Street Photography – Olympus OM-D EM-5; Twelve

Once again we have another instalment of Street Photography taken on my Olympus OM-D EM-5 with 17mm M.Zuiko 1:1.8 lens. Let me know what you think of these, any favourite’s? Anything horribly wrong?

Reflected Self.jpg ISO 800, F8, 1/10th sec. Sat having a coffee I thought I’d shoot myself in the mirror of the opposite store, I really like the mirrors on either side of this window as they give such an interesting image.

Seating.jpg ISO 400, F8, 1/320th sec. I liked the textures and lighting on the benches here opposite the library, usually there’d be a lot more people sat here but this was a cold day in Cardiff.

Speeding Past.jpg ISO 800, F8, 1/13th sec. Some people would say this is a failed photograph as the subject is so blurred but I quite like it, it gives a real sense of movement, of someone in a rush to be somewhere.

Stick & Dog.jpg ISO 800, F8, 1/160th sec. I would’ve preferred a longer lens really to zoom on the lady with her dog on the right for this photograph but there we go.

Street Lines.jpg ISO 400, F5.6, 1/250th sec. This is all about leading lines and patterns, I love how the paving curves slightly off into the distance and down the mild incline.


  1. I like the blurred motion photo. The Olympus is great for that type of shot – I took some as an experiment in Copenhagen last summer.



        Cheers! here are the Copenhagen photos. I think that the ones that work best are those where there is a person standing absolutely still to contrast with those who moved.

        Olympus did a brilliant marketing trick. It happened to be Copenhagen fashion week while we were there (pure coincidence). Olympus lent a camera from their latest ranges (deposit – my passport). After some discussion I chose to try an EM10, which I promptly fell in love with. My new one stayed in its box from August until Christmas!


      2. I think the first and the last one’s work the best, both have someone looking/talking on their phone totally still with the hustle of people around them. Really nice. That sounds like a great piece of luck getting to try it out.


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