Why I Switched to Olympus - 5 years ago

It was five years ago when I took all my Canon gear to the local camera store here in Helsinki. In this video I will tell why and what I think now.

I did not have to rely only on my memory. I had a blog post about that day and about the switch.

Info about the Mentoring Program

As you probably heard in my video about personal photo projects I am starting a mentoring program.

It will be a one on one mentoring in your photography. You do not need to have a project. Mentoring your photography, in general, is also available.

We will have monthly or weekly skype calls where we go through your images and I will feedback and assignments based on your progress.

The goal is to get you to be a better photographer. It does not matter what your starting level is, you be just starting or have been making images for many years. The only requirement is that you want to be better.

I still have a few issues to sort out, like the international tax etc. All that will determine the price of the programs.

The different programs will be on this site as soon as I can get everything sorted.

Please subscribe to my weekly newsletter so that you know when the mentoring is available.

Here is a link to the Photo Project Ideas and why you SHOULD start one! video.

White Balance Explained - 5 Tips to get it RIGHT

White balance is a very important thing to understand. With white balance you can control the colors in your image and video.

In the video I give you five tips on how to get the white balance right.


 

I have also made a video about white balance in January.


How To Take SHARPER photos 5 Tips For Instantly Sharper Photos

Sharper photos are usually something that you want. In this video, I will give you 5 tips for instantly sharper photos.

It is also very important to hold your camera properly so it is as steady as possible. This way you will minimize the motion blur that is cased by the camera moving during exposure.
Here is the link to the Lens Calibration target that I mentioned in the video:

Here is the video about how to take sharper photos.

High ISO - 5 tips to REDUCE NOISE in camera.

These are the instructions that I promised to tell in my video about How to reduce Noise in Camera. The video can be found at the end of this blog post.

1: Open the images as layers in Photoshop.

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2: Align the layers if needed: Edit > Auto-Align Layers

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3: Convert the layers to Smart Objects: Layers > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Objects

4: Blend the images: Layers > Smart Objects > Stack Mode > Mean.


The result is a image with less noise that the original images. The more images you use the less noise there is.

The After image, 10 images are stacked in Photoshop.

The After image, 10 images are stacked in Photoshop.

 
The before image.

The before image.

Here the video about Noise Reduction.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 MKII - 5 Tips & Tricks.

To know your camera is very important. Most Olympus cameras have tons of features that most us do not even know or consider using. In my video about Olympus OM-D E-M10 MKII i give you 5 useful tips and tricks you can use to game up your creativity.

Is the Digital Teleconverter on Olympus cameras any good?

I have been testing the Olympus Digital teleconverter lately. It can double your focal length on your M.Zuiko lens. That why it is very tempting. Wouldn’ t it be great to have extra reach on you trips if travelling only with one lens?

But since it is a digital teleconvetert, it will upscale the cropped image you see from the EVF or the LCD. How bad is the loss in image quality?

Check out this video and the images below to see for yourself.



Upscaled from a cropped raw-file

Upscaled from a cropped raw-file

Digital Teleconverter On. (camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MKII, 14-42mm f3.5-5.6)

Digital Teleconverter On. (camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MKII, 14-42mm f3.5-5.6)

 

As you can see the difference is not big, but the upscaled raw-filer is a bit better.