What if your photography got noticed by clients, agencies and magazines around the world, and gave you the ability to earn a living from doing what you love?
You want to turn GOOD images into GREAT ones.
I want that for you too!
Let me share my editing secrets with you.
IMAGINE IF YOU COULD:
Dramatically increase your editing know-how in just 30 days.
You'll have the ability to powerfully understand elements and definitions in photography so you get the 'whys' and can apply the 'hows'.
Feel confident in developing a unique workflow.
That matches your editing vision for your final image. Knowing your editing style will be immediately recognised by your fellow creatives.
Learn the tools to create stunning images every time.
That will make your portfolio stand out like a show-stopping, Nigella Lawson-worthy dessert. With the knowledge to understand that there is more than one way to get a desired outcome.
Get a FULL behind the scenes look at how I edit.
By unlocking my entire editing process that has allowed my work to be featured in coveted publications about the world.
This course is a masterclass has over 9hr+ of content.
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU:
"My colours never stand out"
You want them to be awe inspiring, not boring. You crave for my dishes to look delicious and rich in colour. But are always so disappointed when you spend all that time and my food comes out dull or the incorrect colour.
"I can't get away from the dull factor".
You want my work to be gutsy, to create striking images that have contrast and pop. You dream of being able to tackle flat light when it comes to editing. Yet, they're always just underexposed and lack that special something.
"I envision bright images that scream -WOW".
But you just don’t know what you're missing, or how to make an image stand out. You're not able to get the white balance that you envision and spend hours trying to correct it only to make it worse.
"I just move toggles around without any logic behind it".
So frustrating right! You don't want to spend time editing that ends up giving a dull image. You want to move beyond a trial and error method, and to know exactly which tools to use and when.
I’ve been there. I get that you’re ready to improve your photography and styling skills BIG time.
THIS IS IT!
You’re looking for a powerful editing course that is tailored specifically to food photographers and only edits food.
(No more watching hundreds of videos to pull out tidbits of information that doesn't translate into food photography.)
That’s why I created Lightroom Magic.
Because I truly want creative rockstars like you to be empowered with knowledge and real life skills so you can start creating those amazing photos you’ve been dreaming of right now.
Photography is more than just what you see in the frame. You’d never serve just the cake batter. You’d ice that bad boy, dress it up, make it jaw dropping.
So why not give your RAW files the love and power they deserve?
You’ve got to make the image.
‘Making’ an image involves quality editing to create your ultimate vision.
It allows you to add your own personal stamp, your unique style, your special sauce.
"Unlike other video tutorials, Rachel gave me complete knowledge without leaving me with more questions. I can now fix problems I didn't know how to handle previously. I really feel like a master of Lightroom now. I'm excited to control every part of the editing process the way I want"
What's in Lightroom Magic?
OK, so when you jump into this hot little gem of a course, you get to unlock my entire editing process, one that’s landed me gigs in magazines all over the world.
The secrets, tools and know-how that’s allowed me to work with inspiring clients from around the globe.
Lightroom Magic is here to give you a back stage pass into exactly how I edit my images and create the pictures that have been featured in prestigious publications all around the globe.
Here’s a bit more of a breakdown
You'll have ongoing access to all online materials, as well as the chance to learn as you go in your own time. I'll help to empower you to create a unique workflow that sets you apart from the crowd by playing to your strengths and special style.
With over 25 video tutorials and cheat sheets, spanning across 5 modules, you'll get up close and personal with core editing theory for food photography. It's your opportunity to learn what makes a great image and understand how to create a unique workflow for your style of photography. You'll also gain skills in crafting presets.
Put exactly what you're learning into action by making adjustments to my RAW files after each lesson with a guided exercise to ensure all the knowledge bombs you're learning stay top of mid.
Unlock my entire editing process with the secrets, tools and know-how that’s allowed me to work with inspiring clients from around the globe. Exclusive insight into my entire editing process (I’ll run you through exactly how I edit high-key and low-key imagery).
Get intimate access to your Instructor, ask questions and personalised feedback on the things you're learning and applying. Be supported by an entire community of creative whizzes just waiting to cheer you on with your photography goals. (You may even make a creative friend for life!)
I'm confident that you'll LOVE this course and I genuinely want you to succeed, which is why I offer a generous 30-day money back guarantee. If you do the work, implemented the core editing techniques for food and don’t see any improvement to your work, simply let me know within 30-days if you’d like a refund.
This course is closed for enrollment.
