I just received a Development Update from Olympus this morning that formally announced the development of Bird Subject Detection for the Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera. This Olympus Development Announcement also provides an updated lens road map, confirms the M.Zuiko PRO 150-400 F4.5 TC1.25X IS PRO zoom, and announces that OM-D Webcam Beta software is now available for download.
Staying fresh and challenged with our imaging craft can be difficult at times, and if we are not vigilant we may fall into habitual photography patterns. When that happens our choice of subject matter becomes more limited. We rely on existing methods and approaches. Sometimes we lose our creative spark and photography becomes a chore, not a joy.
As these playground abstracts demonstrate, we can often see things around us a bit differently than some of our associates.
This article provides readers with some feedback on Hoya Fusion filters. As regular readers know, my photography blog is not a ‘gear review site’. I typically only comment on gear that I actually own and use.
In uncertain times it is critical to remember that cameras help enable creativity. They are image creating tools… nothing more… nothing less. The brand and model of camera we own only matters in how we use it. Its sensor size only matters in how we leverage its strengths. Whether it has been discontinued like Nikon 1, is irrelevant. Whether the brand is in a state of flux like Olympus, is irrelevant. The only thing that is relevant is how our cameras help enable creativity in us.
Earlier today Olympus Corporation announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan Industrial Partners, Inc. (JIP) to carve-out Olympus’s Imaging Business.
As a photographer, there is nothing more important than being able to reveal your photographic soul through your images. Sometimes we get caught up in quite meaningless aspects of photography. The amount of money we spend on camera gear. The size of the sensors in our cameras. Our choice of lenses. The software programs we use in post. Comparisons of trivial differences between pieces of kit. While these things may help us create our images, they are not integral parts of our photographic soul.
This article features a collection of images that document gull predation of a blackbird chick. Acts of predation in nature can be difficult to view. Readers who find this this type of subject matter distasteful or disturbing may choose to stop reading this posting.
This article discusses some of the factors to consider when using landscape versus portrait Pro Capture to photograph small birds taking flight. To illustrate both orientations we have included images from two Pro Capture H runs captured at Hendrie Valley yesterday. All of the photographs are displayed as 100% captures without any cropping.
This article, Nikon 1 Celebration, features a selection of my favourite Nikon 1 photographs. Even though the Nikon 1 product line was discontinued almost 2 years ago (July 2018) it remains a very capable camera system.