The Day in Pictures a photoblog by Gabrielle Motolainfo@gabriellemotola.com

Out of Yourself - Video

Out of Yourself – Video

I met Jófríður Ákadóttir on my first trip to Reykjavik last year (2013). I photographed her band Samaris for my project Women of Iceland. We’ve kept in touch since and so naturally when she came back to London for another tour with Samaris we met up for a coffee. Very casually she explained she was […]

OMD, Filterstorm, & iPhone

OMD, Filterstorm, & iPhone

This trip I decided to leave the iPad and laptop at home. Five days isn’t enough to outlast my memory card supply and while I haven’t bought a Hyperdrive for backup (yet), I didn’t fancy bringing a lot of gear or ‘working’ on this trip. So far I’ve been content to soak in the city as […]

Feature Request: Vignette Customisation

Feature Request: Vignette Customisation

I love the JPEG presets on my OMDs. They are useful for several reasons. But I would love them more if they allowed more forms of control over the aesthetic beyond what they already do. Specifically I am talking about the vignette in the pinhole preset. I’ve used the preset to my limit. It boasts […]

Aha! OMD 'Reset/Myset'

Aha! OMD ‘Reset/Myset’

As I come to use my camera more, I make more demands of it. For example I often swing between two main settings: 1)outdoors day and 2)indoors night. 1)is generally characterised by a low ISO 200, auto WB, and an aperture of 8.0. 2) is 3200 ISO, incandescent WB, and an aperture of 2.0 or 1 […]

Olympus Presentation @ The Photography Show 2014

Olympus Presentation @ The Photography Show 2014

I gave a presentation for Olympus at TPS in Birmingham on my experiences over the years with different cameras and how I came to find and use the OMD EM1. Below are a selection of images made on several different cameras: Nikons, Hasselblads, Leica, the Panasonic GF1, Voightlanders, 5×4, Mamiya’s and the OMD EM5 and […]

Out of Yourself – Video
Out of Yourself - Video

I met Jófríður Ákadóttir on my first trip to Reykjavik last year (2013). I photographed her band Samaris for my project Women of Iceland. We’ve kept in touch since and so naturally when she came back to London for another tour with Samaris we met up for a coffee. Very casually she explained she was […]

OMD, Filterstorm, & iPhone
OMD, Filterstorm, & iPhone

This trip I decided to leave the iPad and laptop at home. Five days isn’t enough to outlast my memory card supply and while I haven’t bought a Hyperdrive for backup (yet), I didn’t fancy bringing a lot of gear or ‘working’ on this trip. So far I’ve been content to soak in the city as […]

Feature Request: Vignette Customisation
Feature Request: Vignette Customisation

I love the JPEG presets on my OMDs. They are useful for several reasons. But I would love them more if they allowed more forms of control over the aesthetic beyond what they already do. Specifically I am talking about the vignette in the pinhole preset. I’ve used the preset to my limit. It boasts […]

Aha! OMD ‘Reset/Myset’
Aha! OMD 'Reset/Myset'

As I come to use my camera more, I make more demands of it. For example I often swing between two main settings: 1)outdoors day and 2)indoors night. 1)is generally characterised by a low ISO 200, auto WB, and an aperture of 8.0. 2) is 3200 ISO, incandescent WB, and an aperture of 2.0 or 1 […]

Olympus Presentation @ The Photography Show 2014
Olympus Presentation @ The Photography Show 2014

I gave a presentation for Olympus at TPS in Birmingham on my experiences over the years with different cameras and how I came to find and use the OMD EM1. Below are a selection of images made on several different cameras: Nikons, Hasselblads, Leica, the Panasonic GF1, Voightlanders, 5×4, Mamiya’s and the OMD EM5 and […]

New Print Store on Big Cartel
New Print Store on Big Cartel

If you have ever wanted one of my images for your wall, you can now have one starting at £20. To begin with there are a limited number of images on this site (which will grow in time) but you can order anything you see on my website or on FACE BOOK at the same […]

EM1 in Iceland & Morroco
EM1 in Iceland & Morroco

Happy New Year. I think this is the last official day we can say that. I’ve been to Iceland with three EM5’s and most recently an EM1. Then I took the EM1 to Morocco.Here are a few images from that trip. I find the EM1’s handling to be much improved both from a button/dial and […]

Olympus 75mm F1.8 Lens Tests with RAWs
Olympus 75mm F1.8 Lens Tests with RAWs

Last week I was given access to use the final production copy of the new Olympus 75mm M.Zuiko Digital f/1.8 lens. That’s a 35mm format equivalent of 150mm. I currently use a 45mm lens (90mm) which is absolutely satisfactory for portraiture. I was completely happy with it until I shot the 75mm. This lens has […]

Olympus OM-D EM-5 and FUJI X-Pro1
Olympus OM-D EM-5 and FUJI X-Pro1

My last day at Focus I decided that I needed to see what the files produced by a Fuji X-Pro1 and the OM-D looked like side by side. I knew how each camera handled, but what kind of a picture would they produce in the end? Would I be happy with one more than the […]

Olympus OM-D EM-5 UK Test
Olympus OM-D EM-5 UK Test

I just finished my first talk at the Olympus stand at the NEC in Birmingham and it went relatively well. I was recalling my experience and impressions with the new OM-D EM-5 camera. We had some monitor issues on stage so as promised here is all of what I presented and will be presenting again […]

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