A couple of random photos while out playing

Confidence and style on the streets

Its easy to have excuses for not getting out there and shooting with your camera - especially the things that you enjoy shooting.  Photography, like most things takes practice to master and while I have not posted here for a couple of weeks I always ensure that I spend a little time shooting and continuing to learn.  With a new camera, such as the Olympus OM-D E-M5 it takes a lot of time to master and fully understand it before using it for professional work and then you often just choose fairly simple assignments to shoot. In 2010 I spent a full year just mastering every aspect of the Olympus 50mm f/2.0 macro lens and shot with it every day in a variety of situations and combinations. 

I am finding that I am picking up the Olympus OM-D E-M5 more often then my heavier DSLR cameras and am in many cases much happier with the choice of using this smaller camera for my assignments.  Yes - there are still a few things that annoy me about the Olympus OM-D E-M5, but then again it is difficult to find the perfect camera.  The recent 1.5 update to the firmware has fixed a few things but there are still other issues that I would like to see rectified in firmware. 

I really enjoy street photography so I tend to shoot on the streets whenever I can and there is always something new to learn when shooting with a new camera on the streets.  Gone are the days where you lived by a set rule for iso/shutter speed/aperture and only used manual focussing.  The auto-focussing on these new cameras is extremely impressive, though I am still drawn to using a manual lens such as the 17.5mm Voigtlander.  The following photos are just a few random photos from the last couple of weeks taken with a mixture of lenses (Olympus 75mm, Voigtlander 17.5mm and the Olympus 12-50mm lens). 

Hiding with the Balloons

Confidence and style

Lines and a finger

Rock Style in Hervey Bay

An overcast Pier

A coloured whale at Hervey Bay (Shutter 1/3 sec on E-M5 and 75mm f/1.8 handheld)

Wheels for all




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