Adobe Lightroom training in-class and online
Lightroom training

2 days
In centre:
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Live online:
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Key details

Key details

Lightroom training course for beginners, teaching key techniques for editing, organising and showcasing your images.

Adobe Lightroom is essential for today’s digital photography workflow, providing everything you need to manage and work with your images.

Lightroom training provides a thorough grounding in the application. You’ll learn how to:

  • Import, process and manage your images.
  • Manipulate and edit your images, including colour correction and defect removal.
  • Showcase your images.

Lightroom training is arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group. Your training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.

Course duration

The standard course duration is two days. We offer the option of a cut-down, one-day course focussing on topics of your choice.

In-class or online

This course is available in-class at eight centres or live online.

Expert trainers

Lightroom courses are hosted by expert instructors with vast experience of using Lightroom who have worked as professional photographers. For details, see Expert trainers.

Lightroom training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A practical Lightroom training guide, to refer to during the course and use as a refresher after. Choose from a printed, bound guide or a PDF – whatever suits you best. If you’re participating online and you choose a printed guide, we’ll post this to you.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful course completion. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following Lightroom training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their Lightroom trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


No prior Lightroom knowledge is necessary.

Lightroom version

Training can be based on any version of Lightroom to suit you.

All Lightroom training is suitable for Windows and Mac users alike.


General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for Lightroom training can be made by:

  • Bank transfer. Please call 01527 834783 for our bank details.
  • Card. All major credit and debit cards accepted. Payment can be made securely online or over the phone. Card payments are processed by Stripe. Armada doesn’t record or store your card details.

Purchase orders

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.


See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request Lightroom course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Lightroom course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Expert trainers

Expert trainers

Lightroom training courses are hosted by:

Ken Fisher

Ken Fisher Autodesk Certified Instructor

Ken is a Professional Photographer and Digital Trainer. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) and a qualified teacher.

Ken specialises in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. He is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in both applications, which he has used extensively in his work for over 20 years.

Ken’s mix of a practical Photographic background and extensive teaching experience in colleges, universities and the adult lifelong learning sector gives him a unique perspective on creating a learning environment which enables learners to achieve and excel.

Marek Mularczyk

Marek Mularczyk Autodesk Certified Instructor

Marek is an Adobe Design, Video and Motion Specialist, and an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI).

Voted as one of top 10 Adobe Certified Instructors in the world, Marek has over 15 years’ experience as an animator and photo/video editor, and has published numerous books on these topics.

As an instructor, Marek has trained a wide range of blue-chip clients including Lloyds, Barclays, HS2, Lululemon, Asos, Boohoo, Sony, Samsung, and many more.

Prior to focusing on training, Marek worked as a professional photographer for over 12 years. Photography remains his passion, and in his spare time he travels Europe in search of that perfect picture.

Course content

Course content

Exploring Lightroom’s interface

  • Understanding how Lightroom works
  • Lightroom’s workspace, panels and modules
  • Typical workflow

Introducing the workspace

  • Adjusting workspace layout
  • Using a secondary display
  • Working with panels and view modes
  • Personalising the identity plate

Importing images

  • The import process
  • Organising images in folders
  • Backup strategies
  • Renaming files and applying metadata
  • Importing via drag and drop and from watched folder

Reviewing images

  • Viewing and managing images
  • Grid view and survey view
  • Comparing and flagging images
  • Creating a quick collection
  • Working with filmstrip

Organising and selecting

  • Creating folders and subfolders
  • Synchronising folders
  • Using collection and smart collection
  • Applying keyword tags, flags and ratings
  • Using the filter bar

Developing and editing

  • Quick develop
  • The develop module
  • Cropping, rotating and flipping images
  • Creating virtual copies
  • Removing spots
  • Basic colour corrections
  • Graduated filter and adjustment brush
  • Working with external image editor

Creating slideshows

  • Setting up a slideshow
  • The slideshow module
  • Using templates
  • Customising the slideshow
  • Exporting a slideshow

Printing images

  • The print module
  • Using print templates
  • Customising print templates
  • Using colour management
  • Printing

Publishing photos on the Web

  • The web module
  • Creating a web gallery
  • Working with templates
  • Customising your web gallery
  • Exporting your gallery

Creating backups and exporting photos

  • Backing up the catalogue file and library
  • Exporting images as JPEGs and PSDs
  • Creating presets
Live online training

Live online training

Online training lets you participate in a live Lightroom course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and the other delegates participating in the course…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Watch our trainer demonstrate techniques in Lightroom.
  • Interact by speaking, or using chat.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to take control to explain something.

Like our in-class courses, online Lightroom courses…

  • Are presented by Adobe Certified Instructors.
  • Give you plenty of opportunity to carry out assisted, practical exercises using Lightroom.
  • Offer 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

All you need is an Internet-connected computer with…

  • Lightroom installed. If you don’t have access to Lightroom, we can usually send you a link to fully-functional trial software to download and install.
  • A webcam and audio capability. If your computer running Lightroom doesn’t have these, you can use a second device, such as another computer or tablet. See Hardware recommendations for live online training for further details.

If there’s anything you’re not sure about we’ll do our best to help you. We won’t, however, be able to assist with your Lightroom installation.

We provide everything else…

  • Links to download the files, resources, etc. you’ll use in your course.
  • A training guide. For most courses, you can choose from a printed copy that we post to you, or a PDF.

In the week before your course, we’ll send you an email containing everything you need to prepare for and participate in the training. Then, a couple of days before your course, we’ll give you a courtesy call to make sure you have everything in place and answer any questions you may have.

Please note that we are not able to record scheduled online courses for privacy reasons.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time


“A detailed overview of Lightroom and Photoshop. Very flexible - tailored the course to our company's specific needs. Ken, my trainer, was very helpful and friendly. His instructions were very clear and concise. Extremely patient whilst I took detailed notes and asked many questions. I would highly recommend.”

David R

“Really useful course learnt all the essentials of Lightroom, Ken was a great trainer.”

Jessica S