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BLOOMING LOVELY: 6 TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING BLOSSOM WITH OLYMPUS

By Daisy Dickinson

The buds of spring are bursting, and the blossom is finally out in full force. This confetti-like wonder of nature is one of my absolute favourite subjects and is available in such abundance (right now!) that pretty pictures are just ripe for the taking. Read on for some tips on how to capture, then go, go, go and get out with your camera before it’s gone!

PHOTOGRAPHING DARTMOOR DIPPERS WITH THE OM-D E-M1X

By Andrew McCarthy

Olympus Mentor and Wildlife Photographer Andrew McCarthy talks about his love for the dippers of Dartmoor and the best way to capture these fascinating birds.

GETTING STARTED WITH PHOTOGRAPHY: APERTURE PRIORITY

By Mike Hall

Mike Hall LRPS is back with a beginner’s guide to taking more control over your camera and unlocking your creativity using Aperture Priority

Whether you’re looking for photography & equipment tips, event write-ups, inspirational articles featuring our Ambassadors & Visionaries, or just a good read, this is the place for you. Make sure to check back regularly for the latest posts!

BLOOMING LOVELY: 6 TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING BLOSSOM WITH OLYMPUS

BLOOMING LOVELY: 6 TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING BLOSSOM WITH OLYMPUS

By Daisy Dickinson

The buds of spring are bursting, and the blossom is finally out in full force. This confetti-like wonder of nature is one of my absolute favourite subjects and is available in such abundance (right now!) that pretty pictures are just ripe for the taking. Read on for some tips on how to capture, then go, go, go and get out with your camera before it’s gone!

Q&A: JANICE UNITT

Q&A: JANICE UNITT

Meet Janice Unitt, AKA Granny Jan’s Pics – whose background in floristry and capturing floral creations with her Olympus camera led to a passion for taking artistic images of nature and wildlife.

STUCK IN A RUT? BREAK FREE WITH OLYMPUS!

STUCK IN A RUT? BREAK FREE WITH OLYMPUS!

By Jonathan Saull

If you’re feeling creatively uninspired, you’re not alone – here’s a blog from Jonathan Saull about his journey back to photography, inspired by his Olympus camera

READ NOW: OM MAGAZINE IS HERE!

READ NOW: OM MAGAZINE IS HERE!

Boasting 100 pages of incredible global content packed into a new digital publication, OM talks current and future plans with Aki Murata, Chief Operating Officer of OM Digital Solutions, plus – 12 Olympus photographers share their shots from around the world and tell all on how they’ve kept creative during lockdown…

WILDLIFE ON THE CHALK STREAMS

WILDLIFE ON THE CHALK STREAMS

By Dick Hawkes

Over the last couple of years, I have been taking photographs with an OM-D E-M1 for my book Chalk Streams – A Unique Environment Worth Conserving. As well as showing the beauty of the landscape, an important theme of the book is to highlight the rich variety of wildlife supported by the chalk streams.

HOW TO CREATE A HOME STUDIO ON A BUDGET

HOW TO CREATE A HOME STUDIO ON A BUDGET

By Daisy Dickinson

With the weather bleak, and an extended requirement to stay home, there’s never been a better time to hone your photography skills and consider creating your own little studio. And, contrary to what you might think, this is totally possible to do without a big budget or tonnes of space…

CAPTURING FESTIVE BOKEH

CAPTURING FESTIVE BOKEH

By Daisy Dickinson

Bokeh is the Japanese name given to aesthetically pleasing, out-of-focus light, and the festive season provides a better time than ever to practice capturing this stunning effect. All you’ll need is some fairy lights, your Olympus camera, and a lens with a wide aperture…

CHALLENGE YOURSELF BY GOING SMALL

CHALLENGE YOURSELF BY GOING SMALL

By Andrew Turpin

Like a lot of photographers, I tend to fall into the trap of searching for that epic shot. I’ll trek for miles in the hope of finding a unique view, some rare wildlife, or that magical moment when the light just seems to come alive. All of that is fantastic, of course, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, but sometimes it’s better to think small.

A RUSH OF WINGS: PHOTOGRAPHING A BRITISH WILDLIFE SPECTACULAR

A RUSH OF WINGS: PHOTOGRAPHING A BRITISH WILDLIFE SPECTACULAR

By Jules Cox

As part of a project documenting the UK’s most spectacular wildlife events, I wanted to capture Norfolk’s high tide roost whirling wader spectacular. The North Norfolk coast and the Wash provide some of the best year-round bird watching in the UK: a wonderful opportunity to watch thousands of waders moving from the vast mudflats of the Wash to the gravel pit lagoons where the birds roost.

MAKING THE SWITCH: HOW GOOD IS THE E-M1 Mark  III?

MAKING THE SWITCH: HOW GOOD IS THE E-M1 Mark III?

By Mark Fuller

To say I am happy I made the switch would be a massive understatement. I feel my photography has gone to a new level with this kit. My images feel so much better, sharper, more vibrant. The M.Zuiko lenses are so good. The system is lighter and much easier to hand carry all day, even with the 300mm F4 PRO and an MC-14 fitted.

A FAMILY AFFAIR: WHY THE OLYMPUS SYSTEM IS PERFECT FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

A FAMILY AFFAIR: WHY THE OLYMPUS SYSTEM IS PERFECT FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

By Mark Richardson

The last few months have given me the chance to look through my photo library. What’s been interesting about this process has been not only rediscovering images from previous trips, but reflecting upon how I captured these images. I am pleased to report that Olympus technology has indeed been central to some of my best photography. Three past trips help illustrate.

5 TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN PORTRAITS

5 TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN PORTRAITS

By Gavin Hoey

With all the fancy-dress and creepy costumes around, portrait photography is of course the perfect subject for Halloween. But how can you transform your Halloween snaps into spooky scenes? We asked Olympus portrait ambassador and Halloween super fan Gavin Hoey for some top tips.

GET OFF AUTO, AND START USING PRIORITY MODES

GET OFF AUTO, AND START USING PRIORITY MODES

By Daisy Dickinson

The iAuto function on your Olympus camera is pretty great, and certainly has its place; but, it won’t necessarily allow you to realise the true potential of your photography. You just need a little know-how, and a touch of confidence to start unlocking some seriously good picture-taking.

SILENT SPRING

SILENT SPRING

By Carsten Krieger

With Covid-19 seemingly putting a stop to his work, professional photographer Carsten Krieger decided to take things into his own hands. What followed would be a visual diary dedicated to dramatic scenery, wonderful wildlife and beautiful fauna and flora.

8 REASONS YOU NEED THE OLYMPUS PEN E-PL8

8 REASONS YOU NEED THE OLYMPUS PEN E-PL8

By Daisy Dickinson

Perfectly portable – and a total looker – this dinky camera makes it easy to carry always, and capture incredible-quality stills and movie footage wherever you go, plus it’s a great fashion accessory, too! Here are my top 8 reasons to love this camera…

SURVIVING LOCKDOWN: LEARNING WITH OLYMPUS

SURVIVING LOCKDOWN: LEARNING WITH OLYMPUS

By Amanda Threlfall

My last visit to the swimming pool was 4th March. My happy place. How would I survive lockdown without it? A long list of DIY, decorating and gardening is all well and good, but it doesn’t quite have the “feel good factor”. Like a Knight in shining armour, Olympus came to the rescue!

A VIRTUAL STROLL

A VIRTUAL STROLL

By Rob Cottle

Olympus Mentor Rob Cottle looks back at the fantastic day he spent with Olympus Ambassador Geraint Radford, photographing birds, taking over the Olympus UK Instagram stories and sharing a well earned cup of coffee!