Discover The 20% Of Lightroom That Will Actually Get You Results
And Stop Wasting Time On The Other 80% That Gives You Little To No Benefit...
- Do you feel like you might not be getting the full benefit of Lightrooms Best and MOST POWERFUL features?
- Do you want to go beyond the usual "user manual" style tutorials you've seen elsewhere (you know, the ones that just point out the obvious stuff?)
- Do you want to finally master the 20% of Lightrooms features that give you 80% (and more) of the benefits and results? (I'd argue 100% of the results that MATTER)
Hi, I'm Steve Arnold. Lightroom has been a critical piece in my workflow for many years and now I'm revealing how you can get the most out of it too.
Lightroom is REALLY powerful!
I've been using Lightroom in my workflow since all the way back in version 2. It's an awesome tool!
And year on year Adobe are releasing new and improved features to make it even better. But that does come at a cost... It's now such a feature-packed application that it seems like there's always something new to figure out!
How many of Lightrooms most powerful features are you really using?
And how much of it has simply passed you by because you didn't even know to look for it?
Have you ever felt like you might be missing something when it comes to using Lightroom? Or that you might not be getting the full benefit out of it's best and most powerful features?
The truth is that Lightroom is really (really) good at a lot of things, from file organisation to image processing, but so much is tucked away in hard-to-reach places that it can be EASY to miss!
And it can seem overwhelming...
Let's address the elephant in the room here... Lightroom can do SO much that when you're new to it, it can be very overwhelming.
Even if you've been using it for a long time, I bet there's still some really useful stuff hidden away that you've just not discovered yet!
The good news is that I've boiled it down to the most important and effective bits that you need to know in order to get the most bang for your buck out of Lightroom without feeling lost or overwhelmed at all the possible options that are available.
Here's the thing...
There are a lot of things in Lightroom
that you DON'T need to worry about!
I've spent years experimenting and learning the ins and outs of all of Lightrooms features and it's taken a long time to discover which bit's are most useful and which are just clutter...
And now I'm sharing these discoveries with you...
Hint: There are 7 modules in Lightroom, I've only ever used 2 of them! - There's Library, Develop, Map, Book, Slideshow, Print and Web... Guess which 5 I've never used in practice? And of the two that I do use, there's still a LOT that's been unnecessary to my workflow. Now I'm helping you cut the clutter too!
But how do you know which parts to spend your time on?
Most other courses and tutorials will try to be the "ultimate" guide to every single piece of functionality Lightroom gives you. But I know your time is valuable, so I don't want you wasting your time on the stuff you're never going to use.
Through years of my own experience, I've boiled everything down to only the most important and useful parts - and that's what I want to share with you so you can benefit from my years of experimenting to figure everything out.
I've made it easy for you to quickly get the best out of Lightrooms Most Useful Features
Whilst cutting the clutter and dropping the parts you don't need...
If you're looking for a solution that weeds out all the stuff you don't need to worry about and gives you the keys to mastering the 20% of Lightroom that drives 80% (and more) of the benefits and results, then I truly believe you've found what you're looking for...
The 80/20 Guide To Lightroom
The 80/20 Guide To Lightroom has been designed with you in mind. It shows you how to get the most out of the parts of Lightroom that you're going to use the most, without overloading you with all the parts that are unnecessary 99% of the time. Because what's the point in trying to learn every single piece of functionality when you're hardly ever going to use most of it?
Here's how the course is broken down:
- The Library Module: I'm showing you how to use the library module in the most time efficient and practical way to organise and catalog your images.
- The Develop Module: In this chapter I'm giving you a rundown on how to use the most important features of the develop module to bring out the best in your landscape images, whether processing in Lightroom only, or as preparation to send to Photoshop.
- Real World Processing: You're going to see 5 real-world end to end processing examples using the Develop module to transform 5 different RAW files so that you can see how to use what you learned in chapter 2 on various types of landscape photos.
Here's a closer look at what's inside
Chapter 1: Organisation Mastery
In chapter 1, we're covering along with lots more:
- How to import & organise your photos and folders the right way (and get your head around all the confusing options)
- Discover the one thing that hardly anybody does when importing, but EVERYBODY should!
- How to optimise your valuable screen-space to cut out the clutter
- My SIMPLE system for screening and filtering your “keepers” (hint: you don’t have to use ALL the confusing options just because they are available!)
