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    GIFFORDS CIRCUS – A CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH THE OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    Wednesday, 21st June 2017

    With temperatures peaking at over 30˚C this was always going to be a hot ticket – so it was a fortunate 60 photographers who joined our OLYMPUS experts and Ambassadors for a day of E-M1 Mark II inspired fun at Oxford University Parks with the fabulous Giffords Circus.

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    WHAT ARE THE BEST LENSES FOR MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY?

    Friday, 9th June 2017

    Gig photography is a difficult one to pack for: a super-long lens for tight portraits of the lead singer? An ultra-fast wide-angle to capture the excitement of the crowd? A one-size-fits-all walkabout lens? Join us on a rummage through the OLYMPUS kit cupboard and prepare to update your Christmas list – these are the lenses that every music photographer should have on their shortlist.

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    HOW TO SURVIVE A MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH YOUR CAMERA

    Monday, 5th June 2017

    Pack your waterproofs, do a practice run with the tent and whatever happens, double-check your wellies – it’s festival season. “Should I take my camera to a music festival?” Great question; glad you asked. The answer, unequivocally, is “yes!”. Here’s how to get the best from festival photography – and how to make sure you and your camera make it out in one piece.

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    HOW TO TAKE PORTRAITS AT FESTIVALS

    Friday, 2nd June 2017

    Treat a music festival like a zoo-meets-street-photography challenge. Photographing portraits will tell a much fuller story about the vibe of wherever you are – and festivals tend to draw an outgoing, diverse-looking crowd doing something they love, making photography a snap. As long as you take a little direction from us, of course…

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    ALL ABOUT BOKEH

    Wednesday, 24th May 2017

    So. Bad news for you if you’ve strived your whole life to get sharp images – these days people will pay as much attention to your out-of-focus background as they do the subject of your shot. Thank goodness for us, then: here’s everything you need to know about photography’s blurriest concept.

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    MACRO IN FOCUS

    Wednesday, 17th May 2017

    Depth of field can be a tricky thing to get your head around. It can be adjusted in either direction by changing your lens’ aperture, or by twisting the zoom ring. Or by moving closer to or further away from your subject. What we’re saying is: depth of field is a bit of a movable feast. Most of the time this isn’t too big a deal, until you hit macro focusing…If you’re set on shooting macro, here’s what you need to get focusing right.

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