Well this is quite a bit different from what I normally photograph and post about. But in order to keep learning, it’s good to occasionally stretch your skills, move outside the box, and try something you haven’t done. And as your intrepid Central Florida Photo Ops reporter, I have an obligation to report on more than just the landscape and wildlife opportunities in the Central Florida Area. Right?
So last Saturday, I found myself at the American Photo Magazine Model Shoot Workshop at the Marriott World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The magazine organizes the event, hires models, brings lighting equipment and sets the whole thing up for you. You just need to show up with your camera and plenty of memory cards.
I acquired another “new” camera. This one is an Olympus Pen FT, from around 1966.
This one came with tripod, case, and several backs including the ground glass and film holders. The lens is clear and the shutter seems to work fine too, although the rubber pneumatic shutter release has hardened over the years. All in all it looks to be in very good shape given its age, and I might experiment a bit more with it.
Sorry for not posting last weekend. Much to do and little time to do it. Here’s an update on three recent Central Florida Photo Op topics. Ravine Gardens: We made another trip up there and I’ve refreshed the main Ravine Gardens post with a few small revisions and two additional photos following our visit yesterday. …
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I mentioned at the bottom of this post that I was having trouble with my Sigma 150 – 500mm OS lens and that I’d let you know how it turned out. I said that I’ve been very happy with it and one of my few complaints was that the Optical Stabilization was a bit noisy. …
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