"Olympus E-M10, Portrait Retouching, Camera WiFi" - Photography Podcast 412

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 12-42mm EZ power zoom

This week on The Digital Story photography podcast: Breaking News! The Olympus OM-D E-M10; From the Screening Room: Derrick Story: Portrait Retouching with Aperture: Changing the Background (Plus Bonus Tip!) - Nifty WiFi Camera Trick on the Nimbleosity Report - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story.

Story #1 - Just announced! The Olympus OM-D E-M10. This third member of the OM-D family comes in at $699, yet has outstanding specifications, including:


  • Extremely compact all metal body
  • TruePic VII image processor, the same found in the OM-D E-M1, 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • WiFi that connects with Image Share app for camera control and picture download
  • 3-axis IS (instead of 5-axis found on E-M1)
  • Built-in flash (a first for the OM-D digital line) optimized for 1/250 second synchronization, a benefit for daytime flash photography. Will also serve as remote control for wireless flashes.
  • 3" tilting touchscreen LCD
  • Electronic viewfinder (1,440,000-dot) 100 percent field of view
  • 8 fps burst mode, unlimited Jpegs, up to 20 RAW files
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 12-42mm EZ power zoom extended

  • Optional 14-42mm f 3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom lens, measures just .9 inches thick, making it the world's slimmest standard zoom lens. It has a smooth electric zoom that is suitable for shooting movies, and can also be zoomed in and out remotely using compatible smartphones through the updated Olympus Image Share app.
  • ECG-1 matching ergonomic grip is a removable grip exclusively for use with the E-M10. A single press of the lever on the bottom of the grip easily removes it, making replacing batteries seamless.

I tested the OM-D E-M10 in Las Vegas earlier this year, and I'll provide the complete lowdown on what I consider a tempting new camera body from Olympus. It's due to release in March.

Story #2 - From the Screening Room - Derrick Story: Portrait Retouching with Aperture: Changing the Background (Plus Bonus Tip!). This week's featured artist is yours truly. In this movie on Lynda.com, I show you, step by step, how you can use Aperture adjust the color and tone of your background to better complement the subject.

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And for those who listen to the podcast, I'll share a bonus retouching tip that isn't in my lynda training or on The Digital Story.

Story #3 - The Nimbleosity Report - "How to share photos wirelessly from all of your cameras using your compact WiFi enabled camera." This is a great tip, complements of virtual camera club member Ed Helms. I explain further in the third segment of today's show.

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