With my blog troubles behind me, I got a chance to catch up on some feeds from around the web. Here’s what caught my eye.
♦ I saw that author and photographer Ben Long is hosting a class in Tuscany. Trips like this aren’t that new but this one has a little twist to it. It’s 3 WEEKS LONG! Now how in the world can I get a gig like that? Imagine having 3 weeks to shoot the amazing landscapes of northern Italy while you learn photography in the process. The part that I found truly amazing was that the price for the class is only $1950 if you register before Dec. 1. That only covers tuition but I have seen classes cost that much which were much shorter and didn’t have Tuscany as a backdrop. That price doesn’t cover anything but the class, but it still sounds like a fantastic opportunity. For more info, click here.
♦ You’ve heard the hype and now you can find out what all of the fuss is about. That’s right. On Monday, Adobe posted trial versions of all their CS4 applications for you to test drive. You can download trials of the individual applications or go for the whole enchilada by downloading the entire Master Collection. To start your test drive, click here.
♦ Brian Auer over at Epic Edits has been running a great series on his blog. He is taking a look at technology options for backing up your photos. He has covered internal and external drives, RAID towers, and his latest post covers DVDs. Make sure you give it a read and figure out what technology will serve you best for archiving your images. You can find all of the articles here.
♦ Are you planning a trip this year? Are you going to be taking along your camera in hopes of doing some photography while you are gone? If so, you should check out the article entitled 10 Travel Photography To-Do’s Before You Depart over at tripso.com.
♦ Speaking of travel, I was over at Flying With Fish and I read a review of an interesting new photo bag. The bag, called the Kiboko, is light weight, holds a ton of gear, has a rain cover, turns into a backpack when needed, and best of all, it is small enough to carry on board the plane with you. Check out some of the pictures of the bag below and for the full review, be sure to read Steven Frischling‘s great review over at Flying With Fish.