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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) Paperback – 31 Aug 2008
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From the Back Cover
Written in concert with Adobe's development of the Photoshop Lightroom 2 Beta, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers - by #1 bestselling computer and technology author, Scott Kelby - is the most complete and concise Lightroom "how-to" book for digital photographers of all skill levels.
In The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers, Scott walks readers through the basics of Lightroom use, leading them to a brilliantly devised and super efficient digital photography workflow that dramatically improves productivity and allows photographers to spend less time processing photos and more time shooting them.
Throughout the book Scott shares his personal camera and Lightroom settings, as well as the studio-tested techniques he's developed for his own photography workflow. The book is written in his trademark step-by-step, plain English style, and because he knows what really works and what doesn't, he isn't shy to tell you flat out which tools to use, which to avoid, and why. This allows digital photographers of any skill level to jump right in using Lightroom like a pro from the very start, sidestepping a lot of the frustrations that typically haunt those unfamiliar with new applications…especially those as powerful as Lightroom.
What really sets The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers apart from other Lightroom books on the market are the last two bonus chapters where Scott answers the questions, "In exactly what order am I supposed to do things in Lightoom," and "Where does Photoshop fit in to the mix?" Both chapters start with an on-location photo shoot, including full details on the equipment, camera settings, and lighting techniques. Readers then witness as he takes the photos from each shoot through the entire workflow process, to the final output of the 16"x20" prints. And, because he incorporates Photoshop seamlessly right into this workflow, you'll learn some of the latest Photoshop techniques for portrait and landscape photography as well.
If you're one of those people who learns best by actually doing the projects yourself; who learns best without all the complicated technical explanations and confusing jargon, and if you really want to start using Lightroom today to unlock the productivity secrets of "The new digital photography workflow,"---there is no faster, more "straight-to-the-point" or more fun way to learn than this groundbreaking new book, and you are absolutely going to love it!
About the Author
Scott Kelby is the world s #1 best-selling author of photography technique books, as well as Editor and Publisher of the highly acclaimed Photoshop User magazine. He is co-host of the influential weekly photography talk show The Grid and he teaches digital photography workshops and seminars around the world. Scott is an award-winning author of over 60 books, including The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, The Digital Photography Book series, Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers, and Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It. For more on Scott, visit his daily blog at scottkelby.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Scott's joky style is not to everyone's taste; some people are irritated by his little asides and digressions.Read more ›
Excellent book that I have learned more from in a week than I did from Rob Sheppard's Lightroom 1 book in several months. I know that some people find Scott's casual style a bit irritating, but it is not at all intrusive in this book. In fact I think it helps me to remember things. Screen shots linked directly to the "stepped" approach, provide both a readable book and a reference work. The practical "real life" approach suits me and I would think many other photographers - Thoroughly recommended!
I was rather pleased, then, to see that Scott Kelby was releasing this new volume and pre-ordering it was a no-brainer. I particularly like Scott's informal, conversational style of writing. I expect some may find it irritating, but for me, it makes his books more pleasant to read. Consequently, it makes it easier to retain the knowledge that he imparts.
I'm reading this one from cover-to-cover, as Scott recommends, and it's certainly working. Within the first few pages, I found useful ways to incorporate Lightroom facilities that I simply hadn't encountered. As I continue to work through, there's more and more that is helping improve my workflow considerably.
I sometimes wonder if Scott's books are a little lightweight. They certainly don't tax your brain too much. I guess that's because most of the books I read tend to be detailed technical references where there's a vast amount of information to impart in a limited space. The way Scott writes, it seems too easy. But then, that's the point, isn't it? When you're working with hundreds or even thousands of photographs at a time, it really does need to be easy. So, thumbs up to Mr Kelby for helping me find new ways to improve the efficiency of my workflow, yet again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A book that does what it says on the tin, if your just getting in to Lightroom this book will help.Published on 24 Dec. 2012 by David Billington
I wanted a book on Lightroom 2 and saw that Scott Kelby had written one. Based on his other book I have on Elements 7 I had no hesitation in buying this one as I knew it would be... Read morePublished on 30 April 2011 by J. Davies
owning other books from scott kelby,i was not disappointed.the book like his other,s is easy to follow and leads through lightroom pge by page.all in all a first class book.Published on 5 Sept. 2010 by happy snapper
Brilliant book. Great for people who just need to "do" things instead of understanding every button. Only gave 4 stars because the delivery service from HDNL wasn't very good. Read morePublished on 15 July 2010 by Lex C
I found this book to have just the right balance of a chatty style and good solid content. I have looked at a couple of other books but found that this one has all the information... Read morePublished on 13 April 2010 by D. G. Shelley
A variant of photoshop I purchased having been to a seminar but as yet not used much as Iam not really confident it is better than standard photoshop programmesPublished on 16 Mar. 2010 by Mrs. Jacqueline Hollinshead
This is excellent and really will help you get up to speed with the proces of image transfer, revision and management within Lightroom. Read morePublished on 5 Feb. 2010 by N. J. Myers
Kelby makes the often complex unknown areas of the software and it's real power come to life in layman's terms. This is what makes his work excellent. Read morePublished on 18 Dec. 2009 by Mark R
Love this book, Its so easy to understand, Got working with Lightroom 2 in mins.
Its worth the money, trust me!
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