Disclosure: 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.
For the longest time I wanted a DSLR camera instead of my point and shoot because I saw these amazing photos online and thought that could only be done with a DSLR. I didn’t realize just how wrong I was until I took the Adobe Creative Cloud plunge while in college with the student edition. After an entire year of using Lightroom and Photoshop I had no choice but sign up for the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan is a 1-year subscription (encompassing Photoshop Creative Cloud and Lightroom Creative Cloud). Pay attention while I share this with you.
Your editing software has EVERYTHING to do with your photography.
If you are a Photo-enthusiast or even a beginning photographer or blogger I have to tell you this is one investment you have to make to bring your photos to the next level. I live in Lightroom. I’m not as well versed in Photoshop, but I’m learning. For instance, my best photo on Instagram right now was edited in Lightroom and tweaked in Photoshop. The original photo had three ugly trash cans on the side of our neighbors house that just took away from the rainbows so I removed them out of the photo. It was the very first time I had ever done anything on Photoshop and I learned it by watching a quick video on YouTube. I truly stand behind the tagline:
“Take your best shot and make it even better with the Creative Cloud Photography plan.”
Now Lightroom on the other hand has been a staple in our photography arsenal. It’s a bit more advanced then the Elements tools by Adobe, but not too hard to learn. Again, I taught myself just by watching YouTube videos. You can see above some edited photos and some unedited in my Library. I love how Lightroom organizes my photos and makes it so easy to edit and share anywhere: my computer, phone (there is an app for iPhone and Android), and my tablet. I can favorite the edit on my computer and find it on my smartphone days later with ease. I can also showcase my work and put it in different galleries to share socially or use Adobe Slate mobile app to create visual stories and animated videos to share with family across the miles.
The cost of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan is a 1-year subscription is $119.99 reg retail and in my opinion it is worth every penny. Look, it made my already cute kitty cat even cuter with a simple edit just in time for National Cat Day!
What types of photos do you like to edit?