Matt

Matt

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On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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MadManAce: http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/8.4.76/setup.zip

For those that keep their work computer of the internet.

ACR 8.4 for CS6 (Win)

It's 7:40 am East Coast time 4/9 - brought up LR 5.3 and the update screen for 5.4 has popped up. Still gonna wait a few days to see how the early adopters fare before diving in

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 11:42 UTC
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WilliamJ: I'd like to tell something about the "unpatriotic" critic. First, do photographers from around the world have to be "american patriotic" and produce "patriotic pictures only" as if they worked for the Pravda ?
Second, where is gone the freedom of speech ? Do expression have to be "according to" the wishes of "flattering images" supposed to be a universal expectation ?

This has nothing to do with patriotism, american or other wise. Is has everything to do with respect for every athlete, their accomplishments and the Olympic ideals. Too many here are not seeing the total picture. Humanity and respect at certain times should be one, the Olympics are a great example of such a time.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 20:55 UTC
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Jurriaan Schalken: Does the image of flagbearing/waving muscled heroes still work for people?

I know nationalism and patriotism are important aspects of american life, but images like that always remind me of... North Korea. NOW i don't say the countries are alike, no way! Even though The Netherlands and Europe are seen as socialist by many US people/media, when you look at how the country represents itself visually, the US behaves like a communist country (not in terms of ideology, McCarthy's brainwash is still very present).

The way sports heroes are represented as hollow non human nationalist bots with a flag seem very similar (and devoid of humanity) to me.

So, athletes that look human, have a sense of humour AND are the best in their olympic field, is thought provoking and interesting (to me).

Nationalism only works if it's reinforced again and again, and it needs a lot of repetition, to reinforce, what is essentially, a form of ideological brainwashing. Whatever that ideology may be.

This is NOT about nationalism. Regardless of the country, the respect due to all athletes competing at the highest level is to provide work that is worthy of their efforts spent getting to the Olympics. What they got was a cheapened shell by a misguided and ill prepared so called professional photographer. Nothing but a slap on the face of the athletes and the what the entire Olympic process stands for.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 15:01 UTC
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ricko5: What an absolute pile of junk.

Why didn't they ask someone like McNally or one of the other many many well respected sport or fashion guys in the US?

In years to come when these athletes are old and gray and they tell their grandchildren about the time many years ago when they competed with the very best athletes on the planet, they had better back it up with paperwork or medals because if they showed these images their grandkids would probably think they are pulling their leg. "Here look at the picture of me as a world class athlete" they will be embarrassing. This is not art, it is not clever and no amount of pompous language and over explaining can disguise the fact.

The images are an insult to the dedication and professionalism of all the athletes and they cheapen the Olympics into some kind of joke.

The only positive I can think of is that as a (probably) over priced, poorly designed and poorly executed mess - at least it is in keeping with the official "logo" of the games.

+1 - well stated, could not agree with you more!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 14:53 UTC

Wow, being able to be a part in representing one of the world's most covered and watch events. The venue where one has a chance to demonstrate their ability against the best from each nation. Whether you are competing or covering the events, you bring your "A" game. Instead, someone without the common sense to recognize the importance to "step up to the challenge" provides the world a view of a nation's best athletes not even worthy of a P&S handled by a 5th grader.

Three major errors here: ONE, someone who thinks he a photographer and attempts to pull off such trash; TWO, the group that hired him, and THREE; the publishing entity who actually allowed the inferior attempt to go out.

For those in the mindset that this was a "fresh approach", the question for you and our misguided photographer here is: Where is your moral fiber? You do NOT experiment when it comes to the Olympics.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 12:03 UTC as 127th comment
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Graystar: He's a professional being paid to take promotional shots that are supposed to promote and appeal to the target audience. It was unprofessional to be unprepared, and unprofessional to take shots that didn't guarantee mass appeal. Business is business...he can artsy on his own time.

Wow, being able to be a part in representing one of the world's most covered and watch events. The venue where one has a chance to demonstrate their ability against the best from each nation. Whether you are competing or covering the events, you bring your "A" game. Instead, someone without the common sense to recognize the importance to "step up to the challenge" provides the world a view of a nation's best athletes not even worthy of a P&S handled by a 5th grader.

Three major errors here: ONE, someone who thinks he a photographer and attempts to pull off such trash; TWO, the group that hired him, and THREE; the publishing entity who actually allowed the inferior attempt to go out.

For those in the mindset that this was a "fresh approach", the question for you and our misguided photographer here is: Where is your moral fiber? You do NOT experiment when it comes to the Olympics.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 12:02 UTC
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