Half the Frame – Double the Fun
The Olympus Pen EE-3 is a compact half frame camera, it lets me shoot 72 shots on a roll of 36 exposure film. I have been playing with it on and off for a about a year and have started shooting it is a particular way. I try and compose each shot keeping in mind what the frames either side will be. This makes me very selective about what I shoot despite the abundance of frames. It also makes me look at each scene as part of a potential diptych.
I generally turn to this camera if I am in the humor of some street photography I struggle to get the elusive “decisive moment” and prefer to sit and watch the scene in the hope that something interesting presents itself.
I let the shots lie where the fall and the results are generally a bit hit and miss but it is a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.