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Vivid-Pix Invasion Crew Members Photo Contest

Discussion in 'ScubaBoard Invasion 2015 Cozumel' started by cardzard, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. jodylynn007

    jodylynn007 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Westminster, BC CANADA
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    Just wanted to give a shout out to the awesome VIVID-PIX and say THANKS SO MUCH for my grand prize present I won last year at the Scubaboard Invades Roatan for best picture overall - it was a blown up shot that now hangs on the wall in my hallway of my lovely condo. It's the only picture I've taken that's made it onto the walls (as I've never printed anything yet), so very special that my first was a gift (via prize). Very special and thanks again - look forward to seeing you this year in Cozumel!!! :D
     
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  2. leoparddog

    leoparddog Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Marietta GA
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    Hey Rick,
    I've already downloaded the free trial and started playing with it. Here is one from our trip to Bora Bora.
    No, that isn't me in the photo and no sea life was harmed in the filming of this photo

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  3. Vivid-Pix Rick

    Vivid-Pix Rick Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, GA
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    Hi t4e, awesome and thanks for sharing the story behind the picture!

    I love the pic and pleased you fixed so quickly - just providing a bit of coaching as you and others start using the sw. The best way to fix a picture is to start at the top left and work your way down and to the right:

    - Depth Removal - does the heavy lifting, either in the 1-click from the 9-up screen or in the sliders. The 1-click adjusts Color, Contrast, Sharpness, and Lightness
    - Lightness/Contrast work hand in hand to bring out the details
    - I honestly don't use the color correction sliders that much - others use them more - I think this is often a function of what/if they've used software to fix pics in the past. For some of the hardest "saves", I'll use them.
    - Vividness - this is a good finishing touch to take a look at, but, I probably only end up using it on maybe 10-15% of my images. In our software, Vividness is saturation. Definitely take a look at using it on turtle, squid, shark, and super colorful pics (possibly Vividness down for turtle/squid/shark and up for colorful). Also, with GoPro cameras.

    Have fun fixing your pics and thanks for diving in!

    I'll post another one of my favorite fixes - I'm fortunate to say that Cathy Church is a friend and has helped us a lot with the program and bringing it to market. On one occasion I asked her to clean out her trash folder and send me some pics. This Fiji pic was one of them and was actually our "Where In The World" post on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/vivid-pixfix, this past Wednesday (we have begun posting WITW every Wednesday - please join us!). Enjoy this 1-click picture fix!

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  4. Vivid-Pix Rick

    Vivid-Pix Rick Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, GA
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    Hi Jody,
    Thanks for the shout out and for sharing your picture! I still love it!! Have fun in Cozumel!!!
    Rick
     
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  5. ROXANNE

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    3,901
    2,315
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    Check out Vivid-Pix's new video!

     
  6. Dubi

    Dubi Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: College Station, TX
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    I'd like help with this pic. Thanks!

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  7. Dubi

    Dubi Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: College Station, TX
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  8. littlecb

    littlecb Garibaldi

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    Wow! nice pic
     
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  9. ROXANNE

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
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    2,315
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    This contest is still going on. Let's see some more Invasion pics and the wonderful transformations from Vivid-Pix!
     
  10. Moonie

    Moonie Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Somewhere in ????
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    Can't wait to see some more pics of me!
     

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