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2.0 out of 5 stars Not exactly a gripping style, 31 Oct 2010
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This review is from: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers (Paperback)
LR2 I chose Scott Kelby's books, as many will know he is an acquired taste. For LR3 I thought I would try Martin Evening's style - big mistake This style is simply dull and boring. Surely training / educational books are supposed to draw you in and make you want to try the product. They should fill you with hope, ambition and above a feeling you can master this product. This fails miserably for me. I would like to say it actually covers everything you ned to know - but after 2 weeks of trying to get into it I am at page 55 as I keep falling aslee...... I suppose it is a case of "horses for courses" as they say. So the choice is Cheesy Scott or boring Martin. Your choice... or maybe there is an alternative if you are looking to undertsand LR3 either of these authors will do - if however you are looking to use LR3 and have played with LR before then try The Lightroom Queens [Victoria Brompton] Missing FAQ book - see my review of that its worth the visit
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Initial post: 22 May 2011 11:45:21 BDT
PDM says:
Oh dear! I have to agree. I did the same. I did borrow a copy of Evening's Lightroom 2 book and noticed that it contained more useful info than Kelby's and that it was well written, and I also found Kelby's jokes a bit offputting. And having several other books by Evening, when I upgraded to LR 3, I decided to go with him instead of Kelby. Frankly, this book is rather poor and I now wish I'd stuck with Kelby (jokes and all). Evening's book is poorly structured and presented and it is difficult to both read and absorb the information and is not anywhere near as good as his past work. Kelby's structured, step by step approach is in this case the better way to go.
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