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Mirrorless Monday

Date: 22/04/2013 | By: Heather

‘Mirrorless Monday’ with Colin Franks and Dean Capinegro

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‘Mirrorless Monday’ with Colin Franks and Dean Capinegro

Mirrorless fans, listen up!

Since we love seeing and sharing beautiful photos taken with mirrorless cameras, we’ve decided to start up “Mirrorless Monday,” a day when you, the readers, share your photos and the stories behind them. All you have to do is pick a photo you’ve taken with a mirrorless camera, write up a short (or long!) blurb about it, and send it to us at: We’ll choose a handful of photos every week to share on our website. (Of course, if you have a website/blog/Flickr page you’d like us to link to, feel free to send us the link as well.)

This week is the very first edition of Mirrorless Monday, and the spotlight is on Colin Franks, a long-time photographer from Victoria, and Dean Capinegro.

Colin Franks

DMC-G3, 10/5000, f/ 56/10, ISO 400
DMC-G3, 10/5000, f/ 5.6, ISO 400

In his email to us, Colin briefly describes the image he took with his mirrorless companion, the Panasonic G3:

I took this image last summer not too far from my house with my Panasonic G3 in that magical evening light. The lens was the 100-300.

I enjoy this image for both Colin’s use of the evening light, and the serene expression on the cow’s face as it gazes lazily through the fence. The composition is also interesting, with the barbed wire cutting across the top half of the photo and a piece of wily grass sprouting out at an angle, framing the cow’s face.

Looking at Colin’s images on his Facebook fan page, it is easy to see that his talent is limitless, especially when it comes to portraiture. His stunning images from Havana, Cuba are not to be missed.

Dean Capinegro

E-M5 , 1/250, f/ 71/10, ISO 400
E-M5 , 1/250, f/ 7.1, ISO 400
E-M5, 1/320, f/ 22/1, ISO 200
E-M5, 1/320, f/ 2.1, ISO 200

Dean Capinegro, on the other hand, has shared two beautiful images taken with the OM-D E-M5, a camera he describes as having “a quick aperture & shutter control, SCP, EVF, IBIS, Multiple Function Buttons, portability- especially for on location shots!

Regarding the first shot, Dean states:

The shot of the dying Sunflower was taken at Roswell Provisions, Roswell, Georgia. Caught this shot in the late afternoon…natural light hit this perfect. Love how the background blacked out. OM-D E-M5.

The composition of this shot is eye-catching, with a single yet powerful ray of light managing to illuminate the large flower head and create a dramatic shadow of it against the wall.

Dean describes the second shot as follows:

This was taken in Azalea Park Roswell Georgia- 7:00 AM rowing with OM-D E-M5, 12-50.

Dean isn’t lying when he describes the light in this photo. The way in which it bounces off the misty water gives the image an unearthly flavor – a feeling that time has somehow stopped, and all that matters is the pure consonance of the various elements in the photo.

You can see Dean’s work on his website where he also sells his beautiful photographs.

Stay tuned for another edition of Mirrorless Monday next week!

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About the author: Heather Broster

Heather Broster was born in Canada, has lived in Japan and Italy but currently calls Wales home. She is a full-time gear tester at MirrorLessons. You can follow her on Google+, Twitter or Facebook!

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