I’ve been spending a lot of time wandering around my new town alone – or as I like to call it “lone wolfin'”. You might recall that I moved here from states away a few months ago and started a brand new career as a blogger. It’s been hard being away from my friends and everything I was used to, so I’ve been trying to create routines and find favorite places.
On my most recent lone wolf experience, I brought my new Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera along to document everything. I’m learning to be a better photographer, and not only is the PEN E-PL7 easy to use for a noob like me, but it’s also cute and compact, and its vintage look makes me feel hipster-cool.
There have been some major lone wolfin’ misses, but come along with me for a few recent hits from the weekend!
When I set my mind to something, I want to accomplish it as soon as I can. So lately it’s been bothering me that I can’t quite afford to move into my own apartment right now, when I’d lived alone for the past several years. Turns out that when you do a complete 180 in your career path, there’s a bit of “paying your dues” that has to go on. Guess I got wrapped up in all the excitement and forgot about the reality of the thing!
So as an exercise in patience, I’m trying to see the beauty in the little things around me.
Like the beauty in a cat that loves me so much she cries all day when I’m gone.
Or in a blue sky after weeks of rain.
I was feeling a bit sad when I headed out of the house on this particular weekend, but photo by photo, I cheered up. The images I was capturing were so crisp and made me feel like a real photographer (even though I’m far from it). I just can’t get this kind of quality when I use my iPhone camera.
Luckily, I can easily share images from this camera to my phone through a secure wifi connection. Watch out, Instagram.
Having been sufficiently cheered by the colors at the antique shop and in the sky, I headed to my favorite local coffee shop/bar/music venue for a free concert by the bluegrass band Paleface.
It was just as warm and cozy as it appears in these photos, and the simple act of having a nice beer and listening to good music in a comfortable seat gave me a burst of hope. I thought, “Maybe it isn’t so bad starting over after all if I get to do things like this.”
For those who know a little something about photography, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 can be used manually. But I’ve been shooting in automatic and trying some of the “scene” settings, like the night portrait one I used in the concert photos above. It also has “art” settings, like what you might be used to from Picmonkey or Instagram. But no matter how you choose to shoot with the PEN E-PL7, your images will be professional quality.
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