It has become clear that we won’t attend any of this year’s major events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, even some of the next year ones. The same goes for Adobe Max 2020, but hey – it will at least be held online. And a great thing for all of us is that it’s free for everyone. Adobe has announced that registrations are now open and revealed more information about this year’s events and key speakers.
Back in 2017, a website popped up called WeSaturate. Its goal was to become sort of a “Pixabay for raw files” type library where people could share and download raw files to practice on. With many people unable to get out and shoot new stuff right now, it would be a valuable service if it still existed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. WeSaturate closed down earlier this year.
Inspired by WeSaturate and the valuable resource it was for him, Ryan Brietkreutz started up a similar service on Signature Edits. It’s a website where you can download free raw files to practice your editing, as well as a YouTube channel with a bunch of tutorials offering many techniques and examples on ways you can post-process your work in Lightroom and Photoshop.
I don’t think I’m a particularly brilliant photographer. Sure, I’ve carved out a little niche here in a small part of the world and my landscape photography is relatively well known amongst the local community, but I’m no big-shot Instagram influencer, I haven’t got a nationally or internationally recognisable name and I sure as shit do not earn a living from photography.
Adobe has announced that its 16th annual 99U Creative Conference will be held online. While it’s a paid event in normal conditions, this year’s conference will be completely free for everyone. The reason for making the event virtual is, of course, the coronavirus pandemic, which also made Adobe turn the Adobe Summit into an online event.
The coronavirus has put around 1/3 of the world’s population in isolation, and many individuals and companies are trying to make it easier for everyone. So, after Adobe CC apps and whole Affinity suite, there’s now something for Mac users as well. Apple has extended the trial period of Final Cut Pro X, so you can now get three months of its video editing software for free.
Two days ago, Adobe announced free CC apps for students and teachers. But it appears that the rest of us can now get two months of Adobe Creative Cloud for free. The latest offer on the company’s website enables you to get a free subscription for two months, and it’s pretty simple to get it if you’d like to try.
To work for free or to not work for free? For some creatives, this isn’t even a question, but for others, it’s hard to decide, especially if they’re just starting out. As a newbie with no portfolio and with little experience, should you do some free work first? At least for a while? Chase Turnbow believes you should, and he explains his reasoning in his latest video.
I’m sure that many of us have been asked to work for free in all sorts of annoying ways. One cheeky couple recently sent an email to a photographer asking for a coverage of their 10-hour wedding. In return, they offered exposure to the incredible number of 300 guests, 117 of them unmarried. What a tempting offer, right?
On May 30, 2019, controversial free stock photo site Unsplash announced that it crossed the 1 million images uploaded mark.
That had much of the photo blogosphere up in arms.
Many photographers hate Unsplash because it encourages people to give away their pictures for nothing — not even credit.
But, I’m going to argue that Unsplash’s 1 million photo milestone is no big deal — outside of stock photography, at least.