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THE OLYMPUS MIRRORLESS REVOLUTION

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.

7 FUNCTIONS YOU NEED TO TRY ON YOUR NEW OLYMPUS CAMERA

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!

A TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND WITH THE OM-D E-M1 Mk III

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!

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THE OLYMPUS MIRRORLESS REVOLUTION

THE OLYMPUS MIRRORLESS REVOLUTION

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.

MY OLYMPUS JOURNEY

MY OLYMPUS JOURNEY

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.

OLYMPUS ARCHIVE REVISITED: THE OM-X PROTOTYPE CAMERA

OLYMPUS ARCHIVE REVISITED: THE OM-X PROTOTYPE CAMERA

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.

PAPER SHAPES & SHADOWS WITH GAVIN HOEY

PAPER SHAPES & SHADOWS WITH GAVIN HOEY

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.

AN OASIS OF TRANQUILITY

AN OASIS OF TRANQUILITY

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.

OLYMPUS INNOVATION UPDATE

OLYMPUS INNOVATION UPDATE

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.

Q&A WITH THE BRIGHT BLOOMS

Q&A WITH THE BRIGHT BLOOMS

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

PENCIL PATTERN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GAVIN HOEY

PENCIL PATTERN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GAVIN HOEY

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.

Q&A WITH ANDREW O’BRIEN

Q&A WITH ANDREW O’BRIEN

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.

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GAVIN HOEY

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GAVIN HOEY

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.

Q&A WITH JOHN MANNELL

Q&A WITH JOHN MANNELL

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…

SUCCESSFUL PORTRAITS

SUCCESSFUL PORTRAITS

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.

CREATIVE GLASSWARE WITH GAVIN HOEY

CREATIVE GLASSWARE WITH GAVIN HOEY

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.

Q&A WITH SUE CRO

Q&A WITH SUE CRO

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.

SEEING THE EVERY DAY AT HOME

SEEING THE EVERY DAY AT HOME

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.

FROM MACRO TO MICRO

FROM MACRO TO MICRO

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.