I want to learn LightRoom 5

HaViet

Mu-43 Veteran
Hi guys, I am completely new to photography and like to learn how to use LR5. I like to learn how to make my poor looking photos a bit nicer with basic corrections such as sharpness, exposure, etc.

Could you suggest books and/or online resources that would get me started?

Thanks much!
 

HaViet

Mu-43 Veteran
Stupid question. After watching the video, I renamed my folder structures and now all my links are broken.

How do I update/refresh my catalog? Or should I just delete and create a new catalog?
 

jnewell

Mu-43 All-Pro
Did you make changes using Windows File Explorer or Lightroom? You can move folders around in the Lightroom Library module and it will make the changes in your hard drive file/directory structure, but LR will be aware of the changes and you won't have sync issues. :smile:
 

HaViet

Mu-43 Veteran
Did you make changes using Windows File Explorer or Lightroom? You can move folders around in the Lightroom Library module and it will make the changes in your hard drive file/directory structure, but LR will be aware of the changes and you won't have sync issues. :smile:
I made the changes in Windows Explorer.

Go to the top of your folder structure, right click, then click synchronise ...
Thanks, my catalog is now updated.
 

David A

Mu-43 All-Pro
Books: Martin Evening's "The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book" and Jeff Schewe's "The Digital Negative".

Video: The Luminous Landscape Lightroom intro and advanced video package. You have to buy them, it's not free, and they get a bit chatty at times but there's a hell of a lot of useful information buried in them.
 

Replytoken

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
I suggest that you play around with LR for a while before settling down to create a more permanent catalog. LR is not an intuitive program, and it is easy to get off track quite quickly. Also, I recommend that you consider join up at Lightroom Forums: http://www.lightroomforums.net/forum.php . Victoria, aka The Lightroom Queen is the owner, and the forum is a nice friendly place that is geared to beginners. Be sure to read their Starter Kit if nothing else. It is very helpful.

Good luck,

--Ken
 

HaViet

Mu-43 Veteran
I suggest hat you play around with LR for a while before settling down to create a more permanent catalog. LR is not an intuitive program, and it is easy to get off track quite quickly. Also, I recommend that you consider join up at Lightroom Forums: http://www.lightroomforums.net/forum.php . Victoria, aka The Lightroom Queen is the owner, and the forum is a nice friendly place that is geared to beginners. Be sure to read their Starter Kit if nothing else. It is very helpful.

Good luck,

--Ken
Thanks, I will definitely sign up for the forum.
 

MarkoPolo

Mu-43 Regular
I also recommend George Jardine's video tutorials. Luminous Landscape is also good, but you have more "filler". Martin Evening books are your go to reference, I keep one for Lightroom and one for CS 6.
 

jnewell

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Ramsey

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As a starting place, I recommend Adobe TV, in particular the Julieanne Kost videos which are also on her own site and her blog at Adobe.

Matt Kloskowski also post some short quick tips and tricks at Lightroom Killer Tips.
jeez, i just watched one single video and it was outstanding.

I watched numerous B&H videos, went through multiple books (including Kelbys'), but her videos are on point, clear, concise, step by step (without being too dull or repetitive).

E.g., even after numerous views of other videos, i could not get myself to familiarize with HSL options. http://tv.adobe.com/watch/getting-started-with-adobe-photoshop-lightroom-5/lightroom-5-create-stunning-images/ covers it and explains all the details.

Not saying other videos are not good, and they sure do cover a lot of things, it could be just my attention span limitations or that specific area.

Thanks for the link.
 
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