Shooting On The Olympus Pen E-PL8

If you're on the look out for a new camera, I cannot recommend the Olympus Pen E-PL8 more! I've been shooting on it for nearly a year now and I love it. The video function isn't great but photography wise, it's the perfect inbetween for those looking to step up from a point and shoot who don't want the size of a DSL / can't afford a DSL.

Check out my previous post about the lens I use and my initial review.

The main reason I purchased the E-PL8 was that I want to get into Fashion Photography. With this in mind and having recently found a folder full of inspirational shoots that I'd torn out of magazines whilst at uni, I decided to set up a mini photoshoot and create some self portraits.

I simply set myself up against a beautiful deep turquoise green wall, shut the curtains, set my camera up on a tripod, programmed the camera's auto timer, popped on the flash and got my desk lamp positioned as the main source of light. I played around the settings until I got some beautiful double exposure effects.

These shots were created using the setting 0.4 sec, F4.5, ISO 200 


These two photos consisted of a lot of movement to create these effects. I also angled my desk lamp differently each time which changed the warm double exposure. I can't wait to try out some more photography ideas when I get over to Vancouver. Photography used to be like another language to me but over time and having shot on manual and with my dad's film camera, I've the got hang of it all now. 

Who's your favourite fashion photographer? I'd love to know :) 



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