It should be no surprise that I am a big fan of Craft and Vision's eBook offerings. Their eBooks are beautifully crafted and packed with information and inspiration. Of course, I am always interested in what they have about Lightroom. Piet Van den Eynde has released a new book Lightroom 5 Up To Speed designed to help the experienced Lightroom user discover and utilize the new features in Lightroom 5. He was kind enough to send me a copy. Thanks, Piet!
First, a little background on Piet from his Craft and Vision bio:
Piet Van den Eynde is a Belgian freelance photographer. He also writes books, magazine articles and gives training about digital photography and post-processing with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. In 2009, he threw his camera, a flash and an umbrella in his bicycle panniers and cycled 5000 miles through Turkey, Iran, India and Indonesia for a photography project calledPortraitsOfAsia. Learn more about Piet on his blog MoreThanWords.
Piet's 77 page eBook walks you through all the new features Lightroom 5 has to offer. His explanations are easily understood and he provides excellent examples and illustrations for the more difficult features. In addition to the text and screenshots, Piet has recorded several video tutorials which you can easily access via "Play Video" links in the book. The videos alone are worth the cost of admission! Here are a few sample pages to give you an idea of how well crafted this eBook is!
As infomercials like to say, "Now how much would you pay? $40? $30?" How does $5 sound? Yes. Only $5. If you are an experienced Lightroom user then this, in my opinion, is a "no brainer." Fire up your browser and buy Piet's new book Lightroom 5 Up To Speed! Now, if you are relatively new to Lightroom then I suggest you also get his Lightroom 4 book Lightroom 4 Unmasked for $20. This is a great primer on Lightroom and should be in your digital library. Click here to read my review.
But wait! There's more! You can get Piet's Lightroom 5 eBook for FREE by purchasing his Lightroom Bundle for $20. For the cost of Lightroom 4 Unmasked you'll get both Lightroom 4 Unmasked and Lightroom 5 Up To Speed! What a deal.
Piet is a wonderful teacher and I enjoy his writing style. I think you will too!