I’ve been running The Photo Coach classes in Robina now for almost 18 months and in that time I’ve seen quite a few different models cameras that clients have brought along.The models that have really impressed me are the latest versions of the Olympus mirrorless range. Like this one above. I’m astounded by the features that they come with. In fact I was so impressed I went and bought one! The OM-DE MK iii. I was looking for something much lighter than my Canon 1DX’s especially for travelling and hiking. I already owned a Canon 5D MK ii but felt it was past its use by date and I still needed  to carry big lenses with me. This camera is perfect. I bought it with a  Zuiko12-40mm f2.8 zoom that is great for low light situations and on top of that the camera body is stabilised allowing hand-holding down to an amazing 1/2 second, providing you have a steady hand. The quality of the images is amazing, like these below and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it for years to come. 
The Photo Coach -girl jumping over water at Surfers Paradise -Olympus camera
Puddle jumping at Surfers Paradise
Natural Arch
Blue photo of Mount Cook with Lake Pukaki in the foreground


It was interesting to read in the Courier Mail on Saturday February 25 a story on how more and more people are moving on from mobile phone photography and upscaling to bigger and more advanced DSLR’s. (see below).

Compact cameras under threat from advanced DSLRs as phone photographers upgrade

Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson, National technology editor, News Corp Australia Network
February 25, 2017 4:18am

THE SLOW death of the compact camera might be upon us but its killer is not the smartphone but bigger, better cameras.

As many as one in five Australian camera buyers are transitioning straight from phone photography straight into advanced digital SLR cameras, forcing manufacturers to issue new products and even abandon compact cameras before their release.

“What we see more and more are people skipping compact cameras and moving straight to a DSLR or a mirrorless camera — it makes up between 15 and 20 per cent of the market,” he said.

If you’re one of these people and don’t know how to use your newly-purchased camera you need the Photo Coach !