AbrasiveReducer: I was just thinking how complicated it was to do things like the shot with the phone, before we had computers. Like Jerry Uelsmann.
Well, I guess it all boils down to your set up. In my case, the basement in MINE, :-) .
To CurtisLewis: No it wasn't. Why should people always claim that the "good old days" were better and more fun?? In some cases they may have been, but not for everything and certainly not for this kind of work. It does have its merit, but that's as far as it gets. I am 56, I did darkrooms for many years and and I can assure you Photoshop is more fun, more efficient, more "real" and more almost everything. In the dark room it was fun if you had to feel your way around and bump into your favourite (girl or boy) classmate or friend. And the amount of money one spent on Ilford Gallery, chemicals, time,... it wasn't more fun. It was simply necessary and the only thing we had. www.images7up.com
mferreira: What I am most troubled about, and I've not seen anyone thinking about it, is the incentive for updating software and improving technology. Think about it, if the software is sold, then Adobe has a huge incentive to better their product up so that the costumer buys a new version and keep the cash flow. If the software is rented (and if that is the only choice the customer has) then the cash flow is guaranteed and there is little incentive to improve the product. The only incentive to improve will be fear of competition, which means that the competition will have to not only become slightly better than Adobe, but much better because of the natural resistance to change of the human being. As we all know, there is no possible competition of this quality at this stage...
Of course, this will not happen immediately (or else, everyone would switch back to CS6) but I'm counting on it to happen in a few years...
Jim Maher: After being a loyal Adobe purchaser for over a decade I will for the first time start looking for alternative providers. I understand the need of companies to change their policies but that understanding doesn't require me to continue to purchase from them. Hopefully another firm will step into the void being created and take advantage of this opportunity.
Totally agree! My reasoning and decision too..
draschan: after this announcment it seems necessarry to look for alternatives. will use CS6 as long as possible since it is a legal purchase. this will hopefully buy enough time to find a different software.
A load of balls. Idon't want Photoshop CC. Let's hope other software developers will work the brains out to produce a HD installed program that competes with PS. This is so dissapointing! I bought every single version since CS! It's going to the dogs!
In this enormous and stunning work, the photographer doesn't only have the eye.. he has the courage and perseverance to continue shooting such a difficult issue throughout a long period of time. This is simply amazing. The other side of the coin. Obama should have a look at that book. As a parent it makes me sit back and ask myself many questions and thank God that I do not have to go through such an unbearable dilemma. And that's precisely what Brodie wanted to achieve, to move the viewer.
Simply amazing and heart breaking
Waht a lovely, dear child! I am so glad for you Birthe! Hope he fills your life with more happiness and wish him all the health and care in the world.
I believe that restoring photographs, old damaged ones, has to respect a certain approach. Those photos were not shot last year or even 30 years ago. They were shot many years ago. In this case, 75 years ago. And in that sense, this "age" of the photo should be respected and somehow reflected, by simply not erasing all the "wrinkles of age". The essential flaws, the most important ones have to "doctored", without overdoing the remedy.
This is a small homage to the person that gave me the most precious gift of all.
Looks and reads impressive. I myself am waiting for the D800 review, in order to decide o whether to purchase it or not, but for the meantime, the D4 is a little out of my reach. In any case, thank you for a great - as usual - hands on review.