I’ve been a little derelict in my duties here on the blog. After putting so much energy into my books and eBook (5 in 3 years!) I was feeling like I needed a re-boot. Last month I turned 45 and took a little time off to recharge. Not that I'm sweating getting older or anything, I just needed to take time to eat cake. Especially that peanut butter chocolate beauty Staci made me. But, now Spring is in the air, Chicago is starting to defrost, and my passion for photography and writing are coming out of hibernation! I've got a few blogs planned, the newsletter will be coming out in a couple of shakes (with great news for our Chicago Workshop participants)…And we're back on track!
Upcoming B&H Speaking Events:
I’m super stoked to announce I’ll be speaking at the B&H Event center on March 23rd. I’ll be doing a double header with one discussion focused on Travel & Street Photography and the other focused on Black and White processing. Now, the events are currently booked, but I’ve been told it’s typical to have a nearly 50% cancellation rate. So don’t fret, there’s still a great chance you'll get to hear me speak. (Or probably more likely witness me put my foot in my mouth.) 🙂 This has been a professional goal of mine, so I'm really excited to be there and meet new photographers and talk shop. I hope to see you there!
Lightroom 6 will be coming out shortly, and while I can’t say anything more than that, there is one factor you really need to be aware of: It will require a 64bit operating system. Those of you who have upgraded your computers in the last few years probably already have a 64 bit system, but if you’re uncertain then I would double check. Keep in mind, Lightroom 5 will continue to work on your current system and Lightroom 6 will ONLY install if your system is 64 bit compatible. To read more about Adobe Lightroom 6 compatibility check out Adobe's Press release HERE.
The blog has always been a place to come and get some tips, tutorials, travel stories, and workshop reports. But our newsletter is an entirely different entity. We announce all new workshops there first (the last couple of workshops have sold out before we could announce it publicly because our newsletter subscribers scooped up all the spots!). We also do some sort of contest or give-a-way or free presets, as well as additional video tutorials and news. It only comes out every 30-45 days, so if you're not signed up yet, definitely get on the list. Like I said, it's coming out in a couple of days, so sign up now to get the latest tutorials and find out about our new sponsorship for the Chicago workshops (meaning, free photography stuff!)
That's all for now. Like I said, we've got more up our sleeves for posts in the next couple of weeks, so I'll see you soon!