Adobe has finally listened to photographers complaints about the “Creative Cloud” and has put together a great bundle for roughly the same price as updating your Lightroom every year!
Now you can get Lightroom AND Photoshop for $9.99 a month on the creative cloud! This might be worth considering. )
If copyrighting your photos is something you want/need to do but don’t know where to start or how to do it, this Sunday’s meeting (May 19) will be the one you don’t want to miss!Mark Oehler will be showing us how to submit images to the Copyright Office for registration and the benefits therein.
If you have a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements, there is a plugin that brings over many of the features from the full version of Adobe Photoshop right into Elements.
Actions, scripts, filters, adj. layers, smart objects, etc. Check out the link below to get the details!
Now that Google is the owner of NIK Software, anyone that wanted to buy, but couldn’t afford the heavy $500 price tag, can have their cake and eat it too (so to speak)!!
The new pricing on the full suite is $149 !!! That’s right, $149 !!!! That’s over 70% off!
I’ve used the HDR Efex and Silver Efex Pro and really like the results with little effort.
If you’ve been putting it off because of the price, now you don’t have to! Click the link and see for yourself what you can do with this great product.
Are you using Lightroom but not sure how some things work or why you would use them? Are you new to Lightroom and just looking for some help that you can pause and re-watch? Maybe you aren’t using it yet but would like to see it in action first?
Photographer Gavin Seim has 5 great, and FREE, videos on his site that can help.
Everything from the basics, just getting started, to making slideshows and print templates. The videos are over an hour long so watch them all for about 6 hours of training and tips!
Sign up for his emails too while you are there!
Questions a lot of us may have had…. or still do?
Do I want to make this a profession? or do I just love what I’m doing and want to keep it that way?
It’s all about your passion and drive….
I think we are all a bit insane, to some degree…. that’s what makes it fun ;o)
Microsoft finally released a new codec pack for being able to view Canon RAW, Nikon, and 10 other camera company’s files, in your “Explorer” window!! If you would like to view your photos without having to open them in your editing software, and you have a newer computer (or older one), now you can do it once again.
I’m looking for some feedback from the club…
I was talking with an internet friend/aquaintance that is a pro photographer, and was giving him a hassle about when he was going to come to the midwest to give a seminar/presentation now that he is done with his regular scheduled stuff. He responded that he “didn’t have plans yet but wanted to get out here sometime… I’m open to suggestions”!
What I’d like to do is see how many people would be interested in getting him to Iowa for a day. I’m going to talk with Bob R. and Bob L. at the meeting this weekend to see what kind of interest there would be for the club and what options we have. Give us some feedback if you make it to the meeting!
Some of you have seen his work and not known it, he is very highly published, maybe you already know who he is and follow his work?
His name is Jon Cornforth.
Below are a couple links if you would like to check out his work, maybe you will be saying “I know that photo!”
I’ve been following his work for the last 3-4 years… you won’t regret taking a little time to look at the links below!
OnOne software has released a new update to it’s Perfect Photo Suite, now 6.1, but that’s not all!
For those who do not own the suite, you can now have two parts of the suite for FREE!
Layers 2 and Perfect Effects 3 are now released as stand alone products. Layers 2 is the full version that can be used on it’s own to add layers to a photo, just like in Photoshop, or it can be used directly from Lightroom4 (and previous versions), PS, and Aperture! An easy and free alternative to purchasing Photoshop!
Perfect Effects 3 is the same as the full version but you don’t get as many “effects” as you would with the Suite version. Effects can be applied (multiple effects too) and can be adjusted just like a layer in PS by adjusting the strength (opacity). It too can be accessed from LR, Aperture, PS, or as a stand-alone.
Check out some of the tutorial videos and download the software! You might find it an awesome replacement if you can’t afford PS or don’t want to deal with sorting through all the options available in PS.
I personally own the full Suite and really like all you can do with it, I just need to find time to learn it more thoroughly before people start asking me to give a demonstration. ;o)