Lightroom tutorials

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  1. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Decided to venture back into Adobe now that I have a new MacBook that can handle it. I used it only briefly once during a trial period. Looking for some good tutorials about the basics of LR tools and some advanced techniques. I understand the editing concepts already from using PSE and Affinity.

    To complicate things further, I just switched from pc to Mac so would prefer either Mac based tutorials or tutorials that specify both the pc and the Mac commands where necessary.

    What tutorials have you used that you really found useful? Willing to pay a bit for quality instruction. No Tony Northrop please he annoys me.


     
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    I've found this lady to be a good source of information on the nuts and bolts of Lr Lightroom Tutorials by Julieanne Kost . Lightroom - Online Courses, Classes, Training, Tutorials on Lynda has some online courses, with a free month to try. This one has a lot of free and paid videos Lightroom Tutorials - Professional Tutorials for Beginners and Up. Finally if you can pickup a copy of https://www.amazon.com/Studio-Anywhere-Photographers-Unconventional-Locations/dp/0134084179 it can be helpful, as he walks you through a shot from setup, to lighting, to how he processes the shot in Lr.
     
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    I offer live Lightroom classes. I consider myself advanced in LR editing and file management. Let me know if you would like to set up a lesson!

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    That is exactly who I have been using. Love his straightforward uncomplicated approach. I’ve been watching them as I run into certain issues but I may spend this coming weekend running through all of them from A to Z.
     
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    Scott Whaley No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'd reccomend something slightly different: a book called "The Digital Negative" by Jeff Shewe. It's less of a "how to" and more of an explaination of how lightroom works, what each tool is and how it can be used in editing.

    Anyway, I'm not selling it well but it was fundimental in my understanding of how Lightroom works and I'd rank it as a must read if using Lightroom is a goal. It's a really good book.
     
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    I learn much better from reading than watching videos so this is a good idea for me. I will look into getting this as I'm liking LR so far and will probably stick with it.
     
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    After 20 or so years with PS, the made the switch to Lightroom. After two years I felt pretty competent with Lightroom and after four years I felt really comfortable. I have not opened Photoshop for over a year now.
     
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    Have a look at Victoria Bampton’s books.
     
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    Lightroom is so awesome. A wonderful tool for digital photography. It makes so many operations so easy, and its parametric nature is so welcome. The implementation of the adjustment brush is possibly my favorite thing about LR. I also like the preset concept.
     
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