Lightroom Fundamentals

with Jamie Rubeis


$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along

Ready to finally uncover the secrets of Adobe Lightroom?

Join us in this four week course designed for beginner to intermediate photographers. Whether you are brand new to editing or just want to dive deeper into the foundations and really utilize the power of Lightroom, we will walkthrough both the Library and Develop Modules exploring all the amazing tools that Lightroom has to offer. You will learn how to create clean consistent edits with your RAW files, correct white balance and skin tones by reading RGB values, as well as develop a fast and efficient workflow to help speed up your editing time.


Students need a copy of Lightroom 5, 6, Lightroom CC (2015) or Lightroom Classic.

what you’ll get

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4 weekly lesson PDFs (formatted for print or on-screen viewing)

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Full participation students engage in instructor led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.

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Full Participation students receive extensive personal critiques of weekly assignment submissions.

Study Along Students have full viewing access.


35+ Instructional Videos detailing and demonstrating the concepts outlined in the weekly PDFs.


Full participation students will be able to participate in two Live Q&A Sessions where images can be submitted for editing. Study along students will be able to download and view the recorded sessions.

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2 sets of presets that include 20 custom adjustments to help speed up editing time.

A bonus exercise to help encourage creative thinking.


Lesson One


Lesson One is all about getting organized! We will start from the very beginning for anyone brand new to Lightroom. We will review all the various methods for organizing your folders and images. Learn how to filter and find images with ease. We will also dive into the Basic Panel adjustments, talk about color space, learn how to read the histogram and make the adjustments that are needed to not only correct, but enhance your images.


Submit two images with white balance and basic panel adjustments. Include SOOC and Final Edit for Instructor Feedback

Lesson Two


In Lesson two, we are going to dive a little deeper into understanding white balance for portraits. Learn how to read RGB values based on skin type and correct it using the proper formula. We will also be exploring the Tone Curve and HSL panels. Learn to create various curves for different looks, whether bold and moody or light and airy. We will also review the how's and why's to manipulating individual color channels.


Submit two portrait images, utilizing the RGB formula for correcting skin, as well Tone Curve and HSL adjustments. Include SOOC and Final Edit for Instructor Feedback.


Lesson Three


In lesson three we are going dive into the remaining global adjustments, walking through each panel. We will also be discussing the power of local adjustments. How to use them both to correct and creatively enhance an image. We will discuss how to identify and correct color casts, and how to properly execute subtle retouching. We will also talk about the importance of Soft Proofing and identifying when to Soft Proof an image. In addition, we will explore black and white conversions and identify what elements help to create a more dynamic conversion.


Submit two images with both a full color and black and white conversion. Include your SOOC and Final Edits for Instructor Feedback.

Lesson Four


Lesson four is all about taking what we have learned and developing a solid workflow to help establish consistency as well as speed up your editing time. We will talk about how to use, manipulate and create varying presets as well as synchronize adjustments. There will also be a creativity exercise to get you thinking outside the box.


Submit four complete edits from the same session or series of images. Edits should be consistent in color, exposure, contrast, and style throughout.


Submit one image using a preset of your choice. Briefly review what adjustments you made to the preset as well as why you chose to use this preset. Include SOOC along with Final Edit for Instructor Feedback.

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"The content is spot on and has a great progression from starting at the very beginning to upload files, set up a catalog, making clean edits with correct skin tone and finally to using local adjustment tools and presets for more creative edits. "

- Emily
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about your instructor

Jamie Rubeis is a natural light photographer, specializing in Lifestyle Family and Child Portrait Photography. She views custom portrait photography as a form of art. A way to capture a feeling or emotion of a fleeting moment in time. She goes beyond traditional portrait photography by encouraging connection, natural interactions and lots of love and laughs. When she is not busy shooting, editing or teaching, Jamie enjoys documenting her life as a mother of four and wife in the big city of Las Vegas. She has been featured in Click Magazine multiple times and her portfolio can be found here.

how it works


download weekly lessons

Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.

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chat online

Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.

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study & ask questions

Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.

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complete weekly assignments

Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.


Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive critique each week.


Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.



  1. Kelly Gwathney December 23, 2018 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    I told Jamie this at the end of the class, and I really mean it — this course was PHENOMENAL! I have been using Photoshop Elements and the RAW converter for years, and though I’ve wanted to make the jump to Lightroom for a while, I have been very reluctant to start again from square one. I sure didn’t want to do it self-taught again! Meg Loeks’ Mastering Manual Exposure was my first CM course, and after having such a great experience with that, I was super energized and ready to jump into another CM course, and so I chose this one.

