Lightroom users (and those who plan to use/buy one), this book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! I got my copy 2 weeks ago and I can tell you, I keep coming back to the book for tips and all. I have been using Lightroom from the beta and have been familiar with the application but this book just raised my knowledge to the next level!
As usual, Scott walks you through his workflow and shares some of his tips for editing photos – from the Library Module to the Develop Module. The book is also very easy to read because of Scott’s humor.
Of course I can’t share with you all the tips he has on the book because you might not end up buying it (that wouldn’t be good for Scott), but I’ll share with you some of the things that I found particularly useful:
- Libary Module:
- Sorting and Rating of Photos
- Use of Quick Collections; I am not a big user of this but Scott showed a practical use of this.
- Develop Module
- using the histogram and the basic editing features to improve the overall look of the photos.
- using the tone curve
- Slideshow Module
- A big surprise for me! I always thought I could take this module further and use it for professional looking slideshows and Scott just did that.
- You should see the templates and tips he shares in the book.
- Print Module
- Although this is not a big thing for me because I haven’t tried printing most of my pictures yet, he still has a lot of good tips here.
- Watch out, Scott might be coming up with something regarding the use of Print Module and borders.
- Bonus Chapters
- Walkthrough of Scott in using Lightroom and Photoshop from shooting to develop in a 2 scenarios: Wedding Shoot and Landscape Shoot
- I also found a good tip in using the lighting setup in the wedding chapter.
I also have a copy of Scott’s Digital Photography book and all I can say is that this is a book I always go back to whenever I need to shoot something. It taught me a lot especially when I was starting with photography last year. I hope Scott comes up with a version 2 that tackles things like using flash and various lighting setups.
Anyway, if you want more information, check out the following links:
So, what are you waiting for, go and buy the book!