I like what Jefferey has done, I just wish he hadn't resorted to flame throwing at Kelby.
I’m with Jefferey, Kelby deserves it, lost about any credibly I had for him after the blog post, the nonsense he then spouted on “The Grid” (see: http://regex.info/blog/2011-05-04/1761
), taking banner ads for the product he was hyping, sending out his minions (RC, Matt) to defend his position etc. All he had to say was “I got caught up in the excitement of the product, I wasn’t clear on what it did in the blog, let me clarify...
” he didn’t. Just the opposite, he continued to over hype the product and get darn nasty with anyone who might disagree with the position. He doesn’t dealing with people who disagree with him to the point that a discussion to come to mutual understanding is a goal.
For all of Kelby's shortcomings, he has helped 10 of thousands of photographers with his books and training seminars.
By selling them goods. And that’s fine too. The same could be said of Fraser, Schewe, Caponigro, Reichmann, Eismann. The differences are those guys all have far more credibility in my book, a nearly zero BS factor unlike Kelby, and will admit when they are wrong or learned something new. They are willing to have an open, mature discussion.
He is a talent and great marketer; and a good writer who knows how to communicate
I’d agree with point on 100% and less so for point B. The problem is, a lot of this must have gone to his head because he’s become the PT Barnum of digital these days. Its unnecessary.
As to Perfect Layers, there is a market for the product or OnOne wouldn't have wasted its time and money on it.
I have nothing negative to say about the OnOne other than the price point they appear to aiming at is simply ridiculous compared to what you can get elsewhere providing more functionality. At $49, I think its wonderful. I have nothing negative to say about OnOne’s products or people (some I know). They got suckered by Kelby a bit in terms of giving him credit for this product in large part, for letting him foam at the mouth about it on his blog and elsewhere and for probably getting suckered into a non realistic price point for what the product provides (or will provide).
If Perfect Layers works for those who adopt it, then money well spent.
At $160 a pop? I have serious doubts. But that’s not the issue. The issue really isn’t “if its right for you buy it
”, its about someone so many respect for deeds of the past, spewing marketing nonsense at that audience then totally dismissing anyone who questions the appearance of marketing BS, belittling anyone who questions the clothing of lack thereof on the emperor.