Lightroom 101 | Virtual

DURATION: 8 Hours Of Instruction
FORMAT: 4-Week Classes (2 hrs/week)
TIME: Classes Are Held In Eastern Standard Time (EST)
PREREQUISITES: Photo 101 or equivalent
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: Laptop with Lightroom Classic (Download Free Trial)
Watch our Tutorial On How To Download The Correct Program For This Course.

Add The “Wow” Factor To Your Photos

You’ve taken a great photo but now what? Lightroom Classic CC is an essential tool to help you enhance your images and express your creative vision for every picture captured. This workshop will teach you how to import, sort and tag your files so that you can stay organized as your photo library grows. We’ll show you how to be creative with basic adjustments as well as artistic editing techniques.

“The class was taught methodically and left me feeling confident using Lightroom! The teacher was very friendly and kept the learning environment fun and relaxing.”
– Jason Hopkins

Lightroom Cataloging

LIVE Virtual Classes

Interactive online workshops allowing you to ask questions and get personal with our award winning photography instructors in small class sizes!

5 Star Reviews

Not only do we consistently get 5 star reviews, we’re also listed as one of Toronto’s Top 10 Photography Schools by BlogTO.

Quality Instructors

Our instructors are professional photographers AND excellent teachers! They know how to simplify technical concepts and teach through exploration, and creativity.

Same Great Content

Due to Covid-19 we have moved our photography classes virtual. Enjoy all the same great classes from the comfort of your own home!

Course Summary
  • File & photo catalog management
  • Overview of all adjustments and tools in Lightroom
  • Retouching photos through editing exposure, colours, fine adjustments tools and more
  • Keyboard shortcuts for efficient workflow
  • Other key features (slideshow, presets, watermarks, etc.)
Photo Library Management

One of the greatest assets of Lightroom is it’s ability to sort and organize your image library as it continues to grow. The first section of this course will walk students through the importing process and the importance of tagging, filtering and organizing images to be able to easily find them later.

Editing & Retouching Photos

After images are imported and sorted, the next stage is creatively enhancing those shots to really get artistically expression your vision. This course will cover basic adjustments like colour and contrast while also exploring more advanced topics like portrait retouching and selective adjustments. From grain/noise reduction to adjusting your colours and contrast, Lightroom can really help take your photos to the next level!

Automated Features & Workflow

As you shoot more and more images, you don’t want to waste time adjusting one picture at a time. We’ll show you all the amazing automated features Lightroom has to make your editing process as efficient as possible.

Exporting and Finishing Touches

Once your images are ready to go you need to know what the next steps are. Printing? Website? Watermark? More editing in Photoshop? We’ll teach you how to professionally finish your editing process for whatever end use you decide.

The live online video lecture take place on an interactive video meeting platform – Zoom. Upon registration you’ll receive a password and meeting ID to join your lecture. There, you’ll meet your instructor and classmates, and begin learning our 5-star rated class. Each lesson is interactive and questions are encouraged.

How early do I need to register?

Registration is open right up until the day the session begins. Please note however, that some of our classes sell out well in advance. In order to guarantee enrolment, we recommend registering as soon as you know your schedule.

What are your class and cancellation policies?


  • Prepayment is required to confirm your registration and spot in the class / camp / workshop.
  • All sessions begin promptly at the stated time. Any missed material is forgone by the student.
  • Register early: If you wait until the last minute, the class might be filled or cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

Cancellation by Student:

  • CLASS/WORKSHOP: Cancellations are non-refundable whether the student cancels or fails to show up for class; however, if we are notified within 7 days prior to the scheduled session, we will reschedule you to another session but a $50 administration fee will apply*.
  • PRIVATE LESSONS: Cancellations are non-refundable whether the student cancels or fails to show up for the lesson; however, if we are notified 48 hours prior to the scheduled session, we will reschedule your session, but a  $50 administration fee will apply.

Class Cancellation:

  • GTA Photography Classes reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class if there is inadequate enrolment. In the event that a class must be cancelled, you will be notified by email in advance (please be sure to register using the email address where you can best be reached). You may then either reschedule for another session or receive reimbursement of class fees.
Do you offer certificates?

We offer a certificate of completion to students upon request. Please contact us through email or by phone to speak with an instructor to receive your certificate if you require one. Certificates will be delivered through email. There will be a $25 admin fee if you would like a physical certificate mailed to you.

What equipment should I bring to class?

• DSLR Camera or point & shoot camera that can shoot in manual mode
• Tripod
• Memory Card
• Fully Charged Battery Pack
• Class notes (you’ll be able to download these in your confirmation email)

What type of payment do you accept?

All of our registration is done ONLINE using MC and VISA. (Note: We do not accept Debit or Cash at this time) Cheques can also be mailed to our studio.

Do I need prior training or experience?

For the introductory courses (Photo 101), no prior training is required. More advanced courses such as Photo 201 and our workshops, do require prior experience as they build on basic techniques taught in Photo 101. If you have some prior knowledge or experience and not sure if you need some of the prerequisites, give us a call and talk to an instructor today!

What is the difference between and online class and in person?

All of our virtual programs include the exact same lecture material, the only difference is there are no field trips included. Our online classes are live which you will still have the opportunity to ask questions to your instructors and get to know your classmates.

Lisa Robertson - Little Red Riding Hood
Lisa Robertson - Little Red Riding Hood
Lisa Robertson
Patti Lowery - Into The Abyss
Patti Lowery - Into The Abyss
Patti Lowery
Lisa Robertson - Flat Iron Motion
Lisa Robertson - Flat Iron Motion
Lisa Robertson
Mark Dempster - City Lights
Mark Dempster - City Lights
Mark Dempster
Michelle Fernandes - Evening Light
Michelle Fernandes - Evening Light
Michelle Fernandes
Terri Jankelow - Smooth Sunrise
Terri Jankelow - Smooth Sunrise
Terri Jankelow
Natalie Da Silva - Sailing at Sunset, sunset, golden hour
Natalie Da Silva - Sailing at Sunset, sunset, golden hour
Natalie Da Silva
Lisa Robertson - Little Red Riding Hood

The Difference Between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC

*Lightroom 101 requires Lightroom Classic CC. Kindly ensure you have the correct version. Class time will not be used to download the trials. Please come prepared!

In Class Price Regularly $279 | Virtual Class Now $209

Schedule & Registration!

Classes Are Held In Eastern Standard Time (EST) and are available in Canada & The US.

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