Some like it hot, some like it cold - The plot never changes and seldom do people. It seems (IMO) that photographers in particular, at least in their on-line comments, are a very polarized group of really talented folks who either like a particular software application and can't live without it, or they really despise it and can't find enough negative comments to vent about it every chance they have.I'm no different - I really appreciate Adobe Lightroom, find it quite intuitive, and easy to use. I don't mind key wording as it is a small amount of up front time which saves a lot of time (for me) on the back end.Love or hate it - we should all appreciate the time and effort Mr. Evening took to present his point of view in a clear and understandable fashion .
Thank you sir!Art Guertin
curlyone: I was using photoshop 3 about 20 years ago,
Mr, Evening,Thank you for taking the time to point out these PS CS6 photography tools. I am also appreciative of your Lr4 and PS CS6 books. They have been quite helpful to me.
Guidenet: Great article. Thank you. So many don't consider a single light as studio lighting or try Strobist when a single monolight might be a better alternative so Kudos for this. This type of thing just helps people think about getting into a home studio situation or even carrying a single monolight with a battery pack on location.
So many think you have to start with three, four or five lights. I started with two and have over six now, but don't use them all very often. Many times I take only one and a reflector into the field.
Again, Thank you and Kudos to DPReview and Thomas Park for a great job.
Thank you for taking the time and expense to craft this very informative article - Life is an ongoing learning process - Once you stop learning, you die. He who breathes life (learning) into others is truely gifted and appreciated.
Very well presented article. Appreciate the time and effort you put into this. I was mulling the decision to upgrade/or not..Your article has made that decision so much easier..I will!
pjcostanza: Nice article. I like the red channel technique as another/alternative method for skin smoothing.., I'm gonna try that when I get the chance. Thx
A lot of sensitive folks responding to this hot-topic/button issue regarding retouching portraits. I don't think the authors intent was to stir up a debate on whether you should do it or not or whether you agree with it or not..., simply a tutorial on some methods one could go about implementing if one would choose to do so. (But a nice debate anyway ;o)
This is just knowledge, techniques, information that we can either ignore, disregard or put into our tool kits for a day and time when it is useful..., but to call something fake or judge it based on your own rules or style is not fair either. I would have to ask.., if you are so against retouching of this nature, and don't do it, then why would you even bother to read the article? Just so you could tell everyone they are fake or sellouts for having their own style and workflow? - LOL
And you feel that you express no value judgement in your response? It's amazing how we all we all see 1 subject, scene, whatever so differently - I think that's what makes us 'individuals'
Nice article - If I did not appreciate it, I would not respopnd, I would continue doing things as I have always done and never opting to learn - but that's just me, acting like an individual.
I too use NIK & Topaz software. I enjoyed this article and also find that I benefit from what I consider the value added part of NIK - their webinars.I join the webinars frequently just to refresh my memory on the use of some parts of the software that I use less often.For me, knowledge is an ongoing quest and I appreciate anyone taking the time and effort to provide an insightful and useful article, such as this one.