• 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

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  • 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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  • “Once I Was Loved By A Girl With Red Hair”

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    This is one of those unique stories I have had because of an image I shot. A few years back I was contacted by an artist from Kansas City inquiring about an image I had taken at Old Car City in White, GA.  It was of an old Edsel rusted out and covered with brush.  The artist went on to tell me the story of her father who used to have the same automobile and what it meant to him.  She had asked if I minded letting her do a pastel painting of my image.  I of course obliged.  I have not heard from her for almost 2 years, till late last moth.  She sent me a beautiful picture of her pastel and told me it was accepted into a juried art contest at The Tim Murphy Art Gallery in Merriam, KS.  How exciting to hear the story and the amount of time that had passed.  I love her piece of art she made and of course it’s titled “Once I Was Loved By A Girl With Red Hair”

    My love for photography and the art continues to grow when stories like this come to life.

    Here is the original image

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