Getting started with Luminar 4

November 5 - November 19

Learn Luminar 4's revolutionary tools and AI technologies for photo editing with instructor Lori Lankford.

Course material is available November 4
Live Zoom Sessions: Thursdays, Nov 5, 12, 19 at 7:00 pm

No Pre-requisites required

This course will walk you through all the editing tools available in this revolutionary editing program.

In this course, you will learn how to use all the features of Luminar, including the Essentials, Creative, Portrait, Pro and Canvas editing panels. Learn how to use the incredible AI options as well as sky replacement and sky augmentation. No prior experience with the software is required. This course does not cover how to install the software. That can be found on the Luminar website.

Course Content

The course includes 25 videos demonstrating each editing tool. Along with, PDF lessons with audio from the instructor, handouts, three live zoom sessions and online support and discussion.

At the beginning of the course students will have access to all course material to view at their leisure. Full participation students have access to 3 live 60 minute Zoom sessions with the instructor to answer questions, review content and provide demonstration.

  • Unit 1: An introduction to all the editing tools and how to use the Luminar Library.

  • Unit 2: Get started with the Essentials Editing Panel.

  • Unit 3: Become an artist and learn how to maximize the Creative Panel.

  • Unit 4: Learn the AI options available to edit Portraits.

  • Unit 5: Get into the fine details with the Pro Editing Panel.

  • Unit 6: Put it all together!

Required Gear

What materials are needed for this class?

  • Luminar Software

  • Access to a computer or tablet for the course content, live zoom calls.

What People Are Saying About This Course

This was just what I was looking for at this time. I've used Luminar for a couple of years, self-taught and having an instructor go through all of the features, as well as the additional live sessions, was immensely helpful. There is no substitute for getting tips and insights from a live person. Lori was terrific—the presentations were clear and well-paced, and her style very down-to-earth. I look forward to doing another class or workshop with her.

Capital Photography Center Instructor


Lori Lankford

Lori Lankford is photographer specializing in macro, flower and landscape photography. Her passion for photography began as a way to capture her personal travel adventures. Over the years she dived into the fine details of macro and flower photography. She loves to escape so deeply into the details of a tiny object.
Lori spends her free time in local gardens across the country shooting in the natural light and capturing its beauty.
Lori’s work has been exhibited in local and national gallery exhibits as well as in printed calendars and catalogs. She has a love for teaching and sharing her passion for nature and leads workshops in the Virginia/DC area.
You can learn more about Lori on her website,