Stereoscopic Photography

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.

Journal Makings

A Brief Guide To Stop Motion

You may have recently seen a Stop Motion I made with the Olympus PEN E-PL1 of the Monopoly Car driving around the game board. Well so did Olympus and in turn have asked me to write a “How-To” guide to making a stop motion video.


Olympus PEN E-PL1

I got a new camera, the Olympus PEN E-PL1. It’s super dope.

I got it due to a burglary at my parents house in which an old film SLR and a video camera (amongst other things like a car) got stolen. Thieving cunts, right? Anyway, as they stole that along paired with the fact that no one used the cameras for a few years anyway, I decided to ask for a camera that would actually be used, by me.

When I first got it I was playing around with it, as you do, and I was neglecting the ‘ART’ setting because I never use them as they’re normally quite shitty. I tried it out last night and some of the settings are fantastic. The two setting I use from there (which can also be used with the video recorder in 720p) are Grainy B&W and Diorama AKA Tilt-Shift as the shots are really, really nice.

They look better big so check out my Olympus PEN E-PL1 set that I’ve set up on my Flickr account, it’s linked with my iPhoto so the set will be constantly updated, if you’re interested.


Have A Pen & Notebook/Pad At All Times.

This is essential.

As many of you may know, whether taking a bath, about to doze off to sleep or walking down the street ideas can manifest themselves in the blink of an eye, and when it happens, no matter how small/big/quirky/whatever, jot it down straight away, draw a picture maybe.

At any given moment, I’ve usually got my pen and moleskine in my back pocket just in case, yet I noticed on the train the other day why it’s so important to write down even those half finished thoughts, even if they don’t make sense at that time.

Why? Well if you didn’t clock it yet, here’s the beauty of it all.

You can go back to it, finish it off, just like a crossword puzzle. That one line, that one angle that you never thought of before but has suddenly taken an average idea and has potentially made it a great one.

That’s my 2 cents for the day as I’ve had some free time.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to do this though. Think of the notepad as a back up hard drive for your thoughts, just like the one for your computer.