Thursday, September 1, 2011

Olympus E-P3 sample photos: Part 1

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.

And Pinhole.

No Art Filter used here, but I just like the shot. :) It's also "arty".


~tHiAmErE~ said...

im sorry to hear about the injury...
this weather is really annoying
i had to cancel a couple of my plans just being of it
wala naman tayong magagawa...

i like that diorama thingy (sorry, im not really that familiar with photography)!

by the way, i'm curious, have you've ever tried underwater cameras?

my mom had just fleetingly mentioned about how much cameras like that costs & if they are worth it...

The Third World Nerd said...

Dabbled with a few, but never owned one. "The best camera is the one you have with you," they say. I think waterproof cameras are well worth it. They won't match an SLR for quality, but you can dunk them in the pool.

Jogels said...

Wow this is Olympus? It's way better than my Canon :-( I should check this Model Thanks for Sharing