Having attended the London Fashion show early this year, I was super excited to receive my invitation to shoot Brighton Fashion week and as it was being hosted at St Bartholomew Church the event was sure to have a very unique feel. Once inside my eyes were immediately drawn up as the evening sun flooded in through the tall windows of the church.
It is first year that Brighton fashion week have erected a dedicated pit for press and as I arrived with the OM-D in hand I could already feel the eyes on me, once again I found myself in a crowded pit full of Canon and Nikon shooters. Looking out onto the catwalk it was obvious that due to the venue the lighting was going to be considerably different than that of the London show and what I mean by this is difficult. Although the OM-D's IBIS (in body image stabilisation) is amazing for handheld low shutter speed shots, it wasn't going to help me much at this event. I required a higher shutter speed in order to freeze the action and as the subject was moving towards me I wanted to keep the aperture narrower than f/3 to reduce risk of the image being out of focus. So the only thing left for me was ISO, with that in mind all the images below were captured between ISO 640 and ISO3200.
With just under an hour until the show was due to start conversation started to build within the pit, it is interesting to still watch the Canon vs Nikon debate continue. It was at this point I started to get questioned on aspects of my Olympus line-up, the body, lenses, OLED and the overall experience. With my new found friends for the next few hours it was time to get down to business.
As the lights dimmed the OM-D and I had done our job. The images shared in this blog were captured using both the OLED touchscreen and the EVF (Electronic view finder) shooting above, at and below head height.