An important piece of gear to attached to your Olympus EM Series camera is a camera plate. This will save you a headache if you go into the field and do not have your tripod plate on you. What camera plate works best? Author Richard Harrington discusses why he uses Arca Swiss camera plates and L brackets on his Olympus EM Series cameras.
- I strongly recommend getting a camera plate.…Nothing's more frustrating then heading out…for a day of shooting…and realizing that the proprietary tripod plate…that you used to connect your camera to your tripod…has gone missing.…Now, I'm a big fan of the Arca Swiss Standard.…This is widely supported by many tripod…and ballhead manufacturers,…and it will give you a solid mount with the camera.…But there are a wide range of these out there,…so don't feel like you have to use this system.…Now in this case, let me show how this works.…On this camera here, I've attached sort of a generic plate.…
You'll notice that it fits on the bottom here,…and it uses a simple thumb screw…or has a small, integrated handle here…that you could pull up and then pull and turn to twist.…And that locks it into place.…The problem with this type of unit, though,…is that if it's really centered under the camera,…it may end up actually blocking things…like the battery door.…And it tends to slip around a little bit.…It's not a perfect fit.…
In this course Richard Harrington and Rhed Pixel demonstrate a set of customization strategies aimed at making your EM series camera far more responsive. They show you how to master the exposure by modifying ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and exposure compensation. They take you through several specialty shooting modes including Bulb, Art Filter, panoramic, and 3d mode. In addition to showing you how to get the most out of the in-camera settings, they show you how to control the camera remotely, connect the camera to Wi-Fi, record video, and more.
Get ready to go beyond the factory settings and make shooting with your Olympus EM-D series camera faster and more responsive with this collection of settings and customizing tips.
- Modifying focus points
- Setting a custom white balance
- Building lens kits
- Adding flashes, grips, and remote cable releases
- Adjusting exposure settings and locking exposure
- Shooting with specialty shooting modes
- Connecting your camera to Wi-Fi
- Recording video and attaching an external microphone
Skill Level Intermediate
1. A Closer Look at the Camera
2. Building a Lens Kit for an E-M Series Camera
3. Essential Accessories for an E-M Series Camera
4. Mastering the Exposure Triangle with Your E-M Series Camera
5. Specialty Shooting Modes
6. Using Wi-Fi with Your E-M Series Camera
7. Working with Video and the E-M Series Cameras
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