Monday, July 30, 2007

Adobe Lightroom 1.1...

This installment of Weekly Photo Tips is all about Adobe Lightroom. No, not one long run on story, but a bunch of little snippets, so buckle up and get ready to take notes and click on links.

1. If you haven’t done so already, go directly to the Adobe website and download the upgrade to Lightroom version 1.1.

2. If you have Lightroom, you most likely have the Scott Kelby book Lightroom for Digital Photographers. Well, his book also has an upgrade for version 1.1 and you can (and should) get it here.

3. Terry White has a 1 hour and 20 minute podcast “Lightroom 1.1 Workflow” it's a phenomenal walkthrough of Lightroom from start to finish, of such quality you would expect to pay for it, but put your wallet away because this one is free, you can download it here. You will also find more podcasts for Lightroom, Photoshop and other Adobe products @ Terry's website.

4. Michael Tapes also offers almost two and one half hours of FREE Lightroom tutorials. These are divided into small 10-15 minute segments and are subject specific. You can also buy all of the tutorials on DVD for a small donation ($9.95). Be sure to bookmark this site as there are more tutorials on the way!

5. And for almost free ($49 for NAPP members – yet another great reason to join) you can take Matt Kloskowski’s 21 day online course “Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 Basic Training”.

6. Speaking of Matt Kloskowski, you have to check out his blog/podcast Lightroom Killer Tips for tutorials, shortcuts and “undocumented tricks”.

7. Another Podcast you should be sure and check out is “Lightroom for Digital Photographers”. This is another podcast will take you step by step through the entire Lightroom application.

8. Still need more, then pay a visit to “Inside Lightroom”. There is a great deal of Lightroom information, tips, tricks, and other resources, including a printable .pdf on how to develop, edit and save your own presets. You will also find a large assortment of other folks Presets that you can download and install.

9. And lastly you can get 86 free PhotoPresets by Jack Davis, which also come with an hours worth of video tutorials so that you can make the best use of them.

If you know your application well, you can use it to its fullest ability to produce the best possible product for your customers, you will also spend less time "hunting and pecking" in the application and more time shooting. Both very good things.

Knowledge is power, and these resources will make you feel like a king, so go for it!

I think this will conclude the all Lightroom, all the time segment, should you have a useful Lightroom tip or link, please, please, please share it with us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

why is it when I open a NEF in Lightroom 1.1 Brightness goes to +50,Contrast +25 and Blacks +9 ? When open a Jpeg all is '0'.
greetings
k.hendrik