I spend a large portion of my days helping people learn Lightroom in lots of different ways. I thought it would be useful to round them up a bit as we all have different learning preferences.
If you are the type who just likes to have a good book at your side as you make your way in new software then I have a Lightroom 5 book just for you.
If you need a bit more support in the form of video tutorials and the chance to ask an instructor questions as you go through the book, then I would encourage you to check out my Lightroom for Everyone class over at PPSOP.com.
If you are already a KelbyOne subscriber there are a variety of excellent Lightroom video classes by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby, and others. In addition, your KelbyOne subscription also gives you 10 issues of Photoshop User magazine (in which I have a regular Lightroom column), and unlimited 1-on-1 Lightroom and Photoshop tech support (I do all of the Lightroom support). If you really want to jump start your learning I’d also suggest attending Photoshop World, where you can attend a variety of Lightroom classes and even drop by the Help Desk Live booth and ask me your questions in person (you can save $50 off the price of Photoshop World if you use code PSWFOCUS414 on check out).
If you like to follow blogs then keep an eye on Photofocus. I am contributing regular Lightroom-centric blog posts, monthly Lightroom Hangouts, and we just released a iBook on the Lightroom Develop module that is free until August 1st!
If you like to get out into some of the most amazing National Parks in the USA, make some amazing photographs, and learn a little Lightroom along the way then I invite you to join me on one of the trips I’m co-leading with The Digital Photo Workshops this year.
I’m working on a really cool new Lightroom-based project with my friends at Peachpit Press. I can’t say much about it now, but I’m super excited to bring you yet one more unique way to learn Lightroom later this year.