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18 Top Books For Learning Adobe Lightroom

Here are 18 books that'll help turn you from a Lightroom novice to a post-processing pro in no time.

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If you're new to Lightroom and want to learn why so many other photographers use it as part of their essential workflow, reading up on what it's all about is a good place to start. A good tutorial-based book can really make a big difference when you're learning something new so here is a selection of top books for learning Lightroom. Even if you're not a Lightroom newbie, you too may find the tips listed in these top textbooks rather helpful so do have a peruse, too. As well as hard copies, most are also available as Kindle / eBook versions so you can have them for reference on your smart device at the side of your computer

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Here are ePHOTOzine's picks of the best books currently available for learning Adobe Lightroom:


Photoshop lightroom classic in a book

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book

An official Adobe publication, the classroom in a book series are best-selling aides to your Lightroom workflow. Developed with the support of Adobe product experts, this title includes 12 lessons that cover the basics and beyond. There are also downloadable lesson files that you can use to work through the projects in the book. It's available in Kindle or paperback format. 

Buy on Amazon UK    Buy on Amazon USA


Serge Ramelli

Lightroom CC Complete Training: Learn the Entire Photographers Workflow in the new Lightroom CC 

Covering all the features Lightroom CC has to offer, from the very basic right through to the advanced, this book is written by Serge Ramelli, a renowned photographer. Everything you could want to know is covered from start to finish in great detail. You can also download the RAW files Serge uses, to work along with the tutorials and learn first-hand. 

FREE with Kindle unlimited in the UK, or

Buy On Amazon UK    Buy on Amazon USA



Lightroom classic

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers

This is actually a best seller on Amazon and is written by Scott Kelby. The entire book is laid out in a real workflow order with everything written in a step-by-step style which makes it easy to read and follow. In this latest version for Lightroom Classic CC, Scott did his biggest update ever, sharing all his latest techniques, insights, and invaluable tips using his award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style that makes learning Lightroom easy and fun. Scott doesn't just show you which sliders do what (every Lightroom book does that, right?). Instead, he shares his own personal settings, his time-tested techniques, and his proven step-by-step method of learning Lightroom, so you can begin using it like a pro from the start.

Plus, the book features a downloadable collection of Lightroom Develop module presets.

Buy On Amazon UK   Buy On Amazon USA  


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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC: Edit Like A Pro

Victoria Bampton knows how frustrating it is when a book is released and then there's a software update that changes things straight away. That's why with this eBook, you can register with the author to get a year's worth of updates to the book, free of charge. This book is for those that want to understand how and more importantly why making certain changes to your photos makes such a huge difference, and shows you how to transform then into something special fast and fuss-free.

Buy on Amazon UK    Buy on Amazon USA



Other great titles


Lightroom workbook

Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book

This official Adobe tutorial shows photographers and photography students how to use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC together to get results and efficiencies they could never achieve with either product alone. This title is a great introduction to both Adobe products, giving the reader a clear understanding of the features on offer in Lightroom and Photoshop CC. 

Buy On Amazon UK   Buy On Amazon USA 




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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Book

In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes Lightroom Classic CC features in detail, covering library organization, develop image processing, output modules, and an introduction to the features in the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC across desktop, web, and mobile. As an established commercial and landscape photographer, Martin knows first-hand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, and as a result, knows the software inside and out.


Buy On Amazon UK  Buy On Amazon USA


Lightroom for dummies

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic For Dummies

Lightroom For Dummies is the book to help you learn which version of Lightroom is right for your needs. The main focus of the book is on using Lightroom Classic, but also includes an introduction to Lightroom CC. All with the goal of helping you get started on the right foot toward taking your photographic workflow to the next level. 


Buy On Amazon UK  Buy On Amazon USA 




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How Do I Do That in Lightroom Classic? 

How Do I Do That In Lightroom Classic? (2nd Edition) is a fully updated version of the bestselling first edition, and here's how it works: When you need to know how to do a particular thing, you turn to the chapter where it would be found (Print, Slideshow, Organizing, Importing, etc.), find the thing you need to do (it's easy--each page covers just one single topic), and Scott tells you exactly how to do it just like he was sitting there beside you, using the same casual style as if he were telling a friend. That way, you get back to editing your images fast.


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Lightroom classic

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Book

In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes Lightroom Classic CC features in detail, covering library organisation, develop image processing, output modules, and the latest Lightroom CC/mobile features. As a reference book for Lightroom, this book is a definite go-to. 

