Springboro Performing Arts Center Gallery

One of my photographs will be on display at the Springboro Performing Arts Center Art Gallery.  The Springboro Performing Arts Center is showcasing Ohio Nature, featuring both black and white and color nature scenes from across the state by 16 photographers.  I am really excited and proud to have one of my photographs on display there. If you have time please go to the art gallery and have a look at the Ohio Nature art exhibit.

Below is link to their website which will have information about the Ohio Nature art display.  Springboro Performing Arts Center.

320 W Central Avenue

Springboro, OH 45066

Lofino Plaza Gallery

For the month of November I have 3 photos on display in Beavercreek, Ohio at the Lofino Plaza Gallery. These photos were entered into the GDPG (Greater Dayton Photography Group) photo competition for November 2022.

In previous years I have only been able to get 1 photo accepted into the gallery. This year I got all 3 accepted. Winners will be announced on November 30th, fingers crossed maybe one of my photos will win.

New Olympus Gear

New Olympus Gear acquired!!!

So I have been wanting to get this M.Zuiko ED Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS Pro lens for a long time now and finally decided to pull the trigger and buy the lens used.  I found a great deal at one of my favorite online used camera gear stores Roberts Used PhotoPro.  They had a great deal on an excellent condition used M.Zuiko ED Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS Pro lens and I just couldn’t resist as I had not seen one in this good of a condition and at this price.  The reason why I have always wanted this lens is because for me it will make the perfect all around lens that will probably stay on the camera most of the time.  With the zoom range of 12-100mm this is wide enough to do landscape photography and  long enough zoom to satisfy my needs for medium range shots, plus it can focus at a minimum focal distance of 1.5 cm great for macro shots.  

The real benefit of the lens is the 5-Axis Sync IS (image stabilization) which syncs with the camera body image stabilization.  On it’s own the lenses built-in image stabilization can provide 5 shutter speed steps of compensation.  Combine that with the newer Olympus (OM-System) camera bodies and you can get 7.5 shutter speed steps of compensation.  This can greatly diminish the need for me to use a tripod.  Below are some examples of photos I took on my latest fall trip to Hocking Hills, Ohio.  Where I accidentally forgot to bring my tripod and this allowed me to test out the power of this lenses Sync IS system.

Picture number 1   ”Abandoned Church Window” was shot in hand held high res-mode at 1/25s, ISO 250, f6.3, 75mm

Picture number 2   ”Abandoned Church” was shot in hand held high res-mode at 1/30s, ISO 200, f11, 12mm    

Picture 1, Abandoned Church Window.
Picture 2, Abandoned Church
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