Intro to Lightroom

Do you love taking pictures but dread sitting down at your computer to process them? Maybe you want to improve your post-processing skills so that you can show off your images with more confidence? 

This two-day, comprehensive Lightroom workshop will help you take your landscape and wildlife images to the next level. Topics include:  

  • Lightroom’s Library from top to bottom, including importing, keywording, organizing, metadata, and more.

  • The Develop Module, including the Basic Panel, HSL Panel, Curves, and various masking techniques.

This is a comprehensive class for understanding the most essential tools in Lightroom. Previous knowledge of the software is not required, but basic computer skills are helpful. Lunch will be provided on both days. This is an excellent opportunity to become more proficient with Adobe Lightroom and to improve your editing skills!

This course is designed to be paired with our Lightroom To Print course, which is offered on the following days. Lightroom To Print will be a more in-depth dive into the processing skills that will make your images look best for print and display.


Santa Barbara, California




May 5–6, 2021

Fitness Level:
Your Pros:

Michael Strickland
Assistant TBD


Open for Registration

Lightroom is challenging for me, and Michael knows his stuff. I now feel much better and more confident about using Lightroom effectively.
— Jim Horsch, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Escalante '17
I learned so much from our fantastic pros and guides Michael and Noel. They are passionate about photography, deeply knowledgable, top-notch professionals, and just plain fun.
— Sally Cameron, Canadian Rockies '18 and 4 other Muench Workshops

Itinerary and General Information

May 5, 2021: 8:30 AM doors open, 9:00 AM class begins, 12:00 PM Lunch break, 5:00 PM class ends.

  • Adobe Lightroom Library Overview

  • Understanding the workspace

  • Importing

  • Organization

    • Rating, culling, deleting

    • How to use collections

  • Metadata

May 6, 2021: 8:30 AM doors open, 9:00 AM class begins, 12:00 PM Lunch break, 5:00 PM class ends.

  • Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

  • Order of operations for editing a photograph

  • Understanding the Basic Panel

  • Sharpening

  • HSL Panel

  • Tone Curve

  • Exporting

What’s Included

  • Lunch on both days

  • Classroom instruction on Library and Develop Module

  • Lightroom instruction from Michael and Noel

  • Knowledge, fun, and inspiration!

Whats Not Included?

Travel to and from Santa Barbara, California. Transportation, lodging, and meals (aside from lunch, which is included). Items of a personal nature. Anything not specifically listed as included.

Payment Terms

Full payment of $1,500 is due at registration. All other Muench Workshops Terms and Conditions apply.

Additional Information

Lightroom doesn’t have to be difficult. Click “SIGN ME UP!” below, and you’ll be right on track to make your images sing! Got questions?