It is with great pleasure that I announce the joining of forces of MacCreate, one of the largest and most popular resources for Aperture users on the web, with ApertureExpert.
The growth of ApertureExpert has been deliberately slow and steady, as I have always felt that the quality of training and support is of paramount priority. I’ve experimented along the way, one step at a time, allowing the growth the be organic and metered, and unbiased. For example, you’ll notice there’s no advertising on this site — all revenue is derived from sales of ebooks, video training, presets, AppleScripts and more — and all Aperture and photography related.
However today we welcome the biggest single change we’ve ever faced. MacCreate has been shuttered, and we are welcoming all of their users and contributors here, to ApertureExpert.com.
Meet David Schloss
David Schloss, the founder of MacCreate, will continue to contribute to the Aperture community here on ApertureExpert. David has been writing about technology and photography for many years, has published multiple photography books, and was the Technical Editor for Photo District News for six year prior to launching MacCreate.
Meet Thomas Boyd
Thomas Boyd is another familiar face to MacCreate readers. He’s a professional photographer, has been a photojournalist for several publications, is published in National Geographic Traveler, Sports Illustrated, and many more, and is currently on staff at The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon. He will write tips and create videos for the ApertureExpert readers. You can check out his photography at thomasboyd.net.
We’re all predicting the imminent release of an update to Aperture, and with that will come an influx of new training, discussions, posts and so much more. And now, more than ever, ApertureExpert is poised to deliver the absolute best training available on the web.
Every single contributor to this site is a working professional photographer or a professional trainer — and in many cases, both! They don’t just use Aperture, they live by it.
So again, we welcome you to the site. Check out the abundance of tips, the user forum where you can ask (and contribute answers to) any questions on Aperture you like, the brand new FAQ for the most common Aperture troubleshooting questions, and of course, the store.
Welcome our new friends
ApertureExpert members… please join me in welcoming our new friends from MacCreate. Feel free to add your own message in the comments below; I’m sure they’d love to know just how dedicated we all are!
-Joseph & the ApertureExpert team