    And I am SO glad I did. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated learning LR from Jamie. She is so organized and methodical, and her materials so good, I believe I have a really great grasp on the fundamentals. I need a lot more practice, but I feel now that moving on to more creative stuff won’t just be a shot in the dark. I’m looking forward to going back through the materials after the holidays to catch what I missed the first time around and reinforce what I learned.

    And most of all, I really appreciated how Jamie (and the TAs — thank you Ebony!) is so specific and supportive in giving feedback — just a great way of boosting confidence, which is important when tackling something that at first seems pretty overwhelming. I’d highly recommend the full participation option!

    So bottom line, I LOVED this class. If you’re like me, and need to learn LR from scratch, or even if you’ve learned it haphazardly on your own and need to sit down and systematically consolidate what you do know, Jamie’s class is what you need!

    • Jamie Rubeis January 11, 2019 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      Oh my gosh Kelly! You seriously just made my day! You are so incredibly sweet. Thank you for those thoughtful words and feedback! I really do pour my heart and soul into this course and it just solidifies why I do what I do when I hear feedback this! A million thank you’s!

  2. Chris December 4, 2018 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    I had been playing around with LR for a little while, but decided to take this class to start at the beginning and get the basics down. This class was so packed with information and I was able to come away with a great foundation in LR. Jamie was very helpful and encouraging along the way. One thing I had specifically wondered about that is strongly addressed in this course is about skin tones. The feedback as an FP student was very helpful, both from Jamie as well as the TA’s. Jamie is also very helpful in getting you organized, which is so huge. Highly recommend this class!

    • Jamie Rubeis January 11, 2019 at 3:17 pm - Reply

      Chris… I so appreciate you taking the time to write such a kind review and I am so glad you can walk away feeling like you really have some solid new skills to build on! That makes me so happy to hear!

  3. Christine October 21, 2018 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    I had been using Lightroom and figuring things out on my own. It was my organization tool and I could straighten horizons and play with exposure a little, but I didn’t really know what I was doing with anything else. I would try things and if I thought it made my photo look better, then I left it. I had also posted photos on Clickin Moms for critique. I was told they needed to be “warmed up” a little. I was getting frustrated and thought it was just a suggestive take on the photos. After taking this class, I realized that there is a reason why my critiques were telling me to warm things up and I now know how to do it. The deeper you dig into photography, the more you realize how much there is to learn. This class has given such a better basis for how to go about editing photos. I am so glad that I show in RAW for the last year or so as now I can go back and really revisit so many photos that were OK, but could not become something really special. If you are a natural light photographer, this class will teach you how to shoot to retain the details in your subject and the background and how to bring them all out in Lightroom. This class helps you see how some of the spectacular photos that you see on the blogs are created and teaches you how to do it too. The only thing I wish this class had was another two weeks for extra practice and feedback!

    • Jamie Rubeis November 9, 2018 at 8:14 pm - Reply

      Christine! You are the sweetest ever! Thank you so much for leaving such a detailed review. I really really appreciate you!

  4. Diane Anderson June 5, 2018 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    I have been using Lightroom for a while before taking this class. I knew I needed more understanding with the program. The two areas that I really liked learning about in this class was exposure and white balance. The class was fun and educational. I loved being about to submit photos each week for feedback. I will not hesitate to recommend the course to others. Thank you Jamie for the beautiful way the material is presented.

    • Jamie Rubeis July 22, 2018 at 11:21 am - Reply

      Hi Diane! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I really appreciate and value your feedback as well as others.

  5. Danielle McNeely April 20, 2018 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I saw the next run of this course is coming up and wanted to encourage anyone who is thinking of taking this course to SIGN UP! I took this in the fall run in 2017 – I am still constantly referring back to the materials and things I learned in this course! Jamie has packed this course full of so much good information. While there is a TON of information, the PDF and the videos (so many!) make it very easy to understand – even if you are brand new to using Lightroom. I took this not long after learning how to shoot in manual and I am so glad I started off using Lightroom with a well organized catalog and knowing how to use the tools effectively. I highly recommend taking this course as full participation – getting the feedback from Jamie while practicing throughout the week with all of the new tools made a huge difference in addition to the feedback on the weekly assignments. The break week is really helpful as it allows you to go back through the materials and practice using what you learned a little bit more before diving into the second half of the course. I highly recommend taking this course! Thank you Jamie :)

    • Jamie Rubeis July 22, 2018 at 11:20 am - Reply

      Thank you so so much Danielle for taking the time to write such a thorough review. I really appreciate the kind words!

