I am very happy to report that Victoria Bampton’s exceptional reference book, Adobe Lightroom 5 – The Missing FAQ, is now available! Victoria is a fellow Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom, the founder of lightroomforums.net, and one of the most knowledgeable Lightroom experts I know. She therefore understands what questions Lightroom users have, and has organized her book around these questions. The book is well-written, well-organized, and well-illustrated with hundreds of screenshots and photos, and is full of practical advice about what really matters.
You can purchase either the e-book only (includes PDF, Kindle/Mobi & ePub formats), or the e-book together with a black-and-white paperback. I love the e-book format — I can search the book for a particular topic, and Victoria has included many hotlinks that allow me to easily jump to related topics. I also enjoy the paperback version.
Not only is the book very affordable, but with it you become a premium member of her help service — which not only gives you access to a great Lightroom knowledgebase, but also priority response to emailed questions to her!
The 578 page book has been written primarily as a reference tool, for when you have questions or want to delve into a topic, rather then as a step-by-step tutorial for beginners. It does however have a 45 page “Getting Started” section that focuses on the most critical topics for beginners. While I am admittedly a bit biased on this topic, I think that a great package of Lightroom resources for both beginners and experienced users is the combination of my Lightroom 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond tutorial video series and Victoria’s Adobe Lightroom 5 – The Missing FAQ.
Finally, I reveal my secret — when I get a question about Lightroom that I can’t answer, I turn to Victoria’s Adobe Lightroom 5 – The Missing FAQ!