Stefan Fuhrmann

Stefan Fuhrmann

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Joined on Sep 5, 2004


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Kali108: So the consensus is.."meh"? Really? Hmm. A company provides you with access to observe the realtime working process of very successful photographers with decades of experience... for free... and you criticize them ? You'd prefer a pdf with bullet points? Wow.

Charge too much? Again, really? So, for example, you can get a 3 day workshop for $149 ($99 if purchased during the workshop), please share a better alternative. Please share an alternative for TWICE the PRICE. Photoshop World...$600. Is there an option to view it for free? Nope. CreativeLive sounds pretty freaking generous to *me*. Go take Zack Arias One Light workshop, check out the prices! Maybe Moose Peterson's workshops...check the prices !!!

CreativeLive offers you a full week of content that would cost several thousands of dollars via individual workshops with these individuals...FOR FREE...and you question their motivations and substance?

Ungrateful human beings.

Watching those workshops live for free is indeed a good offer. However, this is different to a workshop you attend in person. Watching it online is just too slow paced. It is good value though!

Now, I would be willing to pay money for this contents, but only if they offered an edited version, so I wouldn't have to spend days taking it all in. I've got more important things to do with my time (like procrastinating on dpreview).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 11:05 UTC
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VisualFX: I just looked at their main page. The "rebroadcasts" don't start from the beginning and their is too much jibber jabber in their videos, not enough substance. Pure marketing.

I tend to agree here. I did watch several hours recently as they broadcast live, but I can only watch it in the background doing something useful in the meantime (like editing photos), because there is just too much waffling going on. It feels like they need to justify the cost of those videos once they are up for sale for watching later.

I'd actually be happy to pay some money for the information (not nearly as much as they charge for it though), but only if they distilled it down to the interesting 10%. After all, this is what photo clients pay there photographers for as well. You never deliver 3000 photos of a wedding, you find the interesting parts and present them in a digestible way.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 10:16 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

No, it is not the first:

"We've seen corner-mounted EVFs before, but this is the first built-in unit that articulates upwards"

Minolta have done exactly that many years ago, and you even wrote about that yourself, a tiltable EVF:

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:03 UTC as 352nd comment | 2 replies

No micro AF adjust (I think, not mentioned anywhere, and missing on the 65 as well), so not relevant unfortunately. Also, if Sony wants to push eletronic viewfinders, then they should just avoid the lesser variants and give all models the best technology available.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 12:10 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
On Lightroom 4 Review article (469 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: What a low blow, disrespectful move by Adobe...

I mastered the previous versions well enough as to make an expeditious work flow for my LR Raw conversions. This included carefully evaluated and tested "initial Raw conversion" settings for all the files out of my 1DMKIV.

Now they decided not only to change the Process Version (PV) but actually to also change controls that do different things.

This means that I will now have to (1) re-train from scratch on how to use the software and (2) intensively re-work all my current catalog on previous processed images (...since the review states that the controls differ a LOT...) if I want my photos to be current with the most recent PV.

Even if I skip the reprocessing now, this is something that will inevitably be a problem in the future as I don't see Adobe indefinitely carrying PVs from versions to versions..I mean, only 5 years have past and they are already in their 3rd PV, so sooner or later this problem will arise.


Stay with PV 2010 if you prefer that (which will also leave the control sliders as you know them). Also, don't assume they will stop supporting old PV, unless they say so.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 13:18 UTC
On gets mobile article (110 comments in total)
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SonyA77: Great mobile site but you need iphone app too..

Why? How would that be different from a site optimised for mobile?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 13:10 UTC
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micahmedia: You missed the only thing I care about: both strip EXIF data, and so, are worthless.

Very important indeed. Haven't checked with Google+, but facebook strips all copyright and author information from the EXIF! That should be intolerable by any pro photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2012 at 11:44 UTC
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