Stu 5

Stu 5

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Apr 11, 2005

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User3495043853: I read the new contract. I find it fair; Swift's management company moved a long way from their original position, particularly concerning their usage rights, which are now limited to social media. I would have no problem signing this version, and I can see it becoming a standard.

It's fairer rather than fair. It is still one sided.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 08:04 UTC
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (260 comments in total)
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Infinity stop: Finally something to consider now that Apple has shown what it thinks of photographers.

There was no mention of any transform control to straighten buildings or artworks which just would not light with straight on view, that might just make it my perfect choice.

Shame about the Black and white issues because so few images in the history of photography were pure lack and white, colour image control is vital as are mid tone in split toning... Just saying.

Until now I have always just hit the but button for a well speced Mac, I would consider this program for a clean start on a much needed new machine, any suggestions out there?

Affinity photo is no replacement for Aperture. It is aimed at Photoshop. Plus Affinity photo is terrible at Raw conversions.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
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Capture the Moment: Serif are an excellent company to deal with. As a now retired teacher I use to use a lot of their software on the PC (no Mac involvement then) and they were just so supportive. I now use a Mac system and am really looking forward to trying this software and maybe dumping Adobe for good. I'm sure I can use DXO Optics pro as my RAW converter.

I think the launch of this software is great news.

KWEnz I might do. lol. Slight typo there!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 15:18 UTC
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Capture the Moment: Serif are an excellent company to deal with. As a now retired teacher I use to use a lot of their software on the PC (no Mac involvement then) and they were just so supportive. I now use a Mac system and am really looking forward to trying this software and maybe dumping Adobe for good. I'm sure I can use DXO Optics pro as my RAW converter.

I think the launch of this software is great news.

Excellent?... they are an appealing company to deal with. When I ran Serif on a PC their support was the worst out there. I had friends who had the same problems. We all ditched using their products.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 09:06 UTC

After refusing to sign her contract, the Montreal Gazette, La Presse, Le Journal de Montréal, Le Devoir and Métro did not send photographers to Tuesday’s Taylor Swift concert.

http://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/bad-blood-the-taylor-swift-photography-contract

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 08:04 UTC as 5th comment
On Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite article (92 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: Even Canon's speedlights look like a product from the 90s

Unlike Sony though they do not overheat.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 14:35 UTC
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Stu 5: The actual contract for those who have not seen it:

http://petapixel.com/2015/06/23/taylor-swift-photo-contract-break-our-rules-and-we-can-break-your-gear/

Not seen the 2011 one but this 2015 one is bad enough. One part is not even legal in the UK.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 08:12 UTC
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light_bulb: It is one of the most obvious contradictions of our days that we see how insecure the internet is, while at the same time more and more business models are based on cloud storage and permanent internet access.
Every hardware that has significant resources to offer and is permanenty online is just an invitation to NSA and other hackers to apply their malware.
Farewell Adobe!

Yes you did. You might not have meant it but that is how it came across.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 09:01 UTC

The actual contract for those who have not seen it:

http://petapixel.com/2015/06/23/taylor-swift-photo-contract-break-our-rules-and-we-can-break-your-gear/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 15:44 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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kierenlon: This is good news. I didn't have enough time to try LR6 the first time and have been leaning towards Capture One 8 (currently using Aperture).

Subscription model doesn't work for me, seems to make more sense for studios or people that need to keep monthly costs low & fixed. I'm quite happy to but & upgrade as I need it which might be every 2nd or 3rd version

Does not cover LRcc

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 09:34 UTC
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Marcin 3M: All LR 6 users can enjoy dehaze feature for a whole moth. Hurrrah!

Does not cover LRCC

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 09:33 UTC
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junk1: How does CC work - do I need to be online to use it every time?

What if I am in a remote area? I need to be able to use my software while on vacation in remote areas.

Does it load quickly, or does it often download updates?

No you do not need to be online to use it every time.

That is fine as there are ways around that for vacations.

Yes it loads quickly as it is downloaded to your computer. Does not often have downloads and they are only small downloads anyway for updates

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 16:35 UTC
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light_bulb: It is one of the most obvious contradictions of our days that we see how insecure the internet is, while at the same time more and more business models are based on cloud storage and permanent internet access.
Every hardware that has significant resources to offer and is permanenty online is just an invitation to NSA and other hackers to apply their malware.
Farewell Adobe!

You do not have to be permanently online to use it or store your photos in the cloud.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 16:32 UTC
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exapp: Can they not just make Lightroom CC run as quick as 5.7 was?

Runs faster for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 01:26 UTC
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dynaxx: Strange to highlight the battery life differences ( which is easily overcome ) when size/weight and cost are the crucial areas where there is no convergence.

The smallest full-frame DSLR ( Nikon DF, I think ) weighs 760 grams and the cheapest (D610 or 6D ) is around £1800. The A7(R) weighs 465 grams, with similar difference in lens sizes/weights, and costs just over £800.

If you want a reasonably priced camera with a decent sensor size ( equivalent to the 35mm film cameras light sensitive area that we all had in the days of film ) that fits nicely into your hand ( as our film cameras did ) then mirrorlessness has made this possible.

Those prices are completely wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 08:33 UTC
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FantasticMrFox: Oh, great - I bought the stand-alone LR 6 (a program that's just two months old!) two days ago and now there's an update that the cloud version will get but I won't. Is that the kind of support I paid €129 for?! Pathetic.

Maybe DPR would mind picking this up for an article.

You were told when LR6 was released that you would not get updates. Pointless moaning about it after you purchased it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 07:51 UTC
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Searching: Does anyone know where to find the dehaze feature in CS6?

It's not there. It is CS6 not PS CC.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 07:49 UTC
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matthew saville: LR6 was released on April 21st? Wow, Adobe has wasted ZERO time in making it clear they're going to do everything in their power to get your money on a monthly basis.

At least, on the flip side, they've "ripped the bandaid off" nice and quick.

I still maintain that they should offer different plans that don't require you to connect to the internet all the time. How about a 1 year, 2 year, and 5-year option that you can pay in one lump sum, get a small discount, and then not have to worry about your license expiring if you're away from the internet for a few months, or if your credit card expires, or whatever?

The already do a 1 year option.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 16:32 UTC
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bigdaddave: So now users who won't agree to pay Adobe regularly are OFFICIALLY second class. How telling that is.

Adobe are simply vile.

Completely incorrect. Everyone had a choice. CC or Lightroom 6.0. Lightroom has never had major updates of a completely new feature being added to it before, in-between new revision releases. When version 7.0 comes out then you will get these features. Remember CC users pay for these updates. Why would Adobe give away this new feature for free to non CC users.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 08:00 UTC
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)
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Zoron: why is Sony holding back A9 ?....

But far short of DSLR sales. Plus quiet a few A7 cameras do appear on the secondhand market due to people going back to DSLR's. Thorgrem's point about that is very true.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 21:10 UTC
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