My first camera was an Olympus 35mm that my mother gave to me when I was in high school.
I was taking a photography class my freshman year,
back when we had to load our own film
and use dark rooms and chemicals to process.
One of our first field trips was to a junkyard.
At first I was horrified by a photography assignment there...
but once you start looking at things through a camera lens,
you won't believe what you'll find.
It was magical.
Photography is still magical to me today,
almost more so now that we have digital cameras.
To show how easy it is for everyday people to take amazing pictures,
Olympus gave over 1,000 people a new Olympus PEN® E-PM1.
It's all part of The PEN Ready Project—more than 1,000 cameras, over 1,000 people, 6 cities.
To see what they shot, go to http://penready.com.