Kicking off the new year with a bang (March is still the "beginning" of the new year, right?), I decided to make the switch from Canon DSLR's to the micro 4/3 mirrorless system. Canon will always hold a place in my heart and be there to back me up when needed, but so long dear friend...the Olympus OM-D EM-1 is my new love! Not only is switching to a new system exciting just because it's something new, but with this change comes new in-camera features, more customizable controls, a new world of lenses, and a more compact and lightweight system that I can take with me virtually anywhere without standing out like an eyesore. This will also allow me to connect on a more personal and intimate level with the subject matter and spaces, as the camera becomes more friendly and approachable, rather than intimidating. Though some may judge a camera by its sensor size, I don't feel that a smaller sensor restricts the capability of a camera or the quality of images that it can produce. Instead, the meaning and success of an image is found in the photograph itself. And so far, I have personally been impressed by the versatility of this camera just in the short time that I have had it!
In order to fully learn the EM-1 and all it has to offer, as well as to get myself out and make some new work on a regular basis, I have decided to do a 52-week photo challenge (http://www.photochallenge.org/page/2/). Although I am a little late to the game on starting for the new year, I am still beginning the challenge at week one. Despite how easy it may be to click the shutter button, it can be hard to take one photograph a week that you feel confident in and deem "worthy" of showing others. For me, that's my biggest challenge. To keep the motivation going I find it important to show others my work, and being a year after college graduation I am definitely starting to miss that part of school! So I figured, what better place to post my progress then on my website?
Over the next year I will be posting anywhere from one to a few photographs per week, with a small blurb about why I chose those images specifically, or perhaps the adventures I went on trying to get the end result.
Hope you have a great 2016, and stay tuned for more posts!
Olympus OM-D E-M1 w/ 25mm f/1.8 M. Zuiko Lens