Weekly Project 2012
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Week 46-49 | 2012

I often hear the phrase “you must do what feels good,” and this week that resonates deep within and makes me highlight what my blog is all about.

Miss You
My about description reads:

A blog about storytelling, photography, discoveries, and the things we learn along the way.

I’d like to focus on the last part and the things we learn along the way. In these 24 weeks of continuous photography, I’ve learned quite a lot about the type of photography I like to create and also how I create that vision (gear). I realized that I don’t need complicated gear, I don’t need a blazing fast autofocus, and once again, size is of uttmost importance.

In a way, I’m glad it only took me 24 weeks to reconfirm my initial instincts. The moral of this story is follow your instincts. Don’t let people tell you that your photography because its not an APC-S sensor or full frame is not worthy and somewhat lacking. On the contrary, I feel like I can create any image based on my needs as a visual storyteller. I’m sticking to what I know best and that’s the Micro Four Thirds platform.
Olympus Pen, Street Photography, Olympus EPL1, Panasonic 20mm
Relatedly, I picked up the famous Panasonic 20mm 1.7 (all these images were created by it) and I’m very impressed with this little jewel. Having had a long history with the other famous M43 pancake, the Olympus 17mm 2.8, I can honestly say they are both superb and both with their pros and cons (I’ll probably write something on this topic in the future).
Olympus Pen, Street Photography, Olympus EPL1, Panasonic 20mm
I also picked up my favorite 14-42mm from the M43 camp, a lens I had owned before and responsible for a few of my favorite shots, the Olympus 14-42mm IIR (the newest version), a very compact lens which produces beautiful colors. And lastly, I picked up an Olympus E-PL1 which I had been wanting for a long time already due it having the weakest Anti Alias filter from the Olympus Pen family which echoes jpegs as sharp as a razors and its rear panel button configuration (which in my humble opinion bests the E-PL2).

I’m back to shooting with enthusiasm and my mojo has once again been rekindled. Also, I’m sure noticed the sites redesign which holds a content column at 500px wide which makes reading a lot easier.
Olympus E-PL1, Street Photography
Post titles will now be named after my favorite Rolling Stones tracks. The best rock-n-roll band there ever was and will ever be the Stones. I’ll start with “Miss You“.

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