Some really interesting technical information about the way that our digital cameras capture light; much of which I did not know.
They say it’s the journey not the destination. And when they say that, the best possible version of that journey would be this drive. Because for one stretch of land, perhaps only for this stretch of land — it’s both. A place you would fight your whole life to end up endlessly driving on.
I spent a day on the PCH almost 2 years ago with my college roommate.
We began in Los Angeles, and approximately 16 hours later we put our heads down in Santa Rosa. It was one of my favorite days in recent memory. Josh's post might inspire my own story in the near future.
What would it take to convince you?
That is how Marius Masalar begins his Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II review. He does not go on to spend the next 1,800+ words simply telling us what makes the camera great, or where it might have warts. He does certainly does those things (and the informative bullet points probably do in fact make of the majority of his words), but its his images that convince. Marius tells us a story with his fantastic images about the kind of tool this camera can be when put into a talented photographer's hands.
He ostensibly calls this piece a review, and it certainly has many elements of that, but ultimately it is a love letter to a camera that, for the moment at least, has become a trusted tool.
Marius ends with this:
I’m done chasing the best camera. The "best camera” only makes the best photographs in the right hands, and as long as the camera’s capabilities exceed my own, I haven’t earned the right to upgrade. For at least this year, I’m happily settling down to master the tools I already have.
I don’t want better gear, I want better photographs. And that part is on me to accomplish.
As a photographer, who has thought many times about trying to express my own choice of the E-M1 Mark II (but this could certainly apply to any other camera or system that truly works for its owner), I couldn't and won't try to say it any better.
Samuel Nute is a lifestyle, editorial, and travel photographer based in New England. He describes his work as:
My work creates cinematic and timeless scenes through the use of subtle, natural colors and clean composition. Often full of absence, my images leave just the essential to connect the viewer with the photograph.
I highly encourage you to check out all of his work, but I adore the travel images linked in the title of this post.