or upgrading my PSE. I’d love to win the class to learn whether LR would be worth it.

  34. Already a EE newsletter subscriber! Love it:)

  35. signed up for Pretty Presets newsletter πŸ™‚

  36. I know I have LR3, but that’s all. I use it to import photos mostly and to view and pick the ones I like. Had it since December, but my skills are still questionable.

  37. Signed up for EE newsletter πŸ™‚

  38. What great timing! I just purchased LR3 this month. I’m LOVING it! I’ll also be signing up for both newsletters. Love the blog. Thanks!

  39. I don’t have LR yet. I’ve been wanting to purchase it, but why buy it if I don’t know how to use it? With this workshop, I would have a reason to purchase it. πŸ™‚

  40. Signed up for Pretty Preset’s newsletter

  41. Subscribe to Everyday Elements newsletter

  42. Shared on FB

  43. Following Pretty Presets on Twitter

  44. Already following you on Twitter

  45. i have LR3

  46. already follow PP on twitter

  47. already follow you on twitter πŸ™‚

  48. already get your newsletter πŸ™‚

  49. already get PP’s newsletter πŸ™‚

  50. shared it on my facebook πŸ™‚

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