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By Rebecca Nason
30th January this year, a big day for me. With more than slight relief, but also a fair share of bond-breaking anxiety, I put down my Nikon gear after more than 20 years and enthusiastically raised my new lightweight pro set up – the Olympus OM-D E-M1X coupled with the 300mm F4 PRO lens and 1.4 converter.
You’ve just unpacked your shiny new Olympus camera. It’s a pretty exciting time, and while I’m sure the only thing on your mind right now is grabbing a lens, flipping off the lens cap and getting out shooting – there are a couple of quick things to consider which will help you get the most from your kit, straight out of the box!
The Olympus camera size and technological innovation have always made it attractive to wildlife photographers. It was my system of choice when I set off for New Zealand. With two OM-D E-M1 Mark III bodies, 12-40mm, 40-150mm and 300mm lenses and both teleconverters, my camera bag has never been lighter!
We meet Trevor – better known to most as TVTrev – a Midlands-based photographer specialising in capturing people, places and events with his OM-D E-M1 Mark III
By Carsten Krieger
Ireland-based professional photographer and author Carsten Krieger has had his work published in magazines and calendars and he exhibits on a regular basis. Read on to find out how the Olympus OM-D system has played a part in his own personal photography journey.
By Daisy Dickinson
Whether you’ve recently discovered green fingers or are a seasoned Monty-Don, your garden or local green space offers the perfect playground for taking your time and practising new photo tips.
With thanks to John Foster and Maitani-Fan.com
During the design study of the OM-1, the Olympus design team led by Yoshihisa Maitani worked on a completely modular camera, similar to a 35mm Hasselblad. This camera was built as a prototype and was called the OM-X.
Sam Davis shares some amazing shots from his wildlife spotting trip to Ranthambore National Park, India.
If you missed out on the live session you can now catch up on this fantastic Facebook Live with Olympus Ambassador Gavin Hoey! Even in our digital world, paper is an essential part of our lives. From books to printers, paper is everywhere and that’s exactly what Gavin uses in this Facebook live session.
By Steve Gosling
Photographer Steve Gosling lives close to a small area of woodland, that he loves to visit with his camera. In the last couple of weeks it’s been a place that Steve has visited more often to get some images for a long term project he is working on.
By Andrew Turpin
Wildlife photography is something of a battle. The first part is finding wildlife, of course, but the really tricky bit is getting up close.
New lenses, new firmware and brand new OM-D webcam software. Olympus announces three new and exciting innovations coming now or in the near future.
Atia’s photography brings colour and creative living together in a fresh and unique way. She writes about a broad range of lifestyle and contemporary crafts including knitting, dressmaking, home styling and gardening – all captured with her Olympus PEN
Hi, I’m Ivor, a professional photographer, photography coach and newspaper columnist based on the Northumberland coast. An avid Olympus user since buying an OM-2n 35mm film camera back in the 1980s, Olympus UK invited me to tell you a bit about my Olympus journey.
If you missed out on the live session you can now catch up on this fantastic Facebook Live with Olympus Ambassador Gavin Hoey! In this session he covers his essential photography tips to help you make amazing close up photos of colouring pencils at home.
Already a long-time E-M1 Mark II user, Andy Wasley took his downtime as an opportunity to upgrade to the E-M1 Mark III. But he was left with a challenge: what to shoot?
Inspired by his recent trip to India, Sam Davis shares his top tips for getting a great travel portrait.
Andrew O’Brien – better known to most as gardener @andrewtimothyob from Instagram – takes time out from the garden to answer our questions about his photography.
Olympus Mentor and Adventure Filmmaker extraordinaire, Ellie Cartwright, shares her top tips for shooting outstanding films with your Olympus OM-D camera.
If you missed out on the live session you can now catch up on this fantastic Facebook Live with Olympus Ambassador Gavin Hoey! In this session he covers his essential lighting and photography tips to help you get better food photos at home.
When you’re a photographer that specialises on photographing people, and in my case, fashion, it can be a challenge to find a subject to focus on whilst under lockdown. Thankfully, I have many other passions, and one in particular has proven to be a good stand in for models in fancy clothes.
We catch up with the gifted portrait photographer Debbi Clark, who first discovered her love of photography at art school and still brings the same creative magic to all her images…
If you missed out on the live event you can now catch up on this intriguing look at how Olympus Visionary Peter Dench is coping with lockdown.
Discover wonderful macro photo opportunities in your own back garden with our Nature Photography Olympus Ambassador, Geraint Radford.
Photographer David Tipling talks about overcoming the lockdown by using his Olympus Pro Binoculars for Bird Watching while at home.
By Alice Young
Alice Young (Mum to Ralph and Winnie) is no stranger to creating beautiful content for Instagram, but recently found herself wanting to take her photography to the next level. Find out how she got on after switching from taking snaps with her phone to using an Olympus PEN camera and lens.
If you missed out on the live event you can now catch up on this fascinating look into the world of mirrorless movies with Professional Photo and Olympus Ambassador Jimmy Cheng.
Photographer Richard Brown shares his approach for capturing underwater creatures on his Olympus camera …while still staying firmly on dry land.
Looking for a project for the weekend? Here’s wildlife photographer and Olympus Mentor David Tipling with his advice for simple set-ups to help capture beautiful photos of garden birds on camera.
Better known to most as ‘Portrait Per Day’ on Instagram, John Mannell is a thoughtful and extremely talented street portrait photographer – so we asked him a few questions to learn more about the man behind the camera…
By Peter Dench
Olympus Visionary Peter Dench has been commissioned to shoot professional portraits by high profile publications for over 20 years. We asked him to give us some some do’s and don’ts on how to approach the genre and he shares his thoughts on the importance of composition.
Whilst sitting at home like the majority of us in these difficult times, I decided to sift through my previous images and get a little creative. The image below was created from a shot taken last year in Somerset and another moon shot, from a few weeks ago in the back garden.
Here’s a project idea for the week ahead – use your Olympus camera to capture your lockdown life by creating an OM-D Diary! Olympus Mentor Ellie has put together this short video to talk you through starting out with filmmaking.
Join Olympus Ambassador Gavin Hoey as he shares some of his favourite photography ideas to help you stay creative at home. In this session, Gavin works with the shadows cast by glassware to create some beautiful images.
You’ve almost certainly seen her photos on social media – please meet Sue Cro, a long-time Olympus user who creates breathtaking portraits of wild creatures in the summer and colourful abstracts in the winter.
By Jessica Milberg
“Strange times”, “Stay Safe”. These are the things we hear several times a day now. And it is, indeed, strange times. Our world and way of life are an ever-changing, moving target these days and at the same time, completely stagnant. Many photographers are finding their businesses on hold and unsure of what to do with this time.
Chiswick Cameras owner and professional photographer Andy Sands has been using Olympus kit for over a year now. Specialising in British Wildlife and Macro Photography has led him to experiment with photographing various forms of spores which are so small they require extra close up lenses.
By Geraint Radford
Hi friends, Geraint here stopping by with a few tips and tricks on how to photograph macro subjects in your garden.