Free “Learning Luminar” Video Course

By |2018-07-05T16:16:06+00:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Photography, Tutorials|Tags: , , |7 Comments

This week I launched a brand-new FREE one-week video course on Luminar 2018. This training is for all users of Luminar, and while some of the content will be better suited for photographers who are new to Luminar, experienced users might also find the content informative. As an advanced photographer myself, I always find that I learn something, even if the content is familiar. Plus, it’s a free course, so what do you have to lose! Please note: This post contains affiliate links.


Learning Luminar: A Free 1-week Video Course

Please use the link below to register for the course. This will also subscribe you to the Nicolesy Newsletter.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Luminar 2018 available on both Mac and PC?

Yes! This new version of Luminar is the first to be available on both Mac and Windows. The course will demonstrate Luminar on a Mac, so, depending on when you register, Windows users may see some differences between the programs. However, in time, the two versions should be nearly identical.

Do I need to purchase Luminar 2018 before registering for the course?

No! If you are on the fence with purchasing Luminar, or would like to first view the course to get a good “feel” for what the software is all about, then I would recommend downloading a free trial of the software as soon as you receive your first lesson. I’ll include a link to download the software in your first lesson. Or, if you’re ready to purchase it now, you can do so by clicking here … and be sure to use the code NICOLESY to save $10 on your purchase!

How do I register for the course? And, how does it work?

To access this course you must first register using the form below. Once you are registered you will receive one lesson per day in your inbox. The emails will link you to a page on my website where you can watch the video tutorial and download any supplemental materials that may be offered with that lesson (such as practice files and/or presets).

What will I learn in this course?

Luminar has many things to offer, and I plan on covering a wide variety of content. I will begin with the user interface, and will go on to discuss working with presets, filters, workspaces, layers & blending, masking, and more.

Can I download the videos from the course?

Yes! When each video is released, you will be directed to a page on my website where you can view and download the video file. At the end of the course you will have access to all past training videos and files as well.

When does the course begin?

As soon as you register you will receive an email confirming that you have enrolled, along with some information about the course. You will also receive your first lesson at this time, and will continue to receive one lesson each day for the next week (seven lessons total).

How long will the course last?

This course is scheduled to last at least one week, so by the end of the course you will have seven video lessons.

Why should I enroll in this course?

This course is exclusively for those who register here, and you will only have access to the training if you sign up for the course below. Also, for those on the fence and have not yet purchased the software, it is also an excellent way to preview what you will get with Luminar 2018.


Preview the first lesson:

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.

7 Comments

  1. Helene December 30, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Hello Nicole, Thank you very much Nicole for these three videos that already helps me a lot to understand my new software Luminar. I take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful year 2018. Health accompanies you throughout the year and you can achieve your dreams. Thanks again. Sorry for my English but I speak French and I translate simply.

    • Nicole S. Young January 1, 2018 at 11:01 am - Reply

      Hi Helene, you’re very welcome and I’m glad the videos are helpful. Happy new year! :)

  2. Melony January 3, 2018 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    I am really enjoying the Luminar videos. Somehow I have misplaced Video 3. How can I go about getting this one? Thanks!

    • Nicole S. Young January 4, 2018 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      All of the lessons have the “previous” lessons listed at the bottom of each page, so you can access your most recent lesson to get lesson 3. You will also receive an email after the course is finished with all of the videos listed on a single page for easy reference.

  3. Leslie Nutter January 5, 2018 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Thank You Nicole! I have never used plug ins. I wasn’t sure what export with presets was. Now I now how to do it! Thanks to you! Many thanks

  4. Joseph January 31, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Nicole, I’m new to Luminar and just went through your 7 lesson Intro to Luminar. I give you an A+ for this series. You are an amazing teacher and I look forward to lessons in the future. I also like that I could download the videos and watch them again for reinforcement of the techniques. Thanks for providing this series and the other downloads. I plan to give you feedback as I progress in my experimentation and education.

  5. Nick February 3, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Nicole, thank you for developing and circulating the training videos on Luminar 2018. They have been very instrumental in my learning and understanding of the Luminar program, which I thoroughly enjoy. Keep up the good work.

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