Adobe Lightroom 5 & 6/CC Video Workshop – 25 Tutorials on the Lightroom Develop Module and Digital Photo Processing

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Ready to take your digital photography to the next level? This set of 25 video tutorials contains over 6.5 hours of the most comprehensive training available on the Lightroom 5 & 6 (Lightroom “CC”) Develop module. In this series we cover the Lightroom raw processing controls from top to bottom. Starting from the top, we guide any serious photographer—professional or passionate amateur—through a complete understanding of each and every control. Then we dive deeper, digging into important details no other videos touch, such as the intricate relationships between the local and global effects. Watch this online series anytime, day or night, and you will find thousands of tips and techniques that help you master the processing of your digital photos. The complete online series is only $29.95.

(There is a significant discount for existing customers who have already purchased either my Lightroom 3 or 4 Develop videos. Just send me an e-mail request, and I’ll gladly send you the discount code. If you have previously purchased my Develop DVD from Amazon, you are still eligible for a discount, upgrading to the new ONLINE videos.)

Don’t take my word for it. Check out what customers from all over the world have said about this series, by clicking here. If you’d like to read an impartial review on the tutorials in general, check out what the Imaging Resource Newsletter said, here.

Please note that videos 1 – 23 were recorded using Lightroom 5. Those videos are still 100% up-to-date with the new Lightroom 6/CC release, with the addition of the two update videos listed first. So for anyone who has purchased my Lightroom 5 Develop video series, the updates are free. Just click the links below to view instantly online, or visit this blog posting for the download links.

The video titles for this series are:

Total Running Time
Lightroom 6/CC Develop Update 1 – New Features Overview 9:54
Lightroom 6/CC Develop Update 2 – Filter Brushes 9:07
The Develop Module Overview 22:07
The Crop Tool 12:41
White Balance 24:43
The Basic Panel Tone Controls 31:28
The Basic Panel Presence Controls 14:55
The Tone Curve (Parametric) 18:43
The Point Curve 10:05
The HSL Panel 11:38
The Black & White, and Split Toning Controls 19:31
The Detail Panel – Noise Reduction     (Updated For LR 5.2 August 4, 2013) 25:17
The Detail Panel – Sharpening 12:20
The Lens Corrections Panel – Upright 14:59
The Lens Corrections Panel – Color 19:32
The Lens Corrections Panel – Manual 10:49
The Effects Panel 11:09
The Camera Calibration Panel 12:51
Spot Correction & Advanced Healing Brush     (Updated For LR 5.2 August 4, 2013) 16:01
The Graduated Filter, & The Local Effects 27:39
The Radial Filter 8:59
The Brush Adjustment Tool 10:31
Copy, Paste, Synchronize & Develop Defaults 29:01
Presets, Snapshots & History 22:17
Soft Proofing 21:44
Total 6:49:00

A full list of the chapter markers for these videos can be found here.

(Please note that this series does not cover the Lightroom Library Module, or any of the output modules. It is dedicated to the Develop Module, and the digital photographer’s photo processing workflow. Click here to see our LR4 Library module tutorials.)

Online access to this entire series is only $29.95. Please read the instructions below, and then click the Buy Now button to purchase. (You can use credit cards on Paypal, too… having a Paypal account is NOT required.)

IMPORTANT! In order to receive your login instructions, you must find and click the “Return to Merchant” link on the Paypal confirmation page! If you somehow do not get to the confirmation page, e-mail me (, and I’ll be happy to send you the link.

(Note that if you purchase using Paypal, you are not purchasing a DVD! This is online access + download links.)

An internet connection is required to download or view the tutorials. The online versions will probably not stream very well over a 3G or 4G mobile device connection. Download links for both desktop or iPad versions of the video files are included in your confirmation e-mail after purchase.

The Flash plug-in or an HTML5-compatible browser is required to view the online version of these tutorials on a desktop or laptop computer. The videos will probably play fine in your browser just as it is, but if you need a Flash plug-in update, you can download the latest version for free, here.

Finally, minimum screen resolution for viewing these tutorials is 1280 x 960 (unless you’re on an iPhone! :-).

