Friday Image No.91

I shot this image almost 3 years ago in June 2013. It was my first outing with the Olympus EM5, a camera that I feel has changed my photography. This is actually 4 images merged in Lightroom. I shot a lot of these panoramic series back then as I found the EM5 was so easy … Continue reading Friday Image No.91

The Olympus 12-40 Sweet Spot

I have noticed that when shooting with the Olympus EM5 I have become very lazy about setting the aperture. I have fallen into the habit of shooting at f/7.1 when using the 12-40mm lens. Unless there is something that’s very close to the camera I find that I can get away with using this aperture … Continue reading The Olympus 12-40 Sweet Spot

Another EM5 Posting

I'm excited. I have bought a second EM5 body given the recent drop in prices. It's second hand but has a low shutter count. In fact I didn't want a new EM5 as I am going to get this one converted to Infrared. When I had the GX1 converted I used a company called ACS. … Continue reading Another EM5 Posting

An Important Decision

It was an early start yesterday. Up at 4:30 in the morning in order to make the 2 hour journey to Ullswater in the Lake District for a dawn shoot. Despite the early morning start it was without question one of the most enjoyable days photography that I have ever had. Overnight the temperature had … Continue reading An Important Decision

Friday image No.034

Yet another trip from my recent visit to Nantes in France. This time I was walking along the river and spotted these three bird(two cormorants and a heron). They appeared quite tame as this was shot with my 45mm prime - it was the longest lens I had with me at the time. Fortunately it … Continue reading Friday image No.034

Friday image No.028

Some of you might recall that a month or so back I asked people to recommend their favourite image enhancement filters. I love playing around to explore new software and was interested in film emulators. One thing led to another and I ended up trying then buying Alien Skin Exposure 6. I don't know why … Continue reading Friday image No.028

Friday image No.026

The day has just run away with me again. It's now 10:15pm UK time and I realise that I haven't posted my Friday image. I have been hard at it since 07:00am and I'm tired. I have therefore turned to a traditional coastal landscape image from my recent holiday (which now seems a very distant … Continue reading Friday image No.026

Olympus OMD EM5 Colour Profile

I admit that it’s been a while coming but I have finally managed to shoot the XRite ColorPassport in suitable lighting conditions to generate a profile for the Olympus EM5. To be honest, I didn’t expect the new profile to achieve much as the EM5 produces good colours already and in any event, Lightroom includes … Continue reading Olympus OMD EM5 Colour Profile

Quality costs but it also pays

Looking back some 3 to 4 years, I was a devoted user of Lee Filters although they were far from perfect. I didn’t think the quality was great and I can point to examples of colour shifts in my work. When I moved to Micro 43 I found the Lee 100mm filters were too large … Continue reading Quality costs but it also pays

Friday image No.022

This week's image is one I took recently in the Lake District (my favourite place in the world). I was near to the summit of Great Gable when I shot this. I had just descended Green Gable and was climbing back up and noticed this great path leading up the hills to my right. I … Continue reading Friday image No.022