Profile

Cover photo
Richard Ella
Works at SBM Offshore
Lived in Kuala Lumpur
236 followers|236,234 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

 
 
Morning walk in Siem Reap, Cambodia

A few photos from this mornings stroll in Siem Reap, Cambodia. What a great way to see the city as it comes awake and people start preparing for their day,commuting to work and opening their shops and market stalls.

This morning I shot with the E-M1 and 12-40mm and 75mm. I actually had good success shooting all the bikes and tuk tuks with the 75mm and the OMD on C-AF with tracking.

1
Add a comment...
 
Morning walk in Siem Reap, Cambodia

A few photos from this mornings stroll in Siem Reap, Cambodia. What a great way to see the city as it comes awake and people start preparing for their day,commuting to work and opening their shops and market stalls.

This morning I shot with the E-M1 and 12-40mm and 75mm. I actually had good success shooting all the bikes and tuk tuks with the 75mm and the OMD on C-AF with tracking.

2
1
Richard Ella's profile photo
Add a comment...

Richard Ella

Mirrorless Photography  - 
 
 
Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm f2.8 - The ultimate travel camera

This week my family and I are on vacation in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Home to the world famous Angkor temples.

Yesterday we visited the Bayon Temple, our favourite out of all the Angkor temples.

This was the first serious outing for my E-M1 + 12-40mm. The 12-40mm is fabulously versatile consigning my 25mm f1.4 and 75mm f1.8 to my backpack for the whole day. On that note, I still haven't found a satisfactory travel bag for my kit.

Light, fast, solid and reliable. I barely noticed I was carrying the outfit for the whole day. One battery lasted the whole day, about 320 photos in all. I shot in RAW + JPEG with the JPEG set to capture B&W. Uploaded the JPEGs to my iPad using the wifi connection and was able to share them online and with family and friends on Facebook within hours.

The E-M1 and 12-40mm are a superb travel combination. This is why I bought it and this is why I moved from DSLR TO M43. 
3
Add a comment...
 
What travel camera bag?

So once again my levels of frustration and irritation increase on my quest for the perfect travel camera bag. I'm in Cambodia, visiting the Angkor temples, this week on a short family break. The temples are spectacular and my E-M1 + 12-40mm is brilliant but my choice of camera bag has failed again. This week I chose a regular North Face basecamp backpack with camera insert but as a camera bag it fails. The problem is that the camera bag insert has to go at the bottom of the backpack and this makes it inaccessible without rummaging to the bottom of the bag each time to change a lens. I'm a bit of a lazy photographer and I like things immediately at hand, otherwise If I take too long I turn around to find my family have disappeared into the distance while I'm changing lenses and composing.

My kit for yesterday's temple visits

OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm ( I wore this all day. My peak design camera leash is brilliant).
Oly 75mm f1.8
PL 25mm f1.4
Gorilla pod with ball head
3 batteries
Polariser filter
ND filter
Pelican SD card wallet

Now for the non-camera kit. This is when I become the family "pack-mule"

2x 500ml bottles of water
3x baseball caps
Sun cream
Mosquito repellent
Wallet
iPhones
Sunglasses cases

If anyone has any recommendations then they would be well received. I think I may need to try a waist pack for he camera kit and backpack for the family stuff.

I did have a successful find for this trip. These neoprene lens cases are great for protecting your lenses in a backpack or non-camera bag. I bought the small and medium sizes. The small is perfect for the Olympus 12mm, 45mm or 17mm and the medium is perfect for the Olympus 75mm and the PL 25mm f1.4.
2
3
Mike Whitten's profile photoRichard Ella's profile photoAnanda Sim's profile photoRomeo Rosado's profile photo
6 comments
 
+Richard Ella, thanks! No problem with the lack of a loop. I am just looking for a little extra protection when I toss a lens in a Camelbak or carry-on instead of one of my regular bags.
Add a comment...

Richard Ella

Photo critique  - 
 
Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm f2.8 - The ultimate travel camera

This week my family and I are on vacation in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Home to the world famous Angkor temples.

Yesterday we visited the Bayon Temple, our favourite out of all the Angkor temples.

This was the first serious outing for my E-M1 + 12-40mm. The 12-40mm is fabulously versatile consigning my 25mm f1.4 and 75mm f1.8 to my backpack for the whole day. On that note, I still haven't found a satisfactory travel bag for my kit.

Light, fast, solid and reliable. I barely noticed I was carrying the outfit for the whole day. One battery lasted the whole day, about 320 photos in all. I shot in RAW + JPEG with the JPEG set to capture B&W. Uploaded the JPEGs to my iPad using the wifi connection and was able to share them online and with family and friends on Facebook within hours.

