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,…

It all began when my colleague Arno asked me about a camera. And this time his question was about a real camera, a Sony A6000. Well, I told him, that one is at least as good as mine – its…

Lego Mindstorms robots might have a problem if you have their EV3 control computer connected to a network. Original message is from Heise (in German, Google-translated version is here). Seems like Bashlite is attacking these, building some botnet with them….

Just finished a portrait shooting with a male model who uses the artist name sifi. It was a too short portrait session in the limited space of our living room, so next time we’ll go into a studio where there’s…

One test setup for a portrait session tomorrow. Hard, gridded single light. Simulated Ilford FP4 Plus 125 b&w film. White table cloth from underneath. Black background. Cropped 5:4. Self portrait Thanks for viewing.

Modern cameras have more than one setting for saving a custom white balance – my Olympus E-PL5 has two, and my OM-D E-M10 (first generation and still a marvelous camera) has four. And if you want to mix flash with…