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Erie from the Bicentennial Tower

This afternoon I went to the top of the Bicentennial Tower and shot a handful of photos. I hope you enjoy.

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Update: My Thoughts on Adobe Creative Cloud

Well, the backlash against the big dark Creative Cloud looming over us creatives’ heads has been amazing to say the least. Here’s what I’ve been seeing:

CNet

Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57586530-92/survey-creative-suite-users-loathe-adobes-subscriptions/

And a really entertaining video expressing the sentiments of so many. Watch at your own risk — there’s strong (subtitled) language.

You may have read my first post about Creative Cloud, and I was generally positive about it. But, the more I think about it, the more I’m swinging the other way. What really bothers me isn’t the monthly subscription (as long as it stays where it is) — it’s the … Read the rest

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Erie Cemetery Photos, Part 2

A couple weekends ago, I took another trip to the Erie Cemetery. I spent the better part of 2 hours there and snapped a couple hundred pictures, but left with well over half the cemetery to explore. I’ll probably go back for round three soon! I’m enjoying the exploration.

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Adobe Drops Creative Suite, Introduces Creative Cloud

This news has taken me by surprise, but really I’m not surprised at all. Read about the big change at Videomaker’s website:

http://www.videomaker.com/videonews/2013/05/adobe-drops-creative-suite-former-cs-products-now-subscription-only

I use multiple Adobe programs every day — mainly Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Audition, and After Effects — and I also often need Acrobat, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, and a few others. Owning the Master Collection, yearly upgrades could easily cost $600 or more. It’s very important to me that I keep current, as I’m constantly looking for ways to become faster and more efficient.

I wasn’t initially thrilled with the reality of having to deal out a monthly … Read the rest

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Erie Cemetery Photos

I couldn’t wait any longer — I knew it was only a matter of time before I would make the Panasonic GH3 mine. I’ve been shooting on GH1’s, and had never upgraded to the GH2. I’ve already done a couple video shoots with it, and it’s absolutely amazing.

I needed an excuse to shoot some photos with it. I threw on the 20mm pancake lens and went for a bike ride to a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time — the Erie Cemetery. It’s strange, because everyone has laughed at me when I told them I was … Read the rest

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