The Image Correction Master Class – 21 Videos For Adobe Lightroom (Classic) Versions 5 & Beyond . . .

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Photograph © George A. Jardine

In nearly every class I teach, and in every workshop, I hear from many photographers that they simply don’t know where to start, when approaching their image correction.

Image tonal and color correction is not a mystery, but mastering it does take time and practice. The goal of this series is to help you become fluent in correcting your own pictures, as quickly as possible. And we do that by guiding you toward a complete understanding of the Lightroom image processing controls. (With a healthy dose of Photoshop thrown in for good measure, in the portrait tutorials.)

In this new series, we start at the beginning with a detailed discussion of how tones from the real world are mapped into Lightroom’s editing space. This process gives you an insight into why Lightroom’s controls work the way they do, and how each control is different from the others. Once you have a firm grip on the basics, we then take multiple examples from start to finish, giving you the confidence to begin creating much better corrections with your own photographs. With over 5 hours of video instruction, we correct several landscapes, 3 portraits, and countless other photos, each designed with a specific image correction problem in mind.

Watch this unique video series, and you will gain a complete understanding of digital image correction and color correction, using Adobe Lightroom. This entire video series was recorded with Lightroom 5, but most of the techniques are fully applicable using any Lightroom version from 4 to the latest “Classic” release. Those techniques that are specific to new features in Lightroom 5, are called out on the Chapter Markers page. And those applicable features that are new to Lightroom 6 can be found in the two LR6 / CC Develop update videos, found here.

The complete online series is only $29.95. Most mobile devices are supported with special formats.

The new video titles for this series are:

Total Running Time
Introduction To The Series6:06
Exposure & Contrast Basics14:21
More On Exposure & Contrast21:18
Contrast & The Tone Curve18:07
White Balance23:16
Working With Extreme Contrast20:40
Pushing Contrast17:11
The Drama Of Twilight #117:04
The Drama Of Twilight #219:38
The Travel Detail Shot #111:27
The Travel Detail Shot #2     (Check out the free sample movie, here.)10:09
The Travel Detail Shot #36:10
The Creative Landscape13:37
The Travel Portrait13:26
The Informal Portrait18:07
The Wedding Portrait21:57
Lens Corrections20:51
Cropping Exercises12:12
Correcting Film Scans17:34
Correcting Film Scans – B&W13:06
Bonus Video – Frequency Separation Skin Retouching19:12

Chapter markers for every video in the series can be found here. (Please note that due to limitations in the interfaces, you will not see the chapter markers in the streaming videos. They are listed here for your convenience. To make full use of the chapter markers, download the iPad formatted video files, and then you will see the chapter markers in the Quicktime Player, in iTunes, and on your iPad.)

If you’d like to hear more about the general style of the videos, check out what customers from all over the world have said about my Library series, by clicking here. If you’d like to read an impartial review of the Image Correction Master Class, check out what Mike Pasini has to say on his Photo Corners blog, by clicking here.

(Please note that this series does not cover the Lightroom Detail panel, noise reduction, sharpening, or any form of output. It also does not cover every feature of the Develop module. For a complete series on the Lightroom Develop module, click here.

Online access to this entire series is only $29.95 (or ~$25, if you purchase using bitcoin). Please read the instructions below, and then click one of the buttons 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 OR bitcoin, you are not purchasing a DVD! This link is for online access + downloads if you want them.)

Purchase using Paypal for $29.95:

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.

Thanks! And I hope you enjoy the tutorials!

John King May 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM

George, this is a superb series. Again. Well-planned, well-paced and professionally presented. Even the intro and outro music is an upgrade to a class act.
You’ve planted some good ideas for me to re-work images that have been languishing in the “in progress” collection. I especially like the way you illustrate the very different ways that tones and tonal relationships (!) are affected by the various LR tools. Your demonstrations with the grey scale step wedge are exactly what’s needed to understand and remember how the tools shape tones.

I hope this work finds a very large audience. It’s time well spent.

Paul Beiser May 4, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Hey George, amazing each series keeps topping the previous one, and you’ve got one here that is really gonna resonate with a lot of people (me too!) – help on what to use and how to use it! The section in ‘More Exposure & Contrast’ is exceptional – the way you explains what is going on (and show how to take advantage of it) with respect to how Lightroom renders it’s tones to me is the best explanation I have ever seen – and you then of course show how to use it. Really awesome. I look forward to the rest of the series.

Jerry Lovejoy May 13, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Hi George!
As I have the two previous LR 4 Videos, how is this one different other than the LR 5 Preview Information?
The First two are superb, so if this one has even more detailed information it’s an obvious addition!

George May 13, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Hi Jerry,

My apologies if the web pages do not make this clear.

My Lightroom 4 Library and Develop videos are intended to be a “guide”…. if you will, for the entire workings of the program, in those two modules. So, every feature is covered, many workflows are covered, options for usage, etc.

