Those of you that follow me on Instagram know that I recently went away and was finding it difficult to work on photos without my Wacom Intuos Pro tablet. I have one at home, but it is a bit big for carrying around and I didn’t want to damage it. I can’t be without it for my day to day processing of my photos. The pen that comes with it means I can do fine detail work.
Often when I go away I just do basic processing of my images, but now that I have a new laptop and a slightly larger screen I am keen to do more editing with it when I’m away. This then gives me the problem of what do I do about the Wacom tablet?
The question now becomes what can I do when I go away? Is there another tablet that I can get that will fit in my pack when I’m away? With another trip to Tasmania planned for September I need to work out what I’m going to do when I’m there. I know I will want to play around with the photos I take. Twelve days is too long to be without something.
Why do I like the tablet?
I think as an artist the tablet and pen really lets you work on your images more like a painting or drawing. Holding the pen in your hand give you the feeling of drawing on your image, or maybe painting.
The thing I really like about it is the control you have, that you just don’t get with the mouse, well I didn’t have it. I found it really hard to do some areas with a mouse. I like the pen and find it becomes part of me.
The solution when I travel
Wacom have a range of tablets for people to use and the big thing has been working out what would be a good one for me. The ultimate would be the MobileStudio Pro which I tried recently and thought was fantastic. However, the price tag of $3500 in Australia makes it totally out of my league.
I’ve been talking to Wacom Australia and it seems the Intuos Pro medium, the one I have now, has been updated. It is thinner, a little smaller, and has Bluetooth capabilities so that makes it easier. Also being able to use it wirelessly could be very handy. So at the moment I’m thinking this might be the right one for me.
So that where I’m at with it. It is the next bit of gear I want to get. They are really expensive, well at $500 they are, so I have to make sure it is the right one for me. I will am hoping to see one soon and see what it looks like. I will let you know what I choose.
Digital Photography School
I’ve had a review of the Benro Ranger 400 camera backpack for dPS. It my favourite backpack at the moment. I tend to use it most of the time. If you want to know what I thought about it you will have to read my article.