Adobe Makes the Creative Cloud Even Better – Again!

Photoshop Fix Gallery
Seems like a good time to get the iPad Pro!
And get that Photoshop Fix app for free and see what you think! Modified Retouching Photoshop tools for iPad and iPhone. Access you images from the cloud (if you are on Adobe CC)

At Adobe MAX 2015, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today outlines its vision for Creative Cloud — a “connected creative canvas” where people create and share their work from anywhere. With millions of members around the world, Creative Cloud brings together essential desktop and mobile apps; a growing marketplace for content, assets and talent; and a vibrant community where creatives can showcase their work and find inspiration. Adding to Creative Cloud momentum, the company today shipped two new mobile apps, Photoshop Fix and Capture CC, enabling quick retouching and asset capture on the go and announced new Touch capabilities across Creative Cloud desktop applications including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Premiere Pro CC. Adobe is also highlighting its patented CreativeSync technology, which powers connections between desktop and mobile apps and the assets creatives use every day. In addition, video content is coming soon to Adobe Stock, the company’s royalty-free collection of high-quality photos, illustrations and graphics.
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Dave Heath – Multitudes, Solitude : My Choice For Photo Book Of The Year!

When I left LA, there were 95 boxes of photo books that went into storage.
Since moving into a city where space is at a premium, my book purchases have taken a nose dive, and only a very select few make it through the front door. Yes, I’m talking about the printed books, not the ones that live on my iPad.
Today one of the finest books I’ve seen in a long while showed up in the mail.
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Have to call this my choice for Photo Book of the Year. Rare do you find a combination of salient text, along with a full collection of a master photographers work, brilliantly printed, and the book itself, a tightly crafted item.
The size of the book is right, and no images run in the gutter, a pet peeve.
In the front of the tome, you get a history of Dave Heath that helps give you insight into the man. After a full, rich, collection of photographs, including the out of print book, “Dialogue With Solitude” you also get a an insight into the man as a photographer and artist.
And also maquettes (mocked up layouts) of book he made along the way
Do not pass this up before it goes out of print. I have only done one pass with it, and know that many more are ahead. Michael Torosian has been a maker of fine books for years, and his involvement in the is one, assured quality. It does not disappoint. If you care about photography, and want to make a discovery, buy this book.

Sure, I’ll admit that he was one of my teachers. It was after seeing him do a talk, that I decided on my college.
In looking back at his work I can see why we also connected. His vision speaks to me, and I’ll bet it speaks to you as well.
Even as just a solid book, this is a masterpiece. $52? A fantastic deal!

Now showing at Howard Greenberg Gallery in NYC.

Nikon invites you to school. All over the Place!

Sure, we’re coming into the season of new gear. PhotoPlus Expo will reveal all of the new tools you’ll lust after.
As a matter of fact, I’m working on some new gear reviews of goods that you’ll find useful to add to the bag, or post-production workflow.
But… How are doing with the gear you own now? Could you use an intro to some new skills?Maybe a hands on lesson would increase the blood flow to your creative brain, or maybe add some money to wallet for your photo business.
We have to applaud camera manufacturers who put together these teaching seminars, like the new traveling series from Nikon.
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They use their cameras to teach, but these are lessons that go across brands.
Find the place,and the class that works for you. Treat yourself to knowing how to get more out of what you own.
Then we’ll talk about what you need next.
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PhotoPlus Expo is Just Around the Corner…

Back to School, Pumpkin latte’s, Halloween candy, And Orange is all over the place!
For me, the fall only means that one of the best photo gear expos is coming soon to NYC.
All of us gear monkeys will be seeing, feeling, touching, buying, new kit that will make what we love even better.

Sure,the tools are important, and we all love them. It’s what you do with them that is the key, as you know.
One thing you should not overlook at PhotoPlus Expo is the incredible amount of learning that is available.
Yes, on the floor there are experts teaching while using a manufacturers product ( It ain’t gonna be done for free!). HOnestly you will learn some very cool stuff that you will use. And probably buy the product they are touting.
BUT… and this is a BIG but.. Do NOt Miss The Seminars!!!
Here is a list of what’s in store to help whet your whistle:
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Fashion Week Photography with Katy Winn – What’s In Her Bag?

One of our favorite people, Katy Winn, who is back in NY this week for fashion week, and we’d like to share again a video we made with her.
Watch, listen, and learn.

And some insight from that same meeting:

It’s always a good lesson to see what a working photographer uses to get the job done. Not about endorsements, freebies, or the latest gear that gets written up.
It’s about what works. And works. and works.
It’s about dependable equipment that the assignment photographer can use to make a living. It may get beat up, pushed around, and scarred, but if it works, it’s in the bag.


Upcoming Events

  • Lucie Awards
  • Oct. 27th, 2015
  • Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall,
  • New York City, New York
  • PhotoPlus Expo
  • Oct. 22-24, 2015
  • Javits Convention Center
  • New York City, New York

Is there an event we should know about?
Let us know on twitter.

Current Exhibitions

  • Clampart
  • Jesse Burke | Wild & Precious
  • October 15 – November 14, 2015
  • 531 W 25th St
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Getty Center
  • The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography
  • October 6, 2015–February 21, 2016
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Markus Brunetti, FACADES
  • September 10–October 17, 2015
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Dave Heath
  • September 10-October 24, 2015
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • SEPTEMBER 25 –
    NOVEMBER 28, 2015
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola
  • Through Oct. 4th,, 2015
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • In and Out of the Studio
    Photographic Portraits from West Africa
  • August 31, 2015–January 3, 2016
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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