• John Hayes says:

    I have both Scott’s book along with Martin’s and they are both outstanding. I would consider Martin’s book an encyclopedia. It is comprehensive and really a true reference guide. Scott’s is just as valuable but I would consider it more of a boiled down “here is what you need to get up and running successfully”.

  • Chance says:

    new to Lightroom, thanks for your insight.

  • JM Antoine says:

    Did you read “D65’s Lightroom Workbook
    Workflow, Not Workslow in Lightroom 3 by Seth Resnick. The best of the best as far I am concerned.

  • Dan Bailey says:

    I have not, but I know Seth and he is certainly a digital imaging expert. Thanks for the tips.

    Readers can find it here:

  • On a slightly different slant, Dave duChemin’s Vision and Voice is also worth a read. Currently reading Nat’s book.

  • John.B says:

    Agree 100% with Sean McCormack. After you’ve learned your way around Lr, take the time to follow through with Dave duChemin’s “Vision and Voice” book. Instead of explaining what the sliders, etc. in the program do, it’s more like a walk through of what’s possible in Lr. Definitely not the place to *start* with Lightroom (see Dan’s recommendations above), but it’s an excellent next step.

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  • Bret Edge says:

    These are great selections, Dan. I’ve got Nat’s book and it is excellent. Well written, logical flow and loaded with great photos. I may be a bit biased since he and I lead workshops together, though. 😉 Honestly, it is one of the best.

    I recently purchased Michael Clark’s e-book, “Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – A Professional Photographer’s Workflow”. It’s also outstanding. He presents topics in a different way than other books I’ve used and he covers color management, monitor profiling and some other important considerations in enough detail to get people moving in the right direction. Learn more about it here:

    Thanks for another great post, Dan!

  • Jeremy Verinsky says:

    Definitely agree with adding “Vision and Voice” as a follow up to these books. As mentioned above, it’s not a good book for someone new to Lightroom but explores how to refine your photos to match your vision.

  • Mike O'Connor says:

    Can any/all of these texts be simply downloaded to my iPad?

  • Susana says:

    Dude, run this through a spell checker. Thanks for the tips, but it’s hard to read something so full of obvious typos.

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