  6. Kristin Reinhard March 4, 2018 at 5:19 am - Reply

    I’ve been using Lightroom for years, but always using just the basic panel, never diving much deeper. So on my journey to become a better photographer I thought it was essential to take the beginners LR course. After reading reviews here I was confident I needed to take this course and that it wouldn’t be too basic for me.

    Jamie is a wonderful teacher and has all the information extremely well organised. I loved that the would instruct in the PDF which video to watch at which time. It made it for a more seamless learning experience. The information was in such detail as were the videos and Jamie was there to answer any questions I had a long the way. She wanted to make sure that we were all confident week to week. Being able to upload practice images to the share thread during the week helped enormously with my progress and being able to produce the weekly assignment. I now have confidence to edit my images and just not hoping something will turn out. I would highly recommend this class to get develop a deep understanding of LR. Thanks Jamie for helping me progress in my photography journey. I have already had comments from friends that it seems I have taken a big leap in my ability.

    • Jamie Rubeis March 21, 2018 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      Kristin….thank you so much for taking the time to stop and write a review! It really warms my heart to know how much the students value my course and I appreciate all the kind words so much!

  7. Melanie Crawford March 1, 2018 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    I just finished a run of this course and it was absolutely amazing! When I began, I was pretty new to Lightroom and my “editing” basically consisted of slapping on a preset, and I was clueless about how to achieve accurate skin tones. Now, I am so much more confident in hand-editing my images. And not only does this course teach the fundamentals of editing in Lightroom, it also teaches how to establish an efficient workflow when it comes to organizing, importing, editing and exporting your images. Jamie is an amazing instructor — very concise and easy to follow — and she was so generous with her time and critiques! I highly recommend this course!

    • Jamie Rubeis March 1, 2018 at 5:07 pm - Reply

      Awww! Melanie! Such sweet words and makes my heart so happy to hear how much my students get from this course! Thank you so much for taking a few moments out of your day to write about your experience!

  8. Emily February 28, 2018 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    I had been wanting to make the leap to LR for a while, but had always been delaying because the program was so overwhelming in all that it can do. When I saw this class I decided it was time to take the plunge. It did not disappoint. The content is spot on and has a great progression from starting at the very beginning to upload files, set up a catalog, making clean edits with correct skin tone and finally to using local adjustment tools and presets for more creative edits. Jamie and the TAs (mine were Jan, Sue, and Jessica) were so very knowledgeable and helpful. Jamie clearly understands what she is doing and is able to explain it an easy to understand manner through written material and videos. The feedback I received from her and the TAs was really helpful and truly constructive criticism that allowed me to improve as a photographer and furthered my learning. I would recommend this for someone completely new to LR, and suspect that even people who have experience with it would learn much as well in regards to workflow, HSL panel, etc.

    • Jamie Rubeis March 1, 2018 at 5:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for the very detailed review and for the wonderful compliments! I am so glad you enjoyed the course and hope to stay in touch!!!

  9. Courtney November 26, 2017 at 12:35 am - Reply

    I really loved this course as I learned so much and saw an immediate improvement in my skills. Jamie is such a great teacher, covering all the details and then some. She provides comprehensive feedback on your work and ensures she answers everyone’s questions. It is an intense course as you are learning so much but it goes by quick. This course is must for anyone who needs help with LR or even wants a LR refresher.

  10. Jill Liley November 7, 2017 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    My only regret is that I didn’t take this course sooner. This course is an absolute essential. I now know how to organize my photos from start to finish. I also am one step closer to applying for pro now that I know how to get a correct white balance. :) Jamie is fantastic with all the information. She has a video for everything in her pdf. She makes it super simple to learn. Thanks Jamie!!

    • Jamie Rubeis November 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Jill for the kind words. I makes me so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the course and learned! I really appreciate the feedback!

