When you experience travel photography, you sometimes wish you could carry less camera gear, especially when walking or hiking. Ideally, you would like to have simpler camera gear. In this sponsored video professional photographer David Johnston demonstrates the effectiveness of using one camera and one lens in travel photography.
David walks the streets of an urban environment, his own home town. He carries what he calls the perfect camera for travel adventures. It is the OM System OM1 camera paired with the 20mm f1.4 lens. He loves the size and the weight, and can easily fit the camera into his hand. This camera system can create equally good images from either wide or close perspectives. The sensor is a cropped micro four-thirds, which gives you the classic photography look. He calls the small 20mm lens amazing because of its versatility. He even tried it out on some flower arrangements and got some “pretty cool macro shots.” As for the auto focus on the lens, it is super fast. You can tap the flip-out viewing screen, and it will auto focus in a split second. When using the OM System OM1 camera with the 20mm lens, David never mis-focused.
One of the important aspects of travel photography is capturing different perspectives on the subject matter. That means interesting angles, high and low, up close and distant. Angling the LCD screen creates more possibilities, and tapping the screen releases the shutter button. This OMI camera easily captures details in the shadows and highlights right next to each other. David thinks the dynamic range is phenomenal. He shows you many images he captured on his urban walking excursion.
In this sponsored video professional photographer David Johnston demonstrates the effectiveness of using one camera and one lens in travel photography. This camera system is versatile, fast, small and lightweight. In other words, perfect for travel photography.