AD in KC

Lives in Kansas City
Works as a architectural/interiors photographer
Has a website at www.aarondougherty.com
Joined on Dec 12, 2011

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AD in KC: Just down-loaded it, tried it, un-installed it. I'm not going to use any photo management application that makes me import files--Lightroom included. Adobe Bridge is a tough act to follow.

Yeah, and whether it's real or imagined, I get this "tied to" sense about lighroom that in itself makes me hesitate....

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2018 at 15:55 UTC
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AD in KC: Just down-loaded it, tried it, un-installed it. I'm not going to use any photo management application that makes me import files--Lightroom included. Adobe Bridge is a tough act to follow.

Hawkeye,

I'm not wanting to use catalogs because I put all my files in folders, and sub-folders and do ALL my adjusting in Canon's DPP and in PS--so it's just a totally unnecessary step importing them. And another thing to manage. And I move files in and out, delete alternate exposures after I'm sure I won't need them.

Good chance I don't understand it well enough, but it just strikes me as added work just so I can use LR. Everyone's milage varies, of course.

A

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 18:00 UTC

Just down-loaded it, tried it, un-installed it. I'm not going to use any photo management application that makes me import files--Lightroom included. Adobe Bridge is a tough act to follow.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 38th comment | 9 replies
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (424 comments in total)

I really like the layout--the viewfinder is perfectly fine off-center like it is here. Makes the whole package a little more compact without a big bump top center. The CL is too APS-C and way too expensive to actually consider buying, but as an academic discussion, sure. Why not.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (311 comments in total)
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mbot: Very poor footage, plus poor compression.

The way to test video quality on Youtube is to ramp the resolution down to 240p. If the codec is any good and the compression is mild, the footage will still look clear and detailed. In this case the footage looks over-cooked & over-compressed with apparent blotching and weird color.

Now take a look at footage from the LG V30 smartphone, at 240p it holds-up beautifully, with no messy blotching and good natural color.

But the Canon 77D is leagues ahead at only 1080p

Apple products to me are overrated junk, not to mention overpriced. Fashion victims love Apple, and Apple gladly siphons their money.

And forget any defensive replys, they have no affect on me, and I already made my case, and you don't get to tell me otherwise. I know how to spend my money.

Apple Laptops give half the value of a PC equivalent, and their phones are big, ugly and boring.

Why are you so angry? Buy what you want to. It's OK.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 14:01 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1632 comments in total)
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AD in KC: Not sure about the new CC version. It looks to me like Adobe Instagram.

Thought #2: I am a full-time professional photographer and there's no way I'm going to start making monthly payments to have my images stored by Adobe. So I can edit on my phone? I've never used LR because all I want is to see my photos all in one view and filter so I can find the ones in 800 iso, or shot at f16. Bridge does this beautifully without having to make albums or collections or whatever, or assigning keywords. I put images in folders of my own making. Then I convert from RAW with Canon's DPP and edit in PS. I don't need FEATURES--I need clarity.

Everything I read in Adobe's introduction sounds exactly like they're aiming at those who don't currently know how to use PS and aren't interested in learning. And that's fine, but again--why subscribe to LR CC when you've got Instagram?

OK rant out.

OK fine. I'll take a deep breath and calm down.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1632 comments in total)

Not sure about the new CC version. It looks to me like Adobe Instagram.

Thought #2: I am a full-time professional photographer and there's no way I'm going to start making monthly payments to have my images stored by Adobe. So I can edit on my phone? I've never used LR because all I want is to see my photos all in one view and filter so I can find the ones in 800 iso, or shot at f16. Bridge does this beautifully without having to make albums or collections or whatever, or assigning keywords. I put images in folders of my own making. Then I convert from RAW with Canon's DPP and edit in PS. I don't need FEATURES--I need clarity.

Everything I read in Adobe's introduction sounds exactly like they're aiming at those who don't currently know how to use PS and aren't interested in learning. And that's fine, but again--why subscribe to LR CC when you've got Instagram?

OK rant out.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 14:52 UTC as 144th comment | 3 replies
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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LessMirrored19: The D850 hype should die ....

I've tried the hype. Left me wanting.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 14:58 UTC

Good looking camera!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 14:24 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

So this is what they're doing at Adobe instead of adding a histogram to Bridge? instead of adding a button so I can toggle between background checkerboard colors?

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 17:30 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

I'm a professional test chart photographer, so this is clearly not the camera for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 17:04 UTC as 206th comment | 3 replies
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MrBrightSide: Lustrous AND sublime?

I'm holding out for Magical. With or without Lustrous and Sublime.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 14:00 UTC
On article A Taste of New York is a stunning Big Apple time-lapse (90 comments in total)

Fantastic!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 21:35 UTC as 57th comment

Features! That's what the pros want, ask 'em! Sell everything for the latest! Use lots of exclamation points!!

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 02:24 UTC as 73rd comment

I wonder if a robotic curator will return my calls.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 13:53 UTC as 15th comment
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TyphoonTW: Oh, I nearly forgot about the iRubbish bin.

Why the nasty attacks? It's a product - buy one or don't buy one.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 15:33 UTC
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Arca45Swiss: I have the trash can Mac Pro and it's been great. Has been running 24/7 for something like three years without a problem.

Four USB ports isn't enough to run three printers, a scanner and card reader so I had to add a USB hub. Plenty fast for my big IQ180 files

And a ten-port hub is just barely big enough - even when using the sockets in the back of the display, too! So four is fine...

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 15:29 UTC

Maybe I'm the only one, but I've had a great experience with Drobo.

I've got three: an old 2nd gen 4-bay and two 5D's. The four is retired, though it still works fine. One of the 5's is my primary storage and has an accelerator chip installed, the other is assigned to Time Machine. In the latter I keep two disk packs and switch them out occasionally, one set stored off-site.

For me, they've been absolutely dependable. They make reassuring little clicking noises at odd times, verifying data or something I think. I had some glitches years ago, but those may have been pilot error - I don't even remember.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 22:45 UTC as 4th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1650 comments in total)
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Digital Suicide: I think in the spec comparison table, FujiFilm XT-2 should be in Panasonics place.

PB, true enough, but I guess I'm arguing that it's image quality we SHOULD be comparing. What makes the better photo? specs or image quality? And I'm still not convinced it's very useful to run every camera manufacturer's best efforts through the Adobe filter. I know from experience Canon's DPP is a much better RAW converter with Canon CR2 files, and I bet Nikon's NEF (I think it's called) is better with their files. And we're comparing anonymous lenses, simultaneously... All in all it's not so much apples-to-apples as fruit trays-to-vegetable trays.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 22:13 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1650 comments in total)
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Digital Suicide: I think in the spec comparison table, FujiFilm XT-2 should be in Panasonics place.

These comparisons are worthless: different sized sensors (Digital Suicide mentions) and no mention of the lens used, even (unless I missed it somewhere). And DPR always uses Adobe RAW instead of DPP, so it ends up being a test of Adobe. So much depends on the RAW converter and DPP is so much better than Adobe. Give us a an assesment of how Canon makes photos! Or Nikon or whoever. Make photos using the entire manufacturers' workflow. This really IS science!

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
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