If there is anything I love the most about photography … that would be the adventure and discovery. There is so much to see in this world. From people, places and things. While I enjoy planned getaways, engaging on random stuff while roaming is an absolute thrill. There are times that I like to carry my camera around like a tourist – hanging my camera on my neck while checking everything out like a lost kid. It gives me an excuse to stare and take pictures of everything.
Have you ever roamed around town unplanned? It’s absolutely interesting. Whenever I am in the city I always get mesmerized by people and landscapes. But mostly people. Seeing myself amidst a crowd reminds me how big this world is. As most of you would know, I am a big fan of fashion and style. For those of you who have recently stumbled across my blog … welcome! On this blog, I share my passion for the latest in trends – that includes curating fashion. In my opinion, the best way to see and know the latest is by checking out fashion week. Without any plans or time constraints, I would simply head to the city during the season and check out people. I love taking candid shots because it captures a person’s natural element. Check out my favorite shot …
“Photography is a love affair with life.” — Burk Uzzle
Spontaneous shots are intriguing. The action and momentum are preserved. Unlike when it is planned – you can expect a person to smile and model for the camera. I’d rather see more and leave myself wondering what was going on. I also prefer natural lighting. It frames the subject and helps bring the photo together. If you don’t utilize lighting properly you will end up with a bad picture. Here’s an example of a bad natural lighting that worked against the subject …
Left: Underexposed / Right: Overexposed
Taking photographs is easy … it’s just one click. But taking the perfect shot takes more than just snapping. You need a quality camera like the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II – it takes beautiful pictures, minus the fuss. My favorite features are as follow:
- Built-In Wi-Fi for remote shooting and wireless sharing
- 16 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor
- 40 Megapixel High Res Shot Mode (superior resolution!!!)
- 81-Point Selectable Autofocus
- Lightweight, Weatherproof Body
Aside from these amazing features, it is also user-friendly. Making this camera perfect for the seasoned and newbie photographer! I also love that it has an Auto, Art, and Scene mode as well as an HDR button for quick access and help. Sometimes I don’t have the time to adjust my settings, especially when taking candid shots. That’s where the “auto” mode option comes in handy. It saves me from mishaps and missing out on my subjects. While I enjoy taking photographs of people (especially during New York Fashion Week) there is more to see in New York City.
Have you ever been fascinated by fashion week? How about people? Do you also enjoy taking candid photographs? If you can go anywhere in the U.S. … where would you go? I would love to know your thoughts.
If I can go anywhere in the U.S. I would love to go to Las Vegas and check out the top trade shows of apparel and garments. I am sure the showrooms will give me an insight to what fashion is like through other people’s perspective.
Oh, and if you are looking to purchase your first quality camera or to simply upgrade your current one, make sure to check out the latest deal from Olympus – “Travel Light with a Free Flight Promotion” with the purchase of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II through 11/15/2016. Get the complete details here – www.FlyWithEM5.com
Brittany WNovember 2, 2016
I totally love your tips! I wish I take photographs as beautiful as you do.
RoxanneNovember 2, 2016
You nailed this post!!! Great pictures.
AzielNovember 2, 2016
That’s a great deal from Olympus. Someday I would love to go to Las Vegas too!
RicciNovember 9, 2016
Beautiful photography! I love Olympus. It’s a great brand.
LisaNovember 12, 2016
I love your top photo, although I can’t pull off wearing sock on any footwear – this is fabulous!
JeanetteDecember 2, 2016
My husband is a photographer and I always struggle with what I want to get him. I love Errol the pictures you have here they are excellent. I will have to check into this camera and see if it’s something he’s interested in.
Stacie @ Divine LifestyleDecember 2, 2016
Those pictures are just wonderful. Olympus is one of the best camera companies out there, in my opinion. I have one, and I love it.
OurFamilyWorldDecember 3, 2016
You really are good at taking photos. I have an old Olympus camera and up until now, it’s still working.
MyteenguideDecember 3, 2016
Amazing pictures! So good to be a photographer that’s why i’m starting to achieve it! This is so good.
SilviaDecember 3, 2016
Love these tips! I’ll have to look more into Olympus cameras to see if one fits what I’m looking for. Thanks!
uprunforlifeDecember 3, 2016
I love candid shots. I need a nice camera like this for taking photos. I have been trying to make mine more professional but sometimes it is hard.
EloiseDecember 3, 2016
I would eventually like to purchase a really nice camera like the one you have… great photos, I love photography : )
SaraDecember 4, 2016
These photos are really gorgeous. You have a great eye for photography. I will take your tips and try to improve my own photography!
Rozilyn CoolDecember 4, 2016
Awesome tips, and love the camera. Great shots, and I can’t wait to put some of these tips to use.
Chubskulit RoseDecember 4, 2016
I would love to go to New York and see their fashion trend. I am always fascinated of how other people dress.
Ann BacciagliaDecember 4, 2016
I have always wanted to buy a Olympus camera. I will have to add one to my Christmas wish list. I love to take photos.
adrianaDecember 4, 2016
These tips are so great! I love photography too – I wish I had more time to learn more about it! It’s so much fun to capture shots of every day happenings. Your pictures are great!
Lisa HeathDecember 5, 2016
Such amazing tips! These photos are so natural and I prefer that with candid shots. Staged shots can get old, but the genuine things going on around without staging… much prefered!
LynndeeDecember 5, 2016
I love, love, love taking candid photos. And my models have always been my husband and son. 🙂 Still learning how to take better photos though. Thanks for the tips!
Stephanie PassDecember 5, 2016
What a nice camera, and your photos are so lovely! My first digital camera was an Olympus years ago, and it was such a great camera.
Melissa DixonDecember 5, 2016
Wow those are some great shots. That camera must shoot really clear and capture the bright beautiful colors of the scene. I need to upgrade my gear.
lauren happelDecember 5, 2016
Those are some awesome shots! I love taking pictures!
The Cubicle ChickDecember 5, 2016
I don’t care how hard I try, I just don’t have a good eye for photography. This is definitely not my ministry. ^yolonda
Shannon GurneeDecember 6, 2016
I love to take photos, but have never owned an Olympus camera before. This looks like a great camera and would make a great Christmas gift!
Alvern @ Success UnscrambledJanuary 31, 2019
I absolutely enjoy taking photographs with my camera in manual mode. It gives me so many options like taking great photos without using the flash. I would love to try out the Olympus Mark II