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Lightroom 4 is the primary software-of-choice for today's digital photographer. As a new tool, using Lightroom 4 requires mastering new skills--not always an easy task. Compounding the challenge, many photographers don't have fundamental knowledge of digital image processing. Lightroom 4: Streamlining your Digital Photography Process offers you the digital imaging fundamentals and the Lightroom -specific skills you need to quickly learn and retain a mastery of Lightroom 4. Written and designed by a professional photographer, designer, and instructor, this book is designed to simplify and accelerate the learning process and is unique in both content and presentation. Nat Coalson is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom and Photoshop, and has taught photography and imaging classes and workshops for many years. The approach taken by Lightroom 4: Streamlining your Digital Photography Process is based on over 20 years of professional experience in photography, printing, and imaging, and the methods of instruction were developed through the author's work with students and clients. At just over 500 pages, this book clearly explains how to use all of Lightroom's controls, and much more. Beginning with the original image capture, all the way through importing, editing, processing and presenting photos, the text also explains fundamental imaging concepts every modern photographer needs to know. Not just the "how" but also the "why". Not just recipes, but core skills you will use again and again. And by developing stronger technical skills, you will be able to focus more on creative expression. The content of Lightroom 4: Streamlining your Digital Photography Process also demonstrates a simple, practical workflow. You will learn real-world, professional-level production techniques through straightforward examples and easy-to-follow instructions.