Latest Projects

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In the City
From abstract to urban grunge, you'll find my favourite Stock city images here.
November, 2019
Perspective and Depth
The collection focuses on imagery with strong perspective created through composition and framing.
November, 2019
Orange
The theme is orange, and it's not all about pumpkins!
November, 2019
Guerrilla Marketing with Adobe Stock & Adobe Portfolio
There is a somewhat symbiotic relationship between Adobe Stock (Adobe's stock content service, integrated into Creative Cloud) and Adobe Portfolio (quick and simple web site creation tool and hosting service for creatives). In this article, I’ll share with you a couple of techniques that can help generate more awareness (and sales) of your Adobe Stock contributions.
November, 2019
In the Wintertime
It's beginning to look a lot like winter, here in Ontario. This Adobe Stock collection features some of my favourite images from "the most wonderful time of the year."
October, 2019
Using Design Templates and Presets to Get Started, Fast
Creating a new project in Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator, can sometimes be a daunting task, confronted with a blank canvas, or an idea you're not sure how to bring to life. To help get those creative juices flowing, you can instead choose from a wide variety of design templates from Adobe Stock. Templates often include assets and illustrations or special effects that you can build on to complete your project. When you open a template in Photoshop, you can work with it just as you would work with any other Photoshop document.
November, 2019
Adobe Stock in Education
Stock imagery has become an essential part of visual communication in design and in businesses large and small, used in everything from company websites and advertising, to financial reports and mobile applications. It’s affordable and can help bring just the right image into a communication piece. Four years ago, Adobe introduced a new service, Adobe Stock, to our customers, giving them access to millions of high-quality visual assets, instantly. From a commercial perspective, Adobe Stock has been very successful. You might wonder how can Stock content can fuel university digital literacy initiatives. Well, read on through the Spark Page essay below and see for yourself how important quality imagery can be when more impactful communication is critical.
November, 2019
Adobe MAX 2019 - Vignettes
Once again, I had the privilege of attending and participating in Adobe MAX. With approximately 15,000 attendees, it's got to be one of the largest creative-focused events of its kind. There is so much excitement and energy at MAX each and every year.
November, 2019
Autumn in Kawartha - 2019
It had been a wonderful season at the Fortress of Moderate Solitude. Spring, summer and autumn have raced by it seems, but even though the time felt fleeting, I was able to venture out on several occasions to capture the colour of the Kawarthas, in and around the cottage area. The collection here is some of my favourite images from the past few weeks.
October, 2019
The Excellent Adventure 13
This is the 13th year of the Excellent Adventure. We've been to many places over those years, camping, cottaging and the like, everywhere from Lake Superior Provincial Park, to Newfoundland, to California wine country and the Kawarthas in Ontario. Regardless of the location (which have all been fantastic experiences), it's the fellowship and camaraderie of the group that makes each trip so successful and leaves us yearning for the next adventure. We have such fun, laugh all week and share thoughts and ideas about pretty much anything that comes to mind.
August, 2019
Adobe Stock and Creative Cloud Libraries
Recently, I've been writing a series of articles on the connections between Creative Cloud Libraries and Adobe Stock. I'm very pleased to say that I've completed the series, as Spark Page projects!  Initially, I had written one very long article on the subject. But, Spark Page does not support any kind of internal page navigation (liked named anchors) I decided that it would be easier for people to focus in on their specific challenges by breaking up the article into segments. This idea also inspired another article, focused on collaboration. I'm adding links to all four projects here.
August, 2019
Excellent Adventure 13
Another Excellent Adventure has come and gone. Tom, Doug and I spent an awesome week in a renovated farmhouse very near Southampton, Ontario. Our accommodation selection this year was thanks to Tom, who researched cottages and other locations in Bruce County. And while we had a comfortable stay, we spent a lot of time out and about, touring the countryside.
August, 2019
Using Adobe Stock with Creative Cloud Libraries
Ever wondered about the connection between Adobe Stock and Creative Cloud Libraries? Well, wonder no more; check out my latest article about this integration.
