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The Photographer's Guide to Adobe Lightroom

By : Marcin Lewandowski
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The Photographer's Guide to Adobe Lightroom

By: Marcin Lewandowski

Overview of this book

It takes talent to be a great photographer, but in the digital era, it also takes a level of technical proficiency. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic was designed as a one-stop solution for photographers to perfect their final products on a desktop-focused workflow, which includes local storage of your photos in files and folders on your computer. Knowing how to efficiently navigate through Lightroom means that you’ll be able to concentrate on being creative instead of wondering “what does this button do”. Complete with step-by-step explanations of essential concepts and practical examples, you will begin with importing photographs into Lightroom. You’ll focus on how to sort through, sequence, develop, and export ready files in various formats, or even design a book and create gallery-ready prints. Next, you will learn how to make informed decisions within Lightroom and how to approach your work depending on the set of photographs you are working on. This guide also illustrates real-life usage and workflow examples that are not just for aspiring professionals, but also for artists and amateurs who are still getting to grips with the technical side of photography. By the end of this book, you'll be confident in importing, editing, sorting, developing, and delivering your photos like a professional.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Section 1: Importing Images into Lightroom and Exploring the Library Module's Structure and Tools
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Section 2: Developing Photographs in Lightroom Classic
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Section 3: Exploring the Export, Print, Book, and Slideshow Modules
14
Table of Keyboard Shortcuts

Summary

Lightroom is a powerful presence in any photographer's workflow, not just because it was the first software of its kind, but because, from the very beginning, it was designed with photographers in mind. Lightroom's user interface is intuitive and has multiple ways to access most functions. This flexibility makes Lightroom Classic easy to use by all types of photographers with different kinds of workflows. Every photographer can easily incorporate Lightroom Classic, whether it's a day of studio-based fashion photoshoots, a street photographer's long-running project, or to bring a bit of order to a collection of our family photographs. With many keyboard shortcuts and flexibility in arranging the workspace, Lightroom offers a streamlined user interface, focusing our experience on bare necessities without any unnecessary fluff. Lightroom Classic focuses on enabling users to adjust any parameters within their photographs so that the final images match our vision...