If you’re new to Adobe Lightroom and want to learn why so many photographers use it as part of their essential workflow, reading up on what it’s all about is a good place to start but searching for a good learning book can be a quite difficult task that may simply waste your time and efforts. So today we decided to help you in this pursuit. In this article we have collected a list of top 10 books, that we considered the best books for learning Adobe Lightroom, suitable for beginners, intermediates and experts. Any one of these can help you get up to speed and learn how to adapt the latest features into your workflow.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers
Since Lightroom 1.0 first launched, Scott Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 best-selling Lightroom book and in this latest version for Lightroom CC (or Lightroom 6 – they released with the same extra features), Scott uses his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style to make learning Lightroom easy and fun.
Scott doesn’t just show you which sliders do what (every Lightroom book does that, right?). Instead, he shares his own personal settings, his time-tested techniques, and his proven step-by-step method of learning Lightroom, so you can begin using it like a pro from the start.
The Complete Guide for Photographers
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, offering powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes features in Lightroom CC (2015 Release)/ Lightroom 6 in detail from a photographer’s perspective.
As an established commercial and fashion photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, monitoring the product’s development and providing valued feedback to Adobe. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, from image selection to image editing and image management.
Classroom in a Book
Serious digital photographers, amateur or pro, who seek the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 choose Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015 release / 6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 11 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop Lightroom CC / 6. And a stunning showcase of extraordinary images by working professional photographers provides the perfect inspiration for your next project.
Photoshop Lightroom CC / 6 delivers a complete workflow solution for the digital photographer, from powerful one-click adjustments to a full range of cutting-edge advanced controls. Readers learn how to manage large volumes of digital photographs, work in a non-destructive environment to allow for fearless experimentation, and perform sophisticated image processing tasks to easily produce good-looking pictures and polished presentations for both web and print.
Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Lightroom in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop.
Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support
of Adobe product experts.
Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book contains 9 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the programs. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.
The Missing FAQ
Adobe Lightroom CC/6 – The Missing FAQ is primarily designed as a 600+ page conversational FAQ-style reference book, giving you the detailed information you need to make informed choices, whether you’ve been using Lightroom for a few months or a few years. No more pressing buttons without understanding the repercussions!
The book covers both Lightroom CC (the subscription version) and Lightroom 6 (the perpetual license). Unlike most other Lightroom books, this isn’t just the theory of how Lightroom’s supposed to work, but also the workarounds and solutions for the times when it doesn’t behave the way you’d expect.
For less experienced users, the Fast Track weaves its way through the book, with short tutorials that guide you through a simple workflow, allowing you to gain confidence before diving into the more advanced questions. To get a taste of Victoria’s writing style, download the free Quick Start eBook from the Lightroom Queen website.
Taming your Photo Library with Adobe Lightroom
Today, photo professionals and amateurs alike can quickly amass thousands of photographs. The challenge for photographers at every level is how to keep track of all those photographs. Where do you store them? How do you organize them? How do you find a particular photo when you need it?
Adobe Lightroom is the leading solution for photographers’ photo management needs, but its organizational powers come with a learning curve. In this practical and thorough guide, author Rob Sylvan covers everything photographers need to know about photo organization and management using Lightroom.
Rob starts by getting you in the Lightroom frame of mind with an explanation of the import process and the relationship between your photos and the Lightroom catalog. Whether you’re starting from scratch or trying to tame an unruly catalog, you’ll find advice on best practices and workflows for reviewing, keywording, collecting, naming, applying metadata, moving, and finding photographs in Lightroom, as well as step-by-step solutions to such common problems as reconnecting missing photographs and restoring order after a catalog disaster. Through straight-to-the-point explanations honed by years on the help desk, Rob demystifies common areas of confusion, from collections to previews to filters and more.
Lightroom 6/CC Made Easy
Lightroom® 6/CC is a “how to” book for anyone wanting to learn how to use the software. It is made to sit at the computer with the photographer guiding them through the techniques and procedures available using easy to follow instructions with screen shots and bullet points. Many of the techniques and procedures have never before been described in other books or tutorials.
Creative Workflow in Lightroom: The photographer’s guide to managing, developing, and sharing your work
Adobe’s Lightroom has emerged as a must-have software due to its powerful editing tools and time saving organizational capabilities but how you establish a personalized, creative workflow that optimizes this technology, your time, and your art eludes most photographers. Jason Bradley, award-winning photographer and Lightroom pro, shares the answers to these questions in this practical and easy to follow guide that taps into the “how” and the “why” of a professional photographer’s creative workflow in Lightroom.
Bradley will show you how all workflows can be simplified into three steps: establishing, managing, and rendering the file, alongside stunning photographs and explanations from his own experiences. This book will not only teach you how to work within Lightroom but, ultimately, how to make Lightroom work for you.
The Lightroom Mobile Book: How to extend the power of what you do in Lightroom to your mobile devices
The Lightroom Mobile Book, first shows you how to get up and running quickly. Then, comes the fun stuff, like telling Lightroom on your computer which collections you want access to over in Lightroom Mobile. Plus, you’ll learn how to manage your collections, add Pick flags and star ratings, move images, play slide shows, and a bunch of other important stuff you’ll want to know right up front. Then, you’ll learn how to edit your images in Lightroom Mobile, using the same Basic panel features found in the desktop version of Lightroom–it’s the same sliders that do the same thing, and it’s even in the same order. You’ll also learn how to easily crop images, as well as use the in-app camera. You’ll learn step by step how to set up Lightroom on your desktop and mobile device, so that during a shoot, you can hand your client your tablet and not only can they see the images coming in live as you shoot, they can make their own Picks, comments, and even share the link with someone at a different location, so they can be part of the shoot, and the approval process, too!
How to Create Stunning Digital Photography
Stunning Digital Photography is much more than a book; it’s a hands-on, self-paced photography class with over 12 hours of online training videos and free help from the author and other readers. That’s why award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup’s book is the #1 photography e-book with over 100,000 readers.