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Book on Lightroom 3

Now that I have LR3, I would really like to spend some time 'getting into it'. For those of you who already use this program extensively, could you recommend a really good reference book for it? My daughter wants a Christmas list off me
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Re: Book on Lightroom 3

I would HIGHLY recommend any book from kelby training - give this a go

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Re: Book on Lightroom 3

Thanks Steve. I have one of his books on an early version of CS so this should be good.
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Re: Book on Lightroom 3

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I have had the Scot Kelby book out of the library a couple of times since moving to LR3. It is pretty easy to follow if you don't mind his quirky style but doesn't delve too deep or explain every function of each button/control so isn't necessarily the best reference book. If you just want to know how to do something ie press this, push that its great and certainly got me up and running.

I am expecting a 'surprise' birthday gift of 'The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers' by Martin Evening next week. If you can wait that long would be happy to pass on my thoughts once I've had a browse?
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Re: Book on Lightroom 3

I can also endorse Scott Kelby's books, but a decent alternative is Nolan Hester's Visual Quickstart Guide from Peachpit Press.

Also have a go at the Lightroom Killer Tips podcasts - free from iTunes.
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Re: Book on Lightroom 3

I don't much care for Scott Kelby's weird humour but the book is good. Prefer Martin Evening's style but not quite such an easy read. One to have to hand always is Victoria Bampton's "The Missing FAQ" but this is not a tutorial.
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Re: Book on Lightroom 3

I have only one reference book for LR3, so I can't compare. It is Martin Evening's "The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book", from Adobe Press. I find it to be pretty readable and informative.
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Re: Book on Lightroom 3

Here's what I suggest Dave...

http://www.lightroomqueen.com/books/
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Re: Book on Lightroom 3

Is this the one that you use yourself John?
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Re: Book on Lightroom 3

No, I have tended to be self taught with experimentation, trial and error Dave - it's the way my brain works

I have always used the net (forums) when I've been stuck or in need of a specific requirement. I've never found the need to purchase a detailed book when there are so many online tutorials available, together with lots of net based information out there just waiting to be googled!

Victoria Brampton is a true expert though, and she has provided me with some useful information when I have asked.
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Re: Book on Lightroom 3

Call me a Luddite if you will, but I do still prefer to have an old fashioned book to provide the grounding, supplemented by Google when I know what the question is that I need to ask . It also means that I can sit in the armchair and peruse my manual and not be stuck in front of the darned computer (which takes up enough of my time anyway). 'Tis true though, John, there is a wealth of valuable stuff out there if you know where to look, to help one through the finer points of operation.
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Re: Book on Lightroom 3

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No, I have tended to be self taught with experimentation, trial and error Dave - it's the way my brain works

I have always used the net (forums) when I've been stuck or in need of a specific requirement. I've never found the need to purchase a detailed book when there are so many online tutorials available, together with lots of net based information out there just waiting to be googled!

Victoria Brampton is a true expert though, and she has provided me with some useful information when I have asked.
But my daughter still wants a Christmas list off me.................
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Re: Book on Lightroom 3

Got a few Kelby books, for an amateur like me I prefer his "laymans " terms, I have 4 or 5 of his, learned a lot of skills from him, his site is also good !
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Re: Book on Lightroom 3

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I have only one reference book for LR3, so I can't compare. It is Martin Evening's "The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book", from Adobe Press. I find it to be pretty readable and informative.
This book works for me, too. 13 used on Amazon.
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