David Hull

David Hull

Lives in United States San Diego, CA, United States
Works as a Electronics Engineer
Joined on Mar 25, 2005

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Looks a bit like the iPhone. Interesting. Rumors are that the iPhone 6 may have a more beveled, bezel-less appearance. I like the look, actually. I could care less about the camera. More MP, so what.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 17:11 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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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 :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 15:46 UTC
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (260 comments in total)

Approachable yet serious? Sounds like my cat :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 00:51 UTC as 67th comment
On Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app article (212 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 19:19 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On Exposure vs. Brightening article (14 comments in total)

Barryhk --

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".

Dave

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 1st comment
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 18:39 UTC as 24th comment
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 16:02 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)
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steelski: Fro does not know photo....IMO ;)

Wilkinson -- I wouldn't use the term "exposure triangle" here if I were you, very dangerous.

Kari --

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 ;-).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 15:46 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)
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steelski: Fro does not know photo....IMO ;)

Kari --

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".

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 05:56 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 23:35 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 23:22 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)

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?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 14:45 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 16:52 UTC as 225th comment | 3 replies
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

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".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 16:49 UTC as 228th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:38 UTC as 121st comment
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

Finally a camera that can honestly claim to be weather sealed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 04:06 UTC as 200th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

This thing looks to be relatively free of banding compared to past offerings (based on these images anyway).

Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 19:30 UTC as 157th comment

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."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 22:57 UTC as 96th comment | 3 replies
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 05:23 UTC

I wish Canon would do that for their equivelent.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 04:11 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
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