  11. Charlotte Madison November 6, 2017 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I was not disappointed in this class! Jamie gives great guided instruction and is quick to respond to questions (I had a lot!). I will continue to review the notes and videos even after the class has ended, and I know I will learn even more as I continue to apply what Jamie taught us. Heads up: you DO need to commit quite a few hours a week to study and practice in order to get the most from this course. I highly recommend the Full Participation option.

    • Jamie Rubeis November 8, 2017 at 1:51 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Charlotte for leaving your amazing feedback. It is definitely helpful and so appreciated!

  12. Kristin May 8, 2017 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    This is my third CM course and I have been blown away by how informative and helpful it has been! I am a complete newbie to Lightroom and Jamie has taken me so far in these few shorts weeks. The first week I was overwhelmed a bit with all of the information, but once I jumped in and started posting some images for feedback it became much more natural. I found myself telling my husband many times throughout the course, “This course is SO worth the money!” I highly recommend the full participation if you can swing it, getting the instructor’s feedback was really helpful. Even if you’ve used Lightroom for years, you’ll get a ton from this course.

    • Jamie Rubeis June 22, 2017 at 10:19 am - Reply

      Awww! Thank you so much Kristin for the wonderful review and I am so very happy to hear that you found the course to be so valuable! I hope you are continuing to harness your new LR skills!

  13. Corinne March 4, 2017 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    If you are debating taking this class, don’t, it will exceed your expectations and then some. Jamie has organized the course in such a way that allows you time to go through the materials and fully absorb one topic before jumping into the next. The videos are wonderful and really helped me to grasp that topics. I work full-time so having the weekend to work on the assignments and submit on Sunday worked really well for me. Her feedback is detailed, timely and clear. She is encouraging and motivating while also giving you the cc you need to push yourself forward. You will not regret signing up for this course!

    • Jamie Rubeis March 22, 2017 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you Corinne for the wonderful compliments! I appreciate every single bit of it! So glad you enjoyed the materials and learned so much!

  14. Wendi Matt February 28, 2017 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    This class was so freaking amazing. I have been working with Lightroom for almost two years now, but I learned so much very very valuable information. I honestly thought the only thing that i would take from this was understanding the organizational efforts but Jamie showed me so much more and because of this class, I feel confident enough to start charging clients a good amount! I know that when they get a product from me, it will be consistent, the skin tones will be correct, and it will have my own unique style. She helped me figure out how to streamline my workflow and I have already gotten so much faster in my editing now. I am so glad I took this class and highly highly highly recommend it. The information was so easy to learn and follow because of the way it was presented, and because I’m so visual, all of the videos really helped me. Her availability to answers questions was probably the best part about it because I had so many questions and she answered them all. For that reason, I really recommend taking the full participation because it is so interactive and I learned so much being able to practice things and then ask questions. Best course ever!!!

    • Jamie Rubeis March 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm - Reply

      Awww Wendi! Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review! It was such a pleasure reviewing your work each week! Your work is really coming along beautifully and I am excited to continue to watch your growth!

  15. Gina Graham February 28, 2017 at 10:17 am - Reply

    I was actually really scared to learn LR. Jamie made it so easy to completely recreate an amazing workflow, and demystified the process of learning new editing software. She was beyond patient and answered all of my questions in such a timely and helpful way. I cannot say enough about this course as a great intro to LR!

    • Jamie Rubeis February 28, 2017 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      I am so glad that I helped demystify Lightroom for you! It will be life changing now that you have a strong grasp of everything!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a wonderful comment!

  16. Heather-Nicole February 27, 2017 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Wonderful course! Jamie has put together thorough and highly organized PDFs that present the materials in an easily followed and understood manner. All of her PDFs contain a table on contents so that you can preview what you will learn as well as use as a reference later when you are practicing and trying to remember where certain information is located. What’s more is that as you go through the PDFs there are links to supplemental videos that demonstrate key skills. Jamie thoughtfully located these links at the ends of their corresponding sections throughout her PDFs making it very easy to sit down and follow a logical learning path. As an added bonus, there is a additional “break week” in between weeks 2 and 3. During this time you can catch up on materials as well as practice what you have learned. Additionally, there are two very informative live Q&A sessions with Jamie. This break week is invaluable as this course offers so much information.
    As someone who has never used LR or any photo editing software, I thought this class was well worth the money. Jamie takes you from setting up and organizing your images in LR to editing and exporting them to share with family and friends. She is knowledgeable and clearly spends countless hours making sure to answer her students’ questions and to give them encouraging and well guided critiques. Thank you Jamie; you’ve taught me so much!

