So January 4th was Martina's birthday.
We had brunch at Bills with Soojin, Henry and Erica. It wasn't too bad. I'll leave the commentary to Martina. Though I didn't take any pictures of the food. The photo taking came afterwards, in the Queen Victoria Building (QVB).
All pictures today were taken with the M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R lens, except otherwise stated.
You'll notice that the QVB shots all attempt to make the most of leading lines. I tried to take great care in the composition of the photo. Interior design photography is definitely an enjoyable pursuit, searching for that perfect balance of lines, shadows and shape
After looking around Hobbyco and gawking at Henry's doppelganger, we left for Games Paradise near World Square. Spent around 30 minutes looking through all the board games they had, checking their prices and lusted over games we want.
After Games Paradise, we again parted with Henry and Erica and walked to Hyde Park. We found a bench and rested, after a difficult morning...eating. This is where the lifestyle portraits began!
The final pictures we have, were of Martina and Soojin twirling on the spot and using a fast shutter speed to capture the moment. This photo session was the first time I really had a go at using continuous tracking auto-focus with facial recognition. As you can see the results are very pleasing with very nice focus on the subject's face. Despite the kit lens's softness of the edges in comparison to the 12mm M.Zuiko, its auto-focus speed is very quick.
Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I do. I look forward to another session with better gear, one day.
Till next time...