Monday, December 26, 2016

Art Filters: A Potpourri of Choice

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Pop Art art filter super-saturates colors, creating brighter, more vivid photographs
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*.orf RAW File as uploaded
A Potpourri of Choice
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.

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. 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.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Videos


Seems to be a lot of hype on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II which started shipping December 22, December 12th at B&H, Adorama, and Amazon.

Online reviewers seem very impressed with its build and image quality, plenty of manual control and other features, dual quad-core processors that allow for 60 up to fps burst shooting (18 fps w/continuous autofocus), fast image playback, one of the most advanced autofocus systems, and 5-axis in-body image stabilization.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Nokia Lumia 720: Keeping Company

Nokia Lumia 720: Keeping Company 01
Nokia Lumia 720: Keeping Company 02
Map of the Southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia
Keeping Company
I did a lot of commuting as part of my job spec a couple of years ago. I was stationed in Johor Bharu for about six months, that was after a previous stint of six months in Kuala Selangor. For Kuala Selangor, it was a daily drive to and fro from my home to work, but for the Johor Bahru stint, it was a weekly drive routine back to my family for the weekend.

Johor Bahru is slightly over 300 kilometers from Kelana Jaya, where my family is. It about three and a half hours to commute the distance by road, probably as tedious time wise to fly, and is another waste to spend the night there on Sundays, which will, of course, shorten the weekend. These are a few of the images that kept me company.

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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