My Image Correction Master Class is more in keeping with the Catalog Management video series, in that it represents a much more specific channel of learning. The Image Correction videos do not illustrate every feature, but rather focus on helping you learn to analyze your images, and make intelligent decisions about how and when to use specific tools, to achieve your personal goals in color and image correction.

So they are very different. My Develop series is about how the controls work, in general terms. The Image Correction videos are designed to help you master those controls.

I hope that helps!

Jerry Lovejoy May 13, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Thanks George,
I appreciate the clarification; as they say,
“the check is in the mail”… !

donna ham May 21, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Just finished this series and , as with each of your series, expanded my understanding of and comfort with LR.
Thanks for including some Photoshop editing tips!
Blessings …

Joe finizio md May 28, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Much enjoyed your first two videos and have ordered your latest. Learned a great deal and highly recommend these videos to folks who want to grow their knowledge and learn not just how to move the sliders but why.

Leonard Kalvert May 30, 2013 at 6:26 AM

Hi George,

Want to transfer 40 adjusted Photos from one mac to another mac. How can I transfer them without reverting back to pre-adjustment? Tried with a flash drive. Thank you for any assistance you can give me.

Len Kalvert

George May 30, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Hi Leonard. Maybe try writing the settings out to XMP, before the transfer. In the Library, select the photos, and then press Command-S (Metadata -> Save Metadata to Files….).

Then transfer both the raw file and the XMP sidecar file to the other mac.


David Went June 1, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Hi George,
I have been throughly enjoying your wonderful tutorials, even for a older slower brain person like me (I will be 79 at the end of this year) I have been able to follow your clear explanations . I started with your Library Video which I watched quite a few times and I am now quite comfortable with the catalogues and Folders. Early May I purchased your Image Correction Master Class Video. I have watched tutorial 1-9 a few times to make sure I got a good understanding of each one before moving onto number 10.

Unfortunately now the tutorials are pausing and starting up again which makes it impossible to follow. I would be extremely grateful if you could offer any suggestion to fix this problem.

Thanks George, I think your tutorials are brilliant.

Cheers David Went
Melbourne Australia

George June 2, 2013 at 5:55 AM

Hi David,

Thanks for your comments, and I’m glad you’re enjoying the tutorials!

If you’re having trouble streaming the videos, (and especially for viewers such as yourself, who are viewing the tutorials over and over again…) the best solution is to simply request the download links. So that you can have the video files for “offline” viewing anytime you like.

I’ll put the links into an e-mail to you right away.

George Jardine

Robert Mann June 6, 2013 at 4:43 PM


You’ve created yet another wonderful series of tutorials. I really appreciate how you take the time to explain exactly why certain controls produce certain results. It’s a way of understanding that works particularly well for me. I don’t need to worry about logarithmic changes or factors, I just have to remember how to massage certain zones of the characteristic curve or histogram. It’s a bit like thinking about the photographic process geometrically instead of mathematically. Wonderful stuff…

Good luck on your projects.

Best Regards,
Robert Mann

Hilmar B. June 9, 2013 at 6:16 AM

Your tutorials are among the best, I absolutely love them! I have already downloaded the LR 4 and the LR3 tutorials and can recommend them to everyone. Keep up the excellent work, George!

James June 10, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Will you release a separate tutorial for LR5 as you did for LR 4 and LR3?

George June 10, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Yes, currently working on updates to the LR5 Library and Develop videos.

John Steadman June 11, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Having just purchased your Image Correction Master Class videos and slowly working my way through them, seeing the first few chapters I find them very intuitive and easy to understand with your indepth knowledge on the subject. They are some of the best I have seen and would recommend them to anyone.


Yair Melamed June 12, 2013 at 5:25 AM

As always top notch relaxing teacher. Why I never get your newsletters or announcements is beyond my understanding? Any workshop planned for 2013 or 2014? Thanks again and privileged to be one of your many followers.

Gerald Vincent June 12, 2013 at 6:15 AM

I would second John King’s comments. The Image Correction Master Class is another in a series of superb tutorials from George that really confers a command and deep understanding of the process of image correction.

george andros June 23, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Now that I have finished the most recent three series I am convinced that the Jardine approach because it’s common sense. I look forward to the LR5 update to the previous series. Until it arrive one question. I have adopted your data management system including the catalog and the images on three drives. What steps need to be done to update the catalog/DAM for LR5. Thanks for the unexcelled tutorials

George June 23, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Thanks, George!
The update to LR5 is pretty painless. I would just backup my catalog first, and go ahead and let LR5 copy and update your LR4 catalog. It all works pretty seamlessly.
Glad you’re enjoying the tutorials!

Melton Low June 27, 2013 at 2:46 AM

Is it possible to download the LR Correction Master Class videos for viewing offline?

