Be One of the Good Guys.

Fact #1: Many people will acquire Lighting in Layers via, shall we say, channels other than retail -- P2P, D/Ls, etc.

Fact #2: There is absolutely nothing I can do to stop it. So it does no good to be angry. It's just the way things are.

And I do realize that for many of you, grabbing the low-res h.264 files off of the 'net will be far and away the most logistically efficient way to get the video content. In fact, we spent a lot of time balancing quality vs. bandwidth to get the 8.5 hours of DVD content down to <3Gb.

And yeah, including DRM-free, drag-and-drop version on every DVD set we sold probably didn't help, in terms of how many people will just torrent it. But we thought it was the right thing to do.

If you did torrent it my hope is that you will take a moment to realize how much time, effort and out-of-money this stuff costs to produce. And that the overwhelming majority of the content on Strobist is already free. So if you have gotten something of value out of this set and want to do the right thing, it's pretty easy to do so.

If you downloaded or P2P'd Lighting in Layers and want to give back/pay it forward, please click here to do what you can via PayPal. The amount is entirely up to you, and anything is appreciated.

At its heart, is a one-person operation. And your support for Lighting in Layers makes a difference for its ongoing existence. Either way, I hope we were able to turn on some switches in your brain and open up some new possibilities. That was the whole idea, after all.

Thank you,


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