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Forum: Software 6th June 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Posted By steverh
New Affinity Photo tutorials from Serif

To coincide with the release of Affinity Photo 1.7, Serif have released a large number of new tutorial videos, presented by the excellent James Ritson. They are quite short and well focussed.

To...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th May 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By steverh
Re: Industry in the landscape

Number 2 for me but both excellent.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 22nd May 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,450
Posted By steverh
Re: Advice on lenses

I have the 12-50 (which was a kit lens) and the 12-40 pro. The 12-50 is a pretty good lens and I often use it on a Pen F as it is small and light. The 40-150 is great value for money and again...
Forum: Software 29th January 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 10,400
Posted By steverh
Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

Just installed the 64 bit version on Windows 10 without issues and it looks quite decent. It certainly seems much more user friendly than OV3. Yes, there is a manual!
Forum: Software 5th December 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 3,274
Posted By steverh
Affinity Photo 1.7 beta

The new 1.7 version of Affinity Photo is now available as a beta test version for existing owners of the app. It installs in parallel with the existing version.

Lots of new features but the best I...
Forum: General photography discussion 30th July 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,732
Posted By steverh
Re: Coming to terms using flckr - Advice appreciated.

Hi Ross

The images look fine - no problems there!

You may want to reduce the size of your uploads and/or restrict the ability to download images.

I change the titles of the images from the...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 22nd May 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,066
Posted By steverh
Re: What programs for panorama stitching Mk II photos?

Affinity Photo will give you integrated panorama stitching, focus and exposure stacking, for less than 50. Cheaper than some of the stand-alone tools or Lightroom add-ins. I use mine in conjunction...
Forum: The lounge 28th March 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By steverh
Re: It's Not Cricket!

The much revered W.G.Grace was a great cricketer and a renowned cheat.

Essex fast bowler Charles Kortright was incensed by some sledging and bombarded him with short balls, getting Grace LBW and...
Forum: Software 7th December 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By steverh
Re: Affinity's raw processing

I think the problem is that raw images are dull and flat by nature. Raw engines apply some sort of pre-processing on import to make them more palatable. I haven't come across any apart from Affinity...
Forum: Software 6th November 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3,512
Posted By steverh
Re: Affinity Photo Version 1.6

According to their forum, they have had some email issues which are responsible for similar problems.
Forum: Foto Fair 8th September 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By steverh
Re: Head on.

The fly is my favourite shot... love the details on the leaf.
Forum: Foto Fair 7th September 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By steverh
Re: A trio from the North East

If it were mine I would just remove the white patches on the drifting wood which are very distracting.
Forum: Foto Fair 27th August 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By steverh
Re: Corrugated iron - but not as we know it!

Not sure about Iceland, but a number of British companies exported flat pack corrugated iron buildings all over the world. John Lysaghts in Bristol was one of the biggest.
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Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 23rd August 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By steverh
Re: Focus Bracketing

You can buy Affinity Photo for much less than $89. Hardly fair to describe it as "a PS knock off". It's a very serious piece of work.

It handles stacking (of all sorts) very well.
Forum: Wide angle 23rd August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 9,941
Posted By steverh
Re: Laowa 7.5mm f2.0

I succumbed to a used 7-14 f2.8 a while ago. It's a lovely lens but big and heavy! I realised I would rarely want to carry it around and filters are a big issue.

So it was sold and I got the...
Forum: Foto Fair 12th August 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By steverh
Forum: Foto Fair 11th August 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By steverh
Re: It's a wrap.

Yummy! Great pictures though.
Forum: Software 8th June 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,126
Posted By steverh
Re: Any Affinity Photo Users?

Affinity Photo is a Photoshop replacement, not a Lightroom replacement. There will apparently be a plugin cataloguing system from Serif at some point but I have no idea of timescale.

TBH The...
Forum: Software 6th June 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,126
Posted By steverh
Re: Any Affinity Photo Users?

Just agreeing with pault, it opens EM1 mk II raw files with no problems.
Forum: Foto Fair 12th April 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By steverh
Re: Flying Scotsman

It certainly lends an air of mystery :confused:
Forum: Foto Fair 16th March 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By steverh
Re: Skylark spotting!

Skylark watching: lying on your back on the grass on a nice sunny afternoon. Spotting birds is a bonus! :D

Seriously, a nice set.
Forum: The lounge 8th March 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By steverh
Re: Amateur Photographer NR Software Survey

That's a great result, Andy. With modern software like DXO, the days of obsessing about differences in high ISO handling due to sensor size are effectively over.
Forum: Foto Fair 10th February 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By steverh
Re: Wasdale in the afternoon

Great set of pictures, like them all but number 1 for me.
Forum: Foto Fair 31st January 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By steverh
The Battle of Nantwich

Annual re-enactment of the Battle of Nantwich in the First English Civil War, between the Parliamentarians and Royalists on 25 January 1644. It marked the end of the long and painful siege of the...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 25th January 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By steverh
Useful resource?

I found this, it looks useful:

https://unlockingolympus.com/2016/12/e-m1-mkii-transition-guide-and-first-day-notes/
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