It won’t last indefinitely, but we can play this game for a while.
The image to the left was taken with the Panasonic 20/1.7, all others with the new Olympus 12/2.0, handheld at 1/5 s, well stabilized by my iron grip, my solid stance and … nope, just Olympus’ incredibly well working in-body stabilization 🙂
I really liked the JPEGs from the camera, but in the end I have spent a lot of time tweaking the RAWs in Lightroom.
It’s almost half a year now since I switched to Lightroom, and I don’t miss Photoshop at all. It’s only under the rarest circumstances that I switch back. There is simply no reason. Almost everything that I used to do in Photoshop or in its various plugins can be done in Lightroom as well, usually even easier.
Of course in a way I am restricting myself to straight photography, at least under Lightroom’s generously stretched definition of “straight”. Much of what I did in the past simply can’t happen in that environment. We could say Lightroom covers a smaller creative space than Photoshop.
Do I worry about that? Should I?
I really have no idea. The danger is, to find Lightroom comfortable enough to even accept an image that could (and should!) be driven much further in Photoshop.
Yes, I think I do worry about it and I’ll keep it in mind.
The Song of the Day is “Everybody’s Got A Game” from Solomon Burke’s 1997 album “The Definition Of Soul”. Hear it on YouTube.