For those of you checking in, welcome back. The fires and the smoke have subsided. July 4th celebrations were postponed until Labor Day, and the town of Los Alamos is getting back into the swing of normal day-to-day small-town life.
There’s a new feeling in the air, it’s kind of hard to describe, it’s not ennui or malaise, it’s not anticipation. It’s, well, it’s something new. I believe they call it HUMIDITY!
That’s right. after a long and very dry waiting period, there is actually moisture in the air and it feels great. On a very good day, this moisture will actually collect and do something extremely uncommon, it will fall from the sky.
I’ve spent the last couple of weeks jamming for an upcoming test on every photographer’s most critical piece of computer software, Photoshop. If all goes well, in about three weeks I’ll have my Adobe Certified Expert Certification.
For most people, this mammoth piece of computer software (CS 5) has been out of reach due to its approximately $700 price tag. But, the good folks at Adobe have finally seen the light. Now, amateur photographers around the world can purchase the program in monthly installments of around $39 a month. They’ve incorporated a new subscription package where you can subscribe to the company and receive the latest and greatest version of all of their products for $49 a month, as long as you’re a subscriber.
If you want to take a peek, the details can be found here.
And if you’re looking for a fun and entertaining way to brush up on your burgeoning Photoshop skills, check out Donny Hoyle’s Award-Winning Instructional Series, here’s the link to the first one:
(Warning: Mature Themes and some language in the videos).
In the meantime, I’ve satisfied my inner geek, it’s time to get back to the really important things in life, like the most recent two episodes of the final season of Sea Patrol, and trying to find my danged point-and-shoot camera.
Why do they make those things so small?