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The Olympus E-PL5 review.

 

blog.mingthein.com/2012/09/26/olympus-e-pl5/

  • Dillan K 3y

    I have to say, you have a real knack for street photography. It helps that you're in Malaysia, I think. There people actually interact on the street. Calgary Canada would be considered unnaturally quiet for someone used to South East Asia. These days those who are out and about on foot seem to be occupied with their phones and uninterested by the people around them. As a society we are connected mostly though electronic means, it seems.

    I've spent some time in Indonesia, and I imagine Malaysia is very similar. Jakarta is constantly moving, browsing, buying, selling, eating, cooking, talking, shouting, laughing and a million other things in a chaotic fashion everyday. Parts of Hong Kong were similar, but Jakarta was more chaotic. I actually felt like Hong Kong was peaceful after a month in Indonesia. At the time I was still too self concious to try street photography. I really wanted to, but I held back.

    The next time I'm in Asia, I will try to overcome my anxiety. You are on to something with group street shooting workshops. With a group of fellow photographers, the whole experience becomes less daunting. Maybe I'll see if some of my local photography buddies want to try a bit of street photography. It could be fun!

    I like this photo. Everyone around your subject is engaged in something, and she is lost to her private thoughts. She is lovely in her modest and attractive attire. This is a memorable photo.
  • Ming Thein 3y

    Thanks Dillan. Reporting on life is my personal work - I love photojournalism, but I simply can't make a living from it.

    Actually, if the group is too big, you become too obvious and intimidating. (Also, a target for thieves and pickpockets.) I do no more than 6 per workshop. Perhaps you could join one of my sessions if the timing works!
  • Dillan K 3y

    You never know. I will be back in the area again one day.
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