Lightroom Classic 


New 2023 date announce soon

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

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.

Course material is available January 1, 2023

Live Zoom Sessions:
Tuesdays, Jan 3, 10, 17, 24 at 7:00- 8:00pm.

Course Content

Learn Lightroom with 4 Live Zoom sessions. This class also includes more than 30 videos lessons demonstrating just about every panel in the Lightroom Classic Library module. It is broken down into easy to follow lessons which you can review and play back as many times as you like during the 30 day course time and for 60 days following the course.

Beginning with the import dialog, Instructor Marie Joabar walks you through the various options and best practices for bringing images into your Lightroom catalog and then managing those files. 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 notes are provides as a PDF. Weekly at-home practice assignments will help reinforce the material.

Students have access to four 60 minute Live Sessions via Zoom with the instructor to answer questions, review content and provide demonstration. Students will also have access to submit questions and get feedback within 24 hours.

  • 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

Required Gear

What materials will you need to use for this course?

  • Computer with Adobe Lightroom Classic installed

  • Memory card with images to import

What People Are Saying About This Course

“Marie is an exceptional instructor who capably and knowledgeably guided us through the intricacies of the Lightroom Library. I have used Lightroom for a number of years and yet still learned many valuable tips that will enhance my workflow.”

“When I signed up my expectations were not that high, since I thought (mistakenly) that the Library module just had a basic housekeeping function and all the action was in Develop. Marie opened my eyes to how critical the Library module is and how LR really functions as a database program. The class was absolutely invaluable and I enjoyed it thoroughly.”

“I am glad I took this online rather than a one-day live course. Was good to have Lightroom open as we went through the discussions and the recordings and be able to stop and start and go at my own speed. There was A LOT of information and spreading it out over weeks was a good pace to be able to absorb what was going on.”

"I took the Lightroom Catalog online class and found it quite helpful. I've been using Lightroom for 2 years, after having taken a two day class. But I did not pay as much attention as I should have to the catalog part-- I was eager to get to the editing part -- and so there  things in the Catalog part of the course that I did not properly absorb. Your class filled in a lot of holes for me, and is an excellent introduction to an important part of Lightroom. I also like the ability to go back through the class and rewatch and review."
Robert O.

"It is just wonderful to have the recordings easily accessible in the LR library class.  I wanted to write to let you know that I think you are an absolute treasure.  Photography (and the means to manage the product with program like Lightroom) has long been a goal of my mine.  However, the technical learning curves are a real challenge for me.  The way you broke down the class into easily understood modules and short video lessons on one function at a time was brilliant.  It enables the student to attempt one function at a time, watch the video, try it again, until it’s possible to take the training wheels off." 

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.