Lightroom Essential Skills Course – Open for enrolment!

Our Lightroom Essential Skills Course is now open for enrolment!

Online Course

Lightroom is a powerful tool for organizing, editing, and sharing your photographic work and it has now become the primary editing software for most photographers.This Lightoom course will not only provide you with the essential skills you need to become fully proficient with the software, but also help you to fine tune the craft of capturing images with your camera.

The 8 week online course is suitable for beginners and intermediate Lightroom users who aspire to make the most from their photography. Working online enables you to fit your learning around your lifestyle and busy schedule! You can work at your own pace and interact with your teacher and other students as part of a shared online learning environment and experience. 

Why are these skills so important?

Photography is a holistic process that combines the skills of image capture with those of post production image editing.  Increasing your post production skills with Lightroom will enable you to express your own unique vision of the world we live in while keeping your photographic archives organized. 

Course Credentials

Delivered in one of the best online classroom interfaces, this course provides a combination of image-editing examples and step-by-step projects from internationally recognized professional photographer, educator, author and Adobe expert and influencer, Mark Galer.  Mark is a contributing editor for Australian Photography magazine and the Sony Alpha Ambassador for Australia. Mark is also the Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Ambassador for Australia and all round Photoshop Guru.  From being awarded an M.Ed to creating the very first online photography course back in 1999, Mark has extensive experience in online education and photography training, having most recently published his 30th book with Focal Press.

Accredited and supported by Photography Studies College (Melbourne), Australia’s leading contemporary tertiary photography college. For over 40 years PSC has delivered specialised, real world and innovative photography education. PSC has built a reputation for consistently producing high quality, creative and award winning students and is the first choice for many when looking for a specialised, stimulating and industry relevant learning experience.  PSC has been awarded as Australia’s best for ‘Excellence in Photography Education’ by the Australian Professional Photography Awards for the last 5 consecutive years!

Another great benefit of undertaking this online course is the opportunity to receive your Essential Lightroom Skills Certificate from PSC at the successful completion of the course. 

Lightroom Essential Skills

Using the comprehensive support materials (supplied video tutorials, production guidelines and PDF book chapters) you will learn photographic catalogue management, image optimisation, colour grading, how to prepare images for print and how to make a photobook in Lightroom. Upon the completion of each task you will upload your files to the online classroom for assessment and feedback from your tutor.You may chat to your fellow classmates and your tutor via the online discussion groups and if you desire you may showcase your images on the course Flickr group.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Import your images into Lightroom, catalogue and rate your images and create synchronised collections to enable editing via your mobile devices.
  • Transform a simple snapshot into a professional quality folio photograph using some simple camera settings and a professional post production non destructive workflow.
  • Learn advanced methods for RAW processing in the Develop module of Lightroom.
  • Create artistic black and white and split toned images to explore the creation of your own creative ‘Signature Style’.
  • Optimize images for fine art printing using a professional lab.
  • Create a quality photobook using the Book module of Lightroom.
  • Share your images via the Social Media directly from Lightroom. 


The assessment for this course is objective (technical proficiency) rather than subjective (artistic merit) although we encourage creativity and critical debate in the online class forums in relation to conceptual thinking and aesthetics. An objective assessment structure makes the assessment both fair and transparent.  Certificates are issued upon successful completion of the course.

Course Requirements

You will require access to an interchangeable lens camera or a compact camera that is capable of capturing images in the RAW format. Access to Lightroom through the Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is essential. 

Cost: $480

Brochure: Essential Lightroom Skills

Next course commences:  3 February 2017

Enrol now to take your photography to the next level with Adobe Lightroom!

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