Be the Boss of Your Photos: Lightroom Classic & Photoshop

Manage your photos and power your workflows with Lightroom Classic & Photoshop

If you feel that your photo management is at least a little out of control, or that your image editing and sharing workflows could be more streamlined, you’re not alone. It’s normal to have an uneasy relationship with the collection of photos. If you’d like to wrangle your photos more effectively and with more confidence, this course was designed for you!

Chances are, your photo collection has grown organically. You might have hundreds or even thousands of photos scattered across multiple hard drives and devices, and even in different systems such as Apple Photos and Lightroom Classic. If you’ve been using Lightroom Classic for a while, you might have encountered the dreaded missing file message, or maybe whole folders have gone missing. These complications can make it incredibly hard to retrieve photos, much less edit and share them. 

This course was designed in response to a sizable number of students’ experiences over the fourteen years since Lightroom was first released. We’ll tackle how to organize and clean up and unify your photo archives so that you can retrieve, edit, and share shots quickly and efficiently. Best of all, you’ll probably find that the process is easier than you imagined! 

Topics include:

• Organization best practices

• Consolidating catalogs

• Retrieving your originals from the Apple Photos Library file

• Dealing with the dreaded “file could not be found” message and finding missing folders

• Moving and renaming files and folders

• Using keywords, stars, and metadata

• Using collections, filters, and smart collections

• Round-trip editing with Photoshop

• Moving photos between Lightroom, Photoshop, and mobile apps

• Exporting and sharing photos


Registration & Fees: $175
Member enjoy 20% off


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Attention: This class is an Online Class. Please register as you normally would, and Houston Center for Photography staff will update you with a reminder and login information about a week before the start of the course. 

Students will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with an internet connection to participate in an online course. If you have any questions about navigating our new system, please email education@hcponline.org for more information.



Class meets three Fridays:
September 10th, 17th, & 24th
3 - 5 pm CT


Process, Edit

What to Bring to Class

Access to a computer with an internet connection
Access to Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom Classic


Lou Benjamin