The Olympus PEN E-PL7 as working instrument


Hey folks, Saskia here. Long time no talk, I’m sorry for that, but I had a lot of stuff going on lately!

But now I’m back and I’ve got some time for writing. So Vanessa asked me to write an article about my personal opinion of working with the Olympus PEN E-PL7. As you may know, or actually don´t, beside writing beauty posts for TheVogueWord, I’m also the photographer behind most of the outfit post of Vanessa. So you can imagine, that I was very excited and curious about the collaboration of TheVogueWord with Olympus, since that meant photographing with a new working instrument. Since Vanessa already wrote a few articles about this gems advantages, I just thought i´d tell you about my experiences with the PEN, without listing again all its features that you may have already heard of a couple of times. But in case you don’t know the skills of the cam you can find them on previous posts, here and here.

It’s funny thinking back when Vanessa started with the blog and I shot her photos with our dad’s digicam and we were desperate because the photos didn’t look like the pictures from other bloggers. That’s when we started searching the internet and asking professional photographers, what others could´ve possibly done different to get the (super hyped) blurry background? So after some research, we knew, we needed the right working instrument/camera. But as you surely know as blogger,that´s not all, you also need to know how to handle this camera. Barely no one shoots their outfits with the automatic function, right?  So Vanessa started save up some money over a long time, because yes she was a student that time, and than finally bought a DSLR cam with a huge lens. We started to watch youtube videos to learn how to adjust it. And after some time the photos started to look like we wanted them to look.

Then the collaboration with Olympus started. When I held the Olympus PEN E-PL7 in my hands for the first time, I was of course excited about its design (it’s in fact a beautiful camera), but at the same time a bit skeptical. Could such a little camera really reach the quality of a DSLR? Would I be able to provide the same quality of photos as I did before?

We started shooting the outfits with the 45mm, 1:1.8 lens and at the beginning I had some difficulties with the focus and I wasn’t a 100% convinced, but also because I didn’t know exactly how to use it. But with some practice I learnt to handle it correctly and now I’m always super satisfied about it’s results. And I’m still amazed how such a little camera can make these amazing photos! I can honestly not imagine working again with that huge and heavy cam we used to use before. I’m way too spoiled with the Olympus PEN E-PL7!