Lightroom 3


Link Posted 19/11/2011 - 21:13
I have taken the plunge and bought lightroom. I am now looking for three things:

1. A good work flow form downloading raw files through to printing

2. A good easy to use book as i hate electronic help manuals

2. Tips on using lightroom



Link Posted 20/11/2011 - 01:31
Everything you need to know teh great training videos..

PPG Wedding photography Flickr
Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released


Link Posted 20/11/2011 - 07:52
Its a wonderful piece of software. I'm still finding new cool things to do with it. Really depends what floats your boat, it can do so much.
Tips -
1. When you import a shoot you can save a second copy to another location. Creates backup as part of the import.
2. Create your own presets (you can vary them for each ISO setting if you like) to be applied on import.
3. Batch tagging very useful.
4. The export functions can not only re-size down as you would expect (all sorts of options here) but also do a very good job of re-sizing up when someone asks for a big print!
5. Sync settings is very useful when you have batch of stuff that needs the same develop settings.
K3ii, DA16-85, DA35mm Limited, FA77mm Limited, 55mm f1.8 K, 135mm f3.5 M, DA300, DA 1.4 HD TC,
DA16-45, Sigma 15mm f2.8. Cosina 100mm f3.5 macro


Link Posted 20/11/2011 - 12:37
Checkout Lightroom related Podcasts in iTunes. Loads off useful info there.
Peter E Smith

My flickr Photostream


Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 09:03
Laura Shoe's videos are by far the best, IMHO. I bought all of the recommended books, and some of the other DVDs before I found her series. She is in a class of her own. Particularly if you are new to Lightroom, she will get you up and running in the most helpful way. I struggled for a long time with LR2 - it is not that intuitive and its full of poorly-documented but useful features -and I wasted an awful amount of time watching YouTube videos when I should have been out taking shots. Spend a few pounds to download her DVDs, load LR3 at the same time as you watch them so you can do for yourself what she is doing on-screen, and you will be amazed at what a difference you can make to your images.


Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 12:07
I've just scored a copy for 100 in Amazons Black Friday promotion! Woo hooo
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!


Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 12:16
119.97 GBP surely?
I'm still in the waitlist. Can't see me getting one.
Last year you could open a fresh window and try again, but this year that doesn't seem to work .

Hopefully it will come again sometime.


Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 12:18
Take that back. I just bought it too .


Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 12:48
yep, was number 319 on wait list with chance of getting deal quoted as "poor". then 5 mins later was able to get it!

Steve Chasey

Link Posted 21/11/2011 - 17:01
For written manuals, check out Martin Evening's book and you might also like "Lightroom 3 the missing FAQ" by Victoria Bampton.

Both available via Amazon.

In the Pack - Gripped K5 (SE),K7 & K20, Gripped MZ-S(SE)& MZ-S,DA10-17, DA12-24, DA14, DA*16-50, 50-135, 60-250 & 300mm; FA31mm/43mm/77mm Ltds; Sigma 8-16, 135-400 & 150-500
Half Backs: K10+BG,DA16-45, DA50-200
Backs: LXs,Super As and lots of A, M & K lenses
Impact Subs: 28mm Shift, K 135-600 (the Banahan of Pentax zooms ), 400-600 Reflex
Last Edited by Steve Chasey on 21/11/2011 - 17:02


Link Posted 22/11/2011 - 09:05
Sorry yes 119.97 but I logged in via nectar so that was double points as well and I got carried away
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!


Link Posted 22/11/2011 - 13:18
Now 119.99 at PC World/Currys LINK
Don't forget Quidco/TCB.

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