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Landscapes in Lightroom 5: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide is a new title by landscape photographer Michael Frye. In this new ebook, he presents a multimedia, hands-on learning experience, taking you step-by-step through processing your photos in Lightroom. In addition, you can download the original raw files used as examples in the book, and then follow along with each step yourself. And when you purchase the ebook, you get exclusive access to eight videos demonstrating different aspects of Lightroom’s Develop Module, like using the Adjustment Brush, Spot Removal Tool, and Point Curve, advanced retouching in Lightroom, and much more. The 87-page PDF ebook is available for $14.95.
Landscapes in Lightroom 5
The Essential Step-by-Step Guide
by Michael Frye
Michael Frye is known for both his masterful technique as a landscape photographer and his digital darkroom expertise. In this new ebook, he presents a multi-media, hands-on learning experience, taking you step-by-step through processing your photos in Lightroom. You’ll get to see his workflow in action, with a variety of images – high contrast, low contrast, color, and black and white. You’ll learn many specific techniques and tips, but perhaps more importantly, you’ll gain insight into the decision-making process that so many photographers struggle with. How much contrast is enough? How far can you push the saturation without making the image look garish or fake? What’s the right white balance?
This ebook is unique because it extends the learning experience in two key ways. First, you can download the original raw files used as examples in the ebook, and then follow along with each step yourself. Second, when you purchase the ebook, you get exclusive access to eight videos demonstrating different aspects of Lightroom’s Develop Module, like using the Adjustment Brush, Spot Removal Tool, and Point Curve, advanced retouching in Lightroom, and much more. It’s great to read about a tool or technique; it’s even better to watch a demonstration, and then try it yourself on the same image!
Here’s just a partial list of things you’ll find in the ebook. And if you’re using Lightroom 4 or Adobe Camera Raw, everything in this ebook still applies.
An in-depth look at the Basic Panel Tone Controls
Image-adaptive behavior: how Lightroom’s tone controls auto-adjust their behavior internally based on image content.
New features in Lightroom 5, including the Advanced Healing Brush, Visualize Spots mode, and Smart Previews
Default settings: where should you start?
Establishing a workflow
Adjusting white balance
Using the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter
Using the Target Mode in the HSL Panel
Straightening leaning trees
Handling high-contrast scenes
Converting images to black and white
Using the spot removal tool
Advanced retouching in Lightroom
Integrating Lightroom with Photoshop
Using targeted curves with layer masks in Photoshop
87 pages, PDF format + video tutorials.
About the Author: Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He's written two print books: The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite, and Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters, plus the eBook Light & Land: Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom. He's also written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and his images have been published in over thirty countries around the world, including the magazines National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, American Photo, Sunset, and Texas Highways. For more information visit http://www.michaelfrye.com