Moore’s law keeps driving the computing capabilities in phones and cameras ever higher and it’s fascinating to see what companies do with the extra potential.
It’s fascinating how photography and computers are merging. For someone that started out programming Univacs on punch cards, the power and capability that fits in my pocket is stunning. What can they possibly think of next?
I have a long time interest in photography and a degree in Electrical Engineering. I’ve also worked for many years in digital design, software engineering, and system engineering. The changes happening in photography fascinate me.
I’ve been using an Olympus E-M5 Mark II for several months and I’ve mentioned it once before (in this post about algorithmic and computational photography). I very much like the camera and the photos I’ve made with it.
Today I’d like to talk more about its high resolution mode capabilities and some things I’ve learned so far while working with it.
Today’s post is inspired by a gift the Olympus Camera Company has just given to owners of their OM-D E-M5 Mark II and E-M1 cameras. They’ve issued free firmware updates that add new capabilities, one of which is focus bracketing. Here’s an example image I made while learning about the new features.
I placed the rosebud in front of my tripod mounted camera and used the touch screen to control the focus point and trigger the shutter. I had the self timer on a 2 second delay to prevent any motion due to my touches.