Vision & Voice: Refining Your Vision in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
By David duChemin
New Riders Voices That Matter
PeachPit Press
272 pages
$44.99US $ 53.99CA


I have long admired David duChemin’s photography and his fabulous blog, Pixelated Image. He is a world-class traveler, photographer, and humanitarian. David duChemin’s philosophy and images are akin to Ansel Adams, as their work is primarily concerned about the aesthetic vision and depth of the final photograph.

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Two Photoshop CS5 Books
Book Review

On March 10, 2011, in Book Review, Photography, Tutorial, by Suzé Gilbert

The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers
by Scott Kelby
$54.99 US, $65.99 CA


The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers
by Scott Kelby
$49.99 US, $59.99 CA
Published by New Riders Voices That Matter

When I first began learning Adobe Photoshop many years ago, I was frustrated because most of the literature didn’t address the digital photographer. I spent hours learning and googling information on how to tweak black and white images so they could be close to what I could experience in the darkroom. I remember the first time I purchased one of Scott Kelby’s books, The Adobe Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers. Scott presented the tools within Adobe Photoshop in an articulate manner that a digital photographer was yearning for. Aside from his self-professed corny humor, Scott focused on how digital photographers could quickly fine- tune their images in Adobe Photoshop. He provided his readers with abundant information that enabled a swift fluency with the software. His newest offering, The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers does not disappoint.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Learn by Video
Presented by Tim Grey and Mikkel Aaland
Produced by video2brain
Peachpit Press
$64.99 US, $77.99

As a digital photographer I find I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom almost as often as I use Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 is the current version and is a powerful software program for digital photographers. The advantages about using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 are the non-destructive editing features, cataloging and organizing images, slideshow and web gallery options, and the ability to print from the application. I recently reviewed Adobe Photoshop CS5 Learn by Video and was impressed with this well-produced series by video2brain. This handsomely packaged 10 hour instructional DVD and 120 page reference guide is all anyone needs to familiarize themselves with the application and achieve proficiency in a short amount of time.

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Review – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

On July 1, 2010, in Features, Review, by Mark Rudd

Photoshop Lightroom 3
Company: Adobe
Price: $299.00
Product Page

Have you ever had one of those, “game changer moments” when you sat in front of something and just said out loud or to yourself, “Oh My God”? The first time I sat down in front of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 (LR3), was one of those moments for me. There are many ways in which LR3 changes the content management game for photographers of all kinds and skill levels. Read on and discover if the improvements to this third generation of Lightroom are all that, or not.

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