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    GET STARTED WITH SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

    Tuesday, 8th August 2017

    Find your trainers, hydrate like crazy and don’t forget to pack your PE kit because it’s sports month at OLYMPUS. Everyone in the building has been briefed: whether it’s your local five a side team or a world-class event, anything less than gold-medal winning pictures will be dropped on the also-ran pile. So, to take you from the subs bench to the starting 11, here’s our quick-hit guide to how to get better sports shots with your OLYMPUS kit.

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    HOW TO TRAVEL SAFELY WITH YOUR KIT

    Monday, 31st July 2017

    Pre-travel jitters? We all get them. Where’s your passport? Where’s your credit card? Does the bank know you’re going away (surprisingly important). And all that’s before you think about your photography kit. A camera and a lens is barely the start of the story: batteries, chargers, backup storage and more should be on your packing checklist. Here’s what you need – and how to protect it.

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    AVOIDING CLICHÉS WITH TRAVEL PHOTOS

    Monday, 24th July 2017

    Quick, name some clichés in travel photography. Wait, we can do it for you: badly lit photographs of exotic food that do NOT look like a delicacy? Check. Local person scowling at the camera? Check. Travel photography clichés are everywhere. Fortunately, our love for all things travel and all things photography intersect neatly, so we have come up with a few tips to help you produce travel photography that’s a cut above the rest.

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    HOW TO TAKE GREAT PICTURES OF FOOD

    Wednesday, 19th July 2017

    No travel photography portfolio is complete without a few snaps of food. Apart from being delicious, foreign food is a world away from standard British fare: whether it’s a mezze breakfast in Jordan, a sushi lunch in Tokyo or a steak dinner in New York. But good photos of food – as every travel photographer has discovered – are hard. So thank goodness for us: we’ve polled some of our top ambassadors and compiled their top tips for food photography into this delicious list.

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    TOP 10 CITIES FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

    Wednesday, 5th July 2017

    It’s travel month here at OLYMPUS central – so check your passport has a few blank pages, clear your memory cards and make sure your vaccinations are up to date, because over the next month we’re going to teach you all you need to know about the ins and outs of travel photography. Allow us – and our expert, globe-trotting OLYMPUS ambassadors – to share a bit of urban photography knowledge.

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    GETTING TO GRIPS WITH INSTAGRAM: A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE

    Thursday, 29th June 2017

    So you’ve got your own OLYMPUS camera, and you’ve happily been taking photos for a while – and you’re starting to feel as though you’d like to share them with the world… Well, Instagram is the perfect place to get started. If you’re into a certain genre or subject, there’s nothing like nosing around other people’s images to get a little inspiration. And who knows? You might even make a friend or two along the way.

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