If you would like to purchase the DVD from, click here.

Amazon Develop DVD

Thanks! And enjoy the tutorials!

{ 248 comments… read them below or add one }

MS July 25, 2013 at 6:52 PM

I just finished watching the free “Exposure and Tone Mapping” video. Very Impressive, I’ll be purchasing the Develop Module video shortly. I’ve been using Lightroom since it was first released and I purchased my first copy of Photoshop in 1992. However, even with years (decades) of experience I sometimes find myself moving sliders and tone curves and hoping for the best. The video was exactly what I’m looking for-an explanation of the controls with examples that is supported by some objective analysis of what is happening “under the hood”. I’ve been very frustrated watching other instructional videos that essentially recommend adjusting the controls “until it looks right”. I watched the sample video several times and picked up more knowledge with every viewing. thanks

mycaddisfly July 27, 2013 at 8:56 AM

I finished the tutorial on “The Crop tool” and found it to be very informative and helpful. It was the reason I bought the series. I have been using LR since v1 and still learn …It in the area of development [post process] that I need to learn and be comfortable with allowing the image to morph into what I thought I saw. The series was recommended by the Nikonians. Thank you

Vivien Stevens July 28, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Outstanding! If, like me, you’re familiar with Lightroom’s Develop Module and wonder if this series would significantly add to your knowledge, you might be very surprised at how thorough and enlightening it is. As always, George is clear, steadily paced, easy on the ears, highly organised in his presentation and – although exceptionally thorough – doesn’t waste one’s time or fragment his presentation with jokes or irrelevancies. I purchased yesterday and have already learned many Develop Module refinements, of which – so far – a deeper understanding of the Sliders Panel is critical to me. Thanks, George!

Ellis Vener July 31, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Roger Walton spoke for me as well when he wrote, “These are superb – I thought I knew LR inside-out but have picked up a lot of useful tips!”

Allan Johnson August 2, 2013 at 9:22 AM

You asked for input on anything that we think would be a valuable addition to your videos. When I read a technical book and need to find a specific solution to a problem, I go to the index. I think it would be extremely help full to have an index for your videos. One that would reference the specific location for the solution. ie: “Title of issue needing help with”: LR 4: Develop 7 – 5:24 min. Numerous times I have needed to use the trial and error method to get help.

I can only imagine how how time consuming this would be so hopefully you have assistants that could do this.

George August 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM

That’s exactly what the chapter markers are, Allan.

There are links to the chapter markers on both the product page, and in the confirmation / instruction e-mail you received upon purchase.


Allen Lloyd August 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Hi George. I’ve just purchased your latest set of videos on the Lightroom 5, Develop module. To keep my set of your Lightroom Videos, COMPLETE!! As usual, the standard is excellent and your enthusiasm and complete understanding pervades, throughout. I consider myself to be an experienced Lightroom user, but as usual I never fail to benefit from your expertise. I consider the videos to be invaluable and an absolute bargain. Keep up your excellent work.

Tammy August 5, 2013 at 11:28 AM

OMG! I just finished up Tutorial 4: Basic Tone Curves (I actually had to watch it a couple of times) but it finally sunk it. I fully comprehend the mechanics of LR that involve the folders, library, Metadata & Syncing, you know all the housekeeping side of the house but where I was suffering and needing hand holding is in the Develop Module. I always seem to be wandering aimlessly among the controls “hoping for the best”. After finishing up Tutorial #4 I actually get it or at least most of it which is leaps beyond where I was before. I think what made it finally sink in was your demonstration using that greyscale model. Thank you George!

Craig August 5, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Hi Guys – great products – keep up the fab work. Do you know when the LR5 Develop DVDs will be available via Amazon. Thanks Again Craig

George August 5, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Hi Craig, DVD’s are in manufacturing, and should be available on Amazon within two weeks. I’ll announce it on the blog. Thanks for your patience. George

Pete Fontneau August 6, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Hello everyone,

Just want to give George a plug here. I just purchased his LR 5 Develop Module from the website last week. Although a relative newbie to Lightroom (LR3, LR4), I’ve played around a bit and have dabbled on other tutorial sites in both written and video form to find instructions, gather ideas and explore features. When you jump in like that, you can run right over not only the basics, but also the specifics of how things work and why you might use a particular feature or function.

