This affiliation is by far the most exciting of my life...

From the moment I first picked up Adobe Classroom in a book I fell in love with the line of Adobe products. Back at university we were still printing in labs, developing our own films and often coming out with clear film strips instead of them being covered in our assessment images.

The darkroom was my sanctuary, but I had fallen in love with photography years before that. As a young child my dad had an SLR in his study that I would sneak in and press ALL of the buttons of when he wasn't looking. I was ALWAYS found out and I was eternally in trouble for wasting his film.

As a 6-year-old, I learned the value of my pocket money. At a garage sale up the street from my home, there was an Instamatic camera for sale for 50c; that was about 3 weeks pocket money for me at the time. I ran home ELATED that I had a brand new camera (which the lady was so beautiful that she gave me one of her blank rolls of film with it for free!). I remember I took photos of one of everything I could see! What I didn't know was how much developing the films were AND that important lesson of focusing the subject within the frame. My first roll cost me the world to develop ($10 I think) and all the images were blurry except one. I never gave up and studied photography from year 8 at school onwards.

Photography has certainly changed over my lifetime (no I'm not THAT old yet) and I've been fortunate enough to be part of the SLR movement, the DSLR movement, and now the mirrorless movement. From developing films in a darkroom to utilizing the power of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to create and develop my own imagery. I am beyond thrilled that these programs were crafted to give artists like myself an outlet for the images we weren't often able to express through drawing or single-image photography.

I can't wait to continue to craft videos and education around these amazing products, as I know a lot of you out there are interested to learn more about them. They're not as hard as they first look and I know that opening Adobe Photoshop can be quite daunting at first- I remember that day too!

In the meantime, if you would love to learn how to use the programs but you haven't already grabbed your copy of Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom, you can by clicking the image to the left.

So keep your eye out here on The FANTASY Files and also over on my YouTube Channel as I will be releasing brand new content really soon :)

Much love to you all,

Keep Smiling!

Love Jules