The E-M1 and 12-40mm are a superb travel combination. This is why I bought it and this is why I moved from DSLR TO M43. 
6
1
Richard Ella's profile photoRobert Forrister's profile photoDavid Fleet's profile photo
2 comments
 
Wow what a vacation. Can I get adopted? Love seeing the BW images. They deliver a different mood to the usual photos I have seen. Enjoy your trip.
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
236 people
Rick Walker's profile photo

Richard Ella

Critique my photo!  - 
 
 
Morning walk in Siem Reap, Cambodia

A few photos from this mornings stroll in Siem Reap, Cambodia. What a great way to see the city as it comes awake and people start preparing for their day,commuting to work and opening their shops and market stalls.

This morning I shot with the E-M1 and 12-40mm and 75mm. I actually had good success shooting all the bikes and tuk tuks with the 75mm and the OMD on C-AF with tracking.

1
Add a comment...

Richard Ella

Mirrorless Photography  - 
 
 
What travel camera bag?

So once again my levels of frustration and irritation increase on my quest for the perfect travel camera bag. I'm in Cambodia, visiting the Angkor temples, this week on a short family break. The temples are spectacular and my E-M1 + 12-40mm is brilliant but my choice of camera bag has failed again. This week I chose a regular North Face basecamp backpack with camera insert but as a camera bag it fails. The problem is that the camera bag insert has to go at the bottom of the backpack and this makes it inaccessible without rummaging to the bottom of the bag each time to change a lens. I'm a bit of a lazy photographer and I like things immediately at hand, otherwise If I take too long I turn around to find my family have disappeared into the distance while I'm changing lenses and composing.

My kit for yesterday's temple visits

OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm ( I wore this all day. My peak design camera leash is brilliant).
Oly 75mm f1.8
PL 25mm f1.4
Gorilla pod with ball head
3 batteries
Polariser filter
ND filter
Pelican SD card wallet

Now for the non-camera kit. This is when I become the family "pack-mule"

2x 500ml bottles of water
3x baseball caps
Sun cream
Mosquito repellent
Wallet
iPhones
Sunglasses cases

If anyone has any recommendations then they would be well received. I think I may need to try a waist pack for he camera kit and backpack for the family stuff.

I did have a successful find for this trip. These neoprene lens cases are great for protecting your lenses in a backpack or non-camera bag. I bought the small and medium sizes. The small is perfect for the Olympus 12mm, 45mm or 17mm and the medium is perfect for the Olympus 75mm and the PL 25mm f1.4.
1
Richard Ella's profile photoAdam Favre's profile photo
3 comments
 
Ty :)
Add a comment...
 
 
What travel camera bag?

So once again my levels of frustration and irritation increase on my quest for the perfect travel camera bag. I'm in Cambodia, visiting the Angkor temples, this week on a short family break. The temples are spectacular and my E-M1 + 12-40mm is brilliant but my choice of camera bag has failed again. This week I chose a regular North Face basecamp backpack with camera insert but as a camera bag it fails. The problem is that the camera bag insert has to go at the bottom of the backpack and this makes it inaccessible without rummaging to the bottom of the bag each time to change a lens. I'm a bit of a lazy photographer and I like things immediately at hand, otherwise If I take too long I turn around to find my family have disappeared into the distance while I'm changing lenses and composing.

My kit for yesterday's temple visits

OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm ( I wore this all day. My peak design camera leash is brilliant).
Oly 75mm f1.8
PL 25mm f1.4
Gorilla pod with ball head
3 batteries
Polariser filter
ND filter
Pelican SD card wallet

Now for the non-camera kit. This is when I become the family "pack-mule"

2x 500ml bottles of water
3x baseball caps
Sun cream
Mosquito repellent
Wallet
iPhones
Sunglasses cases

If anyone has any recommendations then they would be well received. I think I may need to try a waist pack for he camera kit and backpack for the family stuff.

I did have a successful find for this trip. These neoprene lens cases are great for protecting your lenses in a backpack or non-camera bag. I bought the small and medium sizes. The small is perfect for the Olympus 12mm, 45mm or 17mm and the medium is perfect for the Olympus 75mm and the PL 25mm f1.4.
3
2
shin kusanagi's profile photoRichard Ella's profile photoRobert Forrister's profile photo
 
No suggestions. Either the bag is to big or to small. That is why I have 4 different ones. 
Add a comment...

Richard Ella

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm f2.8 - The ultimate travel camera

This week my family and I are on vacation in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Home to the world famous Angkor temples.

Yesterday we visited the Bayon Temple, our favourite out of all the Angkor temples.

This was the first serious outing for my E-M1 + 12-40mm. The 12-40mm is fabulously versatile consigning my 25mm f1.4 and 75mm f1.8 to my backpack for the whole day. On that note, I still haven't found a satisfactory travel bag for my kit.

Light, fast, solid and reliable. I barely noticed I was carrying the outfit for the whole day. One battery lasted the whole day, about 320 photos in all. I shot in RAW + JPEG with the JPEG set to capture B&W. Uploaded the JPEGs to my iPad using the wifi connection and was able to share them online and with family and friends on Facebook within hours.

The E-M1 and 12-40mm are a superb travel combination. This is why I bought it and this is why I moved from DSLR TO M43. 
1
Add a comment...

