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Lessons in DSLR Workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop by Jerry Courvoisier

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Chapter Three. Basic Concepts of Lightroom and Workflow

I know you’re itching to get on to Lightroom, but I would like to cover a few important, fundamental insights into how Lightroom was developed first before moving on to the process of streamlining your workflow. Here we’ll gain some perspective on how Lightroom has come onto the scene.

Why Lightroom Is What It Is

When digital capture first arrived on the scene in the early 1990s, many were a bit overwhelmed by the cost and all the equipment needed to actually adopt a digitally based photography workflow, as well as underwhelmed by the quality of the images produced compared to film. But, as for me, the great creative flexibility kept my interest. The first DSLR cameras were roughly as expensive ...

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