Wow, this week has been frustrating. I've been planning on going outdoors to play with the new camera, but it's been raining (and typhoon-ing) all week long. Plus a fresh jogging injury has made me not want to walk around much. Oh well, rain is interesting to shoot as well, and I've got a great view from the house.
For this first batch of sample photos, let's take it easy. A lot of good things have been said about the built-in art filters of the PEN series, so I'll be showing you a bunch of photos using some of them. My take on them? They're really fun to use. Nothing you can't do with Lightroom or Aperture, but this is a quick way to get some intriguing photos. Alright, it's something of a cheap trick when it comes to photography, but a few of these filters are so fun to use, it's easy to overlook that. Photography doesn't always have to be serious, and not every photo has to look great at the pixel level. If you agreed with that last statement, Olympus' Art Filters might be for you.
The opening photo on top was shot through a rain-covered window using the Dramatic Tone Art Filter. Dramatic indeed.
Cross Process Art Filter.
Diorama is great to use for landscape photos. It makes everything look like it's teeny tiny.
More fun with Diorama.
Grainy Film Art Filter.
No Art Filter used here, but I just like the shot. :) It's also "arty".