The co-founders of the photography training and consultancy company D65 have been training people for years in the use of Adobe Lightroom. Seth Resnick and Jamie Spritzer understand the importance using Adobe Lightroom for digital photography and how important it is in managing your workflow. In D65's Lightroom Workbook, their goal is to present a well tested workflow that photographers can modify and implement as they do at D65.
D-65's Lightroom Workbook is based on the four-day workshops that D65 puts on through the year. They are intensive workshops that equip photographers with the tools to manage their workflow effectively. D-65's Lightroom Workbook is 488 pages in length and is contained in 16 chapters.
Chapter 1, "Before You Shoot," begins by examining the importance of some of the key elements that you need to consider before shooting digital. In this section you will look at memory cards, ISO, white balance, using a color checker, working with histograms, filters, and other important concepts in the digital world.
Chapter 2, "Understanding File Formats & Shooting Raw," looks in to the various file formats that can be used while shooting digital and what some of the pros and cons of each are. It also looks at the reasons that you should be shooting using Raw format and what it means to the quality of your images.
Chapter 3, "Color Spaces For Digital," digs down into the four main color spaces that you can work with when dealing with digital: sRGB, Adobe98, ColorMatch, and ProPhoto. Here you will learn what color spaces are, how they affect you, and when best to use each of them.
Chapter 4, "Lightroom's Architecture," looks at its modular nature and how each module is designed for a specific task. You will see how you can control your workflow through the toolbar, panels, and keyboard shortcuts.
Chapter 5, "Setting Up Lightroom," is more than using the defaults that are set when you first set up the software. Here you will see how to optimize Lightroom, set up an identity plate, and configure a watermark, as well as other settings to streamline your work.
Chapter 6, "The Lightroom Catalog," explains the catalog system and how Lightroom is a true digital asset management system. This is one of the main reasons you would want to use Lightroom: its powerful abilities to manage your files. Here you will see how to change the location of your catalog, creating new catalogs, and make it easy to find what you need.