Monday, December 26, 2016

Olympus Viewer 3, Art Filter Effects

#OlympusViewer3 Art Filter Effects - Pop Art
Pop Art art filter super-saturates colors, creating brighter, more vivid photographs
#OlympusViewer3 Art Filter Effects - Pin Hole
Pin Hole art filter darkens the outer edges of a photograph, akin to the images you would capture using a pin-hole camera
#OlympusViewer3 Art Filter Effects - Grainy Film
Grainy Film art filter produces a gritty black-and-white film quality images
#OlympusViewer3 Art Filter Effects - Cross Process
Cross Process art filter changes the color and contrast of subjects as done in the film world where color slides are processed using color negative chemicals or in reverse
#OlympusViewer3 Art Filter Effects - Gentle Sepia
Gentle Sepia art filter gives your images a yellowed black and white color cast, a vintage or old fashioned feel
Olympus Pen E-P5, Olympus M.60mm f/2.8 Macro

Olympus Viewer 3, Art Filter Effects

'Using Art Filter effects on RAW image development of Olympus *.ORF files in Olympus Viewer 3'

#OlympusViewer3 Art Filter Effects
*.orf RAW File as uploaded
What are Art Filters? Art Filters are pre-formatted edits that you can use to help enhance your images to a higher creative level, giving your image the professional edge that you may have set your aspirations to, and a product that is more easily related to and identifiable with a specific photo-finishing genre.

Many current digital camera models carry this functionality, with those from different manufacturers categorizing the product under different monikers.

#OlympusViewer3 Art Filter Effects - Dramatic Tone
Dramatic Tone art filter simulates the look of High Dynamic Range (HDR) digital photography.

For Olympus E-camera system, Art Filters are available both as an in-camera setting and as a RAW Development tool on the accompanying image editing software, Olympus Viewer 3 (OV3). This tool works only on *.orf RAW files.

#OlympusViewer3 Art Filter Effects - Key Line
Key Line art filter  enhances the edge lines of the image to make it look more like an illustration

While I have yet to use the Art Filter as an in-camera option, I have always opted for the Art Filter effect during post-processing of the image. Images are only curated with Art Filter effect if it helps to bring them out of their off-grid condition. These are the Art Filter choices I normally experiment with on OV3.

Resource Links:
Post-Processing Tips for Beginners
Digital Photo Editing Workflow

Monday, December 19, 2016

Images On Expired Film, Sorting The Images

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Olympus Pen EE-S, D.Zuiko 28mm f/3.5

Images On Expired Film, Sorting The Images

'Sorting out the composition, color, and hues of images on expired film, as captured on the Olympus Pen EE-S'

Olympus Pen EE-S
It was a while back when I took the Olympus Pen EE-S and a roll of expired film down to where I hang-out for my sales. Had the roll developed, scanned, but kept aside and was completely forgotten because I missed uploading it to the image editor.

To cut the story short, I came across the folder only just recently, opened it up and uploaded the images to the desktop, sieved my way through a lot of mostly murky and muddy images and decided to edit a few for this posting.

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Expired films do not become useless as soon as it passes past the expiry date. Some can last years, or even decades, past their expiry date as long as they’re carefully stored. Heat and radiation are the main culprits that will eventually turn the film into a fogged mess.

Resource Links:
Take up film photography in the digital age
Film Photography and the Future of Camera-based Art

Monday, December 12, 2016

Keeping Company, Nokia Lumia 720

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Lumia 720

Keeping Company, Nokia Lumia 720

'Mobile photography, dawn and dusk commuting, long-term and overnight stays with the mobile to keep you company'

Mobile Photography: Keeping Company
Map of the Southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia
I did a lot of commuting as part of my job spec a couple of years ago. I was stationed in Johor Bharu for six months, that was after a previous stint of six months at another location which is also out of the city.

While it was only a daily drive to and from my home to work for the previous stint, Johor Bahru is too far out for daily drives, which means that weekdays stay in a hotel or other provided accommodation, and a weekly drive routine back for the weekends.

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Traveling distance is slightly over 300 kilometers and the drive took me approximately three and a half hours on average from one point to the other. The option of taking a flight will cost me as much time and I will end up not having my own mode of transport.

Driving south means an early morning on Mondays, together with the rising sun, which I will be facing for the major part of the drive, and south on Friday is the opposite in the evenings.

Keeping me accompanied was the old trusted mobile, and these images for the memory.

Resource Links:
12 Mobile Photography Tips Every Photographer Should Know Travel Wisely: 7 Mobile Photography Secrets for Your Next Trip - Enlight Leak

Sunday, December 11, 2016

FilmCamerasAndMore is Re-building

FilmCamerasAndMore is re-building itself. For Sale items are now listed on the vertical column to your right! Blog posts will hopefully be something to digest!

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