The New Aperture Blog
My Aperture Blog gets a Reboot and a new topic
For several years I've run another photography related blog dedicated to Apple's Aperture software. I first had the idea a long time ago when I realised that nobody was doing anything like the same kind of evangelism for Aperture that Scott Kelby was doing for Adobe software (Obviously not to the same extent!). I loved Aperture at the time, and I wanted to help show what a great piece of software it was. In that time I posted hundreds of posts about he software and it even led to me writing a book on Aperture.
Over the years the site gained a great community of readers and even spawned a book, Mastering aperture, which was very well received and garnered lots of 5 star reviews. However, as with many things in life, it became time for a change. Earlier this year, Apple announced that it would no longer be developing Aperture. Personally, as much as I like Aperture, the software hadn't received a serious update in many years, I had already moved on, and had been using Lightroom for over a year by the time the Apple announcement came. Even then, it was still a shock when the final announcement came. However, with every cloud there is a silver lining.
I had been wondering what to do with the Aperture Blog for some time. Even without Apple's announcement of Aperture's discontinuation, without any news and updates, I had already covered pretty much everything I could think of, but I still really wanted to support the community that had grown around the blog. I had several ideas, but in the end Apple's announcement meant that my decision was made for me.
The old Aperture blog was great because of the community of readers, and the new one is for you too. When thinking about what to do something occurred to me. While there's lots of photography sites out there, there isn't any mainstream blog dedicated to Photography tools on the Mac and iOS. As the existing community are all mac based anyway, and as I figure many of my readers probably already have iPhones or iPads too, I decided that I would take up the mantle! Therefore, earlier this week I launched the all new Aperture Blog, which will be dedicated to photography tools on mac and iOS. I'm going to cover apps and software, as well as other tips and tricks, whether it's applescript or automator, or even things like iOS 8's new photography tools. And of course I'll cover Photos when it gets released next year.
Once again I'm using squarespace to host it. I'm really loving squarespace. Since moving my original photography site over, I now have three websites running off the service. I'm planning a review of Squarespace for photographers in the near future so stay tuned, and in the mean time if you're a Mac or iOS user and a photographer head over to the all new Aperture blog. There's only a few posts on it at the moment, and some are re-posts from here, but that will be changing as I'm updating it every day.