For Olympus image creators Washington Photo Safari is offering for the first time a really fun opportunity to discover and embrace some of the cool features on your camera!
The focus of this field trip will primarily be on the Live Composite feature which allows the user to stack and layer images on top of each other in the camera. With its shutter open for several seconds on a tripod, for example, the camera adds to the existing scene any change to that scene, such as the arrival of new cars with their streaking headlights and taillights, or the entry of a new person walking into the scene while automatically adjusting its exposure values so that the image is not overexposed, as in this image below
Mandy Saunders, an Olympus Camera enthusiast, will also cover additional techniques to capture some unique and creative images that will make any Olympus camera user really proud to have chosen the Olympus over other camera brands!
Beginning at the Lincoln Memorial, you will use Live Composite to track and capture the varying degrees of change in light trails of the Rosslyn Skyline and Memorial Bridge. You will then head over to the World War II Memorial where the possibilities with the beautiful fountains and the Washington Monument are plentiful for your imagination. While continuing on with Live Composite; Mandy will also show users how to , experiment with Live Neutral Density filter, an available feature for those Olympus camera owners of the OM-D EM-1 MkIII, and also the OM-D E-M 1X models.
To get the best images on this workshop, you will need a tripod, and a variety of lenses, a remote trigger or cable release, a flashlight to assist with setting your camera up and if you do not have the Live ND feature on your camera if you have an ND filter you should bring that. If you have live ND, we will use that at the WWII Memorial Fountains so no need for a separate ND filter. The widest lens would be 12mm and anything up to 150mm. This range will allow you to get different perspectives of the monuments.
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters, remote release
- Weather appropriate clothing
Lincoln Memorial Visitor Center doorway at lower left hand corner of the Lincoln building when facing it.
Mandy Saunders is a serious amateur photographer in the Northern VA area. As the current President of the Manassas Warrenton Camera Club, she actively pursues her craft with an energized passion for learning, accompanied with a love and enthusiasm for sharing with others. Mandy has had numerous images juried into Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions, receiving additional recognition for multiple images, as well as the annual Joe Miller Abstract Exhibit. A devoted follower of all things Olympus, she strives to constantly increase her knowledge to learn new skills and techniques, always eager to express, experience, and share creativity in her photography.