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And I need to learn how to post process the pictures. Please post any tutorials any kind that I can read on and apply.

I have been asking around but no one seems to relieve theirs tricks. I wont be doing this as a profession so whoever helps me can relax since I am not trying to make money out of this hobby.

I will be mainly taking picture of my girl friend, my car, my animals and nature. She wants to give a shot in modeling so pictures needs to look as appealing as they can.

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To be honest, I just learned by experience. Get Lightroom 3 and just play around with the sliders.
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I agree. Lightroom 3 is well worth the money.

And shoot in RAW.
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To be honest, I just learned by experience. Get Lightroom 3 and just play around with the sliders.
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I agree. Lightroom 3 is well worth the money.

And shoot in RAW.
That is what I was looking into...LR3.

Yeah, I have been shooting in raw. So I just open the raw file in LR3 and start messing with sliders? Is that all? There has to be tutorials somewhere online...
 
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That is what I was looking into...LR3.

Yeah, I have been shooting in raw. So I just open the raw file in LR3 and start messing with sliders? Is that all? There has to be tutorials somewhere online...
It's pretty much self explanatory once you see it. LR gives you a FAQ and walk-through as soon as you start it for the first time.
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Lightroom is FAR more user friendly than photoshop, and all of the "changes" you make to a photo can easily be undone through the "history" of the photo on the left side so feel free to adjust and then go back if you don't like your change.
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The best thing you can do is download the trial of lightroom and mess around. I learnt most things by trial and error.

It's also worth noting that lightroom is non-destructive editing. To see the changes applied to the actual files you have to export them as JPGs to another directory on your PC. It doesn't actually alter the RAW file (impossible), but it saves a list of changes and applies them every time you open that file in lightroom.

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/i...shop_lightroom
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There has to be tutorials somewhere online...
This might be more what you are looking for.

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/the-comple...hancing-light/
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^^ That video is great but she doesnt really show how she got the results. She is jus showing before and after. Great video tho.

Thanks everyone for the help +rep.

Keep them tutorials coming. The more the better.
 
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This might be more what you are looking for.

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/the-comple...hancing-light/
Nevermind. She does show how to do stuff later into the video!

Thanks a lot bro, this should help a lot.
 
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