Skill level

  • Beginner or new to Lightroom CC

Course objectives

What you'll learn by the end of this course

  • Organize photos from both your camera and mobile device into structured folders

  • Techniques for using flags, ratings, color labels, and keywords for further organization

  • Understand the capabilities of photo developing tools

  • How to quickly develop your photos with preset actions

  • How to export your photos for publishing on portfolio sites and social media


What do you need?

  • Adobe Lightroom Creative Cloud (not Classic) on either a computer, smartphone, or tablet (subscription required)

Time to complete

  • Minimum of three hours

Included in the Introduction to Lightroom CC Course

This isn't just a collection of videos!

  • 18 short videos

    You don't want to sit through an hour-long video. This Lightroom CC course contains 18 short, easily digestible videos to concisely cover the material.

  • 4 exercises

    Each chapter will conclude with an exercise to let you practice what you just learned. From start to finish you'll go from setting up Lightroom CC, importing photos, and publishing them to an online gallery.

  • 5 quizzes

    Each chapter concludes with a short quiz, correctable to 100%, to reinforce what you learned. Then a final exam will test what you learned in this Lightroom CC course!

"I can wholeheartedly recommend this course. I consider myself an intermediate/advanced used of Lightroom CC on a laptop. But I was self-taught and learned by just playing with sliders to see what each would do. John's very well-thought-out and presented course was, for me, a great review AND showed me a few buttons I hadn't noticed before. Some other courses I have tried were just a person winging it and the results were slow and haphazard. John has systematically presented his process in both words and sample photos. I am very glad I took it." - Nancy N

Unlocking Lightroom CC

Adobe's mobile version of Lightroom (also known as Creative Cloud) is an incredibly powerful yet intimidating app.
And it's not just for smartphone photography enthusiasts. Professionals, including myself, use it as a primary backup, organization, editing, and publishing suite while on the road.
The learning curve can be steep, but this Lightroom CC course will help you learn everything it can do for you in a simple, concise manner.

Course curriculum

Your instructor

I have a unique background in education that started in the U.S. Air Force where I was an F-15E flight instructor for ten years and wrote F-15E training curricula. I continued to teach helicopter lessons after transitioning to civilian life.
But I soon discovered my passion was telling stories through photography. I'm now an accredited associate photographer with Photographers Without Borders and have worked on documentary projects around the world, and have also taught photography on three continents. I've been a professional photographer for nearly ten years, having been published in places like New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Tahoe Quarterly, and National Geographic Online. Photography is a joy that everyone should have access to, and I'd like to pass it on to you also!

John Peltier

Photography Instructor