• Mirrorless Minutes 3rd B-Day Episode!….With Special Guest?!?!

    Check out our most recent episode of Mirrorless Minutes where Jamie MacDonald and I celebrate our third birthday of Mirrorless Minutes.  Wow, three years of bringing info and fun to photography.  It has been a pleasure doing the show and I am looking forward to many more years to come.  We also have a very special guest, Jayson Oerrtel from Adobe where we discuss our new collaboration with them and their products.  It’s a great show to watch if you are interested in getting involved in video and want to know where to start.  Plus we give away a full blown Adobe CC package, over $600 value.  Watch and learn how to join.  We know many of you have been asking so we listened and we are out there on iTunes, check it out and subscribe.  Don’t forget to give us a thumbs up if you like it and subscribe to our channel for future episodes.

    (To explain the image above – before every show I have been taking silly photos over the years.  I decided to show them for our birthday.  You have to have fun if you co host a FUN show, right?)

  • Keep The Focus for Street Photographers

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    I was recently featured in a book written by my good friend and CEO of Cosyspeed, Thomas Ludwig.  Check out the information below and feel free to download it today.  The price is right, FREE!

    DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE EBOOK – A MEDITATION GUIDE FOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS

    ‘Keep the Focus’ is a free eBook and practical guide on how to improve your street photography with three meditation techniques. The more you familiarise yourself with these techniques, the more you will find yourself able to better concentrate and focus when taking pictures. This will have a visible impact on the quality of your photos! It may even stimulate your creativity and create new potential and possibilities.

    Outstanding Street Photographers have contributed to this project, such as Mike Boening, Valerie Jardin, Eric Kim, Marco Larousse, Thomas Leuthard, Rinzi Roco Ruiz, Spyros Papaspyropoulos and Forrest Walker. Many thanks to you guys 🙂

    DOWNLOAD THE ENGLISH VERSION HERE

    FOLLOW KEEP THE FOCUS ON FACEBOOK

  • It’s Here – The New Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

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    Well, it’s finally here.  The new and amazing flagship camera is out and ready for preorder.  It’s an absolutely amazing vehicle to make your creativity come alive.  The Speed, Image Quality, Portability and Reliability is second to none.  Be sure to stay close by for more posts here and at Mirrorless Minutes.  I am in New York right now getting ready for a great press event tomorrow.  Can’t wait…

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    Looking to pre order?  Check here.

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  • Shutterbug Magazine Feature

    Recently I was featured in the August edition of Shutterbug Magazine talking about my passion for photography and the new Olympus PEN-F

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    ©2015 Jamie A. MacDonald

    ©2015 Jamie A. MacDonald

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  • Bag Review – 247 Medium Holster is a Little Workhorse

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    I have been testing the 247 Medium Holster bag for a couple weeks now and it certainly seems to be a very capable bag when you just need to grab your camera body and couple lenses for an afternoon of shooting.  Actually, it’s quite fun to carry on a street shooting adventure or even to a baseball game.

    I loaded up my 247 Medium Holster with my Olympus PEN-F and these lenses, 75-300mm, 60mm Macro, great short distance lens for sports, the 17mm prime and the Body Cap Fisheye.  I was set for a few instances and still had some room in the back zipper to hold paperwork and things like that.

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    The outside of the 247 is very tough outer shell material, which felt good but was still tough to stand up to the streets or whatever I threw at it.  It can be worn across the chest or on the shoulder with its removable strap.  I also liked the side clips, which spin so the strap wouldn’t tangle.

    Another feature is the attached weather protection that comes out from the bottom of the bag and is always there if you happen to be caught in a rainstorm, nice feature.  Another couple features which I liked was the SD card holder and the front pockets were good for a lens cloth and lens pen which are always necessities to take along.

    The main compartment was well lined and padded and easy to find items with its orange color material.

    Overall I really liked the 247 Medium Holster for a quick bag to hit the streets with.  I would have liked to see a small sleeve for a water bottle.  That would be a nice addition.  I would recommend the bag to all those looking for a nice bag that won’t break the bank but can hold your micro four-thirds equipment and keep it safe.

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