ph/ All taken with an Olympus Pen ‘pre production sample’
Last Friday I went with my fellow blogger friend Chloe Sterk to this Olympus Workshop event at Studio 13 in Amsterdam. First thing I have to say; what a beautiful location, just wow! A huge all white studio, on a perfect location in the middle of Amsterdam. Good choice Olympus! But this blog post isn’t about the studio, so back to Olympus. A few bloggers and online magazines gathered for a workshop to introduce their new ‘Olympus Pen E-P5‘ camera, a beautiful designed and easy to carry camera. At first I didn’t thought this petite thing could be as good as my own Canon EOS550D, but I was wrong. I’m even thinking about starting to use this camera instead of my huge Canon. This new camera has a lot of functions my own camera hasn’t, for example there’s an ‘art’ function on it, in which you can easily add the cutest filters to give your photos that little extra touch, without using Photoshop or other editing programs! This can save you a lot of time!
After they gave us an introduction on the camera, the first workshop about portrait photography started. I already knew a lot about photography, but this sure was really educational! Theory isn’t everything of course, so after listening for a long time we got the time to try out things for ourselves and discover all the functions on the camera. And what is better to practice on than still life, like the delicious lunch they served us? ; )
And here’s the best part of the day: A street style photography workshop. Meis Belle Wahr, our ‘teacher’ for this workshop explained literally everything about how we could improve our street style photography skills. Like how to approach people and look for beautiful places to shoot the photos. Of course, after the work shop we went outside to practice and work on our own street style photography skills with the Olympus Pen E-P5.
To all fun things comes an end, so also to this educational day of workshops. Most of the times, endings aren’t nice but Olympus knows exactly how to end a day the best. They closed the day with a little party to ‘launch’ the camera!
Curious about how the photos look like, I took during the day with the Olympus Pen E-P5? Click ‘continue reading‘!