- How and why you really should be using keywords and exif / metadata (hint: it’s not just for organising your catalog)
- How to export your finished works of art (and what most people get wrong)
Chapter 2: Develop Module Mastery
Chapter 2 gives you the rundown on all of this and more:
- How to do wonders with the basic Develop controls (plus some cool “tricks” you might not be using yet)
- Learn the single key that will totally change how you use the Sharpening tools
- Learn how to use Split Toning to make your photos look MORE realistic (most people only use it for special surreal effects!)
- How to repair large parts of a photo with the clone and heal brush - and I’m gonna teach you when each one works best (because they have some very important differences)!
- Learn my favourite alternative to the Vignette slider - so that you can create natural and undetectable vignettes!
- Learn how to use the grad filter tool for more than just darkening the sky
- Plus MUCH more!
Chapter 3: Real World Processing Mastery
This is the real nitty-gritty stuff right here. And in this chapter You’re learning how to put together everything you learned in Chapter 2 and how to know which techniques are best to use on various different types of photograph.
We will be walking through some end-to-end processing walkthroughs on five real-world example photos so that you can find out why Lightroom’s tools are never a one-size-fits-all!
Each image required a subtle but importantly different approach, and you get to watch and fully understand each step along the way so that you can do the same on your own images and to give you the confidence that you’re using the best individual techniques for the job.
Click each tab below to see the before-and-after's for each of the 5 walkthroughs you're getting in this course...
- Image 1
- Image 2
- Image 3
- image 4
- image 5
Chapter 4: Extras & Updates!
Lightroom is an ever-evolving product, so when Adobe release Lightroom updates that add interesting new features, you can find videos about those updates in Chapter 4 of the course!
Also in this section are other one-off additional video lessons that I've added to the course over time that didn't fit elsewhere in chapters 1-3.
Some of what you'll discover in chapter 4 includes:
- How to create import presets
- 32 Bit exposure blending for HDR images in LR
- New in PS CC - Merge to HDR, Merge to Panorama
- How to properly use the Dehaze slider
- Luminance & Colour Masking with the Adjustment Brush Tool
- How to install and use Camera Profiles in Lightroom CC (and ACR)
- How to create your own Camera Profiles in Photoshop and use them in LR
- How to use Layer Masking in Lightroom (including the great "select sky" feature!)
IMPORTANT: Here's what this course is NOT
The 80/20 Guide to Lightroom Mastery is NOT a comprehensive set of instructions for every single piece of functionality in Lightroom.
And it is NOT a simple “user manual” style set of tutorials that just tell you the names of all the sliders and where you can find them. (There is some of that in the course, but that’s not what it’s all about)
OK, so what IS this course?
Simply put, it is for photographers who want to use Lightroom to help them make great images - and save time doing it!
In my view, there are two core things that Lightroom is awesome at.
Organising. And Processing.
Over the course of these videos I’m going to show you how I personally use what Lightroom is best at to help me organise and develop my images.
Ok I admit... Organisation doesn’t really sound like a fun topic - but when I show you how to use Lightroom’s cataloging and organising abilities to the fullest, you’ll never want to go back to what you were doing before.
And when it comes to actually processing your images, you’ll see me working on real examples where I explain not only what to do and how to achieve certain results, but I also tell you the all-important “why’s”, so that you can understand the thought process that goes into choosing “this" technique over “that" technique etc.
This is not just a “move this slider up and down to increase or decrease the brightness” type of course.
You could pick that sort of stuff up just by reading the manual.
I’m showing you how and why I use Lightroom the way that I do - so that you can understand my methods and either lift the entire lot and use them as-is on your own images, or so that you understand them enough to adapt them to your own style and needs.
When you go through the videos, you won't find anything about how to create photo books with Lightroom, how to make slideshows, how to print photos, how to create web galleries etc…
Those are all things that Lightroom can do...
But I only want to show you the stuff you’re going to use ALL the time...
The stuff you really care about...
..creating beautiful photos.
So if this sounds like something you can get your teeth stuck into so you can really start to maximise the benefits of Lightroom’s very best functions and features to help you make even better photos, then the 80/20 Guide To Lightroom Mastery is perfect for you.
SPECIAL BONUS: DOWNLOAD MY CAMERA PROFILES
Adobe extended the functionality of Camera Profiles in a BIG way in a recent CC update
Of course, this course includes everything you NEED to know about what they are, how to use them, and even how to create your own!
BUT AS AN EXTRA BONUS - purchase the 80/20 Guide To Lightroom now and get Steves very own set of Profiles ready for you to download and use on your images.
