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Lightroom 4 books

Gillygems 6 32 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 12:26PM
Can anybody recommend a good guide to Lightroom 4.2 i've not used Lightroom before but feel I need more contol over effects (contrast; shadows, b & w conversions etc) than Elements allows. Thanks for your help!

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mlewis 13 1.5k United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 12:30PM
I would recommend the Martin Evening one. Amazon link
or the Digital Negative by Jeff Schewe. Amazon link.

The Luminous Landscape video tutorials are good too.
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 12:32PM
I use Scott Kelby's book - some people don't like his attempts at humour but there you go...


The other main one is martin Evening's books - I have one of his earleri books on RAW editing and it is much more 'factual' presentation.

These books take you step by step through the menus, but there are other books that come from the 'how do I do...' angle though I have not tried any of these for LR (I found some of the PSE ones really helpful).
16 Oct 2012 1:11PM
I'd add a second for Scott Kelby. I usually struggle with tutorial books, but with his its very straight forward, "do this and this will happen".
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
16 Oct 2012 1:11PM
have a look at these video tutorials online too
JJGEE 13 7.1k 18 England
16 Oct 2012 1:26PM
I know you have to pay, but the Luminous Landscape video tutorials are brilliant.

You download them and can therefore watch them over and over again "offline" so to speak, which I find better than those that are online and " streamed"

If you do decide to buy the LL videos, just let us know and I will suggest which one or two to to download first to help with the specific question you asked.
cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
16 Oct 2012 9:40PM
Scott Kelby seems like a nice guy....Smile

His books are very readable, So like others I would suggest a look his way, Paperback version for LR4 is now on offer at Amazon for 16 quid plus post, A bargain in todays world.


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