    • Jamie Rubeis February 28, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an thorough a review! I really appreciate its and the wonderful compliments! My heart is bursting!

  17. Megan Coe February 27, 2017 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    This course was absolutely AMAZING! I was a bit hesitant going into this course because I had a decent self-taught foundation, but truly wanted the feedback from a pro regarding my editing. I am so completely glad that I took this course. Not only was the feedback awesome and prompt, I learned so much beyond what I already thought I knew. Jamie Rubeis is mind-blowingly-knowledgeable and so thorough throughout this course.
    Thanks to this class, my workflow has sped up tenfold and I am much more confident in the types of edits I want to make.I absolutely recommend this course 100%. Great. Great. Great.

    • Jamie Rubeis February 28, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      Awe Megan! Thank you so very much for the incredibly kind words!!! Everyone this past run put forth a lot of hard work and it was such a joy seeing the progression!!

  18. Zoë December 5, 2016 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    This was my first CM course and I was really blown away, the format, the teacher, the amount of quality material covered…so awesome! Jamie is a very knowledgeable instructor and is also very enthusiastic and encouraging to each individual student. I took this course as a full participation student as I was totally new at LR. My original plan was to teach it to myself, I’m glad I didn’t do that!! The TA’s were also very positive, but also gave honest helpful technical feedback. The PDF’s and videos are incredibly valuable, the exercises are very thorough and fun to review again. I am having a wonderful time taking pictures and using LR with confidence~ thank you so much Jamie!

    • Jamie Rubeis December 11, 2016 at 11:22 am - Reply

      Awww! Zoe! That makes me so happy to hear. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such wonderful feedback. I am so glad that you enjoyed the course!

  19. Claire September 19, 2016 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    I’ve been meaning to leave a review for this class for ages! I loved this class. Jamie is a wonderful instructor – very warm and encouraging but also very helpful in showing you how you can improve your work. I definitely gained a lot of skills and feel much more confident using Lightroom. I had played around in LR before – I wasn’t a complete beginner – but I had never really learned anything systematically so this class was chock full of new things to master. Jamie’s materials are clear and thorough and she really takes the time to help you with your images. Her videos were also really great. I appreciated how much she could convey in videos that weren’t terribly long. This is a wonderful class and I heartily recommend it!

    • Jamie Rubeis September 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Claire for taking the time to stop in and leave such a wonderful review. I truly appreciate all the amazing feedback!!!

  20. klrmullins August 25, 2016 at 11:56 am - Reply

    If you only take one class on this website, make it this one!!! And make it full participation without question!! I was blown away by how invested Jamie Rubeis is in her students and in making sure we get the most out of every bit of this class! I’ve fumbled my way through Lightroom for years, and now I have the confidence to edit any picture I’ve taken. I have countless pictures sitting on my hard drives and many are now ready to be printed because of this one class!! Thank you Jamie! I truly owe it all to you! Your teaching style is amazing! Your PDF’s, videos, and dedicated forum interaction made it so easy to absorb all of the amazing knowledge you had to share with us! Thank you so much! I am forever grateful for this class and opportunity to learn from you!!

    • Jamie Rubeis September 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for the kind words. I hope that you have been busy printing those images now!!! I am so glad you are feeling more confident with editing. That makes my heart so happy.

  21. Heide Estrada July 22, 2016 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    I absolutely loved Jamie’s class! Her materials are very thorough and easy to understand and follow. Her attention to detail shines through the weekly PDFs and videos. I had some experience navigating in Lightroom, but learned so much more than I thought I would, including many shortcuts and ways to improve my workflow. Jamie and the TAs provided excellent critique to the weekly assignments, but what I loved the most was being able to share throughout the week and receive Jamie’s prompt feedback on my personal images. I also really appreciated the break week and the live Q&A sessions. My only regret was not taking Jamie’s Lightroom class sooner!

    • Jamie Rubeis September 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      Heidi! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It was truly such a pleasure having you in class. I hope that the mysteries of Lightroom have become more like second nature with more practice.

  22. Maggie February 13, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    A few years ago, I signed up for a Lightroom class… I wasn’t a fit for the style of instruction nor the classroom materials.

