This new lens arrived today, first impression, it looks like a cap to protect the camera when no lens is connected. First photo was of sunset today using the “Pinhole” Art effect on the OMD E-5. Settings – JPEG S.O.O.C.
The lens came as a free gift when I bought the OMD camera, it also came with a cloth that wraps around the camera and a leather strap. To claim I emailed my receipt to Olympus and a few weeks later it arrived.
Love it when you get a nice surprise after buying a new camera. Looking forward to having a play with the new lens/body cap over the coming weeks.
I’ve just been reading thru the 2nd edition of “Photograph“, a quarterly magazine which can be downloaded as a pdf from Craft & Vision.
The portfolio of Andy Biggs got me inspired to to look thru some old photos from a trip to Africa in 2006.
Andy has edited his wildlife photos to all be black and white, I had never thought to process my Africa photos in this way, below is the result of my re-process of a few Kenya, Tanzania and Ugandan photos from a safari I did in 2006.
Can you use a smartphone to get windsurfing photos – the answer is yes. The photos may produce what you can with a DSLR but if you happen to at the beach with your family and people are windsurfing, why not use you smartphone to grab a few photos.
Not everyone can spend the money on a helicopter to achieve aerial sailing photos. I needed an alternative for a regatta that was happening in my local area, so the idea came to climb the mast of a yacht and spend the day up the mast to achieve a different angle for sailing photos. Not quite looking straight down like you could in a helicopter but enough that the photos don’t show the background on a tight photo of a boat.
This is the view from a GoPro camera mounted on my head while i’m shooting the event.
It was quite a challenging angle to shoot from, the yacht was motoring but the waves still made the boat move around quite a bit, this movement gets exaggerated the further up the mast you get so I needed to hang on and was using my legs to wrap around the spare halyards (ropes) to try and steady myself.
Camera settings were very similar to shooting from a boat, high shutter speed in the range on 1/2500 second to stop the action and keep the images sharp from me moving around.
Overall I am happy with the results from the DSLR. It achieved a different angle that made the boats stand out instead of being lost in the background when shooting from water level. Next I just need to keep the GoPro clean so the images are not hazy.