I was offered a bit of a challenge recently. A friend of mine owns an entry-level Olympus dslr and was skeptical that he could take great shots with it. At first, I just tried to reassure him with my usual lines that “It’s the photographer, not the camera.” But I decided to take it a little further this time. He offered to lend the camera to me while he attended a family event, and in turn I said I would shoot with it and blog about my experience. So here’s the first entry in this two or three part mini series. :)
I was fortunate to tour a largely abandoned barn over the weekend and got some shots that intrigued me as an artist. I’d never worked with an Olympus model before, but I was quite pleased with the results it delivered, such as the shot of the broken hammer above.
I hope everyone who reads this little series will be inspired to practice their craft and grow confident in their own abilities. A camera is a mere tool, albeit a fascinating one. But in the end, the mind behind the camera will be what makes a great shot. Happy adventuring!
Exposure Data: ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/125
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