I was chatting just yesterday by e-mail with a friend about how everyone is an expert on everything these days. It seems to be a deep-rooted psychological feature of American culture. Votes count equally. So do opinions, it seems.
Another American cultural trend is talk radio and talk TV, where strong opinions expressed with a menacing tone are good substitutes for facts, it seems.
I've been wanting to give Benefactors more benefit until more content is added to The Light's Right.
I think I've struck upon an idea that will be well received.
As an added benefit, Benefactors will have access to electronic distribution of the eBook version of "Sharpening Your Photographs" and it's sample files. (That's a benefit valued at $29.95 by itself.)
I purchased the Lightroom 2 and Adobe Camera Raw videos from Michael Reichmann's ste: The Luminous Landscape. I've been wanting to review them for a while. So expect that soon.
As I sit and wait for these downloads to come across what it very obviously no more than a 10mbps connection (and probably a fraction of that, given the rather pokey download), I've been reflecting on which format is more user friendly.
I've posted a handful of videos and a handful of new tools over the last couple of weeks. For the next ouple of weeks, I'd like to focus on some comprehensive reviews. In particular, and probably in this order: Neat Image, Nik Silver Efex, and Helicon Focus.
I have many mre reviews planned for the near future.
You've probably noticed I'll do a spurt of videos, a spurt of tools, etc. Time for a spurt of reviews.
Oh, yes, I also have a third coaching session planned.
I've received a couple of e-mail suggestions for improved site organization. For example, the menu item for Tools displays ACR presets, Lightroom presets, Photoshop actions & scripts, and textures as one large category.
I created separate views today for ACR presets, Lightroom presets, Photoshop actions & scripts, and textures. The Tools menu item now has children, one each for the separate categories.
This should make it easier to find the TLR tool or resource you're looking for.
I've posted a gaggle of links to tools, tutorials, and videos this week.
I don't have a backlog of TLR-branded resources to share. When I get busy in my professional or personal life, new releases of resources that I author slow down. I try to compensate by posting more links to resources around the Web.
Jon Canfield has written a detailed review of the new Intuos 4 tablets from Wacom.
This site has links to resources from The Light's Right. You can find lists of TLR resources from the menu at the top. To make it easy, I've made his list clickable:
Don't overlook the lists for resources from around the Web. There are brief feature summaries for each, You find them under the Lists menu item.
I'd like some feedback. So, go ahead and talk with me here. Leave me a comment with your suggestions.
I've started producing short walk-throughs for the TLR action sets and script collections. Which tools would you like me to focus on next?
Also, are there any Photoshop or Lightroom topics you would like to see in a TLR video tutorial?