I got the Olympus Pen E-PL7 Pancake Zoom Kit for Christmas and at first I was really unsure of how to use the settings to my advantage. The pancake zoom kit came with a 17-42mm lens which is perfect for flat-lays and every day blogging, as the lens folds in quite small (great for in a handbag.) It wasn’t until I wanted to take outfit photo’s with it I knew I needed to invest in the 45mm lens, to add an element of depth to my photo’s. I brought mine from Jessops as it was actually £100 cheaper than Olympus. Currently John Lewis is selling it for £179 too so I’ve linked this option below. I can probably say it was the best thing I’ve brought this year.
After lots of googling and some watching some brilliant tutorials such as The Style Nylons What settings do I need to use post & the Tips & Tricks for the Olympus Pen post I finally started to feel like a half decent photographer and that I was getting the most out of my Olympus. Even just simple settings like changing the Image aspect to 1:1 to get a square picture – perfect for shooting Instagram images; or using the blur background function when using the 17-42mm lens to get that 45mm lens effect.
Now onto the outfit. This outfit was shot by the amaaz-ing Rebecca Spencer on my Olympus using the 45mm lens. This is my everyday kind of look for going shopping, out for lunch with friends or even to just run errands. I love the colour pop of the handbag which brightens up a monochrome outfit. If you’re planning on using your Olympus to shoot outfits a 32GB memory card is advisable which can store up to around 8000 photos (enough for all those out-takes whilst on shoot.)