Black & White on the Olympus EP-3

I recently had the chance to use the Olympus EP-3, so I took it out and about town to capture as much as I could on my shiny new toy.

I’ll just be honest and say that I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. These photos are unedited and are the result of me switching on the Black & White filter, pointing at anything remotely interesting and just clicking away.

Here are the results of my experiment and a few comments to go with it:

I took this one late night walking along Queen Street in Bugis. I think the picture is good because it is sharp, clear, focused and uncluttered.

l love the grill door of this building on Queen Street, the same one as the picture above. This photo would be better without the shadow across the bottom of 222.

I was sat talking to my friend Elvis, when he unwrapped a stack of vinyls covered in brown paper to show me the gifts he was bringing to his son. One of the vinyls was fado bailado by Rao Kyao, a Portuguese musician, and I just couldn’t resist taking a photo of it.

Here is a picture of me in a lonely corner of a friend’s house in Orchard. It was taken by my friend Pete, and he didn’t know what he was doing either.

And to top everything off, the smartest move I made was to take a black and white shot of a black man (sorry Elvis). Probably not the best idea, as the contrasts are too strong and there’s too much going on in this picture.

Considering I’m an absolute amateur in photography with no skills whatsoever except to point and shoot, I think the Olympus EP-3 was kinda wasted on me. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad camera, because like @snarkyfella tells me, RTFM – Read The Friggin’ Manual.

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