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    Graywolf
    Graywolf  7964 forum posts United Kingdom
    27 Apr 2011 - 10:08 PM

    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  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Apr 2011 - 11:00 PM

    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
    27 Apr 2011 - 11:14 PM


    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.

    Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 27 Apr 2011 - 11:16 PM
    User_Removed
    27 Apr 2011 - 11:35 PM

    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.

    Last Modified By User_Removed at 27 Apr 2011 - 11:36 PM
    Jestertheclown
    27 Apr 2011 - 11:38 PM


    Quote: Latest update is now 3.4

    Thanks LF.
    I'll go and find it.

    Stuart463
    Stuart463 e2 Member 7563 forum postsStuart463 vcard United Kingdom
    27 Apr 2011 - 11:42 PM

    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

    Last Modified By Stuart463 at 27 Apr 2011 - 11:45 PM
    Jestertheclown
    27 Apr 2011 - 11:52 PM


    Quote: I have just downloaded version 3.4

    Same here . . .

    . . . while you were typing!

    Hugo
    Hugo  9639 forum posts United Kingdom
    28 Apr 2011 - 12:15 AM

    Likewise- i've the Martin Evening book - seemed the best.

    Pete
    Pete Site Moderator 1318456 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
    28 Apr 2011 - 7:13 AM

    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
    dannysg  8 United Kingdom
    28 Apr 2011 - 11:54 AM

    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
    Ewanneil  41118 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
    28 Apr 2011 - 12:16 PM


    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
    Graywolf  7964 forum posts United Kingdom
    28 Apr 2011 - 7:00 PM

    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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