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A few shots from WhiteNight in Melbourne processed with different software
1st shot in each sequence straight out of the camera JPG
2nd shot RAW saved as JPEG without editing using Olympus Viewer 3
3rd shot RAW processed in LR5 and saved as JPEG with no editing
4th shot RAW processed in trial copy of CaptureOne 8 and saved as JPEG with no editing

Camera was set to low Noise Reduction for all shots
Not the best shots I've ever taken but useful for this test

My least favourite processing is LR5
It's not a very scientific test as I forgot to ensure consistent resolution for all images, but I would need to do more work in LR5 just to match SOOC JPEG compared to other packages.
I have a copy of DXO Optics 8 but it can't handle images from the EM-1 but past experience is that it too is better than LR5.

Now my dilemma is choosing:
great workflow using RAW in LR5 (which is great for low ISO images) Using another tool to process RAW then save as potentially multiple DNG/TIFs
Just use JPEGs and LR5 and use RAW only if essential
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A couple of street portraits from last weekend - and a foot fetish photo for friend +Ananda Sim 

#melbourne   #olympusinspired   #olympusomd  
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Taken in the Fitzroy Gardens
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#faeriefolk     Faerie Rade Melbourne
#olympus_om_d  
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Such a fun day. Great series Paul :)
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Happy New Year everyone

#melbourne   #olympus   #omdem1   #olympusinspired  
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Good photos Paul, have a wonderful peaceful and happy in the year 2015.
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Seasons greetings everyone
If you are after a post Christmas day present TEDs have got EM-5 with 14-42 lens on sale for $500
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Unlike my ambient light shots where I have some aspiration to make good, my on camera flash shots are very beginner - a mental block on family and friends shots all these years. And there is no cheat - unlike a more purposeful shot where I would take the flash off camera or use more than one or use reflectors, my family flash shots tend to be stand and blast. It's ugly because with one small flash,any scene with depth of subject more than half meter is darker in the back. Tried bouncing as well and when it is not a win, you get a bright top half. However, this time the lambency diffuser does work well for a shallow scene
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A few shots from WhiteNight in Melbourne processed with different software
1st shot in each sequence straight out of the camera JPG
2nd shot RAW saved as JPEG without editing using Olympus Viewer 3
3rd shot RAW processed in LR5 and saved as JPEG with no editing
4th shot RAW processed in trial copy of CaptureOne 8 and saved as JPEG with no editing

Camera was set to low Noise Reduction for all shots
Not the best shots I've ever taken but useful for this test

My least favourite processing is LR5
It's not a very scientific test as I forgot to ensure consistent resolution for all images, but I would need to do more work in LR5 just to match SOOC JPEG compared to other packages.
I have a copy of DXO Optics 8 but it can't handle images from the EM-1 but past experience is that it too is better than LR5.

Now my dilemma is choosing:
great workflow using RAW in LR5 (which is great for low ISO images) Using another tool to process RAW then save as potentially multiple DNG/TIFs
Just use JPEGs and LR5 and use RAW only if essential
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Wise words +Paul Francis . Nearly everyone wants to easily produce  high clarity #RobinWong  image but they end up with a lengthy #SergeRamelli  workflow :-)
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Has anyone had problems with the FL600R flash - I just noticed mine has lost half it's foot. It hasn't been dropped or mistreated in any way.

Also does anyone have recommendations for m43 flash, preferably:
- Supports TTL FP mode (handy for event photography)
- Capable of manual power settings 
- Same or more power than FL600R
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Australia Day Melbourne

Thanks +Paul Pavlinovich and +Frank Yuwono for organising the event and +VANBAR PL for providing lenses to play with.

I didn't stick to the original aim of using a disposable camera, but it is always fun to see a very Australian style of patriotism

#straya    #straya2015   #olympusinspired   #mpw_ozday15   #olympus_om_d   #melbourne  
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I'll get mine out tomorrow I hope 
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Couldn't resist the colour combination

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I took a few photos using Live Bulb/Live time (I accidently left my phone at home so I had to trigger the release by hand (hence the blur in the buildings)
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Best,wishes for 2015 to you also, +Paul Francis
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Happy New Year everyone 
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