I hear in the classroom, Photoshop is too expensive…..Well for keen photography students like Fatma and Tola, Lightroom would be the cheap and still good option to Photoshop for Photographers.
So Girls, grab a copy of Lightroom 3 (trial), sorry the Beta version 4 is no more available for grab, and mess about, enjoy digital post-processing (this will heart traditional photographers)….
I have tried version 3, this is far more better than the current version we use in room 313/314. Even a bad shot, can become an instant hit, beware with over-processing images.
And while you are there (not that I am advertising), take a look at the tutorials from phototuts+, they have a “four days essential tutorial” dedicated to Lightroom 3, and this more than enough, for starters. I am sure with this you will be able to explore the software, add plug-ins. I had a go at the tutorials, they are easy to read, that is if you like reading. But I guess reading will take a good part of studying photography and multimedia from now on, get used to it.
You can also get an cheaper version of Lightroom from the adobe site (students’ discount). How to get the money, well get your 1st photo shoot to pay enough for to cover the cost.
Try them, Enjoy!