For those of us who dread purchasing the whole Suite for $700+, Adobe has just launched a brand new rental program for their creative suite lineup. Programs start at just $29 a month, and go up from there (photoshop runs $50/month). If you haven’t been able shell out the cash, hate having to upgrade, rarely use it, or haven’t figured out how to steal it by now, this is an awesome option, especially for freelancers who may only need the program every so often for certain clients or jobs. Check out the rental page here.
The is nothing more practical for learning than to be surrounded by mentors and get your feet wet. Scott Bourne is leading the charge. Check his G9 videos on his site.
The Aperture Nature Photography Workshops at Olympic, Tetons, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks will take four groups of professional and amateur photographers to America’s most scenic destinations to make spectacular images while learning how to get the most out of Apple professional photo editing application, Aperture.
Beginning in September 24-27, 2008, a group of four professional photographers will be joined by four amateur photographers at Grand Tetons National Park for unparalleled photo opportunities, followed by first-hand instruction in Apple Aperture by a team of Apple-certified Aperture trainers.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to each winning photographer. The prize package is subject to change at the full discretion of the Aperture Nature Photography Workshops.
As of August 1, 2008 the prize package includes but is not limited to:
1 USB Drobo – approximate value $500
1 Lensbaby – approximate value $350
1 Premium subscription to lynda.com value $375
1 set of all current Peachpit Press Photo-related books – approximate value $500
1 ThinkTank 360 Photo Bag – approximate value $350
1 Apple Aperture 2.1 – approximate value $200
1 Lifetime Pro Membership to Photrade – approximate value $500
HOW: Each participant may submit one photograph in total. All images must be digitally uploaded.
WHEN: Submissions open August 15 at Noon, PST and close September 5, 2008 at 5:00 PM, PST.
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Adobe is synonymous with software, but hardware? It’s still in testing stages but Adobe has created a lens that takes 19 different images in a single shot. But what do you get with 19 simultaneous images? 19 depths of field! Along with the software that will come with the lens, you will be able to “paint in” your range(s) of focus. It’s almost too much to comprehend right now, click here for the popular science article. Posted a VIDEO(!) of the sucker in action make sure to check it!