The author follows the process in the same order as a photographer using the software would from taking the image files into the program to outputting them to a variety of media. Occasionally there is highlighted info but usually not. Each year, he trains thousands of Lightroom users at his live seminars and through his blog at LightroomKillerTips. A great advantage of the book is that it is suitable for both beginners and advanced users, and it's not just a simple description of what each slider does. Scott cuts through the clutter and shows you exactly what you need to know to add mobile to your workflow. This book does not contain a series of explanations about the buttons and commands of the software but instead recommends a tidy and fluid workflow in the order you are probably or should use it and at each step explains what to press, why and how it works.
Plus, the book includes a special chapter on integrating Adobe Photoshop seamlessly right into your workflow, and you'll learn some of Scott's latest Photoshop portrait retouching techniques and special effects, which take this book to a whole new level. I wouldn't even call them misspellings - just typos but come on! It is difficult to find specific info in this book. I used many Photo Editors. His book, The Digital Photography Book, part 1, is now the best-selling book on digital photography in history. It's the first and only book to bring the whole process together in such a clear, concise, and visual way.
At the beginning of every chapter he tries to provide a humorous introduction, which some people may find sophomoric, but these flights are short. For example, One of the sub-topics under the main topic of 'Customizing how to set things up your way' is 'Choosing What you see in Grid View'. It Is better to describe the subject now and now, and then add a comment that the reader will come across that point again later. Some of the links offered as examples are no longer available. Finally someone explains Lightroom I tried several books. I tried to ignore some but found it difficult to do so since he had already mentioned it. It describes all the available modules and their features, and shows you the whole workflow which is quite understandable from the layout of individual elements in Lightroom, just follow them down from top.
If you the reader want a book to quickly find, for instance, how to brighten an image, this is probably not the book for you. The center portions contains pictures to show what is being explained in the steps. I will gladly pay again to buy an improved edition. This is a large book that could have been greatly shortened by better graphic design. There is no skimping on the instruction so you won't have any surprises.
If you are a beginner, the book takes you step by step from organizing images on a computer and importing them to the Lightroom, through editing photos to exporting them. Usually when you are given a new toolbox filled with new tools you are overwhelmed and have no idea in which order to use or how to combine them but it's not the case here due to the succession in which everything is explained based on the above-mentioned structure. For example, tonality is one of the key steps in post processing images and the author provides enough detail so that you will not only be able to follow his instructions for dealing with the sample images, but also to understand how the process works. I really recommend this b Reading this book was one of the best things that happened to me as an amateur photographer. Worth mentioning is the fact that every photo used in this book is available online. For example, One of the sub-topics under the main topic of 'Customizing how to set things up your way' is 'Choosing What you see in Grid View'.
It starts with basic housekeeping recommended ways of storing photos and backing them up and continues with importing photos and tip and tricks which can ease your work at this step, managing the photo library, editing, exporting and so on. I find all his books, and this is one is no exception, to be very friendly and you will be on your way to enjoying and learning Lightroom. This book gave me all I needed and with it I can implement many of my ideas in photography that I couldn't do before or even didn't know about them. Instead, by using the following three simple, yet brilliant, techniques that make it just an incredible learning tool, this book shows you how to create your own photography workflow using Lightroom: - Throughout the book, Scott shares his own personal settings and studio-tested techniques. There is no faster, more straight-to-the-point, or more fun way to learn Lightroom than with this ground- and record-breaking book.
Well, almost all of it---I skipped the chapter on using Lightroom to create printed books. I did not like the structure of the book. . Scott doesn't just show you which sliders do what every Lightroom book will do that. I do read Scott Kelby articles on shutterbug. Kelby has been providing post-processing instruction for many years in many books and the process he uses is time-tested, Moreover, he is willing to tell you when a particular function is weak or impractical which can be a lot of help.
Well, almost all of it---I skipped the chapter on using Lightroom to create printed books. There is no faster, more straight to the point, or more fun way to learn Lightroom than with this groundbreaking book. That is not it's purpose. The author provides several pages for each functions, and provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the function with commentary on the outside of the page and screen captures closer to the gutter. You can always change them, if you find a need for something different. I found this interruptive and very disruptive. He tells you flat-out which techniques work best, which ones to avoid, and why.
Start with Photoshop and then Lightroom, DxO and so on. It took me a while to get through the book, but I was glad that I persevered. So I'm not saying avoid this book, but it's perhaps better checked out from the library rather than purchased to keep on the shelf. Great job, in the casual and humorous style I've come to enjoy from the author. There is no faster, more straight to the point, or more fun way to learn Lightroom than with this groundbreaking book. After watching a video tutorial made by the author, I understood what was wrong. Lightroom includes various modules that do things like catalog images, manipulate the data to make more attractive pictures, and output those images in a variety of forms from images for the internet, prints, web pages and even books.
The explanations are simple and straight to the point. I can see now the advantages of Lightroom for Photographers. This book will be a good reference source. This time I wanted to do it by the book and this was the book which had the most recommendations. Less white space and larger screenshots seriously, why are they so tiny? I am a teacher and bought this book in hopes of sharing it with my students, but there is a big problem, this book is written for Mac users first. I'm here to learn Lightroom.