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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.
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.
Photographer Joanna Noble has been delighting Twitter with her creative approach to keep taking pictures while she stays at home – here’s Joanna’s idea for a brilliant lockdown photography project…
Here’s the first of a new Image Space series where we ask Olympus photographers to answer our questions: we’re kicking off with Andrew Fusek Peters, who’s been brightening up social media and British newspapers with extraordinary back garden bird action shots and superb star trails…
By Steve Gosling
As someone who likes to be out and about in the fresh air, I have been working hard to avoid going stir crazy. Read on to find out which activities have helped to keep me both entertained and sane!
By Andrew Turpin
Writer and photographer Andrew shares how he discovered the charm of video, during what was meant to be a wildlife photography trip to Wales.
by Matt Holland
Montenegro is a popular destination, it’s full of many wonders from its golden sand beaches and magical green-tinted lakes in the South, moving to the Black Mountains of the north, home to the famous Tara River and Đurđevića Tara Bridge.
by Grant Hyatt
Wild camps on Glyder Fach have provided me with way more than my fair share of spectacles and phenomena, from faint Northern Lights, mystical Noctilucent Clouds, a crystal clear Milky Way, vibrant sunsets and sunrises, but I’ve never spent a wintry night up there…until now!
by Rob Cottle
Last year I luckily found myself travelling to Tokyo and after having a play with the E-M1X before leaving, the idea popped into my head to show movement in my travel shots using the mind-boggling in-camera live Neutral Density filter.
Olympus recently organised a Landscape Photography workshop on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Since it combined two of my favourite things, Dorset and my passion for photography, it was a must.
Landscape photography can require some real dedication to find the perfect spot with the perfect conditions. Next time you’re out, try these landscape projects from Tom Ormerod
by Matt Holland
The final camp for 2019. One final outing to see the year off in style and attempt to get some early snow and the week prior to the trip was looking very promising with heavy snow forecasted for the mountains.
Olympus Mentor Rob Cottle jets off on a whirlwind trip to the Land of the Rising Sun to discover stunning landscapes, wildlife and culture.
by Tom Ormerod
My camera has to be able to stand up to the elements, take the occasional wave splash and be resistant to sand and grime. The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is perfect for the job, class leading weather sealing (when paired with an Olympus M.Zuiko PRO lens) in a small lightweight body, great for those long walks to secluded coves.
by Tom Ormerod
At the end of August, I had the pleasure of running my first workshop for Olympus on the wonderful Jurassic Coast in my home county of Dorset. Olympus had been fantastic and helped get all the admin sorted and the people booked in. We had a possible 11 hours of activity planned and I couldn’t wait to get going.
Opportunities for macro photos are all around us, whether it’s shooting close-up shots of textures or fruit in your home, insects and nature, or maybe even something a little more creative. Be prepared with the right kit to take magnificent macro shots.
Video creator Ellie Gosling invites us into her world of shooting adventure, sport and documentary with OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Night photographer David Maimó Lázaro shares how he created this mesmerising galaxy shot with the OM-D E-M1X
From photographing The Who on their first US tour to the war in El Salvador, National Geographic photographer and Olympus Visionary Jay Dickman has some stories to tell
The OM-D E-M1X is the perfect camera for capturing action, wildlife and beautiful landscapes in any weather, and we’ve hand-picked five top locations across the world…
Winter landscapes can offer some amazing views, even if you’re not blessed with snow and ice, but in terms of technique, it’s often about adapting to the conditions and staying safe, more than changing how you shoot…
With the long dark nights of winter setting in, there are still plenty of photo opportunities out there – it’s the perfect time to try one of these three creative low-light techniques.
Feeling at home beneath the water, Lisa Michele Burns shares how she captured this magnificent creature…
We caught a rare moment between adventures with Olympus Visionary Philip Volkers, who’s been, quite literally, on fire for the sake of his art. Get the low-down on his new book, a compilation of images from the desert festival, Burning Man.
We’ve had a blast during Landscape Month. As the days get shorter and sunsets get more accessible, this has been an amazing time to get inspired, get outside and make the most of the world around us. But by far our favourite aspect of Landscape Month has been watching your images flood into our social media streams. From urban to rural landscapes, and from sunrise to sunset – and even a few in between – it’s been you, our photographers, who’ve been setting the standard.
It’s landscape photography month here at Olympus towers – and no, that doesn’t just mean holding your camera the right way round. This week: the most challenging landscapes of all – the night sky. If there’s one thing photographers love to obsess over, it’s light. What kind of light you get at different times of the day, where it’s coming from, what colour it is, and what it does to that neat arrangement of rocks you’ve found to act as the focal point of your image.
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.
If there’s one thing photographers know, it’s light. How much of it there is, where it’s coming from, how to shape and modify it, and how to add to it. Understanding how to harness your OLYMPUS’ low-light capabilities can open a whole new world of photography. Turn your lens heavenwards and join us for the beginners’ guide to star trail photography.
If there’s one expression guaranteed to strike fear into the most experienced photographer’s heart, it’s ‘night photography’. After all, if photography is the study and exposure of light, how can you find decent pictures when light is completely absent?
The popularity of long-exposure photography shows no sign of abating. The Live Bulb function on Olympus cameras helps to take any guesswork out of the process. Here, Ambassador Steve Gosling explains how to use it.