I wanted to make a video with the 14-150mm lens because it’s touted as a good video lens due to the near silent auto-focus. I ran into the garden and decided to just film anything. It’s not anything spectacular, but it is a nice demonstration.
I’ve recently got my hands on the Olympus 14-150mm M.ZUIKO Micro 4/3 camera lens for the Olympus PEN series of cameras. The lens is being used on the Olympus E-PL1 and so all video/photo content will have been produced using this badass camera & lens unless otherwise stated.
To start, I’d like to point out that I’m not a professional photographer (as many of you will know), but I am picking it up quickly as a hobby. With that in mind, I’m not going to get into all the nitty gritty details that only a camera/photography expert will understand but I will talk about it as the general consumer and technology lover.
I saw the most intriguing spider outside as I was taking out the bin bags so I ran back in to get my camera but by the time I got back, it had gone into hiding. Not 5 seconds pass until I see a commotion on my front door between a different spider and a fly! I took some pictures using the Olympus E-PL1’s kit lens (14-42mm). It’s not a macro lens, but it did a pretty good job of capturing a lot of the detail quite vividly. (click any image to see it larger on Flickr)
I thought I’d give this a try seeing as I had the Olympus PEN out. Stereoscopic photography is the art of making a photograph appear to look 3D by simply showing 2 photos of the same picture at a slightly different angle really fast. I did it with Charlotte being the subject of the photo.
After exporting it as a GIF file, thus the lack of photo quality, here is the end product. It’s not the best attempt, but i’m planning on doing some better ones soon.
I’m ill today, and in being so there is not much to do so I decided to play around with my PEN camera! I had the intention of making another stop motion (which I will still likely do), but I ventured into the garden and saw that the Lilies my mum planted had opened up and were infested with these little hoverflies.
So I took some pictures, but I’m only really proud of one. (click image for full size)
A lovely day to feed the Geese, today.
Except for an ominous looking crow.
This crow is epic. After watching me for at least 20 minutes hand feeding the Geese out of a Kingsmill 50/50 bread bag, this crow decides to come into the house and help it self when no one watching. Needless to say, I heard this, ran in the other room and it flew away.
I closed the door.
It came back and tried to peck through the window.
Long story short, I wanted this crow on film. So I opened up the door and hid with the bread in plain sight. The video is 480p and was filmed on my Olympus E-PL1. It would have been 720p but because of a bad internet speed, it wasn’t feasible for me to upload such a massive file, so it had to be compressed.
Here’s my second attempt at trying to create something epic. It’s so much better than my first attempt (obviously). I just tried out some different camera angles, depth of fields and zooming during filming. Considering that there was no after effects added (minus sound), I think it’s awesome.
Here’s my first attempt at stop motion with the Olympus E-PL1.
It’s quite jerky, I would have liked it smoother, but that would be due to me firstly not taking enough pictures, and secondly, not taking enough care to not jog the camera.