About Andrew S. Gibson

by Andrew S. Gibson

Mastering Lightroom is a website where you can learn everything you need to know about Lightroom Classic. My articles and books cover everything from importing, organizing and searching photos, to developing them in the Develop module, through to using the Print and Book modules to output your photos.

I’m a photographer and I use my photos to illustrate my photo books. One of my strengths is that I can show you how to use Lightroom Classic to create beautiful photos. I’m also good at explaining how to set up your own workflow and get organized so that you can always find the photos you want (and make sure they’re backed up securely).

I’ve written several ebooks about Lightroom Classic that have helped thousands of photographers learn how to use it better.

How it began

It all started in Bolivia. I’d been thinking about a career change and wondered if I could make it as a writer, teaching people about photography. I sat down one morning in my hotel room and wrote my first article. I realized then that I could do it. A year or so later I started working as a writer (and later as Technical Editor) for EOS magazine.

Soon after that I read my first photography ebook and I was hooked. Shorter than most print books, ebooks are a fantastic way to learn about photography. You may have guessed it – that first ebook was written by David duChemin, and inspired me to write one myself.

I approached David to ask if he would be interested in publishing it. The answer was yes. Sadly those early titles are no longer available at Craft & Vision (​I’ve updated the best of them and you can buy them from The Creative Photographer store).

The success of those early ebooks inspired me to write more. Eventually I left EOS magazine and created The Creative Photographer as a place to share my articles and publish my own photography ebooks.

The Mastering Lightroom Classic ebooks

Mastering Lightroom Classic ebooks

In 2014 I wrote my first ebook about Lightroom 4 (the newest version back then). Since then it’s grown into the Mastering Lightroom Classic set of ebooks. Altogether there’s over 940 pages of easy to follow, clearly written instruction that teaches you how to use Lightroom Classic.

For many years I published my Lightroom Classic articles on the The Creative Photographer website. But in 2021 I decided it made more sense to create a website dedicated to Lightroom Classic (plus Photoshop and plugins). I set up Mastering Lightroom and moved over more than 100 Lightroom Classic articles.


The photo above shows me enjoying a winter sunset in Island Bay, New Zealand, my home for several years. Now I live in the beautiful south-west of England with my wife and son.

If you’d like to get in touch then please use the email address andrew [at] mastering-lightroom.com