I have developed quite a distinctive style for my street shooting that it has become a consistent formula which I use frequently. Nonetheless, there is always room for something different, something I have not tried before, and something to explore. In photography there is always something else to try, if we only are able to keep our minds open and not restrict ourselves to just what we think is good and right. There is no right and wrong and creativity should know no bounds.
Knowing that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 has fast burst frame rate of 9 frames per second, I rarely put this into use! I am a single AF shooter and I rarely find the need to use continuous AF, at least not for the photography that I am doing. Having the 9 frames per second gave me an idea, how about shooting something really fast in motion and make a composite image out of it? This has been done countless times by many photographers everywhere but hey, I thought it would be interesting to give it a try. Of course being new to this I have had numerous failures, and I only had one final shot which I was happy enough to show here. That shot consisted of 6 shots in total (fired about 13 frames, and selected 6). I composed the image in a way that the viewer is allowed to roam around the frame, exploring the cityscape (KLCC Twin Towers at the back) and the many other pigeons lazying around the gigantic concrete drain.
The trick to the image is getting the frames of all the images to be exactly the same so that when combining the images together it is much easier. I understand that this is a very simple photo manipulation and almost anyone can do it, but hey, I still think the outcome was pretty awesome. Well, you have to cut me some slack, there is always that magical moment when you got something right for the first time.
Ok ok, moving on lets see something more ordinary, something I do most of the time: my shutter therapy session. Went out with a large group of friends this morning, all eager to attack the streets. We started at Petaling Street and ended up near Masjid Jamek area.
All images were taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5, Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8, 45mm F1.8 or Panasonic 14mm F2.5
Portrait of a Stranger
Five Foot Way
On a Bridge
Outside a Train Station
In Kuala Lumpur
At a Coffee Shop
Buried in Paper
Artists at work
Kelvin Ng's spanking new OM-D E-M10 and that super awesome M.Zuiko 25mm F1.8 lens. He said he loves the 25mm lens!