The Learning Curve – A photographer’s transition to the Olympus Mirrorless System

Recent advances in digital technology – and the quest for a smaller, lighter camera bag for travel and wildlife photography – led National Geographic photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins to recently adopt the Olympus mirrorless, micro four-thirds camera system.

Ralph will share his experience discussing the advantages and comprises of this major change in camera systems using inspiring images from recent travels photographing whales and dolphins in Mexico, birds and monkeys in the Ecuadorian Amazon, brown bears in Alaska and the Russian Far East, gorillas and chimps in Uganda and Rwanda, and leopards, lions, and elephants in Kenya.

As the Director of Expedition Photography for Lindblad Expeditions, Ralph’s career spans 40 years, starting with 4×5 view cameras and 645 medium-format systems for landscapes, then transitioning to 35mm film cameras for travel and wildlife. Nearly 20 years ago the first major change in technology happened with the advent of digital cameras, leaving the film world behind he was an early adopter of full-frame DSLR cameras.

Ralph is finding the change to Olympus mirrorless technology to be refreshing, enjoying the lighter camera bag, rugged weatherproof cameras, advances in technology and laser-sharp optics. Come learn about the “lighter side” of travel and wildlife photography.

Location: Merchant Hall Date: November 2, 2019 Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am Ralph Lee Hopkins

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