Some Lightroom blogs get all the glory—Lightroom Killer Tips, LightroomNews, and Lightroom Journal, for example. And indeed they feature great news, presets, tips, and instructional content. But there are lots of other, perhaps lesser known, sites that regularly post excellent content. Here are some of my favorites.
Rob Sylvan’s Photoshop Lightroom Reference Guide. Rob has some great tutorials, including Reconnecting folders and photos in Lightroom, Don’t let Lightroom take over your hard drive, and Using the secondary display in Lightroom.
Peachpit also posts excerpts from its Lightroom titles, including its books by Martin Evening, Scott Kelby, Chris Orwig, and Jerry Courvoisier. There are dozens of excerpts there to date, for LR 2 and earlier.
Also, check out Community Help moderator Sean McCormack’s http://lightroom-blog.com/. Sean posts both Lightroom how-to videos and articles such as Why Lightroom changes settings of raw photos on import and Why the Lightroom histogram displays RGB values as a percentage.
Jao van de Lagemaat, who is active on many Lightroom forums, shares both technical insights and opinions on Jao’s photo blog. Some of his best Lightroom posts are about noise reduction, camera profiles, and output sharpening. Jao also uses before-and-after visuals very effectively.
Lightroom Queen Victoria Bampton, a super-moderator on Lightroom Forums, writes useful posts, including Lightroom thinks my photos are missing, To DNG or not to DNG, and Why won’t my white balance sync?.
Finally, O’Reilly’s Inside Lightroom features great articles by a host of expert Lightroomers, including Gene McCullagh, Michael Clark, Mark Sirota, Jao van de Lagemaat, and Mikkel Aaland. Recent topics include A refresher on image previews, What does an unprocessed image look like?, and Importing Photoshop files—the Maximize Compatibility issue.
All of these sites are indexed in our Community Help custom search engine, and I link to good posts from these sites on both the Lightroom Help and Support page and on relevant Lightroom online Help pages. But you can bookmark and/or get an RSS feed for all of these sites so the content comes right to your virtual doorstep.