Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

E-30 Aspect Ratios

Another of the Aspect Ratios on the new camera is the 6:6.

Here is tonight's dinner (Pizza Margherita) in the 6:6 ratio.

E-30 - Aspect Ratios

Multi-Aspect Ratio Shooting

Since photography is a form of expression that is essentially based on clipping a scene, framing is an important component of style. The E-30 provides nine aspect ratios including the standard 4:3, as well as 16:9 for impressive, cinematic-style images, and 6:6, which is available with medium format cameras, plus 3:2, 5:4, 7:6, 6:5, 7:5 and 3:4. By selecting the aspect ratio before shooting and easily reviewing images on the LCD throughout the shoot, the Multi-Aspect function adds a new means of expression to your photography.

Here is today's lunch (Cream of Cauliflower Soup) in the 16:9 ratio.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

E-30 Art Filters - Jewels

The purists will say that this is not photography.

I think it is a lot of fun. Art filters are an Olympus first I believe as far as digital SLRs go. They basically allow you to put effects on your photos "in camera" without the need for Photoshop.

This is the description that Olympus give of this particular filter called POP ART on their UK site.

"Pop Art
The Pop Art filter transforms normal, everyday scenes into bright and colourful Pop Art. This effect enhances the saturation and brilliance to give your colours a punchy and vivid style reminiscent of Pop Art."

These are the before and after shots they gave as an example:

I think you can easily tell which one has the Pop Art Filter effect.

Now here is my take on it:

Sunday, April 19, 2009

E-30 Test Shots

These are a couple of test shots that I took today. I must admit that the subject matter is not that great (I was confined to my front yard).

The first picture really shows how great the articulated LCD screen can be in combination with live view, lucky cause the ground was pretty wet.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Well maybe it is not ...

as big as promised but it is finally here. Introducing my latest bit of kit.

Olympus E-30

I have had a bit of a play with it and I haven't been abel to wipe the smile off my face. I can't wait to take it out for a proper test drive.

Some good reviews can be found here, here, here, and here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Self Portrait 2

Here's another one.

Self portrait

My first attempt. I generally hate looking at myself in photos but in an endevour to improve my portraiture skills I have embarked on an a program inspired by some of the stuff I have seen on flickr.

What is it?

Dante was looking inquisitively at a noise outside the window.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Tracey!

It's not officially until tomorrow but we ate the cake today so...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Something big is coming...

Well you will just have to watch this space... Let's just say I am very excited.