Olympus E-M5 MKIII - First Impression!

We all have waited for the upgrade to Olympus E-M5 MKII. The wait is over the Olympus OM-D E-M5 MKIII is here. It was just announced. I have had the possibility to test it for a week. In the video below you can see my first impression of the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 MKIII camera.

High Dynamic Range Photography - HDR explained

Sometimes the scene has so big contrast that it is impossible for a camera to record all the details in highlight and shadow in ion photograph. The dynamic range of the scene is too much for the camera.

There are several ways to over come this problem. In the video below I go through a few ways to handle high dynamic range scenes.

HDR photography is one of them and in the video it gets most attention.

Olympus 60mm F2.8 Macro - a GREAT MFT macro lens

Macro photography is an exciting genre. It can open up a whole new world. It is very fascinating to see things that are hard to see with the naked eye. Olympus has a very good lens for macro photography, Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 macro.

Olympus also has another macro lens, the M.Zuiko 30mm f3.5 lens. I have made a video about that lens in December 2018.

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.