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Vision and Voice: Refining Your Vision in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (Voices That Matter) [Paperback]

David DuChemin
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12 July 2010 0321670094 978-0321670090 1
What if your image could only communicate one thing: one major idea, overarching theme, or driving emotion? If you identified this, you’d discover your vision for that image—the internal, invisible guiding principle that directs both how you capture the image and how you develop it in the digital darkroom.
Without vision, you likely find yourself flailing both behind the camera and in front of the computer—indiscriminately shooting and arbitrarily moving sliders in hopes of stumbling upon something great every once in a while. With vision, you bring direction and intention to both the creation and development of all your images.

Vision & Voice: Refining Your Vision in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is about identifying your vision and using Lightroom’s Develop module to give voice—that outward expression—to your vision. Photographer David duChemin begins with the fundamentals of a vision-driven workflow, where he discusses everything from vision and style, to the importance of mood and color, to the crucial role of histograms and of getting the best possible digital negative to work with. After demonstrating how the Develop module’s tools affect the aesthetics of your image, duChemin then offers a straightforward approach to developing your images in accordance with your own personal vision: identify your intention, minimize the distractions, maximize the mood, and draw the viewer’s eye—all while leaving room for play and serendipity. Finally, duChemin applies this approach to 20 of his photographs as he takes you into his own digital darkroom and, beginning with the original RAW file, works step by step through the development of the final image.

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (12 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321670094
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321670090
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 21 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 318,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“David duChemin’s images of people and landscapes never feel posed or artificial. There is a dignity and intimacy to his portraits of people living in impoverished conditions...This book is highly recommended for photographers seeking to refine their voice and style.”

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What if your image could only communicate one thing: one major idea, overarching theme, or driving emotion? If you identified this, you’d discover your vision for that image—the internal, invisible guiding principle that directs both how you capture the image and how you develop it in the digital darkroom.
Without vision, you likely find yourself flailing both behind the camera and in front of the computer—indiscriminately shooting and arbitrarily moving sliders in hopes of stumbling upon something great every once in a while. With vision, you bring direction and intention to both the creation and development of all your images.

Vision & Voice: Refining Your Vision in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is about identifying your vision and using Lightroom’s Develop module to give voice—that outward expression—to your vision. Photographer David duChemin begins with the fundamentals of a vision-driven workflow, where he discusses everything from vision and style, to the importance of mood and color, to the crucial role of histograms and of getting the best possible digital negative to work with. After demonstrating how the Develop module’s tools affect the aesthetics of your image, duChemin then offers a straightforward approach to developing your images in accordance with your own personal vision: identify your intention, minimize the distractions, maximize the mood, and draw the viewer’s eye—all while leaving room for play and serendipity. Finally, duChemin applies this approach to 20 of his photographs as he takes you into his own digital darkroom and, beginning with the original RAW file, works step by step through the development of the final image.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightroom Lover 20 Feb 2011
By Jamie T
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I have been using Lightroom since version 1 was first introduced and I progressed to version 2 and now use Lightroom 3 as my main "optimisation" program. I consider myself to be reasonably proficient in the use of image manipulation software and I purchased this book in order to gain an insight into the approach used by a professional photographer. I have not been disappointed as I find the guidance provided by David duChemin into how he visualises the final image and achieves that visualisation by using the tools available in Lightroom 3 to be most enlightening. His overview of the Develop Module contains many useful observations and will be of value to both the newcomer and more experienced user of the software. The detailed explanations of how he carried out the image manipulation to produce the final version for printing I found fascinating. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to the photographer who wishes to hone his skills in using the software and to gain an insight into the process of optimising a raw file to produce a truly memorable image.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why do you take Photographs? 9 Oct 2010
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If you require a nuts and bolts guide to how to use all the facilities available in Lightroom 3 then look else where. Do you need to know how to improve your workflow and how to replicate effects over many different images then this is not for you. Interested in slideshows and how to create web galleries then... kind of a pattern developing here.
The image you take on your digital SLR is what is important here and what you wish to do with it. David du Chemin opens the door and invites you to play and create, searching for what is important to you within your images. Nowhere does he say "This is what you do" but it is all about what you want do say with your image and he does explain what tools are available and how they can be used, illustrating these with 20 examples of his own work and how he achieved the end result he wanted. All in all, he asks you to think - dangerous stuff - so enjoy and see what your vision and voice have to say.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By Invicta
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The subtitle of this book: Refining Your Vision in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom suggests that this book is only for Lightroom uses. However, the book is focused on developing images and only uses the develop module in Lightroom 3. As such the techniques will equally apply to Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS5. The screen shots are from Lightroom 3 but all the same tools are available in Photoshop CS5 Adobe Camera Raw albeit sometimes with different names and positions on the screen.

The theme of the book is refreshingly different to most other approaches to teaching Lightroom or Photoshop. David's theme running throughout the book is to have awareness of your intention for the image and this is what drives every adjustment you make.

The book can be divided into three main sections. The first five chapters seek to explore what is vision and the factors that people notice most in a photograph. This helps refine what you want from your photograph and how to emphasis the mood and draw the viewer's eye to the focal point of your vision. Next is a chapter explained in easy to follow terminology the tools and techniques available in Lightroom's develop module. This is a good refresher if you are not 100% familiar with Lightroom 3.

The bulk of the book is devoted to the methods and techniques David used on twenty actual photographs. The source files can be downloaded from the web so you can follow though the techniques step by step. It is very interesting to see David's style in action across a wide range of photographs. E.g. it is ok to make things look worse before they get better.

I rated this as four stars rather than five for two reasons.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Like David's previous books, the writing and standard of photography is very high. The book has three parts to it: A number of chapters on shooting with vision, intention and how this vision needs to be carried through to post processing, a section on David's view of the Lightroom tools and the final section has 20 of David's photographs describing his vision for them and how he carried his vision through to post. For me, the first and last parts are the most valuable, the middle part is necessary I suppose to complete the book and useful for those new to Lightroom.

The first part of the book is fantastic, a clear discussion on what vision means, why it is important and how post processing should support that vision and intent.

The last part of the book is also useful but more practical in nature and gives an insight into David's thinking both on his vision and how to express the vision in post. My only criticism in this section is he refers to the histogram quite a bit but doesn't show it in the text. However, the fact you can download his RAW files and follow through the post processing yourself is a great addition and gets over the missing histograms.

As with most PeachPit books, the standard of publication is very good. Any serious photographer will find this book of value even if you only read the first part.
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