As an established commercial and landscape photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, and as a result, knows the software inside and out.

Buy On Amazon UK  Buy On Amazon USA 



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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC - The Missing FAQ: Real Answers to Real Questions Asked by Lightroom Users

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC - The Missing FAQ is primarily designed as a conversational FAQ-style reference book, giving you the detailed information you need to make informed choices, whether you've been using Lightroom for a few months or a few years. No more pressing buttons without understanding the repercussions!  But, unlike some other Lightroom books,  this isn't just the theory of how Lightroom's supposed to work, but also the workarounds and solutions for the times when it doesn't behave the way you'd expect. 

Buy On Amazon UK   Buy On Amazon USA 



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The Photographers Guide to Image Sharpening in Lightroom: Professional Image Sharpening & Noise Reduction Techniques using Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is a huge programme and you can do many things in it. So much so, Robin Whalley has written a Kindle book just about image sharpening and noise reduction in Lightroom. 

Have you ever looked at a professional photographer’s images and wondered how they achieve the quality they do? Why is the image is so sharp? Why are there no sign of noise? And why does the image have a feeling in depth that your images don’t? If you have ever found yourself asking these questions, then this book can provide you with answers.

Buy On Amazon UK   Buy On Amazon USA 




Lightroom power editing tips

Lightroom Power Editing Tips: Essential tips for super fast editing in Adobe Lightroom

This is a rather inexpensive Kindle book at just 99p and it aims to 'super-charge' Lightroom and improve your workflow. The book's not too long, with 24 pages and it offers tips and techniques for those who may be struggling to get to grips with this software. 

Buy On Amazon UK |  Buy On Amazon USA 



How do I do that in light room

How Do I Do That In Lightroom? The Quickest Ways to Do the Things You Want to Do, Right Now!

Another Scott Kelby book that's proving to be popular among Lightroom users is this one. This is a book on which button to click, which setting to use and exactly how and when to use it. There are specific chapters that look at different aspects of Lightroom in which Scott Kelby shows, in detail, how best to organise and import photos, design slideshows and print images. There's no complicated jargon, just straightforward instructions that are easy to understand. 

Buy On Amazon UK   Buy On Amazon USA 




Adobe Lightroom 6 / CC Video Book: Training for Photographers

This combines book learning with video lessons to bring a well-rounded selection of educational tutorials. Learn how to fix common problems, retouch portraits, create photo books and more. The author, Tony Northrup, explains why and when to use each of Lightroom's features and he's linked the chapters in the book to specific video tutorials, giving you the chance to understand and explore topics more deeply. 

Buy On Amazon UK   Buy On Amazon USA 





Lightroom 11

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers

This textbook is designed with digital photographers in mind. Author Martin Evening has worked with Lightroom for a very long time so knows a thing or two when it comes to editing photos and describes everything from a photographer's perspective. Tips include working efficiently, creating an image library, advice on exporting images and how you can make the most of new features. 

Buy On Amazon UK   Buy On Amazon USA 



Indespensable guide to Lightroom CC

The Indispensable Guide to Lightroom CC

Available in Kindle and Paperback editions, this is a detailed guide to Lightroom CC that even an experienced user will probably pick up a few tips from. It's well written, comprehensive and easy to understand. 

Buy On Amazon UK   Buy On Amazon USA 



Lightroom CC Lightroom 6

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Classroom in a Book

Photoshop Lightroom CC / 6 delivers a complete workflow solution for the digital photographer, from powerful one-click adjustments to a full range of cutting-edge advanced controls. Learn how to tag, use photo merge, create photo books and more with this easy to follow guide. There are 11 project-based lessons in the book, plus advice on editing images on mobile devices. 

Buy On Amazon UK    Buy On Amazon USA 


lightroom transformations

Lightroom Transformations: Realizing Your Vision with Adobe Lightroom Plus Photoshop

Focusing primarily on techniques using Lightroom and Camera Raw - but also with Photoshop - Martin Evening demonstrates how to manipulate the tones and composition of images. Filled with before-and-after shots with detailed explanations of how to go from an ordinary image to an extraordinary one, the book illustrates what you can achieve using Lightroom or Photoshop as a creative tool to enhance your photos. Plus, the book also includes tips on shooting technique to improve your images in-camera. 

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More Books For Browsing 

We have a feature that lists top travel photography books, plus we also have a top general photography themed book list that's well worth checking out as it includes titles that cover all sorts of photographic subjects. We also have our book reviews section that's regularly updated with titles ePHOTOzine's taken a look at. 

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