Learn how to use Lightroom

You have come to the right place to learn how to use Lightroom.  It doesn’t matter if you want to learn Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, Mobile, or ACR and Photoshop, you have found the Lightroom Guru.  It’s time to start learning and take your life back from the clutches of slow post production.  Jared Platt is your Lightroom Resource for fast and effective workflow. 



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Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Camera RAW, or ACR as it is known, have all just received a major update as of this writing (April 3, 2018) and I am extremely excited about it.  Sometimes we ask for things until we are blue in the face, and then Adobe gives us something better than what we wanted…. I have been asking for relative presets and a preset fade slider (to control the amount of the effect added by the Lightroom Develop Preset) but it never felt like it would happen.  Well, today, with the advent of the new Profile browser, this functionality has not only been introduced, but it’s even better than I was hoping for in the Presets area.  

Adobe has just taken the least interesting and least used tool in the develop module and made it a very useful tool in creating style in our images.  But because a “Profile” is not adjusting the position of ANY of the Develop Sliders, it is even more powerful.  With the profile tool’s advancements, we now have the ability to adjust individual sliders in the develop module, add a preset for the complicated and time consuming additional develop panels outside the basics and then, after (or before) all of that, we can add a profile that will simply add itself on top of everything.  A profile is an independent setting that works behind the scenes and alters the underlying colors in the image itself.  It does this with the use of LUTs or Look Up Tables.  These can be made in Photoshop, or through third party software.  The LUT is then brought back into ACR to be added into ACR to help complete the color adjustments made in ACR.  With the LUT’s color information and additional controls in Adobe Camera RAW, a “Profile” is created and saved within Adobe Camera RAW.  Organization is also accomplished in ACR with a very powerful naming tool.

A Lightroom Profile used to be used just to match camera types, or film types, or even to get the color right with a particular flash.  Now, profiles allow the everyday user to create their own profiles and to purchase, download and share profiles with friends.  And because these powerful new profiles do not adjust any slider positions in the develop module, profiles and presets can now be used in tandem with one another, adding on where the other tool left off.  

There is nothing like a new tool to get your creative juices flowing.  Learn how to install Lightroom Profiles now and even download a few free presets here.  Don’t forget, you will need to install the newest version of Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC and Adobe Camera RAW to gain access to this amazing new tool.  Go to your Adobe Creative Cloud and download the latest version of your software.  If you choose to go to my website to download your own free profiles, make sure to keep good notes about your email and password.  If you ever need to reload these presets into your computer, you can re-download them from the website.

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Lightroom and ACR have just made life even better with an upgrade to profiles!  Time to start playing.  Buy 30 incredible Lightroom Profiles on sale NOW, or download 4 Profiles for FREE and enjoy a sample of the best Lightrom Profiles from Jared Platt’s “Artist Profile Collection.”

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Are you lost in Lightroom?  Or maybe you have a good working knowledge, but you know there’s more you could be doing with it.  You’re right!  There is!

There is so much to learn about Lightroom and photo workflow in general.  My Lightroom Workflow Workshop is over Twenty hours of intense Lightroom education broken down into 15-25 minute easily absorbed lessons. You can watch the lessons in order or jump to the specific lesson that interests you.

Altogether these lessons show you exactly how I process and deliver the incredible volume of images I produce in my high-end wedding photography and portrait business. All with the highest image quality and in the fastest and most efficient way possible. And it’s all shot right in my studio so you get a front row seat and see how everything is done, the right way.

Jared’s Students Have This to Say About His Workshop:

I am blown away by the knowledge Mr. Platt has and by the level of his talent to communicate that knowledge to an audience at every level of understanding.

Ildiko Takata

I take every class Jared Platt has to offer. This year, I feel like he transplanted new eyes into by body! I was blind and didn't even know it! Thanks for allowing me to truly see for the first time.


Fantastic - unbelievable - educational - Love It!

Marryanne McLever

Jared is a knowledgeable and wonderful teacher. He explains things in a way that is easy to grasp.

Kate Auda

Jared is extremely knowledgable - as if he created Lightroom himself.

Suzi Lighten

Jared Platt is a driving force to Lightroom Killing the use of Apple Aperture. He literally has changed my life and my business.

Daniel Woods

I've had Lightroom for over a year. This workshop should have been the very first thing I did.

Lindsey Freitas

I went to WPPI just to see Jared speak. He was by far, the best speaker!

Amy Huberland

I have seen many Lightroom Gurus but Jared is a Master! Not just in knowledge, but in being able to present a useful solution, relevant to photographers.

