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Ben Knoot
March 15, 2023 · changed the group description.

Welcome! This is a group for Olympus photographers to share their photos, settings, field tactics and anything else Olympus related. Moderated by Olympus Ambassador and tour guide, Ben Knoot. Please be respectful to your fellow group members. Have fun!

Sorry everyone, the tips have been far fewer than weekly. My current guiding schedule is a bit mad and I just haven't have't priortized this group. Just as an FYI, after July my schedule becomes much more spaced and relaxed so after that I will regain some post consistency! Until then...

Here's a tip!

Ever find yourself not knowing where your focal dot is? Maybe you bumped it while traveling or forgot you moved it way off to the side for a shoot ... well, a quick fix you may not have known about is by pressing down on the center of your thumb joystick in the back of the camera, you automatically reset your focus point to the middle! Nice and easy and no menu settings to make that happen so it's always there if you need to quickly relocated your point!

*Here's a photo of an Eyelash Pit…

Unknown member
Mar 13

Thanks as usual for this tip. My problem is this seems to work irratically, sometime works sometimes doesn’t. Is there a setting the must be turned on for it to work? (I know you are busy so I’m posting this so I don’t forget to ask you on our next trip).


Hey Everyone!

Just a quick tip because I was reminded of it while on tour in Japan recently!

Something all photographers must think about is their background. The color, light and elements of the background are all things that will significantly affect your image. Something we as Micro 4/3 users must think about even more than full-frame shooters is the distance of our subject and the background elements that create our "bokeh".

Keep in mind shooting with Olympus and OM System gear that you want to make sure your background elements are at the appropriate distance to give you your desired "bokeh" look and that the same distances as your full frame users will produce very different results.

Here is an example of what I mean. (Both images are unedited)

In this first image, the leaves in the background are a little too in focus (to close to the subject)…

Unknown member
Feb 09

I agree that getting the best photo in the field is the goal (especially when it can be done so easily [assuming you can remember to do it in the "heat" of the moment]). But what about new post-production methods that blur/darken the background? Right now it is a little glitchy but I expect this will decrease the difference of micro4/3's larger depth-of-field limitations. Have you tried this?

February 5, 2024 · joined the group.


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