Barry Pearson

Barry Pearson

Lives in United Kingdom Stockport, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired computer systems engineer
Joined on Sep 24, 2005
About me:

Photographic qualifications: LRPS, CPAGB

I have no commercial or contractual relationship with digital photography companies, other than paying for the use of their products.

My own websites require no registration, are non-commercial, and free of paid-for advertising.

Barry Pearson's recent activity

  • This isn't the fastest focusing lens around, but I don't think your experience is typical. This is my normal airshow & motor sports lens, (also street candids), and has been since it first came ...
  • I am an amateur photographer and website developer, and I subscribe to the full Adobe Creative Cloud, not just the Photography subset. People need to be careful not to assume that their own...

  • I demand high quality from my images, whether projected or printed. I have found over many years using Photoshop that if I get the histogram right during raw conversion I can normally work with 8...

  • I will probably buy an FF Pentax, if it has a plausible price and specification. But it probably wouldn't be for all my photography, because I don't have sufficient FF lenses, and there are ...
  • Replied in Who prints?
    I print, currently using an Epson R3000. I use Fotospeed inks and typically Permajet paper. (I have plenty of 5 surfaces ready for use). I normally print at A3+, but sometimes at A4 to hand-around. ...
  • I mentioned the DA 12-24mm f/4 zoom above. If I could only keep 2 of my lenses, that would be one of them. (The other would be the DA* 60-250mm f/4).
  • Open-source projects have various degrees of success and failure, just as commercial projects do. The trick is to pick the winners - it isn't easy at an early stage . My career was spent working ...
  • Fair enough - so perhaps nothing specifically to do with Aperture.
  • How do you know? (I have no information either way other than that article).
  • Did everyone spot this statement in that article? "Apple also said it is working with Adobe to help users transition to its Lightroom app for Mac."
  • Yes, for someone who wants Lightroom but not Photoshop, the "Photography" CC Plan may be excessive. I suspect that Adobe will continue to sell Lightroom optionally as non-CC for such cases, ...
  • Reply to deep7 (etc): why would you transfer your photos to and from the Cloud? Is that something Apple demand?

    I am a subscriber to the full Adobe Creative Cloud plan. (I also wanted...

  • I use Windows (now 8.1 updated). Aperture was never competition for Lightroom for people like me. I hope for the sake of those who don't want the subscription option that Lightroom continues to be ...
  • Part 2:

    I think Adobe would argue that people who object to the subscription model are not really their target market for Photoshop. Photoshop goes far beyond "photography" as typical people at...

  • Part 2:

    I think Adobe would argue that people who object to the subscription model are not really their target market for Photoshop. Photoshop goes far beyond "photography" as typical people at...

  • Adobe is heavily developing the Creative Cloud for leading-edge creative professionals. Full CC subscription gives access to nearly all of Adobe's major apps, of which Photoshop is just one of...

  • For leading-edge creative professionals I believe CC is the future. I don't think there is really a down-side for those people.

    For other people, (including me!), there are alternatives. But they...

  • For leading-edge creative professionals I believe CC is the future. I don't think there is really a down-side for those people.

    For other people, (including me!), there are alternatives. But they...

  • Walter, I agree that Photoshop was designed for such people from the start. But a complication was that there were few alternatives for other people. (I first bought Photoshop 6, in 2001. There...

  • Hm! I've just seen a recent financial report that says they have exceeded their target revenues, and more than half of their recent revenues came from recurring sources such as the Creative Cloud...

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