I really like the way George explains what is happening with a particular feature (slider) and why. He brings a great blend of the technical and the artistic to the videos. That, to me, has always been the appeal of photography. It satisfies my need to be creative and and yet allows me to learn, develop and grow my skills for an ever improving picture.

The net affect of the series for me, is encouragement to go out and take some pictures. I’m also looking forward to taking a second look at some of the shots I’ve already developed once I put the laptop down. I can’t get enough of the videos right now.

BTW, I work for a large company and have been through more live, web based and workshop training than I care to remember. I have never seen anyone come close to what he is doing. The flow, wit and information delivery is perfect and the format is organized nicely into small bite-sized modules that make sense and allow you to absorb what you are learning.

Robert McKenzie August 12, 2013 at 4:37 PM

George: I purchased the Lightroom 5 Develop tutorials this morning and I will say, that this is the best way to learn of any that I have experienced. Lightroom is quite complicated and needs much study and practice but I now know that your excellent work will guide me. I am 91 years old and still shoot many pictures, so thanks!

George August 12, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Thanks, Robert! I admire your commitment. And you’re right! Mastering Lightroom does take some study. So thank you for taking the time.

Good luck with the shooting! Best Regards, George Jardine

John Donlan August 18, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Just finished watching videos 1 thru 3 in the new LR5 Develop Module tutorial. George provides an incredible amount of detail which to me, is missing in other LR5 videos I’ve purchased. Beginners in particular, will find this series extremely useful. Thanks George.

Leonard Kalvert August 20, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Your Lightroom tutorials are great. How about a doing tutorials on Photoshop CS6.

Daniel Benn September 3, 2013 at 11:53 AM

After watching about 10 of the tutorials so far, I have to let all know that this is the best educational stuff out there.

Can I return you that Scott Kelby Book I never used for a credit against some future purchase! LOL. Can’t be a credit for the Image Correction Master Class because I just bought that one too about an hour ago!

John Steadman September 20, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Having purchased the Lightroom 5 Develop Module Videos last week and gradually working my way through them, I find Georges presentation to be very clear and precise. I find it very interesting how George makes use of the Develop Module with the Highlight and White sliders, Shadows and Black Sliders together with the Tone Curve to finish up with a super image. I have had Lightroom since version 3 and have not used it a great deal because I find it a very hard learning curve, but George makes everything look so very easy, and I have decided to persevere with it. I have watched other video tutorials, but the videos George presents are in my opinion some of the best available and highly recommended. Many thanks George.


michael sherrard November 1, 2013 at 12:17 PM


I enjoyed your video the Lightroom 5 Develop module and your treatments of highlights, lights, shadows and darks. I see you sometimes finish off with the tone curves, but you did not explain clearly how the Basic and Tone Curve tools interact. They seem to have the same controls, but the Tone Curve does not seem to respond to the Basic sliders. Rather, the controls seem to be additive. I am used to using Tone Curves only, and it seems that mixing the two up is going to give unpredictable results. Your thoughts?

George November 1, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Hi Michael,

Glad you enjoyed the video! But I’m not sure what you mean by “the Tone Curve does not seem to respond to the Basic sliders”. If you are saying that you expect moving one to move the other, no, they are entirely different controls.

And yes, they are additive. Basically the raw data is tone-mapped into an RGB space using parameters that you set in the Basic panel. That tone-mapped image data is next sent through the Tone Curve function in the processing pipeline. “Mixing the two up” does not give unpredictable results, because the two sets of controls are completely independent from one another. Sure, some of them have similar names. But they each have a distinctive effect… meaning, the “Shadows” control in the Basic panel, does an entirely different thing than the “Shadows” does control on the Tone Curve. And likewise, the “Highlights” control in the Basic panel, does an entirely different thing than the control with the same name on the Tone Curve.

ANyway, my Develop series does go into a bit more detail on those differences, than my free video on “Highlights, Shadows, Whites & Blacks.”

