Happy Monday. I wish I could be reporting a better outcome for the Gator Nation but I wasn’t going into the weekend with high hopes either. I will get to say I got to wear a lot of cute cold weather gear because shoot it was cold up in Atlanta this weekend! Linking up with B today to do a little weekend recapping!
Friday we were off bright and early to jump on the quick flight from Florida to Atlanta. Every time we travel to another city, I realize how far behind our public transit is. We never had to rent a car and were able to get everywhere in the city. After checking in we headed over to the Aquarium. All of these were shot with my new Olympus PEN E-PL7 and M.ZUIKO14 – 42mm II R Black Lens, full details down below!
Y’all know I am all about efficient packing. Once again I was able to get in my weekend overnight bag without having to check anything. I will tell you my number one gripe with traveling lately has been my camera. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love my camera for my fashion blog shooting but for traveling lately, it has been a pain. I have been snapping away like crazy my new love of my life and it’s the Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera. It has seriously become my go to camera. It is tiny but the pictures it captures are pretty mighty.
So many of you have been hitting me up on snapchat and emailing me about it and I can say that I’ve had it for well over a month and I’ve been pretty much using it exclusively. Here is the main reason, it fits in the tiniest of all clutches. Remember this picture? Yes, it was taken with my new Olympus PEN camera. Look at the bokeh (or blur) abilities with it. This was taken by me, Amanda Elizabeth with my Olympus PEN E-PL7 and M.ZUIKO14 – 42mm II R Black Lens.
I shot some of my dads prized orchids with it with the same Olympus PEN E-PL7 and M.ZUIKO14 – 42mm II R Black Lens. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to Universal and Harry Potter. I never wanted to lug around my camera. Well, this last time I brought the PEN camera and if you remember from this post, all the high quality pictures were captured with ease. I seriously could go on for days about this camera.
It has a 180 degree flip down rotating screen so you can pop it out and down and take some serious selfies with it. It even has different art settings and modes that can be applied to the pictures. When you take a selfie with it, it even smooths your skin and makes you more photo ready if you choose. Here is the other reason why I love traveling with it. The wifi capabilities. No more am I held captive with my SIM card until I get back to the hotel. The camera automatically updates to my iPhone. The upload is incredibly fast. Then I can apply any editing I need to in my apps and upload right to instagram. The only thing it can’t do is transfer if you shoot in RAW (which I don’t, takes up way too much space in my opinion). The other thing I do have to get used to is that it doesn’t have a viewfinder. I’ve become really accustom to shooting with it but there are adapters you can buy if that is a deal breaker for you. I loved being able to have the compact camera with me to be able to snap away all weekend long while we were gone. The picture quality is excellent and you can also add additional lens if you want to. I found that the standard one it came with has allowed me to capture stunning pictures.
We had such a great time this weekend in Atlanta and I was happy to have been able to capture all the fabulous moments with my Olympus PEN camera. I hope everyone had a great weekend! Do you have a smaller camera that you travel with? What are your thoughts about traveling with your “big” camera.
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