On this week’s RAW Talk, host Jared Polin discusses the recent announcement that Photoshop will henceforth be available only by lease instead of purchase and Stephen returns with some excellent photo news. I also break down a readers e mail about how he can get more jobs and suggestions on how to promote himself.
You did read the title correct, you no longer can purchase Adobe Photoshop. Adobe is the latest in a line of companies to move to a subscription only model. If you can’t purchase it how will you be able to get it? Well you will have to pay a monthly subscription to have access to the entire Adobe Creative Cloud or individual programs. (You will still be able to purchase Adobe Lightroom, at least for now)
Why is Adobe doing this in the first place? One reason is they wanted to focus on making the best product possible which they call the creative cloud. Second they hope to cut back on the bootleg copies. Third, being able to update their software whenever a new feature is ready opposed to waiting 18 months for the next product cycle is important.
So what does it cost? If you do not currently own CS6 the cost for the entire creative cloud which includes 12 different programs is $49.99 a month (on yearly contract). That comes out to $600 a year to access every single software title Adobe makes available. Now this is great for the professional who makes a living using all of these titels who in the past would have to purchase the entire suite every time it was updated. Sure that is a lot of money a year but when this is your profession, it is the cost of doing business. Click Below for the entire article.
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On this weeks RAWtalk Stephen enters the picture again with a bunch of really cool photo news stories. Each week we are going to try to bring Stephen in with new Photo News showcasing interesting gadgets, gear and stories.
I also sit down solo to answer some of your photo questions in this weeks Flying Solo portion of RAWtalk.
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This week I sit down with Steve Boyle who is an incredible photographer for a candid conversation. Steve specializes in sports photography from portraits of players to spectacular behind the scenes images and over the live action shots. His clients range from ESPN the magazine to Gatorade and he lets us in to how he gets his jobs. I learned a lot from listing to how he made it to where he is today. http://steveboylephoto.com
We dive into a few interesting topics before jumping into another session of Flying Solo. This week, I cover the NEW Sigma 18-35 F1.8, and give you a preview of the Canon Pixma Pro 10 review that is on its way. Finally, with the recent tragic events in Boston still so fresh, I discuss what I would do if, as a photographer, I ever found myself in such a horrible situation.