Today was Mitchie’s birthday. She got her presents early in the morning already, and during the day both Zuleikha and me had the same idea and also brought some flowers. Just took a picture of them with using only the…

I like long exposures. Especially if they contain “ghosts”.

Yes, I sometimes use film in my Olympus OM-2N camera. And so does Zuleikha in her Olympus OM-1. But how do you get close to the look of film when using digital cameras? Easy, you say: buy Silver Effects, bind…

I took lots of photos in January, well relatively speaking, for an amateur who still has a day job and not really as much time for photography as one would like to have. All in all, there are over 500…

Two portraits from today: Thanks for viewing.

Olympus Germany has some special offer which runs out tomorrow. You can get some of their single focal length lenses (primes) for Micro Four Thirds discounted, between 50@ and 150€ cheaper than usual. I thought about the 17mm for a…

Kirk Tuck about Olympus and Nikon cameras Andy atmtx about the new Olympus Pen-F Daniel Kastenholz about the same camera And Josh Ginter who just left the brand and went for something supposedly bigger and better Food for thoughts…

One week ago, I took a photo of my colleague Arno with my Olympus E-PL5 and its 14-42mm “kit” lens set to 17mm. That small zoom lens opens up to f/3.8 at this focal length. Looked like this: And today,…

I agree with Downbeat, about Marilyn

At work I’m just listening to Jan Garbarek’s “Rites” CDs again to blend out some background noise with something not as disturbing, so I can keep concentrating. And as always, I’m most impressed by that music, and by the musicians….

I wanted to show you that according to my last howto about mixed light, you can apply this to real photos (instead of taking photos of empty chairs only): Piano practice. Zuleikha, January 2016 Like described in my previous howto,…