    Fast forward to late December. I saw a Lightroom class with @jrubeis was about to begin and I made the decision to sign up and give it another try. One of the BEST decisions I have ever made! What I liked about this class:

    – Jamie was always available to the class and consistently provided very thoughtful feedback with detailed instruction and examples on the student’s photos
    – All class materials – PDFs, examples, videos, sample images to use – were presented very professionally and were also very easy to follow
    – There was a 1 week break mid-way through the class to give us time to catch up and also practice more
    – The TAs also provided very thoughful feedback with detailed instruction on opportunities to make photos even better

    I cannot recommend this Lightroom class with Jamie enough…!!

    • Jamie Rubeis April 21, 2016 at 1:04 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for the kind words Maggie! I really just love watching the progress of each and every student in the course.

  23. Iris February 2, 2016 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    What an amazing class this is. If you like me, looking to improve using the LR for the basics before stepping over to PS, this is a class you need to take. Jamie’s material is very detailed and comprehensive. Jamie’s teaching style is warm and very on the point. No matter if you have questions regarding the material or other processing questions, Jamie is with you every step of the way. I am so glad that I have taken this class. I have a much better understanding of WB and skin tones.
    My favorite trick I learned during the class is finding the light mid-tones to correct skin tones. I have to say the Lightroom is much more than just converting your RAW files. There are so many hidden gems, you will be amazed.

    • Jamie Rubeis April 21, 2016 at 1:03 pm - Reply

      Iris! Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review. It was such a pleasure having you in the class, and I just love following along with your progress in the main forum and watching you continue to grow!

  24. Laura September 2, 2015 at 2:46 am - Reply

    This was my very first full participation class taken on CM and i really didn’t know what to expect…all i can say is this class is AMAZING! I literally went from not ever have edited a picture to actually being able to! I still need lots of practice but Jamie truly was awesome at answering every question and making sure we understood her answers! She definitely dedicates a lot of time to this course and it really shows! The TAs for the class were great as well! I can’t wait to go over all of the materials again and keep practicing what i learned! If you want to learn Lightroom, this class is a must!! Also, i would definitely recommend full participation, the feedback is so worth it!!

    • Jamie Rubeis September 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Laura for the wonderful compliments! I absolutely loved being the first to introduce you into the world of editing and can’t wait to see where you go from here.

  25. Kerry July 9, 2015 at 3:47 am - Reply

    The information and lessons I learned during this course were invaluable! I knew almost nothing about LR before taking this course and I finished it feeling very comfortable using LR and very comfortable creating a nice, clean edit. No more fumbling around and guessing if my skin tones look correct. The volume of info that is provided to the students is incredible as well! You will have access to countless videos, in addition to the weekly PDF’s, that walk you through not only editing in LR but also how to navigate LR and become comfortable using the catalog. Jamie is a wonderful instructor who took time daily to critique student’s editing work, in addition to her weekly assignment critiques. You won’t regret taking this course if you would like to become more knowledgable about LR!

    • Jamie Rubeis July 13, 2015 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Kerry for leaving such a wonderful review. I absolutely loved watching everyone’s progress throughout our 4 weeks together. I really hope you will continue to share your images in the forum!!!

  26. Ronne March 23, 2015 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    I knew nothing about Lightroom when I took this course. Jamie made it so easy and approachable. I didn’t feel intimidated at all even as a total rookie. And she was very involved and present, offering helpful tips and guidance throughout. I will definitely refer back to this beginning clean edit knowledge over and over again and I feel like I have been using LR for years after just four weeks with Jamie and the other students. Super useful class, definitely one you don’t want to miss. This class will open many doors to your photographic future.

  27. Holli February 17, 2015 at 4:56 am - Reply

    This was my first CMU course and it has definitely set the bar very high! I came to this class having used LR for about 3-6 months and had a “basic” knowledge, but I leave the course now actually understanding the functionality, organization, and tools within LR. I know that my editing time and work flow will greatly improve. The information in this class was extremely well presented and easy to follow. The PDF alone is worth the cost, and the videos are amazing. I know I will come back to them as a reference as I continue to work on skin tone for sure. Definitely a turning point for me in my editing. So grateful I took this class!

  28. Joan Showers November 30, 2014 at 1:23 am - Reply

    What a difference four weeks can make. Jamie made learning Lightroom fun and challenged us as well. Jamie made herself available to answer our questions no matter how many times the same question was asked and graciously and patiently explained the processes. I am a convert to Lightroom and so glad that I took this class.

