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I am a down to earth, kind hearted, warm, gentle, caring, patient, and fun loving Labrador.
Apart from photography, I also enjoy long walks (countryside or large parks are my favorite), swimming, playing fetch, jogging, exploring, and sunbathing.
I can spend hours gazing into the open, reflecting, and philosophizing. It is quite usual for me to reflect and think while taking a nap at the same time.
My favorite colors are blue and red, which is why I love viewing vivid and sunset skies.
Rice and chicken are my all time favorite food dishes. While watching TV, I enjoy nibbling on carrots and apples. Lately I have taken a liking to German sausages.
I also have a sweet tooth, and enjoy plain natural yogurt.
The two cameras I use are a Olympus Pen mini EPM-1 and a Nikon D-SLR D3200.
I also have a entry level Digital Single Lens Reflex (D-SLR) camera - Nikon D3200. It has a large APS-C size sensor, uses interchangeable lenses, and produces high quality pictures. It is quite a bit larger and heavier than my Olympus, which means I have to plan an outing. I miss some of my favorite features (like exposure bracketing) that my Olympus has.
However its larger sensor and 24 Megapixels produces outstanding results. If you are looking for an entry level D-SLR, then the Nikon D3200 or higher may be for you.
I am often asked if the sensor sizes and interchangeable lenses, make a big enough difference to justify upgrading from a smart phone or compact camera. If you just want to view your photographs on a smart phone, tablet, or on social media sites, then images captured from smart phones and compact cameras are adequate.
Should you wish to view your images on a smart TV (4K, Full HD) or print them (16 inches and larger) then I would suggest a sensor size of Micro 4/3, APS-C, or Full Frame. The larger sensor sizes and purpose built interchangeable lenses (e.g. portrait lenses, wide angle, telephoto zoom) make an enormous difference - it is like night and day.
I myself started with a compact camera but never really liked the results. Yes, the camera and lens are only part of the story (you need camera, lenses, skill, and software), but they are an important factor.
Refer to my blog and e-magazine (coming in 2016) for more information regarding sensor sizes and more tips on photography. The Cameras section highlights videos and tips for different cameras, and is aimed at helping you select a camera. In the Photography section you will find videos and links to books aimed at helping you acquire skills and knowledge in the art of photography and digital paining. Lastly, the Software section shares tips and tricks of various software products for editing photographs.
The Olympus EPM-1 is a mirror less compact system camera (CSC), using a micro four thirds (4/3) sensor and micro four thirds interchangeable lenses. It is very small, very light, easy to use, and feature rich.
If you are looking for a small, yet feature rich camera capable of producing high quality pictures, then these CSC cameras from Olympus may be for you.
Olympus Pen mini EPM-1
Digital photography allows creative possibilities after the photo has been taken. I set both my cameras to shoot in RAW (digital negative). This means I have to edit the photos with special software afterwards, but all my editing does not affect the original digital negative.
I love being able to try things and develop my own creative style without affecting the original digital negative. The software I use depends on the task at hand. My typical workflow includes Adobe Lightroom, Corel Paintshop Pro, and On1.
Lately I am trying to learn digital paining using Corel Painter and I love it! (see painting on the left). Have a look at my galleries to spot some digital paintings. Maybe one day I will be good enough to draw freehand - hats off to all those artists out there that can.
Software for editing photographs
|Adobe Lightroom Tutorials|
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