- Paperback: 704 pages
- Publisher: Adobe; 1 edition (5 Mar. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321819594
- ISBN-13: 978-0321819598
- Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 2.8 x 25.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: The Complete Guide for Photographers Paperback – 5 Mar 2012
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About the Author
Martin Evening is a London-based advertising and fashion photographer and noted expert in both photography and digital imaging. In addition to being a bestselling author, Martin is sought after for speaking and lecturing and was inducted into the NAPP Photoshop Hall of Fame. He also works with the Photoshop and Lightroom engineering teams, consulting on new feature development and alpha and beta testing. He is one of the founding members of PixelGenius, a software design company producing automated production and creative plug-ins for Photoshop.
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I think it needs an early chapter that gets over the business of importing my image files into the catalog (especially from PSE as that is very skimpily covered) and basic "development" methods and then later proceeds to all the embellishments and controls that are possible to customise it for your personal use. So I will be looking for some kind of quick and dirty (but safe) setup, which I can then refine using this book. I would also like to see more on the basic principles of how the program does what it does, especially in the develop module.
Maybe I am the exception, but this book is not giving me what I want and I am beginning to wonder whether Lightroom is going to be as easy to use as the LR adverts suggest. Maybe Photoshop Elements is quite adequate for my photographic needs. However I will persist.
I wish I had bought the hard copy version. I read the book -no, I dip into it as needed- on a commonly available Tablet, and an Android phone. I am used to pinching an image to reduce its size, or the opposite to enlarge it. Works well for text, but not the images. They are all locked to their original size. This is my first purchase of a Kindle version of a book about photography.
The images in the book are important, key even. The Kindle format does not do them justice. A great shame.
The links in the Kindle version work: but since most people (I assume) will be reading on a device that probably hasn't got LR on it...... So the related source files, images to work on, and movies will need to be accessed on your PC or Mac. Added value, yes; but with a twist.
Evening's written style is careful; when he repeats himself there's good reason to do so. A little gentle humour here and there. But the effort he has made is obvious. Lots of attention to detail - a good deal of thinking things through from the user's perspective.
Nothing for it, I'll need to buy the hard copy as well. I'll try to make that mistake only once. That's good marketing is it?
This truism also extends to this volume which is aimed fairly and squarely at the professional or advanced amateur photographer.
That said, it gives a detailed account of the Lightroom program in technical but not dry language, importantly including explanations of why you might want to use this or that tool, as well as how to do it. It include workflows for those wishing to organise and control their photo collection and to process and retouch camera raw files.
Chapters on printing, exporting and presenting photo work are also included, each in the rigorous style for which this author is well-known.
For me, this is what I wanted and it gets five stars, but for a beginner this is probably not the best book to choose.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent Bible study for Lightroom 4 and for other upgrades, you'll know what to do by the time they come out. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Giorgio Romaniuk
It's a great pity that although the author is English, the book came as an American translation. It even credited the American translators. Read morePublished 12 months ago by m.a.rooke-matthews
The delivery was excellent. This book has been well set out and walks you through each process. Great author will be looking at their other books. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ian Johnson
If you have read any other of Martin Evening's books you will not be disappointed. It becomes clear from the start that he was involved with the development of this programme and... Read morePublished on 2 Oct. 2013 by Aog
I purchased Lightroom 4, and learned my way round the programme to the points that I need. I have been looking for a reference book and purchased this, by using the book I have now... Read morePublished on 3 July 2013 by Alex
A good investment for the serious photographer, but need to be read slowly and thorougly. I see no aspect that is not covered, everything you need, and probably more, is here.Published on 23 Jun. 2013 by Kjell Morten Klevsand
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