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This review is from: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers (Paperback)
Firstly, I must admit that this book was a second choice as a result of Scott Kelby's book being unavailable (sold out before its release date). I bought Mr Kelby's LR2 book and thus was investing in the currently unobtainable sequel - but I digress.
Martin Evening seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of LR3 with structured and clear examples of all the processes contained in the software. There are very useful 'tips' and 'notes' within the chapters which add a layer of understanding behind the methods and procedures discussed. LR3 is quite a beast and to the uninitiated could be quite daunting - Mr Evening breaks everything down with clarity removing this issue - well I thought so anyway.
I especially found the BW section useful and I am now using it in conjunction with the approach of Scott Kelby.
As I'm in a unique position of reading both authors on LR I would note that what Mr Evening lacks in humour (in comparison to Mr Kelby) he gains in explaining aspects of LR in more depth. The difference between the two is a matter of taste - as both author's seem to get to the same point but talking a different route. As a result I am in the position of using both author's approaches to develop my photos - which isn't a bad thing.
To conclude I would recommend this book - its very thorough and the author knows his stuff.