Let me first begin by saying that you are a huge inspiration to me in the photography world. You have really enabled me to just love taking pictures again, just by following your examples, both in pictures, and how easily it is to see your love for photography come through your words. The fact that you keep your views/opinion true at all times is refreshing. Thank you. (THANK YOU for reading Ryan…this site exists only because of readers like YOU..and with all of your help)
My adventures with photography really started back in 1998 at art school with film. Fast forward ten years, and after a ten-year break from photography, I found myself back in it with my old 1974 Pentax handed down to me from my father. Fast forward to 2012 and my adventures took me to the Olympus OM-D. My love for aged scenery, and anything with a peaceful view, grew even more with the OM-D. After much research, and particularly your review, I settled, happily with the Olympus OM-D. It’s a camera that easily lets me take pictures, for the love of taking pictures. It has contributed in bringing my love for photography back after years removed.
I am not into photography for the technical side, photo jargon, gossip, and hype of the next best gadget. Nor, do I aspire to be a professional since my experience is very small, but I take pictures for me, simply because I love to capture the beauty all around me. In an age where the next best thing is only minutes away, I have found peace with this camera, and the connection I have to what I can capture visually.
Attached are a few pictures, simply from a friend’s yard around the house, both black & white, and colour…my eyes love both, and I could not decide what I like best. I hope that others will follow in your lead, not only to just take pictures for the love of photography, but to take those pictures that really speak to our own, unique, inspired soul, and nothing else.