Richard Ella

Shared publicly  - 
 
Notre Dame

One from a few years ago when we were living in Paris.  I've reprocessed it in Lightroom 5 to add some more drama to the sky.
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
236 people
Rick Walker's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Engineering Director
Employment
  • SBM Offshore
    Head of Process & Safety Engineering, 2010 - present
  • Schlumberger
    Business Development Manager, 2008 - 2010
  • Halliburton
    Technology Director, 2003 - 2007
  • Petrocanada
    Process Engineering Consultant, 2001 - 2003
  • Kellogg, Brown and Root
    Engineering Manager, 1991 - 2001
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Introduction
I'm an amateur photographer living in KL. Working in the Oil & Gas industry has provided me a fantastic opportunity to live in many different countries around the world and experience many different cultures. I'm a wannabe travel and nature photographer but young children have severely limited my ambition. However now the children are getting older I'm starting to get back into photography. KL and SE Asia is a travel photographers dream so I hope to start to share some more photos from around SE Asia in the future.

Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Kuala Lumpur - Dubai - Paris - Aberdeen - Houston - Newfoundland - Perth
Richard Ella's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Billingham Hadley Small with OM-D and lenses
www.richardella.com

This is my first ever YouTube video.I have been searching for a small, quality, camera bag for my new Olympus OM-D and lenses for a few mont

Grip for Olympus OM-D E-M5
www.richardella.com

I've been considering purchasing a grip to add to my Olympus OM-D. I've spent the last month considering the Olympus HLD-6 grip and just as

Let's Get Real About High ISO
thrumikesviewfinder.blogspot.com

High ISO testing with the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus E-M5 + 75mm f1.8
www.richardella.com

Just to dispell a few myths:-Myth 1 - Mirrorless is not as good at high ISO as DSLRsMyth 2 - You can't achieve a shallow DOF with mirrorless

Clare's page
www.justgiving.com

Clare Ella is fundraising for Diabetes UK

30 Beautiful Pictures of Scotland
www.photographyblogger.net

Scotland must be one of the most photogenic places on earth. The following pictures make it seem like no matter where you point your camera

The Giving Lens
www.thegivinglens.com

Capture and save the memories, create genuine human connections, and give back to those in need. See TGL Workshops. One of the best ways to

Picture the​​​​ Kingdom | Siem Reap Insider | The Phnom Penh Post - Camb...
www.phnompenhpost.com

THE first annual Angkor Photo Workshop ended this week, a fortnight after a group of 13 amateur photographers gathered in Siem Reap’s Foreig

Aperture 3 Tutorial - Finding Dust Spots
www.youtube.com

Sneaky little technique to find those little dusty devils.

Nikon V1 + 500mm F4 lens = 1350mm F4!!
www.youtube.com

Let's get our paparazzi on! The Nikon V1 is an interesting machine - small, cute and dinky, but ULTRA fast focus, frame rate and video. See

Review – Olympus FL600R (with video)
www.smallcamerabigpicture.com

With the launch of the OM-D E-M5, Olympus also launched their next generation flash, the FL600R. The Olympus FL600R is a compact, yet powerf

Why Do I Love Snapseed?
www.youtube.com

http://www.snapchick.com I show you Snapseed on my iPad.

Aperture 3 Tutorial - Brushing In Multiple Adjustments
www.youtube.com

In this tutorial I cover adding multiple of the same adjustment to a photo and also how you can brush those adjustments into your photo in s

Pro Tips: Retouching: Remove unwanted objects from your images in Apertu...
www.youtube.com

Learn how to use Apertures retouch tool to clone out unwanted pixels from your images. A step-by-step tutorial designed to help anyone new t

How I Skimboard Drunk Homeless Dude
www.youtube.com

Look at my channel for more must see videos! Or visit facebook/ Tenth Street Bros to inquire. Under penalty of law the use of this video is

USER REPORT: The Nikon V1 goes to Venice by Gary Perlmutter | STEVE HUFF...
www.stevehuffphoto.com

USER REPORT: The Nikon V1 goes to Venice by Gary Perlmutter Hi Steve, I have really been enjoying all the articles on your website of late a

FT-1 Lens adapter test on Nikon V1 with NIKKOR AF-s 50mm f/1.8G
www.youtube.com

I'm currently testing the Nikon FT-1 Adapter on my NikonV1, and while I'm not ready to publish a review just yet... I thought considering th

Snapseed: App Overview
www.youtube.com

New to Snapseed? Take this short guided tour of the app and become an expert in under three minutes.

Aperture 3 Tutorial - Customizing Aperture 3
www.youtube.com

Quick and simple tips to customize Aperture 3 jsut the way you like it.

The Nikon V1 in Vietnam by Colin Steel | STEVE HUFF PHOTOSUntitled Document
www.stevehuffphoto.com

The Nikon V1 in Vietnam by Colin Steel  See his blog HERE and his past report with the V1 HERE Part 1 - The V1 Vietnam Experience Hey fellow