  29. Deb K November 28, 2014 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Jamie – great job with the course materials, organization and flow. I literally knew nothing about Lightroom and can walk away from this course able to edit pictures to a place I’m happy to post to the world. Your method of teaching both challenged me, and gave me the materials to find the answers I needed, and the support from you and your TA’s was always encouraging and more than helpful. Thank you! I would recommend this course with 5 stars :)

  30. Tonja August 27, 2014 at 12:59 am - Reply

    This class was beyond my expectations! Jamie is an amazing instructor, and her videos explain everything so well. She walks you through everything and is there with you every step of the way. She and the TA’s are so sweet, and give you wonderful constructive criticism to help you grow on your photography journey. The material and workload is not too much that you can’t handle work and family, but it’s enough to challenge you each week. I’m so glad I took this course. It was worth every penny!

  31. Melissa Cottle June 7, 2014 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Great class and great instructor! Jamie is in there with you, pulling your images into LR herself to show you how to nail it. I don’t think she sleeps for 4 weeks. The material is extensive. Carve out at least 2-3 hours one day to view and read everything. Expect to go back and view again. I started this class, fearing LR and not knowing where to start. Now, I whiz through the panels with comfort. I finally know what I’m doing! Lightroom is really a wonderful program that finally makes sense to me and feels so user friendly now. As far as FP or SA? I’d say you should really go FP. You’ll need the experienced eye to point out color issues and provide solid feedback to help you learn how to get a clean edit on your own.

  32. Suzanne May 24, 2014 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    I took this course as an SA and I can’t say enough about how awesome the learning materials were and how well Jamie breaks everything into pieces. I think FP is beneficial if you want that instructor feedback but if your on a tight budget like I am you still get a great class from study along.

  33. Emily April 17, 2014 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    A truly thorough and fantastic course to take! Jamie does a fantastic job teaching Lightroom basics for organization of your photos, clean editing, brush adjustments, and exporting. I was self taught in Lightroom, and throughout this course, I realized how much more I had to learn to truly grasp and implement the software to make it work the best for me. I loved this class, and Jamie is a wonderful instructor!

    The course consists of videos, pdfs and homework throughout the four weeks. Everything is very organized, detailed, and easy to learn. Jamie and the TAs do an excellent job of answering any and all questions every week, and they provide excellent feedback on each homework assignment. I loved all the clean editing and skin tone information. Lightroom doesn’t have to be the unknown, and you will come away from this class feeling very comfortable with it. Awesome class!

  34. Lori February 26, 2014 at 1:57 am - Reply

    I LOVED this class! I was a little nervous to sign up because it was only the second run, but I had been fumbling through LR for 8 months and figured it was time to get help! Jamie came off as a seasoned instructor, and I was not at all disappointed. My workflow has improved significantly thanks to Jamie’s concise, well organized and articulate instructions included in the weekly pdfs and videos. I am confident in my skills to correct exposure and white balance AND finally have an understanding how the all the sliders in the basic panel affect skin tones. Another thing that I appreciated was that Jamie always gave a context for each tool and the objective was always clear from the start. Lastly, I thought it was helpful to see her edit both personal and professional photos from her portfolio.

  35. Jen February 22, 2014 at 1:50 am - Reply

    This is the first course I have taken through Clickin Moms (or anywhere for that matter!) so I didn’t really know what to expect. I was extremely pleased with Jamie and the materials. I had no clue how to edit photos and didn’t even know how to important a picture into Lightroom before the class. However, now even after 4 short weeks, I learned SO much about Lightroom and can quickly edit a photo in minutes. Jamie provided wonderful videos to go along with the pdfs. She also gave very detailed and specific feedback on assignments and when you asked questions. I was shocked that she gave so much feedback, help and advice even on our practice editing through the picture share thread- it was like getting critiqued the entire four weeks rather than at 4 weekly checkpoints. She definitely puts in a lot of time with her students! I liked that even a busy mom could fit in the weekly work throughout the week- it wasn’t too overwhelming. I definitely recommend this course especially for a newbie like myself! Thanks Jamie!!