George June 27, 2013 at 5:27 AM

Yes, just send an e-mail to me requesting the download links (after purchase), and I’ll send them right away.

Rodrigo July 1, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Thanks so much for the hard work you put into making learning the post-processing and library management workflows accessible to photographers of all abilities…

I have watched almost a good deal of them, and they have been a excellent reference source and confidence booster for an amateur photographer like myself.

I don’t have as much time as I would like, so these series provide a great starting point… It allows me to to get much more comfortable with nuances of the digital workflow and lets me focus on actually shooting.

Thanks again and keep up the great work!

George July 1, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Thanks, Rodrigo. Good to hear the videos are saving you time. Lots of people don’t think they have time to watch a 15 or 20 minute video these days……


Rune Osnes July 7, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Great tutorials! The way you explain things make them elegantly simple! I think these tutorials are the best around and I have seen many on, NAPP, Adobe TV and so on. Keep’em coming! ;-)

Gerald Barber July 27, 2013 at 9:55 AM


This is an outstanding tutorial. I’ve watched numerous tutorials from various sources (, NAPP, Adobe, Luminous Landscape) and learned a lot from them. However, this was the first one that actually explained critical difference between controls that accomplish similar things in a way that I could understand so that I now have a basis to rationally chose one of these controls over another to accomplish a particular goal in a particular photograph.

It was so helpful, I just bought your LR5 Develop tutorial in order to see what other things you can teach me ;-)

Ed August 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Your Image Correction Master Class Videos are wonderful and very well thought out. I have only watched the first few, but like the way you constantly refer back to earlier videos to cross reference. I am running out of superlatives here. I hope you will do series on printing and photo books.

Jeremy August 20, 2013 at 4:38 PM

George, just finished the entire series. Bravo and thanks for putting together such an informative and confidence-building series! I do have one question though. With regards to the frequency separation module (#21) and the work you did on the bride’s skin, what effect, if any, did it have no the rest of the image? I didn’t see any sort of layer mask to protect the rest of the image from any of the course/fine detail changes. So, is that process only impacting the skin tones or would it have an effect on the detail in the rest of the image if not masked appropriately? Thanks again!

George August 20, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Hi Jeremy,

Thanks for the comment, and really glad you’re enjoying the videos.

About your question…… ummmmm…. did you finish the video? Because at 13:40 I put the separated layers into a folder, and then I do indeed create a layer mask for the entire folder, and paint in just the area where I want the smoothed skin to be revealed.

So… unless I’m misunderstanding your question, I don’t quite get it.


Jeremy August 20, 2013 at 9:05 PM

George, I did watch the entire video and must had completely overlooked where you painted in the reveal. I watched it again and there it is :) It’s been a long day. Sorry for the confusion and thanks again!

Johnny Boyd August 24, 2013 at 8:02 PM


These video teachings are absolutely awesome……

I am no beginner but after watching just the first segments I feel like a beginner… …your teaching method is spot on.

Scott Kelby’s, Kelby Training is superb but your approach is a leap beyond on the software side.

Paul Lucas September 2, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Hi George,

I found out about your videos through

I was reading the “The Digital Negative” by Jeff Schwewe. I was in a section of the book that discusses the Hue, Saturation and Luminance (HSL) adjustments and I didn’t really have a good understanding of how to use HSL to get the most out of my photos.

I searched the web and I found this link -> on the adobe
web site.

What a great and easy to understand explanation of HSL. The photo examples you used to demonstrate the use of HSL concretely illustrated how and when to use the HSL settings, and the HSL cylinder example tied it all together for me.

Now I’m George Jardine fan! :)

Thanks for making these great tutorials.


Robert McKenzie September 23, 2013 at 10:43 AM

I am a beginner with Lightroom but these
videos from George J are by far the best I
have seen from anywhere and will quickly
give you an understanding of the complete software as well as the individual parts making up the total program. I am also now a Jardine fan and recommend these videos highly,
you can’t go wrong! Thanks George.

Bob Pilz October 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Hello George,

The Image Correction Master Class is the third class I’ve purchased from you (LR4 and LR Catalog). I thought I already knew how to process my sunrise/sunset images in LR, but the things I have learned in this class have really enabled me to take my images to another level.

I think your classes are an absolutely incredible bargain. I have paid far more for far less from others. The total professionalism that you demonstrate in your videos as well as in your website and in your order fulfillment are a breath of fresh air. Thank you so much!

Sincerely, Bob Pilz

George October 14, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Thanks, Bob! Really nice to hear you’re enjoying the videos. And I do very much appreciate the feedback.

Keep shooting! :-)


Max November 10, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Hi George,
I just finished watching ALL of your videos! You didn’t tell me that I was going to get a headache as extra free bonus :-)
Well, but I also got some nice music and, as I am Italian, also good English lessons. So, I do really appreciate and enjoy all your tutorials. Now I must only go out and shoot…. Thanks!

