Lightroom Essential Organization

Welcome to Lightroom Essential Organization

Looking to master Lightroom Classic’s Library but not sure where to start?

We’ve all been there, feeling the frustration of scrolling through photos in Lightroom, trying to find the one that you just know is in there – somewhere.

It’s time to take control of your Lightroom Library. In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Import your photos so they’re easy to find later
  • Organize your photos with Collections that don’t get out of control
  • Create simple Keywords with a lot of power to describe your photos and search for them
  • Learn how to clean up and organize your Collections, Keywords and other metadata that’s out of control – no more long lists of data!
  • Use different types of metadata to describe your photos, location, subject matter and usage rights
  • Find your photos based upon their location
  • Decide what information you share inside your photos when you export them
  • Make it easy for people to find and contact you to license your photos when you share them

We also have a group and forum dedicated to Where’s My Photo, so you can ask questions, network with other students, and learn about new ways to organize, find and share your photos in Lightroom Classic.


Anyone who feels the frustration of a disorganized Lightroom Classic Library, or anyone starting out with Lightroom Classic who wants to get off on the right foot.

Lightroom Essential Organization teaches you which tools you need inside Lightroom Classic and how to use them.

People Tired of Searching the Internet for Answers

There are a lot of articles and videos on the Internet about organizing your Lightroom Library. There’s also a lot of conflicting information and some downright bad advice out there.

This course helps you understand the tools in Lightroom Classic and provides a strategy to use them. You can easily modify the strategy to use in the way that’s easiest for you to understand, too.

Lightroom Classic Beginners

Not sure how to get started importing and organizing your photos in Lightroom Classic? This course shows you the right way to do it so you stay organized and in control of your Library.

Existing Lightroom Users Frustrated with their Library

Don’t feel bad. I used to be just as disorganized and frustrated as any other Lightroom Classic user. Getting organized is within your grasp and I can show you how to do it in this course.

You’ll learn everything you need to master your Library and avoid the frustration that comes with clutter and too many photos. You’ll learn a strategy of organization that works with Lightroom Classic.

People Who Want More than Basics

A lot of those free articles and videos on the Internet give basic information about what tools exist, but they rarely teach you how to use the little-known features that can be an enormous benefit.


I designed this course to help people who are frustrated with Lightroom and don’t know how to use it to its fullest benefit to manage their photos.

If that’s not what you want, then you should stick with your messy library.

People who don’t own Lightroom Classic

If you don’t want to use Adobe products in the Creative Cloud, this isn’t the course for you. I’ll cover how to get organized in Lightroom Classic and also some benefits you get from Lightroom in the Cloud.

People who already know it all

If you’re already perfectly organized, I’m happy for you. You’re one of the rare people, in my experience, with an optimized Library.

Therefore, you don’t need me to tell you how to make sure your photos are always easy to find and how to keep your Library from turning into a rotten mess of images and metadata that threatens your sanity every time you want to find a photo.

People who don’t want to pay for a course

I’ve learned that there are always people who don’t want to pay for an organized course because they can get the same information for free elsewhere. Maybe so, but they’ll spend a lot of time and this is only $27.

You’d rather scrub through YouTube videos for free

Sure, you can find a lot of great information on YouTube. I share a lot about Lightroom Classic there, too.

HOWEVER, you probably won’t find a curated set of lessons like this one that you can easily reference or get feedback to your questions in a discussion group like the one that goes with this course.