The Olympus Tough TG-6 (Available at B&H or on Amazon) is the little camera that could. I’ve had the previous two versions and enjoyed them. My TG-5 has been a real trooper. I’ve taken it to the Arctic where I stood on the bow of a boat, in 12 foot seas…I’ve taken it to the swamps of Florida where it was hot, humid and wet…I’ve taken it to the concrete jungles of Hong Kong to the tops of some of the tallest buildings in the world and I’ve taken it to the cobblestone streets of central Kiev – no matter where I have been, I always have the Tough camera with me and it is WAY better than you would expect it to be. It’s versatile, rugged but most importantly fun.
August 19 is observed as World Photography Day, which aims to inspire photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world. Here is a look at photography over the years.
With a hat tip to Seth Godin, I want to mention a simple point today. Validation is overrated. What someone else thinks of you or your work doesn’t have to have a negative impact on your life. Period. Why? Because there can be only one YOU and only YOU can know if your work is true to your own heart. The way to find out whether or not you “have it” is to just do it! Only YOU can give someone else permission to hurt you.
Micro Four Thirds is not dead
Many of my long-time readers know the story of Cranes in the Fire Mist. I wrote a post on Monday of this week describing that image and the process I went through to get it. Of all my published images, it’s the most well-known.
It’s been more than 10 years since that special day when I captured Cranes in the Fire Mist. My audience has grown significantly since then and/or turned over, so for those who occasionally ask me about the picture – here is a repost of the story.
Around 2010 when I bought my first Olympus digital camera I was quickly reminded of how good Olympus glass was. And now that I am a full-time, Olympus shooter, I am thrilled with the “Pro” lens lineup.