Pierre Nantais December 1, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I’ve been a client of George Jardine’s tutorials since December 2011. Since then I’ve bought every single video tutorial offered.

George did not teach me basic photography, didn’t teach me proper exposure, framing, depth of field or anything else. No need after 37 years of indulging in this passion of mine that is photography. What he did teach me are two of the most fundamental elements of digital photography.

George taught me workflow, how to name and organize my digital files properly and correctly so I can find anything while ensuring I never have to worry about losing my files to disaster. No mean feat in an era where photo shoots produce hundreds if not thousands of images. Like it or not, and yes it can be boring, structure, organization and foundational work are the only way to springboard into mastery of any passion.

I’m unapologetically an artist, my media is photography. What George taught me as an artist with his Develop videos is how to make my images sing! The idea is mine, the image is mine, but the execution of the final image into something that brings joy and satisfaction to myself and my small coterie of family and friends is now mine thanks to George’s videos. What good is an image that is properly exposed, properly framed, properly focused, if it doesn’t sing?

I still sing off-key in some of my images, but it’s not because George didn’t show me in his detailed videos, it’s because I need more practice. His technique is narrow and deep, it’s not about covering the entire Lightroom capabilities in 3 hours of video for one low, low price. 3 hours doesn’t even begin to cover George’s Catalogue tutorials, never mind the Develop modules! It’s about mastery of the two aforementioned elements, cataloguing and developing an image from my vision to my finished product.

I work in accounting for a living. After work, family, friends , church and the myriad of time-sucking mundane but necessary activities like shopping , cleaning and family finances, there’s not much time for my personal passion. I need help to cut down Malcolm Gladwell’s famous 10,000 hours to mastery. I need to be propelled in the right direction and to learn to do it right the first time rather than develop bad habits that need to be undone later. Bad habits such as buying plug-ins that enhance my photos as the plug-in developer sees it, but are really crutches and shortcuts for lack of knowledge .

Lastly, there’s pacing of the videos. Ever gone through teaching videos where the presenter sounds like he’s on bennies, with no verbal pauses, as if an extra 32 seconds of talking normal will kill his download capabilities? Or it’s all buddy talk and don’t get to the point, or the point is not what the title says? Or a half hour of blather where he/she expose their insecurities by justifying why they’re so wonderful? I could go on and on. George talks like he’s next to you, showing you what you need to know. He transfers knowledge in a non-pedantic way. Can’t ask for better. Oh, and the intro/extro music is amazing.

George’s videos have been a revelation. They broke my personal glass ceiling, unchained me from my inability to transfer my vision into a realizable end product that I’m proud to show. For that, he has me as a client for life.

Ray December 3, 2013 at 9:34 AM

What an interesting set of videos on image correction! Thanks for these, George. I have both Lightroom 5 and Photoshop (Elements) but find I can deal with 99% of my photos just in Lightroom alone — a fantastic program. I also have your ‘Develop’ series of tutorials, and these, too, have been very helpful in getting to grips with all the things that Lightroom can do. Thanks again!

William October 31, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Hi George. I’ve just been watching some of this series of lessons and I’m really really impressed. I have watched videos by other trainers and found them to be all right but, in my opinion, these are in a different league. I like the no-nonsense approach which crams loads of information into the lesson and the fact that the presentation is pleasant relaxed and without the need for the “listen to how zany I am” type of presentation that is frequent.

I am also really impressed with your customer service, communication and approach.

I’m a fan. Thank you

George October 31, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Thanks, William! Very good to hear you’re getting your money’s worth.

With my videos, I hope you’re never asking….. “Where’s the beef?”

Peter McLean January 26, 2015 at 1:09 PM

I have recently purchased your ‘Image Correction Master Class’ Videos and must say that I am hugely impressed (and grateful) for the way that your tuition and advice on the videos has already moved my RAW photography to a whole new level! I am already at least half way through the videos and already know that I shall want to re-see them several times just to try to retain all the nuances of information that you give us – they are brilliant!

Peter McLean January 31, 2015 at 3:45 PM

George, based on editing that I am now doing just a few days after I posted my last comment, I have to add that buying your tutorials was the very best $20 that I have ever invested in my photographic efforts! Thank you so much.

George January 31, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Great! Thanks, Peter. Always nice to know the videos are helping. :-)

Scott Frankel May 19, 2015 at 9:29 PM

Is there a difference between using the creative cloud version or stand alone version of lightroom?

George May 19, 2015 at 9:33 PM

Yes, Scott. The subscription version (“Lightroom CC”) will get incremental updates and new features as you go alone. The so-called “perpetual” version will only get bug fixes…. as I understand it.

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