It's the end of the school year, and that means end-of-year performances, and that means photos of end-of-year performances. My son's elementary school music concert and my daughter's drama class performance, to be more specific. The drama (a sequence of scenes from Little Women) was enlivened by the way it was set, with the girls trading roles according to which accessories they were wearing.

The drama scenes are the first photos I've processed after upgrading to Adobe Photoshop CS4 (I bought the upgrade just a little too soon to get CS5) and it seems to be working really well. It is fast, it doesn't need a separate conversion program to handle my camera's raw files, and it produces excellent results with very little adjustment needed even in difficult conditions (stage lighting with no flash, and the camera's ISO set to the maximum). I've also been using the CS4 version of Illustrator for a few weeks now and I like the changes I've noticed (easier alignment of objects and easier adjustment of the drawing board size, mostly).