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Lightroom3


Graywolf 7 965 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 10:08PM
I have just bought Lightroom 3 and was looking for some advice as to the best book for learning how to use it.

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cameracat 10 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
27 Apr 2011 11:00PM
I don't have a book to recommend.....Sad

But this site and its content is quite useful .....Grin

You could also check out the content for LR2, As much of that is quite relevant in LR3 ( though not all )

Wink
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
27 Apr 2011 11:14PM

Quote:the best book for learning how to use it.

I can't recommend one but if you find one, expect it to be pretty thick. As in, like "War and Peace"!

Although it's pretty effective, Lightroom's not exactly user friendly.

On a serious note, if you've got Lightroom 3, you might as well download the 3.2 update.
User_Removed 4 4.6k 1 Scotland
27 Apr 2011 11:35PM
Latest update is now 3.4

Best book I have found (mainly because it is by a British author) is the one by Martin Evening. Just search Amazon for Lightroom Evening and you'll find it.
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
27 Apr 2011 11:38PM

Quote:Latest update is now 3.4

Thanks LF.
I'll go and find it.
Stuart463 e2
7 564 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 11:42PM
This book by Martin Evening is the one I have found useful .. plenty of positive reviews. As Jester has suggested it is a hefty tome and will take some getting through.

Just on Jester's other point on updates - I have just downloaded version 3.4

HTH, Stuart


Must learn to type faster
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
27 Apr 2011 11:52PM

Quote:I have just downloaded version 3.4

Same here . . .

. . . while you were typing!
Hugo 9 640 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2011 12:15AM
Likewise- i've the Martin Evening book - seemed the best.
Pete e2
13 18.5k 96 England
28 Apr 2011 7:13AM
Martin's book covers all aspects of photography... this one is just on Lightroom. We reviewed Lightroom 2 version, but no doubt a 3 is either out or coming soon. This one is such a bargain right now and most of the guide is relevant to 3.
dannysg 9 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2011 11:54AM
I have Scott Kelby's book on Lightroom 3 and think that it is pretty good. Mind you, I haven't compared it with any others.
Ewanneil 4 1.1k 2 Scotland
28 Apr 2011 12:16PM

Quote:I have Scott Kelby's book on Lightroom 3 and think that it is pretty good. Mind you, I haven't compared it with any others.


I have this book too. The writing style takes a bit of getting used to (very folksy-American) but the content is good.

There are some good App's on iTunes if you have a iPad/iPod/iPhone. Cheap and very informative with good video tutorials.
Graywolf 7 965 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2011 7:00PM
Thanks everyone. I have ordered the Martin Evening book from Amazon. If it's not as good as you all say it is I'm going to come and live next door to one of you and take photographs....loudly!!Grin

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