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    How do I use LR 3 properly

    Hi guys,
    I downloaded a lightroom trial yesterday and had a bit of a play around. I love it!! I have no idea what I'm doing but can see me enjoying it.

    Can someone point me in the right direction on some tutorials, or a how to guide or a book or something?

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    Go and get "Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 for digital Photographers", by Scott Kelby.

    You will not learn how to use LR in 30 days, but with that book you will start to understand how to use it well
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    There's lots of tutorials on YouTube, and podcasts etc

    Best book is by scott kelby
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    +1 to what Rick said. A great book.
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    I bought lightroom in 2009 with great intentions (that was even before I got my DSLR), but never got around to using it. I have set my new years resolution to learn this and bought Scott Kelby's book. I have a slow learning curve but the book looks good and aimed at my level.
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    I've purchased said book online last night, just received notification of dispatch today and looking forward to learning how to post-process shots.

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    Hi Danielle..I did the same thing as you..downloaded the trial and then didn't know what to do with it If you google lightroom3 turorials, you will find some by Marianne Kost..she has several to get you started. This will help you have a pretty good play. I also bought Scott Kelby's book..I thought it was brilliant as he talks as tho he is next to you and I found it easy to follow. I haven't scratched the surface yet but this should get you going. Hope this helps
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    kelby +1000

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    Aaaaah cool thanks guys. I have the general gist, but would be great to know more, I'm off to look for the book now


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    +1 to Kelby's book

    If you're after video tutorials I can also recommend the Kelby Training series for Lightroom 3 by Matt Kloslowski.
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    Hi Danielle,


    The book will doubt help but, just playing will help too. I now do most of 'my stuff' in light room. :P
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    BTW, should you own a Kindle or iPad, you can get the digital edition for <$15 delivered instantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty72 View Post
    BTW, should you own a Kindle or iPad, you can get the digital edition for <$15 delivered instantly.
    Nrrr don't have one of those. I want an iPad tho. Better add that to the list lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty72 View Post
    BTW, should you own a Kindle or iPad, you can get the digital edition for <$15 delivered instantly.
    28.35 at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty72 View Post
    BTW, should you own a Kindle or iPad, you can get the digital edition for <$15 delivered instantly.
    Scotty can you tell me where I can find this? kelbytraining.com doesn't list digital editions, ibooks & app store no go either. Thanks
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    Here is the link to the kindle edition of his PS CS5 book: $14.39 US

    http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Photosho...6291306&sr=1-4

    The light room 3 version (many of the principles are very similar / the same) is 30.79 US

    http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Ligh...6291645&sr=1-1

    You can view the kindle books on an iPad as well as a kindle - also, you can view on your PC by downloading the kindle software.

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    http://www.lightroomkillertips.com

    Matt Klowolski's website has lots of good tutorials on it as well, which is where I picked up most of my learning. I head back there regularly as he is always adding new stuff in there. He does some before and after tutorials which are also available on itunes for free, as long as you can handle his accent butchering the english language.

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    I did a course here in Adelaide about a year ago. It was a 2 day full on Lightroom extravaganza. I wish I could remember it all! Anyway I ahve been using it since then and feel comfortable with the platform. The guy who ran it, Jerry Courvoisier, now runs tours out of the US, where he is based. However he does come to Australia - quite often! He has a book which is available - perhaps have a look at his site first and see what you think. This guy worked as a consultant to Adobe so he is pretty learned! http://www.jerrycourvoisier.com/
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