I have just finished reading “How Do I Do That In Lightroom“.
This is Scott Kelby’s new Lightroom book and, before talking about the content itself, let’s mentioned where it innovates. The book is obviously for sale as a print version (How Do I Do That In Lightroom – Scott Kelby), but it’s also available on line in their website, as a web book, freely available (they say for limited time).
The idea behind is to find the book interesting and worth having it in paper beside your station, and buy the book. I’m actually waiting for it to appear in amazon Germany, unfortunately the shipping prices from the US to Europe are prohibitive.
About the book! Scott has the “Lightroom for photographers” series, which is the “starting from the basics, I don’t know anything about Lightroom” book (it teaches people how to use the classic import interface, so Adobe, he’s got you covered, you can bring the old interface back!). This book is meant for someone that is already using Lightroom. Not a guru level, but as someone that is already familiar with it.
The book gives you 12 chapters, from “how to get your images into Lightroom” to “other stuff you’ll want to know”, going through “how to use the brushes”, with the already famous funny writing style of Scott and his also famous introductions of chapters. It gives you the tricks and the advance way of using most of the tools. Also some recipes on how to do get a given thing done (e.g. How to fix washed-out skies). It helps a lot also on getting more efficient on Lightroom, teaching this “more productive” way of doing one thing or another, and also how to get something done, though you know all the involved parts, you still didn’t connect the dots.
Obviously Lightroom Mobile was included in the book and has very useful tip!!
I got quite impressed, positively, that I knew a great part of the book already. Lightroom training and books paying off 🙂
The book is totally worth it! Enjoy the online version and don’t forget to support the print version!