Back on the photography front, things has started to change on the software side of the equation. Most photographers use some kind of software to edit photos after they are taken, and I am no different. While we spend a lot of time shooting for the right situation, waiting for the right time and attempting to frame a photo exactly how we'd like to see it come out, sometimes it doesn't happen. There are many things that may interfere with a photo including people, weather, light and more. Software lets us correct for those situations and get the image out that we saw when we were there. It also allows us to style a photo to something that is interesting, while maybe no realistic, it is art.
Lightroom has been a staple of my software suite for a long time, as has Photoshop. These programs are very expensive, and as such I have avoided upgrading for quite a while now. Adobe has moved to a subscription model, which also has it's downsides. Subscriptions spread the cost out so that it isn't up front, but it does require us to constantly be paying into the system to keep the software. This day in age it seems like there are a million different subscriptions happening all the time. Video on Demand services, music streaming, cloud storage, so on and so forth, it builds one on top of the other until these subscriptions become a burden, so I try to minimize these types of bills.
Well as my version of Lightroom and Photoshop age, it is become obvious that I need to move to creative cloud. It lets me do mobile editing, lets me keep the software always up to date and gives me cloud storage for my photos. While I wish I didn't have to carry another subscription, this does seem to be the way I need to go as technology progresses forward. So forward we move along with it and hopefully this will make photo management easier as well.
Is anyone else making this move? Have you already switched?