Free 10-Week Lightroom Course! (2009)


I’m delighted to announce that instructor Steve Laskevitch will be leading a special 10-Week Lightroom Course in our worldwide classroom starting in the third week of September.

Enroll via Email: Lightroom Course Enrollment.

The free weekly webinars are free. In order to join us, you’ll need to sign-up for a special weekly email notification we’ve created for this course.

We have dates set aside for this class. Steve will post a breakdown of the individual weeks we get closer to the start.

Week 1, Sep 14 (2009) – Overview.
Week 2, Sep 21 (2009) – Importing
Week 3, Sep 28 (2009) – Library Module pt1
Week 4, Oct 5 (2009) – Library Module pt2
Week 5, Oct 12 (2009) – Develop Module pt1
Week 6, Oct 19 (2009) – Develop Module pt2
Week 7, Oct 26 (2009) – Exporting
Week 8, Nov 2 (2009) – Juggling Catalogs
Week 9, Nov 9 (2009) – Output Module
Week 10, Nov 16 (2009) – Editing in Photoshop

And yes, you can pass this offer along to friends, or even post it on your blog. Help spread the word. We need a minimum of 1,000 people enrolled to make this free class viable.

Read on for an extended Q&A, and to ask your own questions in the comments. John is currently developing material for this extended course, so if you have a topic you’d like to see him cover, mention it in the comments below.

Q: What Time Do Classes Start?

A: That depends on where you live. People attend these workshops from all over the world. We start at 11AM mornings in Seattle. Here are the start times for time zones in the United States:

2PM – Eastern (New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Florida)
1PM – Central (Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas)
12PM – Mountain (Denver)
11AM – Pacific (Seattle, Los Angeles)
10AM – Alaska
8AM – Hawaii

For international participants, follow this link to see how 11AM in Seattle translates to time zones around the world: What time is 11AM in Seattle? Here are some example start times for different cities:

7PM – London, Dublin, Algiers, Lagos
8PM – Amsterdam, Paris, Oslo, Prague, Zagreb
9PM – Athens, Jerusalem, Kyiv
10PM – Moscow, Dubai
11PM – Tashkent
Midnight – Islamabad
1AM Tuesday – Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta
2AM Tuesday – Hong Kong, Beijing, Perth
3AM Tuesday – Tokyo, Seoul
4AM Tuesday – Melbourne, Sydney
5AM Tuesday – Vladivostok
6AM Tuesday – Auckland

Q: How Long Are Classes?

A: Each class is roughly 90 minutes long, with an additional 30 minutes for audience questions. The Q&A is typically pretty valuable, so plan to stick around.

Q: How Many People Can Attend Each Webinar?

A: Our Webinar tool, GoToWebinar, has a limit of 1,000 attendees per class. Based on the popularity of our other free training, we expect to reach that limit on most classes.

Q: Can I Download Recorded Copies of Classes?

A: We record a high-resolution copy of each class, and we plan to make recorded copies available for a slight fee.

Q: How Can This Be Free?

A: We are trying to make a big splash, and we love working with a large audience. Help us spread the word. If we continue to attract a full audience, we’ll be able to keep offering these types of free courses for InDesign, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and other Adobe products.

Q: Can I Post an Invitation on my Blog?

A: Yes. Please help spread the word. We need as many people as possible enrolled to make this free class format viable for us. You can post a link to the following URL, which we will keep updated as details change:

Thank you. This should be a fun course!


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  2. says

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  3. Chris says

    I’ll be way for some of the classes, so I purchased the course while the cost is so reasonable (I believe it will be going up in price as the course progresses). It’s so nice to be able to watch it again in the large, clear format, and pause whenever I want, so I can try out the demonstrations on my own version.

  4. says

    I will be traveling during the first 3 weeks of the Lightroom class I already use LR but would like to learn more. Could I watch the first 3 after I return and start with 4?

  5. says

    I can’t make a class at 11am on Mondays, but I want this class. I’d like to buy access to the vid and exercise files as I did for Photoshop and Illustrator 10 week courses.

    And can we schedule on other than Mondays in future????

  6. says

    Christie –

    As with all our other courses we will be recording each session and making the recordings available for purchase and download.

    I don’t know whether there will be PDF handouts as part of this course. I’ll be happy to let Steve know you’d like to have them but I can’t guarantee that he’ll be able provide any.

    MA –

    You do not need software installed on your computer. You can simply follow along online.

    Everyone –

    Feel free to send questions directly to Cheers!

  7. M. A. says

    Do we need to have the software or can we just follow along online? I wok with some of the applications but don’t have them at home.

  8. says

    I look forward to participating. I know I will be away and unavailable foe the second class. Will I be able to view it before the third, so I will not have a gap in my information?

    Also, how about downloadable PDF’s? I paid $50 for these in the Photoshop class. Would be happy to do that for this.


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