Isn’t it time to really learn Lightroom so you can enjoy and get the most out of your photos? With my video training you can and will.

Lightroom 4: The Fundamentals & Beyond

A Workshop on Video with Laura Shoe

Lightroom Fundamentals & Beyond Training Video Tutorials

Master the fundamentals of Lightroom and way beyond!

In this series for both beginners and experienced users, learn how to import, organize and manage, edit and share your photos.

  • This Lightroom 4 series is no longer available for purchase. Please consider the Lightroom 5, 6 and Classic version (click here) – it covers features not available in Lightroom 4, but otherwise is mostly applicable to Lightroom 4. (This is the OLD Lightroom 4, not the cloud-based Lightroom that is in version 4 in 2020/2021)

  • Start you best-in-class Lightroom training with this series.

  • 10 1/2 hours of training on 55 videos

  • For PC, Mac, and mobile devices

“Laura’s video training has to be the best and easiest way to master Lightroom. It’s superb…perfect for both beginners and intermediate level Lightroom users and will impress advanced users as well.  

Photosource International

Laura Shoe has taught for Adobe, creativeLIVE, Rocky Mountain School of Photography and other organizations and has been making video tutorials for 10 years. From her years of teaching experience she anticipates where students get stuck, and with a clear and concise presentation style, guides you through the complexities with ease.

Adobe Certified Expert Photoshop Lightroom
Adobe Community Professional

This series covers the most important parts of Lightroom that everyone should learn well – the Library and Develop modules – as well as Map. Here’s a summary of what you’ll learn:

Get and Stay Organized

  • Understand how Lightroom works with a catalog and how to avoid painful mistakes users often make

  • Make decisions on where to store your photos and how to organize them, set up Lightroom to meet your needs

  • Protect your photo library: understand what needs to be backed up and how

  • Import from memory cards, hard drives and Elements

  • Move and reorganize your library; resolve and avoid missing file issues

  • Add keywords, stars, labels, names, other “metadata” to find any photo almost instantly

  • Use the Map module to save time and easily find photos based on location without having to add location keywords

Lightroom Library Module
Lightroom Map Module

Edit Your Photos to Bring Out Their Best

  • Watch me develop a photo start-to-finish, then delve into the tools to transform your images

  • Learn and focus on the basics, or master and leverage every tool in the Develop module

  • Take care of problem areas in your photos and bring attention to your main subject

  • Eliminate distractions by removing spots and objects

  • Retouch portraits to smooth skin, remove blemishes, reduce appearance of wrinkles and under-eye shadows

  • Fix architectural lines and lens issues

  • Convert all or part of your photo to black and white, add color toning, grain, and other creative effects

  • Get more done faster with presets and by working on many photos at once

  • Move from Lightroom to Photoshop (or Elements) and back

Lightroom Develop - Edit Photo
Lightroom Retouch Portrait

Share Your Photos

  • Export copies of your photos to send out for printing or to share electronically

  • Email photos from within Lightroom

  • Upload to Facebook, Flickr and other services

  • Watermark your photos with a logo or your copyright


Beginners: I give you guidance on which videos are most important to watch, so that you don’t feel overwhelmed. Experienced users: in addition to many videos intended particularly for you (The Pros and Cons of DNG, The Tone Curve, Noise Reduction and Sharpening, mastering the Map module, etc., etc.), you’ll find that almost all videos have content intended for you as well – use them to fill gaps in your knowledge.

Complete List of Videos