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The Lightroom Classic Library Module - ONLINE COURSE

The Lightroom Classic Library Module - ONLINE COURSE

 Offered through our Online site, scroll by date.

Course material is available on January 27. Full Participation Live Sessions: Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24 at 7:00 pm

At the heart of this powerful image management program lies the Library Module where we import, organize, sort, rate and tag our images. Join Marie Joabar and learn the Library Module in-depth. Marie covers the various options for importing images into your catalog to exporting images and everything in between, allowing you to set up and understand a system that keeps your images organized and easy to find. 

 The Online Lightroom Classic Library course includes more than 30 videos lessons demonstrating just about every panel in the Lightroom Classic Library module. It is broken down into easy to follow lessons which you can review and play back as many times as you like during the 30 day course time and for 60 days following the course.

Beginning with the import dialog, Marie walks you through the various options and best practices for bringing images into your Lightroom catalog and then managing those files. From there she’ll cover viewing options, rating, keywording, sorting and searching, as well as looking at the preferences options and catalog settings. You’ll also learn the practical use of collections and how to create them, how to watermark your images and how to export images for various purposes.

Full participation students have access to four 60 minute Live Sessions via Zoom with the instructor to answer questions, review content and provide demonstration. Full participation students will also have the ability to submit questions and get feedback within 24 hours. Weekly at-home practice assignments will help reinforce the material. The Independent Learning option (without the Live Zoom sessions) is available as well. 

Required for the Course: Students will need a computer loaded with LR 5, 6, or LR Classic. We will not cover the Lightroom Mobile version. If you haven’t already downloaded Lightroom go to the Adobe site and look for the $9.99 Photography Plan that gives you Lightroom Classic and Photoshop (make sure your plan includes "Classic"). 

If you are new to Lightroom, we recommended you take the Library course before the Develop one. The Library course lays the foundation for using Lightroom and having this grounding is helpful when working with any of the other modules.  If your schedule does not allow for you to take that course first, you CAN take the Develop course but look for the next scheduled date for the Library and know that taking that will help you work through all that the Lightroom program offers.

We will not offer the In-Person Lightroom Library In-Depth classes until we are past COVID-19. 

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at

What People are Saying about Marie

“Marie is very friendly and was able to put herself in the mind of the beginner using clear and concise communication!”

“Marie clearly knows photography and comes from a technical perspective, but she has a talent for translating that technical information into understandable content and not everyone can do that! She was terrific!”

“The instructor made the class so interesting that it did not appear to be a four-hour class!”

“Marie struck the perfect balance of knowing her stuff and being non-intimidating!"

Instructor: Marie Joabar

Marie Joabar

Drawing on more than 12 years experience as the Corporate Trainer and Education Programs Manager for one of the Washington DC area’s leading camera retailers, Marie Joabar founded Capital Photography Center in January 2012.

With a talented staff of instructors and a wide variety of classes, its mission is to help those with a love of photography grow their passion and reach their goals - be it to capture better snapshots or become a professional photographer.

As an instructor herself, Marie finds just the right way to take complicated concepts and technology, and break the information down into easy-to-understand nuggets to share with others. Whether teaching photography basics or helping one better understand their camera, she works to take away one’s intimidation or sense of overwhelming that often accompanies learning new things so they can begin enjoying the craft and develop their skills.

Marie is also very active in the Shenandoah Valley where she teaches photography classes for Shenandoah County and writes the Shared Exposures photography column for “The Mountain Courier.” Her photos can be found in various print and online publications for the Shenandoah County Department of Tourism and have been published in various local magazines and newspapers.

She is a member of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) and VECCA (Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts). Her work can be seen on her website at

Marie teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:

* DSLR Photography Basics
* Fieldwork - Photography Basics
* The Lightroom Library Module In Depth
* The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth
* And more

Date: January 27 2021

Time: 7pm - 8pm





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Cancellation Policy for registrations after June 1, 2020

  • When canceling a class, we would prefer and appreciate as much notice as possible.
  • If you are feeling ill, are exposed to a person who has COVID-19, or answer yes to any of the questions on the Self Screening Health Assessment, we ask that you stay home. Our policy for these situations is that you can choose a credit code for the full amount of your purchase which can be applied toward the purchase of any future in-person class.
  • If there is another shutdown due to the Pandemic and a class is canceled due to that, we will issue a credit code for the full amount of your purchase which can be applied toward the purchase of any future class.
  • If we cancel a class due to low registration, you can choose a credit toward a future class or a full refund.
  • Students wishing to switch classes or dates will need to give 5 days notice. At this time there will be no fee to change.