It’s June. There appear to be a large number of Photography (not Post Processing) classes being given this month. In addition submission dates for the Digital Contest #2 are June 10 – July 8 and the Monochrome print contest — the only one for the year — print collection occurs during the two meetings in July. All contests can be found
Our first meeting in June featured our own Bill McSherry educating us on architectural photography. As he mentioned this is one of the categories in the June Digital contest. His talk was very interesting and inspired this photographer to go out and do more experimenting.
For the past year and a half I have been gathering, disseminating and highlighting the work of photography and post processing trainers and educators. This is an occupation and business that is relatively new. It is an outgrowth of the digital revolution that started approximately 40 years ago.
And, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the availability of FREE online training has exploded.Several well-known educators have even started regular free blogs on YouTube.com. Colin Smith from photoshopcafe.com started “Live from Lockdown” 82 weeks ago and thankfully he has just maintained this every Thursday session as the pandemic has eased. You can find all his 82 events here.
Despite having a link to Adobe Max 2021 on this website, I have yet to cover the additional goodies that Adobe includes in a Photographer’s subscription. In the past decade as Adobe moved from requiring the purchase of its software products to a subscription service, the support from Adobe has mushroomed. Most of us know that we get Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop when we subscribe to the Photography plan. But a subscriber also gets BOTH versions of Lightroom: Classic (the desktop version where you can keep all your photos on your computer and/or extra drives ) AND Lightroom that keeps all your photos in the Adobe cloud. Additionally Photoshop Express and Photoshop on the iPad are also included in the Photographer’s bundle.
Although most members of JCC are very experienced photographers/artists and are more advanced, Creative Cloud has a page that is called Discover Photography that includes many, many photography tips for everyone—from Astrophotography to Composition to Vignetting. And following up Bill’s excellent session there is an architectural “how-to” page titled Learn how to capture architecture from every angle with Lightroom and Photoshop.
Under the Learn & Support page for Lightroom there are a myriad of tutorials from bringing out cloud detail to using linear gradient adjustments. Photoshop also has a Learn & Support page and finally there is such a page for the mobile apps.
I hope this brief look at what is available through an Adobe Photographer’s subscription is of use to you. I know that there are other post processing software programs available, but I started with Adobe many years ago and although I have picked up some extra software programs, I still stick with Lightroom, Camera Raw and Photoshop for 99% of my post processing.