Take a look at these examples using just some the downloadable set of Profiles you're getting when you purchase today...
Cool Morning #1
Vibrant Contrast #1
PMC Landscape #1
PMC Landscape #1
Daylight Colour & Contrast
Warm Morning #1
Love it, or keep it FREE
Listen, go ahead and take this training and put it to work for you and see if you can notice the improvement that will happen in your Photography. And if at any time in the next 60 days, you decide that it hasn’t worked for you, or you just don’t like it, or whatever, just send me an email and I’ll immediately give you a full refund with no questions asked.
Frequently Asked Questions
What version of Lightroom do I need?
To ensure maximum compatibility with as many students as possible, I used Lightroom 5.4 to record most of the videos. However there are additional videos showing the best of the Latest CC functionality.
The vast majority of what you’ll see is very similar across all versions, however if you are concerned that you are on a really early version then you might want to check the adobe site to find out the differences.
Alternatively, a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud is only costing me around $12 per month right now and for that I get the latest version of Lightroom and Photoshop - I don’t think you can beat that for value!
Do I need to be a Lightroom expert already?
By the end of the course, you’ll be using some advanced techniques but I’ve designed the videos so that even a complete beginner can pick them up and start learning how to get the most out of Lightroom straight away.
But for folks who are already experienced with using the software, there are enough “golden nuggets” in amongst the first few videos that it makes them well worth watching too.
How do I access the videos?
You’ll receive your own secure details (user name and password) by email immediately after your payment is complete.
These details will give you access to the secure page where you will download the video files to your computer for viewing at your own pace.
Once you have downloaded the videos, you can watch them any time you like on your computer without needing to be connected to the internet.
Or if you prefer, you can watch the videos directly inside the members area via the streaming option!
What happens if I don’t like it?
If you’ve seen any of my previous offers or tutorial packages, you’ll already know that I offer an unconditional 60 day money back guarantee on everything that you buy.
If for ANY reason, you don’t think that this is worth at least double what you paid for it, then just send me an email any time within 60 days of your purchase and I’ll send every penny straight back to you.So you get 60 days to download it all, watch the videos as many times as you like, try the techniques out on as many photos as you like, and only then do you need to decide if this is the right purchase for you to make.
What currency is the payment in / what will appear on my statement?
The price you see on this page is in AUSTRALIAN dollars.
Your bank or credit card company will apply the appropriate exchange rate at the time of the transaction and it will appear on your statement in your own currency after the conversion.
The payment will appear on your statement with the name/description "BLAZE INTERNET" which is my registered company name in Australia.
How soon can I start?
Once you click on the ADD TO CART button, fill in your details on the 100% secure order form, the payment process takes just a minute or two and then you’ll automatically receive your access details by email.
You can then instantly log in and begin downloading the videos to your computer, which depending on your internet connection may take between 10 and 60 minutes to fully download (connection speeds of less than 2mbps will take longer)
So if you start now, you could be watching the first video in as little as 15 minutes from now.
P.S. Looking for the quick version of what this is all about?
Here are 10 reasons to download the 80/20 Guide To Lightroom Mastery today:
01: You've been looking to get more from Lightroom for far too long already
02: It literally walks you through, step by step, how to master the 20% of Lightroom that gives you 80% (or more!) of the results
03: It’s flexible - you can take just what I show you in the Develop module and use all of the same editing techniques in Camera RAW because they are essentially the same software
04: If you’re feeling “stuck” with Lightroom wondering how to get the best out of the huge array of options, it will show you everything you should be concentrating on
05: Even if you don’t know your way around Lightroom yet, or if you do but you just aren’t feeling creative, just use what’s in the videos and you’ll start to see improved results
06: You get to download all five and a half hours of video tutorials lot to your computer and watch it all at your own pace, no need to be online once you’ve saved all the videos
07: Even if you hate spending a lot of time on your images, what you learn in the course makes it easy to go straight to the edits that will give you the biggest improvements, fast.
08: You don’t just get to learn how to use Lightrooms most important features, you get to see me actually use them on 5 full end-to-end walkthroughs so you can know how to pick the best tool for different types of images with various challenges
09: Not only can you use it to make better images in Lightroom from this point on, you’ll feel yourself wanting to go back and use this on all your old images too.
10: This is how I personally use Lightroom. No “theory” or “filler” content. Just 100% usable stuff.