THE TIMES ARE CHANGING..
Does anyone remember the compact camera of just a few years ago? Chances are if you answered yes to the above, you are older than 25 and officially a dinosaur. That is one of the problems the camera industry is having, losing market segment to mobile devices. Compacts were cheap to make, made good profits and most people bought one. Today they don’t exist. Everyone has a mobile phone that takes good pictures and is always with you.
A lot of photographers use the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of apps. One of the significant advantages of using this subscription service is, your app is always up to date so that you do not need to waste time checking and upgrading constantly.
Of course, this convenience comes at a price. But for the cost of a couple of coffees and maybe a cake. Photoshop, Lightroom (desktop) + Lightroom (creative cloud) along with Bridge are yours.
That isn’t a bad deal; most photographers will use photoshop, and a lot will use either one or the other Lightrooms.
But, did you know that your subscription comes with cloud storage, more storage more dollars is the name of the game. With cloud storage comes a couple of useful tools.
Adobe Spark is a robust cloud-based app capable useful for creating social media-ready content.
Adobe Portfolio, as the name suggests, is a nifty method of creating clean, attractive web-based portfolios.
FACE TO FACE WORKSHOPS ON HOLD.
If you haven’t heard, Victoria, is now officially a STATE OF DISASTER. And, yes I’m aware of the typo. However in light of the moronic behaviour over the last 3 weeks, I’m pretty sure the above statement is correct.
NEW SKY COMING TO A PUBLICATION NEAR YOU.
You won’t remember, but earlier this year I reported the colour of the year was one of the Pantone Blues.
Laypeople like would call it sky blue. I expected to see it pop up in design work and to colour fonts. However I didn’t expect to see it used as a solid colour replace the natural sky in photos.
But, that is exactly what I’m seeing. Gone are the graduated natural looking skies we are use to. Replaced with just one single solid colour.
I have to say looks so good. NOT