June, 2019
Life Near the Lake - Redux
I'm very excited to share that my second photography exhibit of 2019 is now running at Elmhirst's Resort. Show coordinator, Caroline Elmhirst was so pleased with the results of my winter show that she asked me to come back for the summer. I gladly accepted the invitation. Below are the images currently hanging at the Elmhirst Gallery on the the lower level of the main building.
May, 2019
Life Near the Lake - The Photographs
It recently occurred to me that - while I have published articles about my new show - I had never really shared large size versions of the images that are at the show. So without further ado, here they are.
March, 2019
Views from the Fortress of Moderate Solitude
I’m doing my first photography show in more than 2 decades! And this too is quite exciting. It’s been a long time since I shared my photography in analog form; I’ve spent many years publishing and promoting and sharing my work online through various channels. But from January 17 to March 28, 20 of my photographs will be on display (and - ahem - for sale) at the gallery space at Elmhirst's Resort, in Keene, Ontario. 
January, 2019
Life Near the Lake
Selecting images for my show at Elmhirst Resort was no easy task. Or, rather, narrowing down that selection to a few specific images was not easy. This project includes all the images I considered as "contenders" for the exhibit, along with a few photographs of the final hanging.
February, 2019
Spring at the Cottage
The first few weeks of cottage season are magical. The landscape gradually shifts from earth tones to verdant greens. The forest floor awakens, delicate plants like ferns and Trilliums pushing upward at a slow, deliberate pace, with seemingly herculean efforts to push through soil and nature's winter coverlet of decaying leaves.
May, 2019
Spring Drive
We took a leisurely 2-hour drive along a 9-kilometre section of Settler's Line, this past long weekend, with the intention of capturing a bit more of Kawartha spring glory - not the least of which were the Trilliums which grew abundantly at the roadside and in the forests. Settlers Line did not disappoint!
May, 2019
Searching with Sensei
Adobe Stock just broke the 150-million asset ceiling this March, but a huge collection of great content doesn't mean much if you can't quickly find what you need. With that sentiment in mind, I dig deep into searching for assets on Adobe Stock and talk about the various ways that Adobe's Artificial Intelligence, Sensei, can help you find what you need, fast.
March, 2019
What a Rush!
Recently, I participated in a video training workshop at Adobe in San Jose CA, geared towards making us more comfortable not just with video-editing software, but also the process of making videos. All the Digital Media Solutions Consultants (SCs) and Customer Success Managers (CSMs) took part in this training. Hands down, this training was one of the most relevant and effective uses of my professional development time, to date, at Adobe. Let's face it, to the novice, creating videos can be quite intimidating. But this 2-day workshop opened my eyes to the creative possibilities of video.
January, 2019
Using a Custom Domain Name in Adobe Portfolio
Recently, I decided it was finally time to switch from the Adobe Portfolio domain name - jimbabbage.myportfolio.com - to one of my custom reserved domain names; jimbabbage.photography. I mean, why not? I honestly don’t know why I didn’t think to do this sooner.  The process for making this happen - while a little geeky - was not particularly difficult and that is where this tutorial comes in.
February, 2017
Assault on the Fortress of Moderate Solitude
The 12th annual Excellent Adventure happened in early August. As is my practice, I've put together a Spark Page with lots of photos and commentary about the trip. Feel free to scroll through the page here or you can get the full screen experience. 
August, 2018
What is a Photograph?
While recently touring an Ansel Adams exhibit at the University of Arizona, I was struck by the concept that there is no such thing as the "final" image. Read on in this Spark Page story to learn why.
March, 2018
Harvest Moon over Rice Lake
October, 2017
Photography and the Zen of Seeing
This ad-hoc, irregularly updated journal is where I’ll put down some thoughts - and not a few photographs - throughout the month of my sabbatical.
September, 2017
Starry, Starry Nights
I've gathered together some of my favorite night shots from the past few years. I hope you enjoy them.
August, 2017
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