Tom and I celebrate the great images being created by our community of photographers each month by selecting a Photographer of the Month. For March we selected a travel story created by Melissa Stanton using Adobe Spark. We hope you enjoy Melissa’s images as much as we do!
Congratulations to March 2021 ‘s featured photographer – Melissa Stanton
The Story … about Adobe Spark
I always love reading the trip reports and seeing all the images that were created. I decided to look at the software and found it was so simple to use:
Plop the images in there, write a few words and it works like magic!
I learned to code in high school and created web pages. It was nothing like Adobe Spark. It took me longer to figure out what images I wanted to use, then it took me to design the pages.
To view Melissa’s Spark on the Japan in Winter Workshop: Click here
I loved the Japan trip. It was my first time to Asia. There were so many things we saw and did.
I really liked the look on Tom’s face every time they brought out another course of food. My favorite page from the Spark Story is the Octopus page. I can just imagine Tom’s face looking at it. We all want our photographs to evoke emotion. The emotion can be disgust. Photos can’t all be pretty flowers!
On this page I loved her gold shoes. They thought I was taking a full body image and were happily waving at me. I just wanted her shoes.
The Cat Cafe in Tokyo was intriguing. You go in and play with the cats. I have visited a Cat Cafe closer to home in Cleveland. You make an appointment, get yourself a cup of coffee and play with the cats with an eye towards adoption.
I think a wine bar would be better….a few glasses of wine and the cat is looking pretty cute.
A Tip for using PhotoShop:
Start your Spark by adding all of the photos. I hate writing. To be able to create this and just throw in a few sentences here and there was perfect. I would rather just have the photos tell the story.
Give me a blank page and I’m just going to stare at it. When you already have photos with great backgrounds added, it is easy to write a description.
On Melissa’s Horizon
Brown in Alaska at Silver Salmon – I cannot wait!
Lofoten, Norway with those crazy Bols
Dubai with a friend to see the World Expo
If you would like to learn how to use Adobe Spark , we have a one session class this Thursday, April 1 at 5 pm for just $59. Click Here
We are excited to be headed into the field this April and May for workshops in Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Yellowstone National Parks. For a full listing of upcoming workshops: Click Here