Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Daring to be different with Olympus

Change is constant. And with technology, that is always the case. I've been in so in love with my OM-D E-M10 for the past year and it has travelled to many countries and went through countless number of food tastings with me, always promising to deliver shots that i never will never doubt.

After a year, I've finally decided to upgrade it an E-M5 Mark II. The truth is (and I have always repeated this on Instagram), I absolutely love Olympus - their cameras are always has such user-friendly interfaces and their lenses are affordable, giving you endless options and possibilities with every shot!

I wasn't exactly sure model of camera was going to be my next, but was instantly sold when I found out that I could customise my very own E-M5 Mark II to my preference on the Olympus website! The customisation process allows you to choose your preferred colour of the camera body, lens of your choice with your preferred matching colour, as well as a leather neck strap!

I went for a silver with black body paired with a 12mm lens, as I felt it was a good change from my all-black E-M10. Having been invited to countless food tastings over the years, here's some camera tips when it comes to choosing the right lenses for your camera. The prime lens allows me to shoot with a wider angle and it not at all heavy, unlike zoom lens. It also captures a good depth of field and is perfect for taking flat lays, or even when the best friend needs an OOTD photographer - pretty versatile I'll say!

Here's a shot I took at a recent food tasting session. 

One of my favourite part of the customisation process is choosing the accessory of my choice. Going for the safer option, I picked the Classic Brown Neck Strap. There was also an option to pick a brown wrist strap but I'm used to hanging my camera around my neck, just because it makes me feel more - secured.

Having toyed around with the E-M5 Mark II for a week now, I cannot emphasise more that the upgrade was the right choice. Apart from the enhanced technical features such as the 5 Axis IS, it also has a LCD screen that can tilt 360 degrees - perfect when taking flat lay shots! The camera features a more substantial grip when you are taking a photo, and has a bigger body, although not adding much to the weight. Can't wait to start my journey with the E-M5 Mark II, and because it's also weather-sealed, it just means it will be with me anywhere, everywhere!

For more information on the Olympus E-M5 Mark II,  do visit www.shopatolympus.com.sg!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Daniel Wellington : The Season of Gifting

With Christmas just a stone's throw away, and the shopping malls getting more congested with human traffic, it is no wonder shopping for that perfect gift can be more hassle than it's worth. But no one goes to a party empty, or not buy presents because it's something you do once a year, right? 

To me, gifting someone a timepiece is perfect choice of a present, especially if it's from Daniel Wellington. They have grown their range of watches over the years - from the classic white faces to new Classic Black with a sleek black watch face, paired with either rose gold or silver - one you know your man, or even woman will love as an everyday wrist-candy.

The Classic, one of the first ever watches launched by Daniel Wellington, is truly one that doesn't go out of style. With two sizes (the 40mm for men and 36mm for the ladies), it comes with either a silver or rose gold case, as well as different leather and nato straps to choose from. Perfect for a smart-casual day at work, and even interchangeable to the nato strap for the weekends.

For the gentlemen that like something more sleek and ladies who want something more chunky, the Dapper collection comes in a 38mm size, and also has a date function. With a selection of 6 leather straps and either a rose gold or silver casing, the watch looks slightly more formal compared to the classic, with the roman numerals on the white face - personally one of my favourites from the Daniel Wellington collection till date.

And for those who do not need to tell the time or already have a watch, the latest addition to the Daniel Wellington family is the Classic Cuff - a thin bracelet that comes in rose gold or silver, perfect from stacking with your other bracelets, or even a watch. There are two sizes - small for ladies and large for guys.

If you are still pondering if it's going to reach in time for Christmas, the answer is yes. Order by 21 December 2016 on Daniel Wellington's official website, www.danielwellington.com to get your gift on time. And if you were wondering if there's a present from me to you - enter '16NICHOLOGY' on checkout for 15% off your total order. No prizes for guessing what i'm gifting the people around me this year.

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Daniel Wellington.