Before travelling to New Zealand in 2014 I bought myself a new camera, I’d always liked Rob’s DSLR but found it too heavy then I discovered the Olympus EM-1. This was exactly what I wanted the same as an SLR but without the weight and shower proof.
I did one photography lesson but sadly just came away more confused and since then just used the auto setting. This was a frustration as I knew I could get more from my camera if only I knew how. I tried reading books and looking at others work but no it still didn’t make sense. I wanted to get extra lenses thinking this might help so in the post Christmas sales bought myself a telephoto lens 75-300mm and a portrait lens 45mm. When purchasing these from my favorite camera shop in Brisbane (Digi Direct) they persuaded me to do another day lesson (50% off was a great motivation). I had fun before the lesson using my new lens on the variety of animals we have been minding and found I especially liked the portrait lens.
Then it was lesson day and surprisingly things did start to make sense and since then I have mainly used the manual setting. Of course there are still many photos to be deleted but I’m certainly getting a lot of satisfaction and fun in trying out the settings and seeing the results. I have also gone to one evening walk provided by the camera shop at no charge. I definitely felt like the amateur here but I will preserver and hopefully start to see some improvement.
I thought I’d share some pics with you and would appreciate it if you give some feedback.