For many kind souls who came and support us at Olympus in Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival (KLPF) 2015, you have my deepest gratitude. Thank you for dropping by and say hi, giving words of encouragement, I needed them to push through a gruesome 3 full day event, and seeing so many Olympus shooters coming together in one place was quite incredible! Canon and Nikon decided not to join the photography festival (which shows how much they support or care about the whole photography community here locally in Malaysia, versus their own sales and branding). Olympus, together with Fujifilm and Sony ruled KLPF this year: and you know what, MIRRORLESS is indeed the future now.
Since I was practically stuck at KLPF for the entire weekend, I had zero shutter therapy. Thankfully, yesterday was a public holiday in Malaysia (Awal Muharram) and I snatched this much needed opportunity shooting on the streets. Originally I intended to spend the whole day shooting with the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F4-5.6 R lens, and do a mini-review, as requested frequently by many readers here. Having too many things in my mind and the ever stacking workload as a consequence of being away from the office for too many days (leading up to KLPF, and the aftermath), I mistakenly forgot to bring home the 40-150mm R lens. I shall have to revisit this objective, perhaps in the weekend, and I sincerely hope the rain keeps pouring to clear the hazy weather.
I joined a huge group of friends and photography-enthusiast to attack Pudu yesterday. It was great to just now talk about cameras (I spent almost all my waking hours talking about gear in KLPF) and just shoot and shoot and shoot. I armed myself with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and my favourite M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 lens.
Portrait of a Stranger
Numbers and Plates
Portrait of a Stranger 2
This dude recognized me and approached me! We started talking and... I think I should reaaaaallly stop visiting the same spots too often.
Portrait of a Stranger 3
OM-D, PEN and STYLUS
The complete representation of each camera groups by Olympus.
Ripi with TG-4, Deepak with E-PL7 and Rahul with E-M1
I hope you have enjoyed the mini shutter therapy session in mid-week, which is a rarity! Since it was a huge group outing (we had more than 10 people actually, not pictured) most of the time as spent catching up with each other and sharing stories/experience. It was a much needed break from work and a day to just have fun, be surrounded with like-minded awesome photography-crazy people and most important of all, enjoy shooting on the streets.
Weekend is coming quickly and I just can't wait to go out there again and shoot!