Adobe sponsors iPhone Photo Seminar & Photo Walk



Adobe wants to help iPhone photographers improve their pics.

The company, which recently released Photoshop Elements 9 on the Mac App store, is sponsoring a series of events called Photoshop & You in San Francisco until Aug. 6.

On Friday, July 29, you can first learn more about the mobile camera that made those point-and-shoots practically obsolete, then head out into the streets of San Francisco with the experts to shoot.

Dan Marcolina, who wrote a well-received book on iPhone photography called iPhone Obsessed and Knox Bronson, founder of P1xels, hub of the iPhoneography movement, will be talking on “Phone Art: The Exploding Digital Inevitable in Technology, Technique, and Culture.”

The pair will discuss with participants the global community of photographers united by these handy devices and some of the more interesting issues around the evolution of the medium and working with apps.

Afterwards, you can take part in a mobile photo walk (caveat: no regular cameras allowed) with Marcolina and Bronson through iconic Union Square.

Events are free but space is limited, you can sign up here.

  • prof_peabody

    “Adobe wants to help iPhone photographers improve their pics.” 

    There have been photo and image manipulation apps on iOS from the very beginning, there are more than enough already, and they all mostly do the same thing.  

    What Adobe really wants here (as a late-comer to the scene), is to *replace* those home-grown apps with their own and to market the *perception* that they give a rat’s behind about iOS users without actually porting any of their apps or other tools to iOS at all.  

    They want to *market* the Adobe name and manipulate the public perception, so that a few years from now we all believe that Adobe has the *best* iOS apps when in fact they aren’t any better, (and are sometimes quite a bit worse), than all the apps that were made by the hard working, independent, *early* developers of the platform.  They want to squeeze apps like Instagram and so forth out of the picture entirely.  

  • mai duc chung

    The usual idea is that you would use NFC to set up the link between the two devices and then do an automatic hand over to a different protocol for doing the actual transfer of data – eg Bluetooth,iphone 5