I bought ACDsee pro 2 years ago (at a much lower price and after using the free version for a year) and have been very pleased. It does most modifications quickly and easily. Now and then, when I have a really difficult fix I revert to Photoshop. My biggest problem in a while, was using the white balance for incandescant and shoot a few quick shots outdoors. Neither program has a fix I like. Would I recommend ACDSee? - Yes, especially for the casual user. For a pro, I would do like I do with most of my pictures. Have more than one camera and more than one program for repairing my errors. Apparently, there are a few more programs that might possibly be good, but, I have used ACDSee since the free version came with my old printer and I like it as my first quick tool.
I am appalled. Both bride and photographer are like politicians.
She hates your price and you need to learn to run a business. Start with your insurance companies.You travel 250 miles per wedding. Do your consultation in your living room.
Get yourself a good accountant - Geez!
Get two pairs of shoes, one for weddings only.
Your photo equipment should last 3-10 years.
Keep prints at 8x10 and even 6x8 if price is a problem. My daughter paid for a beautiful 16x20 and no place to show it in her house.
Be a little innovative. Get a few one-use cameras for the reception and tell each table to make pics of all table guests. Include a few candied pictures with your work.You can even get a couple of cheap p/s for the "after the wedding" pics. Tell them to wait until after your flash.
You have good equipment. Use your eyes. If you are a good photographer you will not have to edit so much.
Go and enjoy the wedding and reception. You will leave happy.
snowboarder: The worst part is the managers who killed that companyover they years still made their millions...
I started with Kodak slide film and a pawnshop 35mm Ricoh fully manual viewfinder camera. (still works) and a 120 BW, Welmy-6 (pawnshop).My Slides from the '50s are still perfect. (dev. by Kodak). I started using Fuji print film in the early '80s because it was cheaper than Kodacolor, and just as good or better.
As I think back on the days when Kodak was the only one, I wonder how many rolls of KodaChrome were on ASA 10. Nostalgia for a minute as I think back, but would not trade my 15MB Pentax digital with ISO 3200. I hope Kodak will survive and become a player again. However, they never were known for really good cameras, just film. It's going to be a difficult climb back to the consumer market, but they have their fingers in a lot of pies. Good luck Kodak!
How much can you plagerize and still call it your own work? The photographer used the sunburst from "The Yellow Submarine" or early MTV videos. The room layout is "Better homes and Gardens" and also from basic theater set designs, the clothes are from various companies that sell Lingerie, the Hats are from fashion magazines, the wallpaper design is straight from wallpaper catalogs, and, obviously, the bound guy on the floor did not originate with this photographer. Basically, the only unique things thing that really ties these pieces together is the use of the sunburst in the two windows, the red ceiling and the pink theme. The video wallpaper is from Dr. Suess, and most of the other things would not even be close except for the windows. I think the video designer saw the photo, but perhaps most of the other things mentioned. The photographer will have a hard time proving that he did not copy his ideas from somewhere else, thus violating his own claims of originality.
My first 35mm was a Ricoh fully manual, including manual focus and a 35mm lens. Cost me $12 at a pawn shop. Still is as good as new but relegated to the film shelf. Ricoh added color to the focus barrel for people range, and on the aperture ring and shutter speed for normal outdoor shooting with ASA 25. I could not afford a light meter, but I soon learned to estimate focus, light and shutter settings, by deviating from the color indications. Little innovations like this are what has defined the Ricoh brand.The slides were superb and still compare with the Minolta and Pentax SLR's. My first Pentax was the Pen-F half-frame, but I made a lot of out of focus pics. My present K-7 is great, but, unlike the Minolta Maxxum, does not allow me to over-ride the program mode to take darker or lighter pics.I think the Pentax name under Ricoh technology will be a strong contender to Canon and Nikon.