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Need a cutting edge digital workflow? Curious about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and how it can speed up your digital workflow?
NOW INCLUDES LINKS TO BRAND NEW VIDEOS, A PHOTOSHOP ACTION & AN ENTIRELY NEW CHAPTER ON EQUIPMENT SELECTION
A Professional Photographer's Workflow: Using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop (7th Edition), a 565-page e-book, is a workshop in book form. This e-book covers the main topics of a shooting workflow then moves into a raw processing workflow with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC. This book gets down to the nuts and bolts of a real world digital workflow. This e-book was completely revised and re-written over the last year, and presents a workflow that can be adapted by any photographer, professional or amateur. This e-book now includes an entirely new chapter on camera Equipment Selection and also includes links to three videos (a total of 47 minutes of video content) where you can watch me work up three images from start to finish in the latest version of Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.
I can honestly say that I have not seen any other book on the market today that includes as much detailed and comprehensive information as this e-book does on a complete digital workflow from setting up the camera to backing up your images and everything in-between. I will boldly state right here and now that there is no other resource, be it a book, website or anything else, that has such a thorough and complete discussion on real-world color management issues as does this e-book.
As digital photographers we are often called upon to shoot hundreds or even thousands of images a day then deliver high-quality and high-resolution images that same afternoon. With the pressures of getting the perfect images for clients we don’t have time to fumble the processing workflow. Hence, a well thought out digital workflow is a must.
This workflow encompasses the entire digital workflow process including:
Links to three New Videos (a total of 47 minutes of new video content) showing how I worked up three images from start to finish - NEW
*New Chapter: Equipment Selection - NEW
**The e-book now comes with a Photoshop Action that can be loaded into your Photoshop CC app - NEW
***Storage Options and Backup Strategies - REVISED AND UPDATED
Setting up your camera for the highest quality capture
Equipment notes and Camera Settings - REVISED AND UPDATED
White balance - UPDATED
Exposure and Histograms - UPDATED
Advanced Color Management - REVISED AND UPDATED
Advanced Monitor Calibration - UPDATED
Monitor Recommendations - REVISED AND UPDATED
Ink Jet Printer Recommendations - REVISED AND UPDATED
Camera Maintenance and Sensor Cleaning - REVISED AND UPDATED
Using Adobe Lightroom to edit and process Raw images - REVISED AND UPDATED
Lightroom as a Digital Asset Management Tool
Six Ways to Speed up Lightroom - REVISED AND UPDATED
File and Folder Naming Conventions
An in-depth discussion of the DNG file format
A Logical Editing Process
True Full Screen Mode
Lightroom's Modules (Library & Develop)
Adobe Camera Profiles
Enhanced Spot Removal tool
Upright - Automatic Perspective
In-depth explanation of the Clarity slider
In-depth examination of Sharpening
In-depth examination of the Noise Reduction Sliders
Explanation of Lens Correction controls
Creating Panoramas - REVISED AND UPDATED
Using Lightroom's Photo Merge to Pano feature - UPDATED
Using Photoshop's Merge to HDR Pro
Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC Compatibility - REVISED AND UPDATED
Photoshop Workflow - REVISED AND UPDATED
Photoshop Dodging and Burning - NEW
Creating Photoshop Actions
Running Batch Actions
Archiving and Cataloging Images
Alternate Workflow for Wedding and Portrait Photographers
Alternate Workflow using Capture One Pro - NEW
Alternate Workflow for Photojournalists
and much, much more.
* This new chapter on Equipment Selection is a 35-page chapter that discusses everything from modern digital camera technology, mirrorless vs DSLRs, digital camera formats, 14-bit vs 16-bit, medium format cameras and much more.
** The Photoshop Action is included in a zip folder along with a ReadMe PDF file showing how to load the Action into Photoshop.
*** The Extended Workflow chapter has been completely revamped and is up to date with the latest techniques, equipment and information you need to know to keep your images safe. This chapter also includes a section where I detail my storage workflow.
This workflow presents a comprehensive and tested introduction to the digital world from capture to output that photographers can implement step by step. Download this workbook and get a grip on an efficient new workflow. If you'd like to see a sampling of what is included in the workflow you can download the intro and table of contents here.
The workflow is best viewed in Adobe Reader
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A few testimonials about A Professional Photographer's Workflow: Using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop:
"I have just finished reading your Lightroom 3 e-book and I found it to be both very readable and thoroughly informative. I have also recently read Scott Kelby's book on Lightroom 3 (as I'm a big Kelby fan) and found your book much easier to follow. I especially like the fact you that also included the details about your pre-shoot workflow, settings etc. I eagerly await your next e-book!" - Andrew Boyd
“This book is exactly what I was looking for and suddenly Lightroom is making much more sense to me now (after an hours reading) than a month reading the User Guide and sitting hunched over the computer staring at Lightroom itself and trying to see it as a workflow tool compared to Nikon's Capture NX2. The descriptions of the modules and the tools within them strikes the right balance of practical use and how they affect an image. You have also produced the best 'camera set-up' section I've read." - Matt Hunt
"The download worked perfectly. It looks like a very nice piece of work. Many thanks for putting this together.” - Trevor Peterson, New York, NY
"I am a long term Lightroom user and was a bit hesitant to buy a book about a program I use almost daily because I didn't think it could offer me anything I didn't already know. But now, after some late nights of reading, I find your book really helpfull. Amongst lots of tricks and hints, the chapters about color management and the reasoning behind your using Photoshop CS5 in addition to Lightroom makes me rethink my workflow even though up to now I am most of the time happy with how my clients print my images. Thanks for your great work and greetings from Switzerland." - Bernard van Dierendonck
“Thank you very much for granting me the use of your excellent ebook. The workflow format really got my attention. Your pictures add kick and a seamless flow which you don’t get when a mix of work is used. I also appreciate the compact, to the point approach.” - Barbara Southworth, Instructor at Northern Virginia Community College who is using the Lightroom e-book for her class.
“I've now read your workflow ebook back to back, and it was a very good read. Thanks for a lot of good tips and info!” - Henrik Kreilisheim, Norway
“Thanks for making the e-purchase so easy. I’ve got it downloaded and checked." - Dave Gatley Photography
“The Lightroom book is great. Very readable!” - Richard Hughes
“Great book, Michael!” - Frank Shelley
Your Workflow book is a great help for muddled digital heads. It's a profound humanitarian service.” - Fred Lyon
“I purchased Lightroom workflow e-book from you. Congratulations and thanks for generating a professional edition that even the layman can easily comprehend.” - James Cauble
“Many thanks, Michael. As you stated, the PDF printed out just fine. I look forward to using it to help with my workflow.” - Richard Meadow
“Thanks for the e-book. It's exactly what I was looking for.” - Kenneth Koh
"Everything worked out great, I really appreciate the work you have put into this e-book! The book was as clear and easy to read as everyone has stated - and as you said in the end - there is a never ending level of detail and complexity." - Bruce Millman
"Thank you again for your book. I think it is the best starting point and reference guide for professionals that really want to see the light in the dark sea of workflow management." - Matteo Agosti