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Hobby Shooter:
Hey,

I'm not an LR expert, have used it just over 6 months and processed around 5000 images in it. Of course one will over time develop a workflow, although mine is not that very effective or time saving currently. I am not sure I understand your question correctly, but I will want to recommend you to check out articles and tutorials on the web on LR. just search for whatever you're wondering about at the moment and practice that on a set of pictures, for example sharpening, then next time check out Split toning etc etc. I've learned alot that way. Practice makes permanent, so develop a style and make it yours.

Mt Spokane Photography:
Its hard to unnderstate the necessity of buying a good lightroom book to see what the experts do.  We all have varying degrees of experience as well as a tolerance for imperfections.
I tend to often shoot dark theater scenes at high ISO's, so I adjust a image at the various high ISO settings and let LR duplicate those adjustments for that ISO and body.
I often take a lot of images that are almost identical as actors move slightly, or in a attempt to capture a expression or movement.  I adjust one of the series and then clone the others to have the same settings.
If you want corrections to be made automatically, try DXO.  I don't use it, but I've tried it, and it does a excellent job of developing images, and determinimg how much nr, brightness, vibrance, contrast, ect so you get a good image with very little or no effort.  It does not have the advanced tools that LR does, so you might still want to use photoshop to touch up some images.  DXO also does not organize images, and creates sidecars which I hate, since they seem to get lost or are not always moved when I move the files.

Hobby Shooter:

--- Quote from: Mt Spokane Photography on February 04, 2013, 10:34:06 PM ---Its hard to unnderstate the necessity of buying a good lightroom book to see what the experts do.  We all have varying degrees of experience as well as a tolerance for imperfections.
I tend to often shoot dark theater scenes at high ISO's, so I adjust a image at the various high ISO settings and let LR duplicate those adjustments for that ISO and body.
I often take a lot of images that are almost identical as actors move slightly, or in a attempt to capture a expression or movement.  I adjust one of the series and then clone the others to have the same settings.
If you want corrections to be made automatically, try DXO.  I don't use it, but I've tried it, and it does a excellent job of developing images, and determinimg how much nr, brightness, vibrance, contrast, ect so you get a good image with very little or no effort.  It does not have the advanced tools that LR does, so you might still want to use photoshop to touch up some images.  DXO also does not organize images, and creates sidecars which I hate, since they seem to get lost or are not always moved when I move the files.

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I've actually been thinking of getting myself a book on Lightroom also. Is there any in particular you would recommend? I use LR4.

thanks

srh:

--- Quote from: Hobby Shooter on February 04, 2013, 11:23:22 PM ---I've actually been thinking of getting myself a book on Lightroom also. Is there any in particular you would recommend? I use LR4.

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Not sure about books but B & H and Adorama have some excellent video tutorials on lightroom.

http://www.youtube.com/Bandh
http://www.youtube.com/adoramatv

Mt Spokane Photography:
There are lots of good ones, my favorite is the one by Martin Evening, there is also a Scott Kelby book, and one by Victoria Brampton. All three are supurb, but maybe formatted a little differently
I have viewed online videos, but I do not find it practical to take them in my camera bag, and, even if I did, finding the answer to even a simple problem would not be practical. Once I have read a book and know whats there, I can quickly find the section again and have my answer in seconds.

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