6 Tips for Travel photograph

Travel photography is most likely one of the most popular genres of photography. We all do it, but we all have a different approach to it. Some of us only want to record the memories the people we traveled with and the things we saw. The photography itself is only for recording memories. For some of us, it is the way to have time for photography. The everyday life is busy and the time we get to travel is the time we make our photographs.

In my video about Travel photography, I give tips on how to get better images no matter what your reason to photograph on trips is.

Olympus E-M10 Mk III - Best Settings Part 2

This blog post is done together with the video that is embeded below.

Here are all the settings that was mentioned in the video.


The first setting of the Basic Settings is the ability to toggle the info about the Menu item:

Pressing the Info-button on the back of the camera you can get the ingo about the Menu item.

Pressing the Info-button on the back of the camera you can get the ingo about the Menu item.

 
Turn off the annoying beep sounds.

Turn off the annoying beep sounds.

 
Turn off the AF Illuminator. If photographing a lot in dark, them this option is good to be on. It will help to focus.

Turn off the AF Illuminator. If photographing a lot in dark, them this option is good to be on. It will help to focus.

 
Add copyright info to your images.

Add copyright info to your images.

Use the keyboard in the Menu

Use the keyboard in the Menu

 
From the Special Menu F you can make sure that you are recording he best possible JPG quality.

From the Special Menu F you can make sure that you are recording he best possible JPG quality.

Choose Super Fine as your compression.

Choose Super Fine as your compression.

 
Turn on the AF Targeting Pad to choose the focus point from the LCD.

Turn on the AF Targeting Pad to choose the focus point from the LCD.

 
Use Face Priority when photographing people.

Use Face Priority when photographing people.

 
Turning the Reset Lens off, the 14-42mm Kit lens will strat from the focal length that was last used when the camera was turned off.

Turning the Reset Lens off, the 14-42mm Kit lens will strat from the focal length that was last used when the camera was turned off.

 
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I set up the Dials so that the Exposure Compensation is on the back wheel. The front wheel is for Aperture or Shutter Speed depending on what Mode you are using.

I set up the Dials so that the Exposure Compensation is on the back wheel. The front wheel is for Aperture or Shutter Speed depending on what Mode you are using.

 
Using the Grid makes making Composition easier.

Using the Grid makes making Composition easier.

 
I will do my Noise Reduction in post and have turned the Noise Reduction Off in camera.

I will do my Noise Reduction in post and have turned the Noise Reduction Off in camera.

 
I have turned the Warm Color off. If you like the Warm Colors and do not do much post processing and shoot jpgs then you might want to have the Warm Colors On. If shooting only jpgs and post images online, sRGB is fine.

I have turned the Warm Color off. If you like the Warm Colors and do not do much post processing and shoot jpgs then you might want to have the Warm Colors On. If shooting only jpgs and post images online, sRGB is fine.

 
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I like to toggle between EVF and LCD using the button on the side of the EVF. The automatic switch is a bit annoying.

I like to toggle between EVF and LCD using the button on the side of the EVF. The automatic switch is a bit annoying.

 
I have the Touch Screen on.

I have the Touch Screen on.

I have the Sleep Time set at 5 minutes. I want to have my camera ready all the time. Usually make an image in five minutes so that time is quite good for me. If you want to save some battery life you can have the Sleep Time shorter.

I have the Sleep Time set at 5 minutes. I want to have my camera ready all the time. Usually make an image in five minutes so that time is quite good for me. If you want to save some battery life you can have the Sleep Time shorter.

 
I have the Rec View off. I have no need to see the picture right after I have taken it.

I have the Rec View off. I have no need to see the picture right after I have taken it.

 
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I like to use the Super Control Panel instead the Live Control.

I like to use the Super Control Panel instead the Live Control.

 

Here were the Best Settings for Olympus OM-D E-M1 MKIII. Be sure to watch the video. There are more explanations and some extra tips about the settings.

 

Editing Images with Olympus camera Using Olympus Tutorial

In this video I will tell you how to retouch images with your Olympus camera.

I had OM-D E-M5 MkII as an example camera. The retouching method works pretty much the same way with every Olympus body.

Some Olympus bodies do not have the all features, OM-D E-M5, OM-D E-M10 MkII and Pen E-PL9 do not have the custom options when retouching images on those bodies. E-M5 is also missing the Art-filters.

 

This video was an episode in my Using Olympus tutorial series. If you havent seen the previous episodes I recommend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!


 

Olympus Vintage Lenses: Focus Peaking and Magnify

In this tutorial video I show how to set up your Olympus so that you can use Focus Peaking and Magnify with vintage manual lenses.

The example camera in the video was E-M5 MkII. 

Assigning the Focus Peaking and Magnify to a Function button can be found in the Custom Menu B in the following Olympus cameras:

E-M10, E-M10MkII, E-M10 MkIII, E-M5 MkII, E-M1, E-M1 MkIIPen-F, Pen E-PL8 and Pen E-PL9
 

There is more info on Focus Peaking and Magnify on my previous video: 

 

Vintage lenses and adapters were covered also in a previous

 

 
This video was an episode in my Using Olympus tutorial series. If you havent seen the previous episodes I recommend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!

 

 

 

Infrared photography - digital infrared photos with Haida IR 720

Infrared photography is a lot of fun. It can give you interesting results. Its also great that the best time of day is around noon time when the little is harsh and strong. The stronger the light the more the infrared light refects fron the foliage.

Check out the video above to find out more. While you are at it please subscribe to my channel

Tutorial - Using Olympus Episode 10: Adapters and Vintage lenses.

You can use almost any lens on your Olympus. There is an adapter for every mount. In this video I talk about how to set information about the lens so that the stabilizer works best with the fully manual lens.

In Pen-F the settings can found in the Custom Menu K.

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In Pen E-PL 8Pen E-PL9, E-M10, E-M10 MkII, E-M10 MkIII, E-M5, E-M5 MkII and E-M1 you can set the Lens info by pressing INFO button while image stabiliser is selected from the Super Control for example. 

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If you havent seen the previous episodes I recomend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!

Tutorial - Using Olympus Episode 9: Silent Mode

 

Silent Mode is very useful in many situations. In this tutorial I tell a few situations I have used Silent Mode. In the video the example was from E-M1 Mkii.

Silent Mode can be found in the Shooting menu 2 in the following Olympus cameras:

Pen-F, E-M5 MKII, E-M1 (firmware 4.0), E-M1 MkII


In E-M10 MkIII and Pen E-PL9 it can be found  Scene Mode (SCN) 

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Older models do not have the Silent Mode.

 

If you havent seen the previous episodes I recomend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!

Tutorial - Using Olympus Episode 8: Raw or Jpg?

 

In this tutorial Episode Using Olympus I talk about the advantages of raw and jpg. and how to set them in your Olympus.

In E-M5 it can be found in Custom Menu G
 

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In Pen E-PL8, Pen-F, E-M10, E-M10 MkII, E-M5 MkII, E-M1, E-M1 MkII the Image format and jpg quality can found in the Shooting Menu 1 

Pen E-PL9 and E-M10 MkII the jpog quality can be found in the Custom Menu F. The choice between raw or jpg can done in the Live Control. To access the Live Control press OK-button. 

If you havent seen the previous episodes I recomend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!