Side Note: I will be travelling to Japan for work, and will be gone for about a week. I am not sure what kind of Internet connection I will be having there, hence if I have been more silent than usual, do not panic, it simply means I will be terribly busy with work, or have no access to Internet (or more piratical reason, too busy out there shooting, if I do find some time). Well, this will be my first visit to the Land of the Rising Sun, so YAY!
Earlier this morning, I had the privillege to join a group of local photographers whom I admire a lot, and they call themselves the Zuikoholics. Formed by fans of Olympus and Zuiko products, this group of photographers are some of the most passionate Olympus users I have known in Malaysia, and many of them have stayed with Olympus for many years, some even longer than me, and these days with the camera wars going on, loyalty has become a rare and extremely admirable trait to have for a photographer. I have often respected and awed at the photography work they produced, and they are maintaining a photography blog here (click to go to Zuikoholics). It was quite an interesting pool of talents, because they basically cover many grounds, from street photography, macro photography, abstract art to landscape and events. Considering how much they love Olympus and have stayed with Olympus all these years, they are amongst the most knowledgeable Olympus users I have known and I would gladly recommend any newcomers to Olympus to seek Zuikoholics members out for advice.
All images were taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5 and M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 lens
Take My Fruits
Looking at the Stranger
To Tie a Bag
How to Murder a Chicken
On top of the world
Market folk 2
Market Folk 3
How to handle TWO cameras
Top: Suzailan jai
Bottom Left: Ahmad Jaa
Bottom Right: Capin Zaini
Street Photographers in action.
The pool of our gear. OM-D only outing.
I brought out two lenses today, the 17mm F1.7 and 45mm F1.8, but somehow I ended up with using only one lens, the 45mm F1.8, and I did not even realize this until I reviewed my images. Strange, because normally I would have certain shots that came to me which require wider coverage. That did not happen today.
Nonetheless, it was a brief shooting session, but a very satisfying one. Can't wait for shutter therapy in Japan (leaving soon), if I can find the time!