Leighton Da Costa

Jared Platt is a driving force to Lightroom Killing the use of Apple Aperture. He literally has changed my life and my business.

Daniel Woods

I didn't know anything about Lightroom and now I'm using Lightroom almost exclusively. Jared offered so many tips that I haven't heard before and the workshop was worth it's weight in gold. My editing time has sped up so much. I am saving so much time. I highly recommend his workshop.

Michelle Tanner

This webinar was one of the best and most educational that I have ever seen

Roger Roberts

I knew Lightroom was great and could revolutionize my workflow, but thanks to Jared, I actually know how to make that happen! Instead of spending months learning the software and to use it to my advantage, I learned it in ONE DAY!

Kelsey Hensley

I never realized how disorganized I was until I watched your class. I was able to shave HOURS off of my normal workflow.

Dan Heller

WE THANK YOU for all the knowledge and experience you are sharing among all of us photographers. The results and improvements from that training were instant! We have gone from 3-5 days of editing to 1-2 days for weddings and when we shoot a portrait session we are able to show proofs the next day!!!!

Gene and Patty Nash

The Jared Platt Lightroom Workflow Workshop was one of the BEST investments that we have EVER made in our business. It's not just a workflow for Lightroom, it's a workflow for your business. The one day I spent in his workshop has completely revolutionized the way that we process a wedding and we have easily cut our processing time in half.


Why Workflow?

We all want to get lost in the moment of taking images. If you feel that passion, like I do, than you know you will shoot a lot of frames to arrive at that decisive moment – The one you look back at and think, “I was there, that really happened and I nailed it.” At the end of the day though, shooting a lot can create a world of trouble. As a serious photographer, It is so easy to get bogged down in the shear weight of images. What you habitually do with multiple thousands of photographs when you come home from a shoot can add up to disaster. It can be a Disaster to your freedom when it takes you weeks to process those files and a disaster to your business and career if your hard drive crashes or you mistakenly lose even one of them.


What every photographer needs is an intelligent and rational approach to processing those images. We need a plan that includes every step necessary to secure files, make quick selections, organize images, rapidly edit and stylize photos, quickly deliver them to audiences, and archive them with easy access and plenty of disk space to spare. When I started shooting weddings digitally over fifteen years ago, I immediately recognized the need for such a system.

Since then, I have painstakingly worked to create the fastest, most efficient and most secure workflow in the photography industry today – All the while, never compromising the quality of my imagery. In fact, I rapidly produce work of the highest caliber that my clients love and what’s even better, I enjoy every step.

As much as I love photography, I love to teach and I have been a teacher of photography for almost two decades. I have made it my mission to help photographers improve their craft while preserving the freedom and time to have a life. Because I also love having free time to enjoy life, family, and friends. So, it is time to get your life back and stop worrying that going after your dream of photography will kill your freedom!

Trust Jared

Don’t trust just anyone to teach you this information

There is a lot of great content on youtube about Lightroom, but the sad fact is that 95% of what’s on youtube is garbage. Wading through that garbage to get to the good stuff is a huge waste of time and risky – it’s hard to separate the good info from the bad. You need a trusted teacher to guide you through the learning process, someone who has the experience and acknowledged expertise to show you what you absolutely need to know.

As a leader for years in Adobe Lightroom Education, I  have taught my workflow all over the world. If you have taken my courses you know that I am clear, thorough and deliberate in my approach. If you have taken someone else’s workflow workshop, the chances are they learned their workflow from me. And it’s likely that they got it wrong. It has taken months to film this workshop and years to prepare this system and now you can come into my studio and see exactly how I do every step of my workflow.

Professional Wedding photographers

If you are a professional wedding photographer, we need to talk!  Or rather, you need to read and I need to write…  You are running a business and if you are doing your own editing, you are going about your business the wrong way.  In my workshop (which you should watch, by the way) I teach you the very best workflow, which includes outsourcing the your wedding photo editing.  You should be doing something more important with your time.

If you are serious about your wedding photo business and want to actually make money and have a life outside of your studio, away from your computer, then you need to outsource your wedding photo edit!  Get rid of that task!  Shoot Dot Edit is my post-processing partner and they should be yours as well.  You have so many more important things to do.  Don’t waste your time on editing your wedding photos.

Shoot Dot Edit will adjust your images and match your style while you take care of your business.  No matter how fast you are at editing your wedding photos, you can’t afford to ignore this advice: let Shoot Dot Edit take care of editing your wedding for you.  You will thank me for this advice.