Mommy Blog Expert: Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Review Organize, Edit & Share Images Professionally

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Review Organize, Edit & Share Images Professionally


Technology




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


by Janis Brett Elspas, Editor

MommyBlogExpert.com

As a blogger I'm always looking for new ways to improve the quality of the photos I use to illustrate MommyBlogExpert's content. In fact, I personally believe that image relevance and quality can make or break the kind of traffic any particular blogpost attracts. So when Best Buy asked me if I'd like to give Adobe Creative Cloud Photography a test drive I was more than happy to rise to the opportunity and challenge to try something new.


Photo by Raphael Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com
For years up until now I've been exclusively using Adobe Elements which is geared more to beginner or intermediate users. Adobe Creative Cloud Photography, on the other hand, caters toward more experienced photographers who are looking to grow like I am, professional content creators seeking more flexibility and functionality when it comes to organizing, editing and optimizing, and sharing our images. This online subscription software service is available as a one-year subscription for $119.99 and encompasses both Photoshop Creative Cloud and Lightroom Creative Cloud.

As I learned from special guest professional photographer Tim Grey during a special webinar co-hosted by Best Buy and Adobe for bloggers invited to work on this project, Adobe Creative Cloud Photography offers an impressive suite of tools to turn well composed good photos into great ones. Among the things that Tim showed us was the dehaze feature which is new with the latest release of this product, allowing you to get rid of fog and haze in images within Lightroom.

Before editing in Lightroom, MommyBlogExpert.com
Surprisingly it only took me a couple of hours of watching a few tutorials and clicking around to get set up and start experiencing this photo editing powerhouse. And the news gets even sweeter -- since the product is cloud-based, I'm able to access my photo library and various edited images I'm working on wherever I have WiFi access via desktop, laptop or even my iPad.


After editing in Lightroom, MommyBlogExpert.com
As you can see from the before and after editing examples above of the photo taken with a smartphone at University of Maryland on a beautiful fall day just a few weeks ago, the difference is impressive and noticeable. The before photo looks good, but not great because it lacks depth and vibrancy. After just a few adjustments I made within Lightroom the image now perfectly captures the you-were-there experience I saw with my own eyes. Now that I know the basics I'm going to check out some of the 1000+ Creative Cloud apps tutorials available that I'll be able to view with my iPhone or iPad.


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Photo by Raphael Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com


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24 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

It seems like it really works. I want to get this software.

Jennifer said...

I'm absolutely in love with Photoshop and Elements. They make my pictures SO much better. If I could marry them,I would. ;)

Jeannette said...

We love both of these! We use them both all the time. I will admit my hubby understands it better than I do.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

I love photoshop, I haven't used it in so long. I miss having it though. - Jeanine

Stacie said...

What a big difference in the pictures with this product. It's amazing. Adobe does make great products.

kat b said...

I'm going to have to check this out asap. I could use something like this to help my photos. Yours are so beautiful and clear!

Liz Mays said...

Wow you really can make those colors much more vibrant. I've been thinking of getting this.

Pamela:: Still dating My Spouse said...

I'm so not technically inclined that I need something like this to help with pictures.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

These photos turned out amazing! I like how clear they are, and how bold the colors are too.

Autumn @MamaChallenge said...

I have been meaning to look into getting Photoshop. That looks like a great program.

Jennifer Juro said...

I need to try this out!! I have a good camera but don't have very good editing software.

Aubrey Hedgecock said...

Your pictures look great. I love Adobe. They have good products.

Dogvills said...

This new Photoshop software sounds really cool. I will add this to my Christmas wishlist.

Dinner then Dessert said...

I use those programs as well! They've made a huge impact on my photography!

Dawn GT said...

i really really want to learn photoshop. my brother uses it all the time and his photos are great. nice post.

Ann B said...

I really like the difference the program made to the photo. I will have to try Adobe Creative Cloud Photography. I have been trying to get my photos to look better.

Tammi Roy said...

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography sounds like a great program. I will have to give it a try with my photos.

Lisa B said...

This looks like a fantastic program. I am just starting to use filters on my photos. I love how blue the sky looks.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

I am looking for a good photo editing software. You make this sounds like a great option for me.

Cynthia Landrie said...

As someone who shares recipes, I know the importance of taking great photos. I will have to check this out.

Jennifer said...

I love using Lightroom. I still have not mastered photoshop yet, but I love lightroom!

Stacey D said...

Wow! I love the difference the edit made! I know I need to learn more about photo editing. Thanks for the review - I found it helpful.

Monica Maloney Heidler said...

I know nothing about Photoshop or Lightroom. I need to but just haven't gotten to it. You showed my why I need it...Thanks

Susan@Organized31 said...

I love Best Buy. They have every technology need I have and have the very best customer service. I'm happy to learn about more tools to improve my photography.