The second day of Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2014 has ended, boy was it an exhausting day, but a fulfilling one. There were so many awesome people who came up and say hi, and I was thrilled to meet many familiar and new faces.
Today we had a loyal and very talented Olympus user, Amir Ridhwan, someone I look up to greatly, and someone I have learned a great deal from when it comes to insect macro photogaphy. Most of my macro shooting techniques were derived from Amir's and he was truly a great inspiration. We were proud to have him on the main stage at KLPF, delivering his talk "Small Gear, Big Pictures". Listening to his speech, I could not help myself but just be in awe, feeling deeply motivated by a fellow photography enthusiast. He shared many truths about photography learning journey, and from many of his stories I can identify with a handful of them!
The man himself, Amir Ridhwan, do check out his Flickr Page, he has got some awesome stuff happening there. Thank you so much Amir for being such an inspiration to me, and we MUST go out and shoot some beautiful spiders in the jungle some time soon. I miss those sessions!
Can you believe this image was taken with Olympus Tough TG-3? Amir is seriously a macro expert!
Amir demonstrating on his low angle shot, and how E-M5 helped achieve that with the tilt screen
Perhaps, the highlight of the day was the live demonstration performed by Michael Yeoh, a professional commercial and fashion photographer, who showed how the Olympus Capture works. Basically in the OM-D E-M1's latest firmware 2.0, you will get tethered shooting capability, meaning you can control the E-M1 from a PC (or Mac) by USB tethering. Then the images can be transferred immediately to the computer. We had a studio setup in our Olympus booth, shooting a beautiful model, and the lighting used were consisting of Olympus wireless flash system, using multiple external flash FL-50R units.
Images captured were then shown in large TV screens for the audience to see, and then live printing was happening and the final printed images were displayed. Nothing beats seeing high quality, professionally taken images on large print.
Besides Olympus Capture, Michael Yeoh also demonstrated how Keystone Compensation, another new feature added in the Firmware 2.0 for E-M1, works. It is actually a perspective distortion correction, allowing corrected perspective to be done in camera, while shooting.
Tethered shooting done live, with Olympus Capture
Demonstration of Keystone Compensation
Large Prints of the previously taken images.
This is the first time we have provided complimentary Professional Camera and Lens Cleaning service for Olympus users in a public, large scale event. Our Japanese colleague, came all the way to join us in the Zuiko Lab team, and helped the professional cleaning service. Surely this adds value to the existing users!
And it was great seeing so many familiar faces! Thanks for dropping by and say hi.
Ripi and Abhi
E-PL7 in Black
E-PL7 in Silver
There is ONE more day left, and let's make the last day AWESOME!