Go with the Flo
Today’s photo comes from the new Art of Animation resort,
I snapped this photo yesterday while at Art of Animation doing some work for a yet to be announced Disney Photography Blog project (what a tease, right?). The Cars wing at AoA is by far my favorite. It seems to have the most detail, and the different Cars characters that they have out really pop in photographs. Flo is clearly very low to the ground, so from a compositional standpoint, I made sure to get as low to the ground as possible too.
As an aside, I have done a lot of shooting lately with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 as opposed to my Canon 5D Mark III. I go in waves with what gear I’m really into, but right now, it is the Oly for sure. I think part of it has to do with the fact that it’s getting hotter here in Central Florida, and having that lightweight camera system really helps. The huge Lowepro backpack with lots of large gear in it definitely adds to the feeling of the heat and humidity. For most shooting, I feel that the image quality of the OM-D is usually enough. I think the only major limitations of the system for me is that I don’t have an ultra wide angle aside from a fisheye for it, and that the depth of field is nowhere near as shallow as you can achieve with a full frame DSLR. For example, today’s shot was taken at f/1.4, which should make you think background obliteration. But, with the super small Micro 4/3 sensor, you effectively get a DoF equivalent of f/2.8, which while still creating separation, doesn’t completely wash out the background. But, the OM-D has lightning fast and accurate AF, is lightweight, and now that I have a 50mm equivalent, covers my favorite focal length, so there are pros and cons for sure.
This shot was taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 Lens, both of which are available at Amazon. Please click the links here in the post and then do some shopping over at Amazon to help support the site. Thanks for reading!