I was invited by dear friend Raja Indra Putra to join his amazing group of PSPJ (Photographic Society of Petaling Jaya) members' outing at Chow Kit this morning. It was a pleasure meeting so many new faces, all beautiful and friendly people who have so much passion to shoot! More interestingly, I saw more people using Olympus, and was flattered to find a few members who knew me from my blog. I am truly humbled and you know what, our conversation developed into the things we loved about Olympus, and one consistent discussion I had with all Olympus users was about the colors we get from our Olympus cameras. Yes, it was the glorious, Olympus colors.
I have had so many questions from everywhere asking me about how I "post-process" my images to get the colors to look the way they look on my blog. Seriously, I always answered the same: the colors were straight out of camera. Though I shot everything in RAW I processed them through the Olympus Viewer 3 software, which provided me with the exact same color reproduction as the camera JPEG engine. And yes, as hard as it is to believe, the colors from Olympus cameras, were already THAT good, even without doing any further processing. Honest, I did not do anything to the original camera colors, and yes, Olympus colors are really that great. I set my camera's white balance to Auto most of the time and I find that rarely failed.
And oh, the beautiful, life-like, pleasing skin tones from Olympus images. I know the color preference is a subjective thing, and may cause bloodshed if I push this discussion involving different brands (such as how Fuji people kept saying how amazing their colors are but honestly I find otherwise and I shall keep quiet now before all hell breaks loose), but if I need just one reason to stay with Olympus, just ONE, it would be because of the beautiful Olympus colors.
All images were taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5 and M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 lens
Portrait of a Stranger
Backalley Coffee Shop
By The Road
Portrait of a Stranger 2
ISO6,400 shot, with flourescent lighting.
Portrait of a Stranger 3
PSPJ Members at Chow Kit
Photo Credit: Raja Indra Putra