I've been trying out Lightroom 3 for awhile, and like what I see. I will be buying it in the near future, thanks to a student discount. I'm sure I've only just scratched the surface so far, and being a visual learner, I could use suggestions for learning material.

I'm interested not just in the editing process, but also in the overall workflow - organization, tagging, metadata, and so on.

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I'd highly recommend Scott Kelby's Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers

Scott really knows his stuff and is a great author.

  • I'd second this, have the book for version 2 of lightroom and it's a great read and very useful. Keep coming back to it! Aug 31, 2010 at 15:30
  • agreed. this would be a good first book.
    – chuqui
    Sep 3, 2010 at 15:00
  • This does look like a good book to have handy. Thanks for the tip! Sep 8, 2010 at 1:05

Also video based is the Luminous Landscape tutorials. The price is $49.95 for the tutorial, which doesn't seem too bad, and there's no DRM, just download the full set and view as desired.


I recommend Martin Evening's The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers.

I am currently reading it, and, as a Lightroom beginner, I find it informative, well written and with a very nice choice of photos (it is definitely not devoted to fashion only, which was something that I feared).

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    I haven't read that one but I found Martin Evening's Photoshop for Photographers books very well written. He's a great author. Aug 25, 2011 at 19:03

Instruction video rather than a book: Photoshop Lightroom 3 Essential Training by Lynda.com. The training videos from Lynda.com I've watched so far (including this one) are excellent. Drawback, esp. for students and others with limited budgets: neither subscription nor DVD (you choose either one) come cheap :-(


Kevin Kubota's Digital Photography Bootcamp is relatively short but very useful and covers a Lightroom-based workflow. It also some basic Photoshop recipes that I find very helpful. It's slanted towards pros who shoot weddings, but you can see how to apply it to your own situation.

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