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Nov 11, 2011 11:44 |  #1

I am looking for recommendations for the best source for learning to use Lightroom (i.e. Books, DVDs, etc.). I currently have Adobe Lightroom 3.5 and would like to become proficient in using it. I bought Lightroom for Windows at a very nice price some time ago and hate that I can't capitalize on its features. I also have CS5 but am not as well versed as others in using it.

Are there any "best source" recommendations?

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Nov 11, 2011 11:48 |  #2

as i have been saying at other threads.. try your local college.. usually a fairly inexpensive class that is 5-6 weeks long (once a week)... and covers various topics...


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Nov 11, 2011 11:55 |  #3

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby.

No photo library should be without it.


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Nov 11, 2011 12:42 |  #4

I have found youtube to be pretty good when looking for ways to do specific things. You can learn a little bit at a time, targeting what you are trying to accomplish.




  
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Nov 11, 2011 12:45 |  #5

^^Good to know. I would have never considered YouTube. Thanks!


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Nov 11, 2011 12:47 |  #6

Three excellent "primer" books are by Scott Kelby, Martin Evening and Victoria Bampton. Amazon will heve them. Any one or more than one will be very good in getting you started, they walk you through the various features and each offer great insights.

Web sites are numerous. AdobeTV has a lot of Lightroom tutorials. Scott Kelby hosts KelbyTraining.com, a subscription site with a staff of accomplished professionals. That and Lynda.com, another subscription site, can pay off if you can dedicate say a month to work through some of their videos. They both have material for CS5 as well, so once you really get underway with Lightroom, it could benefit you to get some Photoshop training under your belt.

Kelby also hosts LightroomKillerTips.co​m, a cool place for free "mini-tutorials".

Victoria Bampton hosts a site LightroomQueen.com that is quite useful for resources.

You can also access Lightroom Users forums at Adobe and the LightroomQueen site that can be very helpful. Do a search for "lightroom user forum" and you should get both those and other choices:

http://www.search-results.com …m%3Asrc%3Dieb%3​Ao%3D16316 (external link)

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Nov 11, 2011 14:15 |  #7

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Nov 11, 2011 14:20 |  #8

https://photography-on-the.net …p=13384904&post​count=4449

And the next post.


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Nov 11, 2011 14:44 |  #9

And then, the Lightroom Threads "sticky"!"

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=315590


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Nov 11, 2011 15:11 |  #10

whoty wrote in post #13386903 (external link)
You are gonna thank me for this link later.
http://www.youtube.com​/user/SLRlounge (external link)

I most definitely am!

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Nov 11, 2011 15:30 |  #11

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I most definitely am!

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Nov 11, 2011 23:37 as a reply to  @ whoty's post |  #12

I have been joining a lot of G+ hangouts.... it is interesting to hear how people use it and hear their workflow.....


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Nov 12, 2011 01:38 |  #13

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I have been joining a lot of G+ hangouts.... it is interesting to hear how people use it and hear their workflow.....

...Are you referring to their Lightroom workflow? If so, maybe provide a link to a valuable discussion? If not, well, off-topic!


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Nov 12, 2011 01:57 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #14

You might have a look here: http://jhpvideotutoria​ls.com/?cat=8 (external link).

If you buy Kelby's book Adobe Lightroom 3 book for digital photographers, he gives you a reference to where you can download a number of the images that he uses in the book, not every one of them is available, but there are enough so that you can work along with his worked examples in the book. This is how I got started in Lightroom a while back and then I just picked things up from other websites and by asking questions in LR forums, of which there are a number, for example: http://www.lightroomfo​rums.net/forum.php (external link) and
http://forums.adobe.co​m …?view=discussio​ns&start=0 (external link).

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Nov 18, 2011 12:16 |  #15

Another + for youtube.


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