Lightroom 5 Basics for Photographers, with Matt Kloskowski

If you’re looking to get started (and fast) in Lightroom 5 then you’re in the right place.

In this class, Matt Kloskowski walks you through the key things you need to know to get up and running right away. You’ll learn the easiest and quickest way to get your photos into Lightroom. If you’ve ever had trouble organizing, Matt makes this a total breeze. Then you’ll learn how to organize your favorites, the most important settings for editing those photos, and finally how to share them with everyone else.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Intro and What We Will Cover (Duration 01:15)

Matt introduces the class and goes over what we'll cover.

Lesson 2: Where To Put Your Photos (Duration 03:05)

The most important thing when you start using Lightroom is where to put your photos. You'll learn how to get started the right way, with a folder structure that can grow with you.

Lesson 3: How To Get New Photos In To Lightroom 5 (Duration 07:21)

Once you come back from a photo shoot, you'll want to get moving quickly and get your photos in to Lightroom.

Lesson 4: How To Get Existing Photos In To Lightroom 5 (Duration 04:17)

Chances are that you've got photos taken before you started using Lightroom and you want to get them in your photo library as well.

Lesson 5: Sorting Through to Find Your Favorite Photos (Duration 04:52)

One of the main advantages of Lightroom over other programs is sorting and organizing your photos. In this lesson you'll find out the easiest ways to do that.

Lesson 6: Organizing Your Favorite Photos (Duration 04:23)

Once you've found your favorites, Matt shows you how to use Collections (kinda like Albums) to organize them so they're just one click away.

Lesson 7: Editing Basics (Duration 09:32)

You'll love the power of the Basic panel for editing your photos. There's a ton of different things we can do, but the Basic panel still remains one of the most useful.

Lesson 8: Selective Editing Tools (Duration 08:05)

Once you've done some global edits, you can hone in and do selective edits with Lightroom's tools as well.

Lesson 9: Semi-Advanced (but not so advanced) Editing Tools (Duration 10:14)

Matt finishes up the Develop module by going through some of the more advanced (but not that advanced) editing tools that you may come across.

Lesson 10: Sharing Your Photos Online (Duration 09:46)

Whether it\'s simply saving a JPEG or sharing your photos online via email, Facebook or Flickr, Lightroom has built-in ways to do this automatically for you.

Lesson 11: Sharing Your Photos in Print (Duration 11:02)

It's all about the print. Between the photo books and the Print module, you'll learn how you can get great prints that look just like they do on your screen.

Meet Your Instructor: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE…


  1. Matt, thanks so much for this LIghtroom 5 Basics instruction. You made it so clear and easy to follow! I can't believe how hard I had made it for myself stumbling around the past 2 months. It really makes sense now. Great course.

  2. Matt, Thanks for a very well done video. It has enabled me to avoid a lot of frustration. When I've made several photos of the same subject my inclination is to select what I think is the best one prior to working on it in lightroom. What is the quickest method of accomplishing this. When I have attempted to compare 2 side by side it seems to be slow.

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