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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.