I was in New York last week and took the occasion to shoot the city by using the Olympus PEN E-PL7 filters.
Everyone has seen thousand pictures of New York but I think it is a nice idea to see them through another eye.
The Olympus PEN E-PL7, if you use it in the ART mode, has 14 different kind of filters that you can apply over your pictures. One of the thing I love to do in New York is watching the buildings. I love how high they can be, the steps in front of the brownstone houses, the fire steps on the side of houses in Soho and Chinatown, the bridges that connect the island of Manhattan to the rest of the world and just how the old meets the modern. To capture this in the city, I feel like there is nothing better than the black and white filter of the camera that is so timeless since those building might be there forever. New York is also always super crowded and busy. At the beginning I always tried to not have anyone on my picture, but this clearly is Mission Impossible. I then discovered the key line filter which effect reminds of cartoons or paintings. This way, the people in the picture are not embarrassing anymore but are turned into heroes of a cartoon. Who loves colours, will also love the pop art filter on the camera and the partial colour filter. This last one is very cool to highlight a certain thing in a picture. I loved using this one to take pictures of the yellow taxi and school bus so typical for New York City.
Another one of my favourite filter on the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is the dramatic tone filter. It highlights the lighter parts of the image and darkens the darker aspects, the picture then looks more deep and moody.
Of course if you can’t decide, which was my case in New York, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 also has got a Art Bracket filter that adds all the filter to the pictures so you can decide later on.
The Art filters are only a few options allowed by the Olympus PEN E-PL7. You can watch the video below for a complete review of the camera.
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