First Day with OM-D EM-1 and 12-40 f/2.8


I’VE been using the Olympus OM-D EM-5 for the best part of a year, the outfit purchased primarily for travel photography – the Canon 5D Mark III was simply becoming to heavy, especially when I also had to travel with motorcycle riding gear (I’m a motorcycle journalist, photographer and videographer).

I didn’t think I’d be able to get an EM-1 with the 12-40 f/2.8 lens, the Pro Kit, so soon, but when I saw one by chance in a shop in Sydney, I snapped it up. And so far, I am very impressed, despite not having even read the instructions.

Focussing seems very snappy, the camera feels familiar. The important thing is the new lens is well-made, feels great in the hand, isn’t anything like as heavy or expensive as a Canon 24-70 and the first JPEGS off the sensor look impressive (but I’m no pixel-peeking yet).

I hope to post more images and articles over the weekend – I’m at the Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show and will be covering the event for Cycle Torque, my magazine. Enjoy!

Tropical Sunset

Fiji 2013


I went to Fiji for a wedding recently. It’s a great place to shoot, we all had a ball.

If you’d like to learn how to shoot images like these, check out my photo workshops.

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Paterson Photo Workshop

Learn photography


Photo Workshops now being scheduled.

First Creative Photography Workshop

Date & Time: June 1, 2-5.30pm

Where: Cycle Torque Studio
4A 321 Hillsborough Rd Warners Bay
Down the service road, opposite the Karate Dojo

Agenda

2-3.30pm

Examples of great photography
Understanding exposure
Camera settings

3.30-5pm

Shooting near the water at Valentine
5-5.30pm – review of images at Valentine Bowling Club

This initial workshop will be run at no charge as I develop the lessons.
If you are interested please give me a call on 0412 524 651.