Winter Blahs

Aside from preparing and giving a class with my friends at our local camera club in January, I have not shot a single picture since Christmas Day.  That’s right a whole month without taking an image-and that is just wrong.   Oh, I have excuses, actually valid ones, mostly related to the fact that I am heavily involved in a critical proposal effort at work which eats time including weekends.  But that is not good enough.  The truth of the matter is that I don’t like being out in the winter weather and find the grey just uninspiring.  Now, I have been working on photographic projects, late in the evenings and on Sunday mornings.  I’ve been scanning slides and working on their restoration.  I found these gems of my kids when we visited California for the Tai Kwon Do Nationals where Ben was competing. 

Really cute young kids

Really cute young kids

I Wonder if this is where Ben got the idea for his beard?

I Wonder if this is where Ben got the idea for his beard?

From the last two blogs, you can see that I was working my way through the new features from the On One Software. Adobe itself has kept me busy with lots of new features in the Creative Cloud updates.  Still on my to-do list is exploring the new 3-D features.  At this point, I still don’t know when I might use them, but they look interesting and learning is always fun. In early January, NAPP and Kelby training announced that they were merging all the capabilities into one service-Kelby One. 

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Both Roger and I have written about this for several years and really can’t be stronger in our recommendation. With the merger the annual cost has increased, but it is still worth it.  This is just the first few of pages of the Photoshop training video tutorials.  

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Pretty soon, despite the Groundhog’s warning Spring will be back.  I am ready to get the camera back in front of my eye.