Lightroom Classic 


June 23 - July 28

Learn best practices to organize and manage your 
images in the Lightroom Classic Library Module with 
Instructor Marie Joabar.

Course material is available on June 23

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Tuesdays, June 30, July 14, 21, 28 at 7:00 pm

Lightroom is the industry standard for photographers for organizing and editing our images. At the heart of this program lies the Library Module. Tap into this powerhouse and set up a system to organize and manage your images.

Beginning with the import dialog, Instructor Marie Joabar walks you through the various options and best practices for bringing images into your Lightroom catalog. From there she’ll cover viewing options, rating, keywording, sorting and searching, as well as looking at the preferences options and catalog settings. You’ll also learn the practical use of collections and how to create them, how to watermark your images and how to export images for various purposes.

Course Content

Includes video demonstration of just about every panel in the Lightroom Classic Library module, handouts as a PDF, and online support and discussion. Course content is available for 90 days.

  • Lesson 1: Best practices for organizing images in folders

  • Lesson 2: How to Import images

  • Lesson 3: The Library Module workspace and tools for deleting and rating

  • Lesson 4: Sorting and sifting

  • Lesson 5: Managing files and folders. Various ways to search for images

  • Lesson 6: The power of Collections

  • Lesson 7: Exporting images for various way of sharing

  • Lesson 8: Updates, Preferences and Catalog Settings

  • Lesson 9: Bonus material - Making copyrights, viewing Metadata, Keyword Sets, and more

What You Will Get

  • Topic Lessons

    Each panel in the Library Module is demonstrated in concise videos with audio. Also discussed are best practices for managing files and folders. Full participation students have access to 4 live 60 minute video session with the instructor to answer questions, review content and provide demonstration.

  • Lesson Videos

    More than 20 videos demonstrating key components of the Library Module panels. Watch them as many times as needed during the course as you work getting your own system set up.

  • Assignments, Individual Feedback and Live Q&A Sessions.

    Weekly at-home assignments to help reinforce the material. Full participation students will have the ability to have questions answered within 24 hours via chat. They’ll also have access to the 4 one hour live video sessions with the instructor for Q&A and demonstrations.

Required Gear

What materials will you need to use for this course?

  • Computer with Adobe Lightroom Classic installed

  • Memory card with images to import

How it works

Full Participation vs. Independent Learning

  • Full Participation

    Full Participation learning gives you the benefit of accessing the materials at your own time from any place while also connecting with the instructor for discussion, demonstration and weekly feedback. Students are given a robust learning environment that includes online classroom content, live discussion with the instructor and instructor feedback.

  • Independent Learning

    Independent learning gives you the benefit of a robust online learning environment, which includes all course content and videos. Independent learning students will not be able to participate in instructor live discussion or submit questions.
    This is a great option for students wanting to explore a new subject on their own before taking a full class or a great option for a skill refresher.

Capital Photography Center Instructor


Marie Joabar

Drawing on more than 12 years experience as the Corporate Trainer and Education Programs Manager for one of the Washington DC area’s leading camera retailers, Marie Joabar founded Capital Photography Center in January 2012.
With a talented staff of instructors and a wide variety of classes, its mission is to help those with a love of photography grow their passion and reach their goals - be it to capture better snapshots or become a professional photographer.
As an instructor herself, Marie finds just the right way to take complicated concepts and technology, and break the information down into easy-to-understand nuggets to share with others. Whether teaching photography basics or or complicated software, she works to take away one’s intimidation or sense of overwhelming that often accompanies learning new things so they can begin enjoying the craft and develop their skills.