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In Topic: Great Barrier Reef reefscapes with Olympus 8mm F1.8 PRO

Today, 01:03 AM

Some very neat turtle shots! Nice work - especially snorkelling.

In Topic: Post Edit Software Preferences

19 January 2017 - 10:59 AM

When you have a moment, check out Lightroom Killer Tips and Lightroom Queen. Both very helpful Lightroom sites.

In Topic: Post Edit Software Preferences

19 January 2017 - 01:55 AM

Let me chip-in too with a slightly different view.


I'm selling things which, presumably, end up in print but maybe not to the volume of Stoo.


I use Lightroom (LR) for almost everything. "Almost" because there are times when I find Photoshop (PS) better for removing larger unwanted elements in a picture. But in general, from starting with a RAW file to exporting to a JPG to send out for sale, LR does the trick for me.


I find LR intuitive with straightforward command structures, menus and sliders. My view is that PS is superb for the graphic designer - but for the photographer, LR is the way to go. 


But, as Stoo finds (and I'm sure other Wetpixelers), if you are a whizz at PS, it is fantastic - no doubt at all. But there is a huge learning curve.


One other thought is that Adobe are doing their Creative Photo package (or some such name) where you get both LR and PS for about $10 a month (not sure of the exact price in the US). You get all the updates automatically - and you have the advantage of having PS on hand if you really need it. I don't think, but I'm not sure, that the package is available with Elements. I've been using this deal for about 18 months and am very happy with it.

In Topic: Nauticam M16 Vacuum Valve II (Brand New)

18 January 2017 - 07:59 AM

The mind boggles.


So we have:


- sucking on a vacuum valve

- licking dome ports (for over/unders)

- the usual in dive masks

- let's not go there with wetsuits


Life eh?

In Topic: Packing tips for travelling around SE Asia, Indonesia, Australia

18 January 2017 - 12:51 AM

Glad we could help a bit, Ben. Have a cracking trip!


Safe travels