Max November 3, 2013 at 12:46 PM

After having watched few of the free videos, I was so impressed by their quality and the way that George explains LR that I bought the whole set of tutorials. I am a new user to LR, and I can assure that those videos are a great way to learn LR. Thanks George!

Louise Dandeneau November 7, 2013 at 10:56 AM

I would love to purchase the online video tutorials. I have one question. Once they are purchased, can we keep them forever? Or is it something we must watch by a certain date and then no longer have access to?

Thank you.

George November 7, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Hi Louise!

Well…. I don’t have any plans to ever take any of them down! But hopefully I don’t get thrown under a bus. :-)

For anyone who wants to have their “own” copies, I of course offer downloads (to archive or backup or whatever…), after purchase. Just send me an e-mail request, and I’ll gladly send you the download links.

Does that help?

Louise Dandeneau November 7, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Yes, that helps a lot. And I sincerely hope you never get thrown under a bus.

I would love to have downloads that I could archive, that’s a great idea. Where do I send you an e-mail?

Thank you for answering so quickly! :)

George November 7, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Louise, once you purchase, you usually receive a confirmation e-mail from me right away. So you’ll have my address. But it’s not secret…. it’s plastered all over the web site, it’s


Pamela November 21, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Thanks so much George. My busy season is finally coming to an end and I am getting myself set-up to continue my Lightroom education with your great tutorials. You truly cover every question that has come up for me. I really do enjoy the learning and you explain everything so clearly. Thank you!

John Weigel December 16, 2013 at 7:35 PM

George’s Develop module and Library module tutorials have added a new dimension to my bird photography. Chasing after great photo captures is one thing, but producing great results requires so much more. In my case, George’s step by logical step methodical instruction videos did what printed tutorials could not – it captured my interest and imagination. Providing a new dimension in my thinking is a great gift George – THANK YOU so much!

Fran Beane January 2, 2014 at 12:19 PM

I LOVED George’s Develop Module tutorials and can’t wait to start the Master Class videos. George not only covered just about everything in LR but also made it fun and easy to understand! Before George, I found books (especially Martin Evening’s Lightroom book) to be a much better way for me to learn than videos. George has changed all that. If I had to choose one over the other, I would now pick the videos!

Cathy Scholl January 4, 2014 at 1:08 AM

I just finished watching the Develop Module tutorials. Without a doubt these videos are the best form of Lightroom education I have found. I tried books and lectures but they didn’t work for me…These videos provide much more in depth information than any book or lecture I know of, in a way that is easy to understand and retain…and I have the ability to replay the video when there is something I want to see again. Can’t beat that! After watching this series I am no longer intimidated by the develop module. In fact I am excited to work with it and to continue learning as much as I can…thru watching more of George’s videos of course! Thank you for this great product…Image Correction will be my next purchase.

Kearnes Branham March 1, 2014 at 6:12 PM

I have watched the videos a number of times and each time learn more by following the instructions for my own photographs and enjoying the results. Very exciting to see the results.

Michael Kawer March 2, 2014 at 11:04 PM

have purchased and watched your LR 4 videos – very good and instructive but have upgraded to LR 5 ,do you have any instructive videos to introduce one to all the new features, I suspect my videos from you of LR 4 are very similar to the new instructional videos for LR, 5 correct me if I’m wrong. Many thanks for your advice

George March 3, 2014 at 6:37 AM

Hello Michael,

Yes, there was enough overlap that I made the Library updates free, and there is a discount for “upgrades” to the LR5 Develop videos. Links are on the Develop page!

Thanks, George

Jean Verrept March 24, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Downloads ok. Looks great. Is it worth getting your recent ACR videos seen that I have the 6.3 version. Big difference? I’ll be in Italy -lagho di Garda- etc when you are in Venice. Maybe I’ll come and say Hello, if I can find you that is. Greetings. Jean.

George March 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Hi Jean!

I think this depends upon how much you use Lightroom Develop vs. ACR. Anyway, I think most of the tips and tricks for processing photos are in the LR Develop videos, and in the Image Correction Master Class… both of which you have. So I think you’re set.

