Testing

For our upcoming trip to Florida, I thought it prudent to have on-hand a waterproof and durable point-and-shoot camera, to take places that my DSLR should never go. So today I picked up the Olympus TG-820 and I’m fairly pleased thus far. Of course, in March in Newfoundland, finding a source of water in which…

Misty, moisty morning

I took the camera along in the car with me today, not really expecting to have an opportunity to do anything with it but hoping against all hope that I might snatch a few minutes here or there to test out the capabilities of the new lens. On the way into town, we spotted beautiful…

Lens play to start the day

I’m not one for getting technology or gadgetry to do all the work for me, but there are certain tools that can make a job easier. One that I have wanted, particularly for photographing my work and for dealing with low-light or reduced-natural-light situations is a lens with a particularly large aperture. Last night I…

Filtering

For years I enjoyed photography with a 35mm SLR camera and worked more or less within the limits of the existing lens and what opportunity a polarizing filter could offer. I really didn’t experiment much with many different kinds of filters, mainly because it was expensive and time-consuming to conduct such experiments. With film, there…

Testing

Yes, it’s fair to say that I am thoroughly enjoying this camera. Being able to shoot manually again with a full array of shutter speeds and apertures is like a dream come true!

A new friend

It’s funny how attached you can get to certain objects. I think we’re particularly vulnerable to forming bonds with cameras and other artistic tools, since they help us to formulate that bridges between how we see the world and how we recreate it. My first camera was this Olympus. It was a gift and I…