Spring Fashion with Hunter Cavanagh and the OMD-EM5

All images by Sam Dorado. Used with permission.

It has been a goal of mine to make portraits since I started learning the basics of photography. After a long while of avoiding it, I began dabbling in self portraiture after purchasing a GX7; implementing its remote shooting mode to experiment with lighting set-ups in my spare bedroom (examples here). From there, I moved on to photograph my partner which gave me a little experience on shooting another person. I liked the results of all these “studio” efforts but really wanted to make an attempt at environmental portraiture. I knew that the nature trail by my apartment would make the perfect setting to try this, but my partner is terrified of snakes and refuses to step foot in leaf littered terrain. So without any talent, I’ve just spent my time at Shingle Creek scouting sites and practicing general composition for when the opportunity did arise to shoot there.

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Review: Olympus Pen E-P5

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus EP5 product images (1 of 5)ISO 2001-125 sec at f - 4.0

When we first were briefed on the Olympus EP5, we were quite impressed not only with its feature set but also its build quality. And for the past couple of weeks, we’ve been testing the camera during our daily routines. Olympus states that this camera has the same 16MP imaging sensor as the Olympus OMD EM5. But it also packs other crazy features such as 9fps shooting, focus peaking, Live View preview when in Bulb mode, interval shooting for time lapsers, and WiFi. In some ways, it outdoes its bigger brother, the OMD except in one critical feature: weather sealing.

But is that enough to make you not want to spring for the best Pen camera yet?

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