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Lightroom 2: Streamlining your Digital Photography&hellip by Nat Coalson
I am a brand new Lightroom2 user and I bought this book along with Scott Kelby's latest Lightroom book. I prefer Coalson's book because it uses clear, concise headings (instead of "Step One, Step Two," etc. that Kelby uses). Also, the placement of text and images on the pages is conducive to flipping through the book and finding interesting information without having to first know what I'm looking for. Of course, no instructional book is good unless the content is good, and Coalson obviously knows what he's talking about when it comes to Lightroom. This book is great for learning the ins and outs of Lightroom2 and I highly recommend it.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book for Digital P&hellip by Scott Kelby
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
As a brand new Lightroom2 user, I purchased this book and another one by a different author in order to learn how to use the application. While I appreciate the knowledge that Scott Kelby obviously has about Lightroom 2, I personally find the format of the book to be not as user-friendly as others I have read. Again, this is a personal preference, but I find the author's use of "steps" to be monotonous and at times not relevant, for three reasons:

(1) He often uses a "step" when he's discussing items that are not really part of a process. "Steps" should be saved for tasks that need to follow one another, and also for relatively short lists. In some cases, the author refers to… Read more
Feast: Food to Celebrate Life by Nigella Lawson
Feast: Food to Celebrate Life by Nigella Lawson
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I've had this book for almost a year, and have tried a number of the recipes. The ingredients are found in the average kitchen, and the instructions are straight-forward and clearly outlined. Potential purchasers need to be aware that she states temperature settings only in gas or Celcius, but if you have a caluclator you can easily convert to Farenheit. Of course, if you happen to have a newer oven it might even do the conversion for you. I also enjoy reading some of the British phrases, such as "tipping" (pouring) batter into a "tin" (baking pan)... it makes for interesting reading! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys cooking and wants to add a… Read more

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