Olympus Photo Story Tips And Ideas

Olympus Photo story is a new feature only available on the PEN E-P5 and XZ-10. We find out more.

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Olympus Photo Story
Olympus say the photo story feature will bring out the user's artistic abilities and powers of expression when shooting. We look at the feature a little more closely to see how it exactly works and how a photographer could put the feature to use. 

What exactly is the feature?
Well, photo story allows you to capture a scene from multiple viewpoints and combine them into a single image, a bit like a story board. It's great for events such as birthdays or gatherings of friends, where lots of things are happening at once.

Which cameras feature Photo Story mode?
Currently, the Olympus XZ-10 and PEN E-P5 are the only two cameras to feature the mode, as it is relatively new.

How do you access it?
Photo Story is one of the options on the mode dial of your camera. There are different themes to choose from, including standard, speed, zoom in/out and fun frame. As both of the cameras have a touch screen, you then simply touch inside the frame to take the shot and fill a section of the story.

What can you change?
Photo Story is a really flexible feature, that you can easily personalise by using type, effect, frame aspect ratio and number of images according to the chosen theme. The finished image can be checked in live view, and you can then continue to shoot various types of images.

Photo Story is ideal for capturing moments that you want to remember vividly, as the multiple viewpoints make it easier for you to put yourself in the captured scene. It's great for spur of the moment opportunities, for example a bottle of champagne being opened. In speed setting, simply drag your finger across the screen to capture one image after the other, capturing the bottle mid pop.

For more information on the PEN E-P5 and XZ-10, visit the Olympus website.

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Photographs taken using the Olympus XZ-10

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