Micro four thirds fans, welcome! Photography nerds, welcome!
I’m Emily Lowrey, a photographer and videographer from Merseyside, UK. In some parts of the Internet I’m better known as the Micro Four Nerd. I shoot micro four thirds cameras exclusively, and love the results they can achieve. But even if you don’t care about micro four thirds cameras, hopefully there will still be tons of value to be found here. On this site you’ll find my latest photography, and tips, tricks, and product reviews over on the blog. And by popular demand I’ve started to sell my Lighroom Presets, so you can check them out too if you fancy.
Latest blog posts
The Instamic is such a nerdy device. I think it’ll attract two sorts of people:
“What the heck is that and WHY?”
“THAT IS SO COOL *grabby hands*”
… I think you might be able to guess which category I fall into.
I’ve used Luminar for about 6 months now, and I have to say, I’m very impressed. You get so much bang for your buck with a one off payment. No more monthly subscriptions! Wooo! It has gotten faster and more efficient with every update, and I can say with confidence it now runs like an absolute dream on my machine. Everything about this software is designed to be user friendly and FAST.
I’ve done some video tutorials over on my channel, but I’ll go through some of my favourite features for you now if you’re still on the fence.
You heard it right: you can now use the Smooth 4, in all its tactile glory, with Filmic Pro on both Android and IOS. This is a Big Deal. Let me tell you why.
My little corner of the internet, the Micro Four Nerds YouTube channel, just hit 10k subscribers! I know this isn’t a lot compared to many other bigger channels, but I’m so proud!
So rumour has it Panasonic are about to release a full frame flagship camera at the end of the month. Half of me is so excited. I love new, innovative technology.
I also love the micro four thirds system with all my heart and I am of course concerned with what might lie ahead. Here are my thoughts.
I'm a bit of a technology nerd all round, if I'm being honest. So when I got sent this dog webcam I was pretty much over the moon.
I have two border collie dogs - Seven and Pancakes - and they're super hyper and lovable and generally hilarious. But they're not *quite* perfect. They have a nasty habit of barking if someone knocks on the door when we are out of the house. So I've been thinking about getting something like the Skymee Petalk AI for quite a while. I've had it for a week now, using it every day. Here are my thoughts:
I've been a wedding photographer since 2012, and a wedding videographer more recently since 2016. It is, absolutely, the most rewarding job I've ever had. Every day is completely different. There are crazy times, where you're rushed off your feet and losing your hair, and then there are times when you haven't had a job in weeks and you're wondering whether it was all some sort of fever-dream after all.
The Aputure Tri-8c is a beast of a light. If you came here for a "yay or nay" then here it is in a nutshell: it's awesome! You can dial the colour temperature in, it's portable, built like a tank but not too heavy, comes in an amazing case, is battery powered or mains powered.... it's just so well thought out. I love it.
Photography seems to me sometimes… a bit of a measuring competition (if you get my drift). Not that us micro four thirds users aren’t guilty of gear obsession - have you seen how many lenses I currently own! - but I do think, on the whole, the gear-heads tend to gravitate to full frame setups.
Gobe were kind enough to send me a set of their latest filters, and so I hopped on the ferry and went to the Isle of Man for a few days to put them through their paces.