The Best way to edit your Portrait photography using Lightroom Classic Software

Course Overview

The most common editing request photographers fulfill has to do with portraits. How do we isolate the subject appropriately? How do we achieve accurate color? How do we soften skin and wrinkles, or brighten eyes, or remove “tired eyes”? There are easy solutions to these requests.

In this class we will explore the process for high quality portrait editing, covering a sequenced, beginning to end, approach, that you can use for all of your portraits. An outline with the steps, sequence, and “how to” will be provided for your use going forward.

A basic knowledge of Lightroom Classic will be helpful for taking this class.

Important: Please note that we will be using Lightroom Classic and NOT Lightroom CC. Make sure you are using the most up to date version of Lightroom Classic before enrolling.

What You'll Learn

  • Masking the subject individually, as well as the subject’s eyes, skin, and hair
  • Reinforcing sunlight and underexposing the background
  • Decreasing wrinkles, removing “tired eyes”, brightening eyes, removing blemishes
  • Enhancing color realistically
  • Reducing noise

Tuition: $69.00



Students should obtain a subscription to and install Lightroom Classic Prior to the first session. Students do not need to have experience with Lightroom before the first session, but having images ready to import or having a catalogue already created will prove helpful. Moreover, to get the most out of this class, you will want to be shooting your images in RAW quality. 

Each session will be recorded for attendees to review for up to 7 days after.

About your Instructor: Joe Klocek

Joe Klocek has worked in the photographic industry as a photographer, salesman, and instructor since 2005. Today he teaches courses on a variety of topics, including macro, wildlife, exposure theory, videography, and studio lighting. In the past few years he has been a guest speaker for photographic societies and travel expositions. He lives in Denver with his wife, son, and unmanageable book collection.

Live Online Event:

Tuesday, June 27, 2023:

6:30pm-8:30pm MT (5:30pm-7:30pm PT)


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