Ep3 shoots a magazine cover!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by aaronlongphoto, May 4, 2014.

  1. aaronlongphoto

    aaronlongphoto Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 2, 2013
    Louisville KY
    Aaron Long
    I have been off and on this site for a couple years now posting here and there but nothing really major.

    My name is Aaron Long and I am a photographer based out of Louisville KY and I mainly specialize in automotive photography. I work freelance for a couple websites and for Mini Truckin' magazine. Ive been published in Mini Truckin' 6 or 7 times but back in the fall of 2013 I landed my first cover shoot which found its way onto the April issue of the magazine.

    14110618294_f165c222f3_c.jpg cover by Aaron Long Photo, on Flickr

    Centerfold :wink:
    14130317043_6cc6d0f317_c.jpg center fold by Aaron Long Photo, on Flickr

    14110612134_6cb8c8c5cb_c.jpg mini truckin (2) by Aaron Long Photo, on Flickr

    I only had one shot at getting the pictures I needed for the feature because the truck is from Michigan and I live in Kentucky so i drove 6 hours to a car show in Akron Ohio only to get there to pouring rain. I got lucky though and the rain stopped for about a hour and I was able to get all the shots I needed.

    I used my trusty EP3 and panasonic 20mm 1.7 for the shoot and I was extremely please with what it cranked out for me.

    Here are some of the images used:

    10119250946_00e6f57564_c.jpg ranger-2 by Aaron Long Photo, on Flickr

    10127279233_1a016f1046_c.jpg ranger-16 by Aaron Long Photo, on Flickr

    10127241296_db662be952_c.jpg ranger-14 by Aaron Long Photo, on Flickr

    10124218423_3f2a83c0c8_c.jpg ranger-10 by Aaron Long Photo, on Flickr

    10124717553_7b1e1de129_c.jpg ranger-7 by Aaron Long Photo, on Flickr

    10124515613_150a103116_c.jpg ranger-8 by Aaron Long Photo, on Flickr

    I also managed to land 2 other smaller features in the same issue which made this achievement a lot sweeter for me. the other 2 where shot at a car show earlier in the year with a different setup but it was still a M4/3 :wink:
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  2. 2112

    2112 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Great mate... Nice work...
  3. Mattr

    Mattr Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 5, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Matt Robinson
    Nice to see a fellow E-P3 shooter getting recognition. I've also had some success with my trusty E-P3 in club competitions and an exhibition. So long as you keep the ISO below or at 1600, I find I get consistently beautiful images.
  4. cprevost

    cprevost Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    Great photos! I love shooting my EP3 with the panny 20 on it. It's been a great combo for me as well.
  5. rfortson

    rfortson Mu-43 Veteran

    Well done! Congrats on getting the cover. I actually think the cloud cover and wet ground did you a favor, though I'm sure you'd have done well either way.
  6. BobbyD

    BobbyD Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 5, 2012
    Congratulations. Images are all great. I'm also still shooting my EP3.
  7. rparmar

    rparmar Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Limerick, Ireland
    Great shots of one fuggly vehicle. Congrats!
  8. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 21, 2012
    Mississippi, USA
    That's absolutely awful.

    The truck, that is :biggrin: Nice work on your end!
  9. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 5, 2013
    Good job!
  10. wildwildwes

    wildwildwes Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 9, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Great pix Aaron! The E-P3 is a GREAT camera and not sure why it doesn't get more love here on the forum... That said, in many ways I prefer the way it renders better than the E-M5, E-M1 & the GH4 -- all of which I own... Thanks for sharing.

    (oh, and BTW, it ALWAYS seems to rain every time I've needed to get the shot too!)

  11. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    Congratulations! And nice pics btw. Those older m4/3s are still very usable when there's enough light. :2thumbs: