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Lightroom CC: Essential Training

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Mark Wallace

Lightroom CC: Essential Training

Mark Wallace

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1. Class Overview
Mark gives an overview of the class and the topics we’ll be covering. Instructions for downloading and installing the sample files we’ll be using during this class.

Lesson Info

Class Overview

Hi everybody. Welcome to Lightroom CC Essential Training. I'm Mark Wallace. This class is all about the wonderful world of Light room and it's a system for importing, sorting, editing and getting your photos out to the world. It's really a wonderful piece of software. Well, this class is part of my Essential Training series. And so it's all about the workflow of photography from start to finish. And so along the way, I might mention things about Photoshop or Lightroom Classic. And if we do, I will mention also the other classes that tie into those advanced topics. Well, this class has a bunch of sample files that you can use at home. And so before we begin, I want to talk to you about that. You can go to the class page and download those workshop files and then what I've done is I've just put them right here on my desktop. Um, so you can put them wherever you want just so you know where they are and they have some photos for you to import. We have some exercises we'll be doing about HD...

R photography, adding watermarks, doing panorama, photo merges, some architectural corrections and some other things like that. And so I have some photos that you can use to go through the demos at home. So make sure you download, download those class materials so you can follow along this class is hands on. And so I definitely want you to be trying this stuff as I'm showing it to you. So you might want to pause the video and try a few things on your Light Room software and then come back and follow along. This is something that we can grow together and learn Lightroom. Okay, well now we know a little bit about this class. Let's dive in by learning about what lightroom is.

Class Description


  • Use Lightroom to its fullest potential using the Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Edit photos quickly and creatively.
  • Share your images in custom websites and on social media.
  • Grow your editing skills for years to come.
  • Share editing techniques with thousands of others.
  • Create prints and albums using Lightroom Connections.


This class is a step-by-step walkthrough of Lightroom CC. This class will give you an overview of Lightroom and how it fits within the Adobe Creative Cloud universe. You’ll learn how to maximize Lightroom’s potential by learning now to organize and edit your images. You’ll also learn how to share your work with the world using online galleries, portfolios, and more.

Topics Covered in this class:

  • Adding photos to Lightroom, backing them up and keeping them organized.
  • Editing your images quickly using Presets and Enhance.
  • Using the advanced photo editing features in Lightroom; the global and local adjustments.
  • Adding titles and captions to your images.
  • The many ways to share images from Lightroom; exporting, building online galleries, using Adobe Portfolio and Behance, and more.
  • How to share your images quickly on social media by exporting by using Adobe Spark.
  • Expanding your editing skills with the Discover and Share Edit features in Lightroom.
  • Lightroom and Lightroom Classic syncing.
  • Lightroom and Photoshop integration.


  • Beginner and Intermediate Photographers
  • Professional Photographers looking to streamline their workflow
  • Lightroom Classic users wanting to make the transition to Lightroom CC
  • Social Media Influencers who need to post frequent updates
  • Professional Photographers looking for ways to reach more clients
  • Photographers looking to learn new ways of editing their photos


Adobe Lightroom 2021
Adobe Photoshop 2021
Adobe Lightroom Classic 2021
Adobe Portfolio (web)
Adobe Behance (web)
Adobe Spark (iOS, web)


Mark Wallace is a photographer based in the United States. Best known for his web-based video series Digital Photography One on One and Exploring Photography sponsored by Adorama.

Millions of people have watched Mark’s videos on YouTube, and the numbers continue to grow. Mark has a strong social media following on Facebook and Twitter, where he spends time interacting with viewers and workshop attendees.

In 2014, Mark left the United States to embark on a 2-year worldwide adventure. He visited 28 countries and captured thousands of unique photographs across the globe.

In 2016 Mark decided to give up planes, trains, and automobiles and is now exploring the world on his motorcycle.

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Susan H

What a great class! I've started & stopped a few Lightroom classes up until now, but generally gotten bored, confused or felt I needed to step away to learn something else like Adobe Bridge first. Mark is a great instructor, engaging, specific & very clear with his explanations. I finally feel confident to play in Lightroom instead of feeling constantly overwhelmed by what I don't know!! Awesome! Thank you, Mark, you've also inspired me to dream about travelling again now the world is opening back up :)

Glenn Pierce

Excellent fundamentals course on Lightroom! I really enjoyed Mark's teaching style which is easy to follow and very relaxed :-)