StartWhat Are Global Adjustments? (7:01)
StartThe (Not So) Basic Panel (17:23)
StartTexture vs Clarity (14:50)
StartTone Curve Panel (21:23)
StartHSL Panel (16:31)
StartColor Grading Panel (Formerly Split Toning) (20:08)
StartDetails Panel (15:58)
StartLens Correction + Transformation Panels (16:21)
StartEffects Panel (12:08)
Photographer + Blogger, Dancing with Mustards"Lightroom Magic has helped me a lot and not just in my editing but my entire photography. It's the best investment I've made. My improvement is HUGE! I can now get my colours just how I want them, and have created my own style."
HALL OF MAGIC
Well, you’ve wandered into our little Lightroom hall of magic: before and afters.
THE 'REAL' CONTRAST
Become empowered to know the REAL concept of contrast, both tonal and colour. Learn how to use different degrees of contrast for different moods. Plus, my signature Tone Curve that takes my images up a notch.
TOTAL CONTROL: EXPOSURE
Wave goodbye to 'flat' and 'dull'. Know how to make powerful adjustments to exposure for a more dynamic image. Explore the KEY concept of luminance and why it's your secret weapon in food photography.
Learn not only how to colour correct your images, but to ENHANCE them and change virtually any colour to your advantage. Uncover the 8 ways to tackle colour in your images that will allow you to create a unique workflow.
POWERFUL WHITE BALANCE
No more struggling with white balance. Never again have a white balance issue you can't fix. You'll learn new ways to think about white balance and all the ways to tackle your frustrations. Both locally and globally.
The nitty gritty – let’s break it down, shall we?
Cool, you’re a details kinda person (what photographer isn’t?). Got it. I like crossing my ‘T’s and dotting my ‘I’s too.
SO - here’s the lowdown on what you'll learn in each of the 5 modules:
FOUNDATIONS FOR POWERFUL EDITING
Learn why post processing is so important, the real power of RAW files and how to get truly savvy with your Histograms. We'll also take a peek at the common trends in my Histograms. You'll also get super familiar with definitions that'll exponentially improve your photography.
MASTERING GLOBAL ADJUSTMENTS
Discover the power of each global adjustment tool, why they provide a solid foundation on which great images are built and how to truly harness them in your food photography.
ENHANCE WITH LOCAL ADJUSTMENTS
Uncover the amazing potential of your image with targeted adjustments, which allow you to have full control over your editing vision for your image. The key in food photography is the 'little details'. You'll learn my layered approach to produce that 'WOW' factor.
CORE EDITING CONCEPTS IN FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
Become empowered with what makes a GREAT image, and all the ways you can add that WOW factor to your image by focusing on exposure, colour and contrast concepts. I'll also take you through step-by-step to find your own magic: your unique workflow.
UNCOVERING MY EDITING PROCESS
Take a journey with me to uncover how I approach editing, (for both bright and moody images). I'll take you through my process start to finish, as well as give you access to recreating my steps with a RAW file. We'll then learn how to craft presets and re-create a vintage/film look.
Food Blogger, Oh So Delicioso"I thought I knew everything there was to know about Lightroom. But Lightroom Magic opened my eyes to just how much there is to know. It's a great course too for advanced Lightroom users."
I’m Rachel, an Aussie food photographer living in Vancouver. I love capturing visual stories that emphasize the beauty of real food. When I take photographs, I focus on the honest details and intricacies that connects us emotionally to food.
More importantly, though, I know what it’s like to sit in your 9-5 gig and want something more. I've taught over 1,000 students how to create beautiful food photography that makes their community and clients hungry! Many students have gone onto land new clients and magazine features, plus get their work into stock agencies.
My work has been featured in a range of magazines and publications all over the world.
Who Lightroom Magic is for?
Cool creatives who love to shoot food. Beginner food photographers, hobbyists, intermediate and semi-pro or self taught photographers, food bloggers and Instagrammers.
Anyone wanting to know core editing theory for food photography and harness the power of editing make food images powerful.
Beginner and self-taught Lightroom users who want to move beyond the basics into the serious food styling and photography zone and fast.
Advanced Lightroom users if you're self-taught there are a handful of tools I just know you're not using.
Who Lightroom Magic is not for?
Masters of Lightroom and Photoshop (you’re the bomb but you’ve got this!).
People who just want to know keyboard shortcuts and how to customise Lightroom.
Photographers who aren’t into the food thing or food photographers who won’t shoot RAW files, ever.
Frequently Asked Questions
LET'S MAKE MAGIC...
You CAN be the food photographer you want to be – you just need the right tools and editing skills to make your images sing.
That amazing imagery is only a few small steps away.
I seriously can’t wait for us to light it up together with Lightroom!