The last couple of days have been very interesting. I seem to be going in way too many directions right now.
- I have been taking more photos with my HTC One (M8) and getting a little frustrated with it. Wish there were more options available for modifying the pics before posting them online. LR mobile (which I have) might work. Just need to take the time to learn it. Fascinated by the new HTC 10 phone. Everything I am reading is that the camera is excellent. It even supports RAW which is great. Contract is up on my current phone, so upgrading to the new phone is a possibility.
- Had a conversation with Fred Levy yesterday (http://www.fredlevyart.com/index). I originally met him through the Metro-west Photography Collaborative (http://www.meetup.com/MetroWest-Photography-Collaborative/) He created a book called the Black Dogs Project. It is a wonderful book with beautiful photos and wonderful stories. Talking with him has gotten the spark going again to learn new things and get out there more and just take photos.
- In that Adobe Bridge is part of the Photography CC package, I got curious about it and started looking at tutorials. It turns out that it really is not for me at this point. Lightroom (LR) CC and Photoshop (PS) CC are a good fit.
- While poking around You Tube, I came across a tutorial on creating great sunsets using Lightroom CC. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fewTszRRX2Y) He talked about some things that I had not used before in LR – Tone Curve, Split Toning, and parts of Detail. Very interesting stuff. Will be very helpful going forward.
I also renewed my subscription to Tim Grey Learning. He is a great photographer who has multiple things going on all the time. You can see what he is up to here: (http://www.timgrey.com/)