The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby is the latest installment of a book that I’ve been reading since the first edition many years ago. This latest installment is better than ever with over 550 pages of helpful step by step instructions on how to use all the cool features of Adobe Lightroom 6. If you’ve read the previous versions then you know what to expect, so this is a significant refresh that also covers all the new features found in Lightroom CC 2015. Simply put, this is the best edition yet for what seems to be the best version of Lightroom yet, so I highly recommend this book for photographers for Scott Kelby fans and those who like visual step by step instructions on how to use all the features Lightroom has to offer.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening is very different from Scott Kelby’s book. This is 700+ page book is like the Lightroom encyclopedia of features. With in-depth details, this book is for the geek who doesn’t want you to show them how to use a feature (which Kelby’s book does), it’s for the geek who wants to know why to use a feature and how it works in depth. This book is NOT for the faint of heart, but it is extremely well written and very comprehensive. I highly recommend this book for geeks if you are the type of person who finds Scott Kelby’s books lacking the depth of technical details you want to know then this is for you. If you are the type that just wants to just see how to use a feature, then get Scott Kelby’s book.
These books are for two distinct different audiences, but I know for a fact that both audiences exist in the photography world. One audience will love one of these books and be underwhelmed by the other. Personally, I find both to be extremely well written and comprehensive resources. I’m glad to have the opportunity to have both on my bookshelf, but quite honestly I’ll probably reach for Scott Kelby’s book more often as my busy lifestyle often needs step by step “just show me” answers.
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