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How This Course is Organized & Tips to Help You Succeed

Woohoo! I'm so excited you've decided to join us! :)

I want to make sure that this course fully delivers on its promise to give you total control over your post-processing in Lightroom and build any look you want.

Because of our very specific goal, this course is organized differently than most courses that currently exist on Lightroom.

Here is how it is organized to help you succeed and some tips on how to get the most out of it:

1. We won't cover every possible feature of Lightroom, just the ones you need to build incredible styles. In my years of testing, pushing, and poking Lightroom, I've found that some tools are more important than others in developing styles. We'll focus on those tools, specifically Tone Curves, the HSL panel and Camera Calibration. We'll briefly touch on some other things along the way, but the greater part of our 8.5+ hours together will be devoted to the most powerful tools.

2. The first section is designed to get you up and running quickly, building by example. We will have plenty of time in sections 2-4 to go in-depth on the tools we're using, but I think it is important you get a sense of the overall process at the beginning. You should try to follow along step-by-step in Lightroom, even if you don't fully understand how the tools are working.

3. This course is NOT designed to be consumed in one sitting... ideally you will spend ~1 week on each section to fully absorb it. If you are like me, you will be tempted to binge the entire 8.5+ hour course in one sitting. But this is a TON of material to absorb at once. I would recommend taking your time and trying to watch a couple of videos each day, following along closely with the examples in Lightroom, and then try immediately applying what you've learned.

4. The order of the course is intentional, but feel free to jump to any section. The order of sections is close to my actual order inside of Lightroom, starting with Tone Curves, and then moving to HSL.

5. If you find my videos are a little too slow (or a little too fast), you can adjust the speed of the video. Just click the "gear" icon on the video player, and adjust the speed to your heart's content.

6. Also, if you have the bandwidth, be sure videos are streaming in full 1080p. Click the "gear" icon on the video and make sure the quality is "1080p" - since we're dealing with post-processing, video quality is especially important, so I've put extra care into making sure we can have the highest quality possible.

Alright, sound good?

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