A Prettier World with Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

A Prettier World with Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

When I first started this blogging gig I wasn’t aware of how important pictures were. For the first couple of months I didn’t include any images in my posts. Then I started using images that were, well, crappy. The quality was horrible but I was going by the “at least it’s something” motto. I’m embarrassed to be admitting any of this but I am because I have learned so much over the past five years. The key thing being high quality photos are very important for any blog.

Once I realized how important pictures were I started using web-based applications to edit my pictures. These were either free or super cheap and the saying “You get what you pay for” rung true. While these applications did help make my images look better they weren’t the best they could be. Recently I started using the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan and I’m blown away by the difference.

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography PlanI was intimidated at first because I thought you had to have a degree to be able to use these programs. With a little searching and trial and error I now understand how to take my photos from drab to fab with a few mouse clicks and some playing around. The Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan encompassing Photoshop Creative Cloud and Lightroom Creative Cloud. That means wherever I am I can add, improve, and share my best photos.

Photoshop Lightroom Dragon

The Creative Cloud Photography plan is all about enhanced photo editing and convenience with the multi-screen capabilities provided by the Cloud. It retails for $119.99 reg for a 1-year subscription. With the Creative Cloud plan you can totally transform your photos or just make a few everyday edits. The possibilities are near endless and you can manipulate images in any way imaginable!

One of my favorite features is the ability to organize, edit, and share my images from anywhere. PC, web, iPad/iPhone and Android devices – whatever I’m using I can be sure the Creative Cloud will be there. I can also organize images in web galleries and share them on sites like Facebook and Titter with ease. The Adobe Slate mobile app helps me craft visual stories and animated video while the Adobe Voice app lets me add narration in my own voice!

Whether you’re a blogger, photographer, or photography enthusiast I highly recommend checking out Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan. It’s what my pictures have been needing and I can’t imagine editing and enhancing photos with any other program!

#Review & #Giveaway: Epiphanie Fuchsia Clover Camera + Laptop Bag

I’m not a materialistic person by any means but my camera is an extension of my soul. It doesn’t matter if I’m going across country or across the street it is always with me. I have a few camera accessories that accompany my baby; an extra lens, lens pen, charger and spare battery.

Confession: I am guilty of keeping my camera accessories in my purse because my old camera bag is so ugly. Seriously, there is nothing attractive about that old square, flat black bag.

Epiphanie Fuchsia Clover Camera + Laptop BagI received a gorgeous camera bag from Epiphanie (for review purposes) just in time for my New Orleans trip. It’s the Clover Camera + Laptop Bag, but it’s currently out of stock.

There are so many highlightable features of this bag. First the design is great; feminine, chic and a removable shoulder strap. The shoulder strap is padded so it’s extra comfortable even when the bag is heavily weighed down. Speaking of which – the straps are incredibly durable – at no time have I felt any give, even when the Epiphanie Fuchsia Clover Camera + Laptop Bag is at full capacity.

I’m a fan of the braided hand straps, they add personality and a bit of flair that makes me tingly inside.

Epiphanie Fuchsia Clover Camera + Laptop Bag

What I really love most about the Clover Camera + Laptop Bag is the space inside. It’s a large bag but not obscenely huge. It has several dividers that each come out and can be repositioned as necessary.

Epiphanie Fuchsia Clover Camera Bag

I love this for being able to keep my lens hood attached to the lens that’s still attached to the body! I can move the dividers to make sure they fit snuggly around my camera. Since I’ve been using the bag I feel satisfied that my camera and lenses are protected.

Isn’t that what you should come away from when considering camera bags?

There is a ton of room in the bag which makes it ideal as a carry-on. I had no problem fitting it under the seat in front of me and if I was thinking before hand I would have thrown an outfit or 2 in it. There was enough room and it would have helped since the airline lost our luggage; ugh!

The inside is so soft and squishy I kind of want to shrink to nap in it. There’s an interior zippered pocket – great for spare cash or holding your cards.

The Epiphanie  Clover Camera + Laptop Bag can easily hold your photography gear, laptop, iPad, phone, accessories and more. There’s tons of wiggle room inside.

The Downside

There is one thing I’ve noticed that while it doesn’t affect the safety of my equipment it does deserve to be talked about. Epiphanie uses synthetic leather instead of real leather. This may be the cause of the chipping/peeling I’m seeing on the bag.

Epiphanie Fuchsia Clover Camera + Laptop Bag peelingThere are a few places that look like scuff marks after getting off the plane. Of course the guy with the window seat kept kicking everything under the seat whenever he went to the bathroom so that may have caused the marks. Again, this doesn’t affect the functionality of the bag, only the aesthetics. I’m thinking a DIY project is in store to fix the bag because I really do love it.

In the bag at any moment I have:

  • Canon Rebel T4i with attached 50mm macro lens & hood
  • Battery charger & spare battery
  • iPad
  • Extra shirt
  • Makeup bag
  • My wallet
  • Card reader
  • Random odds & ends
  • Spare lens (not pictured as it’s on loan to a friend)

Aside from the aesthetic flaws that are minor in comparison to functionality, I do believe what Epiphanie and I have is love. They have came up with the ideal solution for those of us craving something great for our photography equipment (and portable electronics!) Head over and check out everything Epiphanie has to offer in lieu of camera bags and then come back and enter to win a bag for yourself!

Be sure to connect with Epiphanie for the latest bags and great deals!

 

 Win it!

I’m giving away an Epiphanie bag of the winner’s choosing (choose from any in stock bag!!!) so enter below. This is open Worldwide, however: If you reside outside of the US you will be responsible for covering shipping costs.

Epiphanie Camera Bag Giveaway

Travel Tuesday – Random Pictures from the Latest Adventure

As I’m deleting the random pictures from our latest adventure to New Orleans I thought I would post a few of my favorites. These are in no particular order; I just like them and hope you do too.

All of these were taken with a Canon Rebel T4i and 50mm macro lens.

texas (1)

Texas! Pretty much all I got to see of it since we had 30 minutes before landing and reboarding.

Texas

The view before descending into Texas

railroad track picture

My very first railroad track picture, ever!

A balcony on Bourbon Street

A balcony on Bourbon Street

A mask in the New Orleans CVB

A mask in the New Orleans CVB

A statue in the New Orleans Cemetery (#1)

A statue in the New Orleans Cemetery (#1)

A statue in the New Orleans Cemetery (#1)

Another statue in the New Orleans Cemetery (#1)

Yet another statue in the New Orleans Cemetery (#1)

Yet another statue in the New Orleans Cemetery (#1). Creepy it is; Like I do!

A horse!

A horse!

Pretty steeple

Pretty steeple

Spanish Moss

Spanish Moss, just because

Another track picture!

Another track picture!

guy on a bike

…and this guy on a bike

Carnival Cruise ship leaving port

Carnival Cruise ship leaving port

Twilight Eclipse

Looks like an old book, right? It’s a copy of Twilight Eclipse (lol)