Come find us in Venice! We’re staying at the Don Orione right on the canal in Dorsoduro, and we’ll be photographing all over Venice for 10 days. Send me an e-mail when you’re in town and we’ll try to get together.


Wendell Underwood May 20, 2014 at 8:17 AM

I have purchased the lr4 Library and Develop series and they are very helpful and I review them frequently. I purchased the Camera Raw 8 workshop yesterday. I have one basic problem with creating folders and arranging sub folders and getting them to line up under the correct spot, also I use your system but give a name on import. Every thing works except the name which I have to go back and rename. Your renaming later in the process is not clear to me and I find this part difficult to follow. I realize it is me but if you could help it will stop a lot of frustration on my part. I have no problem other than this one. Your system is excellent and your teaching skills are unsurpassed. Thanks and Best Wishes! Wendell

George May 20, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Wendell, Good to hear you’re enjoying the videos! Thanks for the comment.

I’ve replied with a few questions about your file/folder naming in a separate e-mail. Please let me know if you did not receive that. (These things frequently end up in people’s spam filters!)


jns June 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM

George; Another excellent video as I’ve come to expect from you. Have listened to your 3 latest series several times (they make my treadmill time pass quickly). Just an easy and excellent way to learn Lr. Better than having a private tutor. Keep up the great service.

Don October 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

As someone moving over from Aperture and with no knowledge of LR, I am amazed at the depth of knowledge these videos have helped me acquire. The Library Module was, of course, the place to start and fundamental to LR. I’m still woking on the Develop videos, but wanted to say that George’s explanation of the difference between H/S and B/W adjustments, using the gradient bar as example, is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I never would have known about the difference with contrast that the pairs exhibit. This has saved me a lot of money I would have spent on lynda or such. Thanks, George.

George October 9, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Thanks, Don! Very good to hear you’re getting a lot out of the videos. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or problems.

Best, George

apeterd November 24, 2014 at 2:14 PM

In preparation for 2 flights of 18+ hours I downloaded the iPad version (with the chapter marks!). No more TL;DR as I was trapped in a plane with more than enough time. I thought I knew my way around the Develop module so I was completely awed at the amount of new information that George crams in to this extremely well produced tutorials. GJ has a gift for clear and un-confusing presentation. So much so I that I determined to purchase the Library tutorial upon my return. My theory is that even though I think I understand everything about the Library module already I bet I don’t and GJ will explain why. Great stuff, value priced.

George November 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Thanks, Peter! Very good to hear you’re getting your money’s worth. :-)


David November 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Can I play the DVD in my DVD/BluRay player connected to my TV? That would be great if I can!

Alan Chown February 4, 2015 at 8:14 AM

Really found these videos useful. Information presented in a very clear straightforward way. The best Lightroom videos I have seen so far. Just purchased the Image Correction tutorials.

Suzette February 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM

I am amatour photographer and new to any lightroom( plan to installed it tomorrow) ,which dvd you recommend me to start learning it?

George February 7, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Hi Suzette!

If you’re just getting started, I would recommend our Library DVD. And please notice that for the month of February, we are bundling the Catalog Management DVD in with the Library DVD all for the price of just the Library DVD:

For more info on which series might be right for you, check out this page:

Hope that helps! George

Luc de Vries February 8, 2015 at 2:13 PM

George, I bought the Development module and it has an unprecedented level as it comes to clarity and comprehensiveness. After watching the free tutorials of Lightroom 5 you convinced me to buy the Development tutorials. When you want to master Lightroom 5, this is what you are looking for. This is abosoluut value for money. Many thanks George.

George February 8, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Thanks, Luc! Really appreciate the comment.

Mike Morse March 15, 2015 at 5:49 PM

I just finished the catalog managment series. I have the LR Library and Development series and review them when I am stumped. The Catalog Management series continues with George’s soothing voice turning mayhem into order. Keep up the good work. Thanks so much.

Ario May 9, 2015 at 9:28 PM

The video tutorials made by George, I have all of them, are the best I have ever bought about Lightroom. I really appreciate he explain “why”, not only “how” and all is done using clear and plain language easily understandable also for a non native english speaker.

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