Smeggypants: "So you find that in America your customers equate physical size with quality?"
LOL :) - They got that right. :) :)
Size matters... that's what she said anyway :-)
Approachable yet serious? Sounds like my cat :-)
The typical price for a high quality APP in the iPad is $10-$15 period. Adobe wants to charge 10-12 times that in perpetuity? I think that if Adobe really wants to increase their profitability, they should start packaging and selling whatever it is that they are smoking.
The exposure slider in LR is adjusting "brightness". In earlier versions of LR this control was called brightness. Essentially it takes the "raw numbers" and scales them multiplying them by a constant to make the image brighter and dividing the numbers to make the image dimmer. This is digital "amplification".
Look at how he defines "brightening".
One thing is for sure, the next podcast will be an interesting listen.
I think Jerad has more talents than just photography and the exposure here will (no doubt) drive a few more listeners toward his videos and PC. I would encourage those who are curious to give it a listen, then formulate their own opinion. As horshack pointed out earlier, it ain't going to be everyone's cup of tea but if you have an iPhone or iPod, you can listen to them at double speed which is about right for an evening walk (and makes the singing shorter ;-) ). He has a big following so there must be many who find it entertaining and enlightening.
David Hull: Just dial up his podcast and give it a listen. Then decide if you want to pay $57 for three hours of that. I do still listen to the podcast; I believe that I have heard most of every one of them which I tend to listen to walking to lunch etc. -- a good time for such things. I first heard this guy on TWIP and decided to give him a listen. Occasionally there is something there that is worth the price of admission but you have to put up with a lot of adolescent BS to get to it. Would I pay money for that --- nope. But, as they say, YMMV.
I don't need to be a maker of video guides to comment on one (and that is not what I am doing -- I have not watched it). I don't make movies but I know which ones I like and which ones I don't. The same is true for photographs etc. I don't really know what is in the video guide, but I have watched a couple of Jared's videos and listened to a lot of the podcasts. In terms of "bang for the buck" the podcast has value, but knowing Jared (through what I have seen and heard) I can't imagine paying $57 for three hours of that.
Lets just say that I set a higher standard for the quality of the material that I am willing to pay money for.
I don't really see why you are getting so excited about this, people are entitled to express their opinions. Not everyone likes juvenile, adolescent humor, sexual innuendo, licking microphones, sniffing equipment (what's up with that anyway) and horrible singing. Get a clue -- I am not the only one here with this opinion and it is perfectly valid.
steelski: Fro does not know photo....IMO ;)
Wilkinson -- I wouldn't use the term "exposure triangle" here if I were you, very dangerous.
I have looked at his website -- so what? It's OK, some nice stuff there, perhaps Jerad should stick to photography, since he can't sing well ;-).
What success are you referring to? His success as a photographer or his success as a showman, salesman, entertainer. He has some successful videos, a podcast that has been running for a short while, a lot of video on you tube but what exactly are his credentials as a photographer? He is selling lots of junk on the net, tee shirts, blankets, afro picks (gold ones even), red "black rapid" camera straps with his logo on them... etc. but what about photography? What are the credentials qualify him as a flash expert? I would be more inclined to look to David Hobie or Syl Arena for such advice rather than some Howard Stern "wanabee".
Just dial up his podcast and give it a listen. Then decide if you want to pay $57 for three hours of that. I do still listen to the podcast; I believe that I have heard most of every one of them which I tend to listen to walking to lunch etc. -- a good time for such things. I first heard this guy on TWIP and decided to give him a listen. Occasionally there is something there that is worth the price of admission but you have to put up with a lot of adolescent BS to get to it. Would I pay money for that --- nope. But, as they say, YMMV.
David Hull: I would only buy it if I could be guaranteed that the idiot doesn't sing on it like does on his weekly podcast. Can someone at DPR please review this and give us the "F" bomb count?
OK, no "F" bombs -- good (not that I really care about cleverly well placed "F" bombs). So, OK, How much singing? How many times are you well down the road on a good thought only to stop everything, completely breaking your pacing to ask your assistant "Hey could you check that camera... why is that light flashing?", Hey could you check my levels, were my levels good?" etc. I often listen to the podcast (although lately, I have been tempted to unsubscribe), but I don't think I would want to lay down $57 for 3 hours of adolescent humor, bad singing, microphone licking etc. It is just an opinion though so take it for what it's worth.
In all fairness once in a while there is a piece of valuable photographic insight woven in -- often though this seems to be accidental.
I would only buy it if I could be guaranteed that the idiot doesn't sing on it like does on his weekly podcast. Can someone at DPR please review this and give us the "F" bomb count?
The question people should be asking is: "What does the price increase to after Dec 2, 2013". Adobe is starting to remind me of my cable company. They are always offering a a very compelling deal if I will switch vendors but I can never get them to tell me what the price will go up to after that first year is up.
Interesting that they keep tweaking this offer. I would be more willing to commit if they stopped saying things like "limited time only -- offer ends Dec 2".
This whole retro thing reminds me a bit of the boom-box radios that were designed to look like military equipment -- even down to fake screw heads molded into the plastic. I am tempted to say "they can't be serious" but it looks like they are. I hope Canon doesn't do this.
Finally a camera that can honestly claim to be weather sealed.
This thing looks to be relatively free of banding compared to past offerings (based on these images anyway).
Here is what I got back via FB when I tried to pin them down as to whether this was a temporary, introductory price or not:
Adobe Photoshop wrote: "This current offer of $9.99 for existing customers ends Dec 31st. There may be other offers in the future. As of right now, there are no plans to have this package available after Dec 31st."
Dave Luttmann: Looks awesome. Blows the G16 away
Looks about the same as a G16 to me (with an EVF of course). Too bad Canon deleted the flip out display this round, that was handy. I am sure it will be back though.
I wish Canon would do that for their equivelent.
R N: I looked at the Adobe blog again. The quote is:
"To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price. It is the price for those of you who sign up by December 31, 2013. "
I scanned the entire announcement for the word "life" and came up empty. As in the idea that this will be the price for life...
There is no guarantee that the price will not be raised once they have people hooked on the subscription model. No guarantee whatsoever.
To think otherwise is just wishful thinking.
You have to decide whether this PS+LR CC deal is for you -- but don't go into it thinking that the price will always be $9.99!
That seems to be implied by the EOY cut off date.