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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book:
The Complete Guide for Photographers

 

pics120228LightroomBookThe Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book:
The Complete Guide for Photographers

Author: Martin Evening
Publisher: Adobe Press - Peachpit
672 pages - $47.99 eBook $15.40
ISBN-13 978-0-321-68070

 

Barry Hayes, an independent photographer, reviewed The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by putting it into practice. He reported his review to our Northern Vermont Macintosh User Group.

He reported “This is the book that should be in the box.”

Lightroom is Photoshop’s little brother, with some things missing. There are no Layers in Lightroom. 

But, Lightroom has Digital Asset Management, DAM, which is a major issue for photographers these days. It works wonderfully for Point of Sale, POS, meaning he uses it at the viewer level to immediately show an image. With it Barry goes on shoot and shows people the photos right away. They can chose which one they want, and he can then print them right out. 

Barry works with raw file format because it has all the detail. He sets it up in Lightroom as a file folder which does what Bridge does. Barry only uses Photoshop for the printing. Lightroom can put metadata on images, gets copyright info, lens info, etc.

Barry shoots tethered which saves the trouble of importing. It takes 4 seconds for the image to appear. Barry goes from viewing to editing in Lightroom. He can crop, and correct for lens distortion. Lightroom has a module to fix the profile which records the camera that was used. It can store metadata with  the image. Barry prints from photoshop. He doesn’t like Lightroom’s printing module. 

All of this is explained in the book with the instructions you need to do it.

Lightroom can set up  a template for a slide show. At a wedding, Barry can show a slide show of the wedding at the reception. If someone wants a CD, you can export the slide show to a DVD. 

Barry said this book is the book to get. It easy to follow through. He recommends it. 

PearsonUGbanner336It is a wonderful instruction manual. It has more info than the other leading books. You need a system for organizing and this book really shows you how to do it. 

Barry said this book is the book to get. It easy to follow through. He recommends it.

Barry discussed the way photography has changed, and Martin Evening’s book is part of the change.

It is a wonderful instruction manual. He said it has more info in it than the other leading author’s book. You need a system for organizing and this book really shows you how to do it.

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