  36. Melina February 20, 2014 at 2:02 am - Reply

    The amount of work and organization poured into this workshop is truly astounding! I cannot believe how much we covered in four short weeks and how clearly and thoroughly Jamie buzzed through it! The PDFs and videos are specific and easy to follow…Jamie encourages daily editing and is constantly present to provide helpful feedback! I couldn’t believe the world of possibilities that Lightroom has to offer and I know I’ve only begun to scratch the creative surface of editing! I now feel so much more confident about WB and skintones!! I highly recommend this course for anyone seeking a better understanding of LR!!! <3 <3

  37. Shannon Jones February 19, 2014 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    WOW!!! This is the most thought out and described course I have taken. Every little bit she shows you a video to explain what she is talking about. So not only do you get it in writing to read, you also get to watch her do it! I can not recommend this course enough and am really looking forward to working with LR.

  38. Mary Pat Reeve January 9, 2014 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Jamie did such a great job with this class! I was a self-taught LR4/5 user and my workflow in Lightroom has speeded up dramatically! I found Jamie’s materials very clear and concise. The way she organized the videos made it very easy to fit them into my life and I found it was just the information I was looking for. It seemed that Jamie managed to both present a solid overview of LR but also details about just the little things that I had been struggling with. For me, one of the biggest things was learning how to get my skintones correct! But there is so much more here.

    Aside from the excellent technical aspects of the course, Jamie did an AWESOME job answering questions. Any image I had questions on Jamie gave thorough and very helpful answer, providing examples with my own image and an explanation of how to get there, she is so generous in her guidance. It was SO helpful. I highly recommend the class whether you’re new or you know there’s more you can get out of LR.

  39. Megan December 30, 2013 at 6:12 am - Reply

    Jamie is amazing and this course is fab. I took this class this fall as a SA student. She did such a thorough job of explaining in great detail all the key aspects of learning Lightroom for beginners. I was VERY reluctant to take a technical / software class online vs. an in person option but the very detailed videos and fantastic PDFs eased my worries and really lined up well with my style of learning. Thanks so much Jamie!

  40. Elaina December 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    LOVED this course!! Each week I was learning so much and was amazed at how much I was missing out on!! Jamie did an excellent job putting this course together. The materials were very well organized. The information was clear and to the point. The videos were on point. You’d never know it was the first run of the class! Jamie and her TA’s offered helpful, constructive and invaluable feedback for each photo. If you are new to LR or maybe you’ve played around but never really dove in, this course is an excellent place to start to build that solid LR post processing foundation.

  41. Caitlyn December 20, 2013 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    This was my first CM course and it was amazing! Jamie did a fabulous job striking a balance between making the course material challeging yet manageable at the same time. The videos and PDFs were excellent and her critiques were invaluable as we worked our way through Lightroom. I feel so much better about my post-processing now! Seeing how far everyone in the class came with their images in such a short time is a testament to Jamie’s skill as both a photographer and a teacher. I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to participate!

  42. Joyce December 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    This was one of the best online courses I have taken. I tried to learn Lightroom only own a couple of years ago and I hated it; I can’t tell you how many times I tried and would give up. I participated as a SA and I was thrilled with the course materials, videos, questions and feedback. Jamie’s way of teaching is so concise and easy to understand and I learned so much. Besides learning the ins and outs of Lightroom (which was huge), learning how to correctly fix WB and what settings skin tones need to be and how to adjust for them were the biggest tools that I took away from this class. I highly recommend this class; you would NEVER know that this was the first time Jamie taught this course; she was so well prepared.

  43. Amy December 19, 2013 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    I absolutely LOVED this course and have learned so many valuable and useful processes that I will use everyday!!! I love LR and as a hobbyist, my intention from the beginning was to do all of my PP in LR only, and I now have a strong foundation to do just that! So thank you Jamie and all the TA’s for this amazing workshop and helpful critique!!!!

    I had been a self-taught user of LR4 for about a year and this workshop BLEW ME AWAY with the details I was missing. Jamie covers everything from organization (of which I had none,, previous to this workshop!!) to all editing tools available to take my photos to another level that I’ve been trying to reach, but have been unsuccessful with, on my own. I had been ‘eyeballing’ my edits previously and was never really satisfied with my results. In this course you will learn how to accurately edit exposure, WB, skin tone, color, noise, tint, abberations, recover shadows and/or highlights (and fix images that I always thought were delete-worthy!) and the list goes on an on. I can’t wait to play with old photos with my new found knowledge. I highly recommend this workshop for beginner LR enthusiasts! Or not so beginner, like myself. :)

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