Margot is giving me the gift (intervention?) of horrible connectivity so that I can detox a bit from manic blogging, tweeting, etc. Therefore the blog & I will see you in the new year. Thanks for reading, and all the best to you & yours!
Adobe CC’s Photography Program gives you access to the latest versions of both Photoshop CC and Lightroom for $10 a month. You’ll need to purchase the 12-month plan and pay $120 over a year for the $30 in Amazon credit.
This deal will only run through the end of 2014, and you’ll receive a promo code for $30 via email by February 14th, 2015 (there’s a delay in case you ask for a full refund within the first month).
What do you think of this thing?
It could be cool, but I find myself getting old & jaded. The Leap Motion sensor has yet to take off, and I’m reminded of Logitech’s NuLOOQ Navigator. It was announced some 9 years ago, drove Adobe tools in similar ways, and failed to find traction in the market (though it’s evidently been superseded by the SpacePilot Pro).
But hey, who knows?
- German photographer Juergen Novotny has created CameraSelfies, a “series features photos of various cameras ‘looking at themselves’ in front of contemporary wallpapers that capture the cameras’ personalities.” [Via]
- To promote its NX Mini camera with flip-around screen, Samsung’s new ads “imagine a few famous self-portrait paintings as a result of selfies captured with the company’s camera.” [Via]
If you’ve been backing up photos & videos via Google+, check out g.co/YearInPhotos to see the Year in Photos we’ve made you. Here’s mine:
We’d love to hear your feedback about the movies. If you’re not yet using Auto Backup, here’s how to get started. And if for some reason you didn’t get a video but should have (i.e. you’ve uploaded plenty of shots this year), please shoot me a note (john dot nack at gmail) so we can try to get things sorted out. Thanks!
Check out this fascinating project:
Recently, the Smithsonian stopped by the White House to take a 3D portrait of President Obama, in what will be the highest resolution digital model of a head of state. Take a look at the process, and the 3D rendering created from this technology.
[YouTube] [Via Alex Powell]
I’ve been a huge fan of Chopping Block and its cofounder Matthew Richmond for as long as I’ve been around the industry. (Actually, that’s not quite right: I used to kinda loathe them for being so, so much better at design than I was!) Therefore I’m thrilled that Matthew has signed on Director of Experience Design at Adobe. For years he’s been a thoughtful & generous sounding board for Photoshop, Illustrator, and many other apps, and I can’t wait to see him apply his creativity & fiendish attention to detail to Adobe’s offerings.
“Reasonable people can argue about the success of Google+ as a social network, but there can be little doubt that Google+ Photos has always been one of the most interesting and innovative aspects of the service.” —Frederic Lardinois
“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” — Me. 🙂
Bring on 2015,