I love to take pictures. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had some sort of camera – my first one a 110 that traveled with me everywhere. I remember saving my allowance and getting my first ‘big’ film camera, with all the extra lenses and accessories you could imagine. My first biggest purchase ever.
I took that camera with me everywhere I went, and used it in my photography class in high school. It was a sad day when it (and all the extras I had purchased over the years) was stolen from the trunk of my car in downtown Seattle on a sunny Saturday afternoon while I was in modeling school.
I was heartbroken.
It took a long time to finally save up and buy a new one, but by then the DSLR’s had come onto the scene, making film cameras almost obsolete. Not quite obsolete, as I still love to take pictures with the film camera I bought as a replacement which has all the bells and whistles of a DSLR. Minus the instant gratification of downloaded pictures. At some point I did get a point-and-shoot digital camera, and used that exclusively to take all my millions of pictures, until I finally joined the DSLR crowd last Christmas.
People call me camera happy.
When I heard that Olympus was in the midst of a huge project they call the PEN Project, I was intrigued. To show how easy it is for everyday people to take amazing pictures, Olympus gave their new, revolutionary PEN® E-PM1 to over 1,000 people. It’s all part of The PEN Ready Project – more than 1,000 cameras, over 1,000 people, 6 cities. To see what they shot, go to http://penready.com.
Oh how I wish I was one of those lucky people. It’s an amazing project, and an amazing camera.
Are you Pen Ready?