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FOUND FEATHERS: STUDIO STILL LIFE IN HIGH RES

By Marcus Clackson

I’ve been collecting found bird feathers on walks over the last couple of years and recently decided to create a project photographing some of them. The results are an interesting eclectic set of photos with a strong graphic style.

MACRO ICE WORLD: FIVE TIPS FOR SNOWFLAKE AND ICE PHOTOGRAPHY

By Joanna Noble

Photographer Joanna shares five tips for getting started with creative snowflake and ice photos: the perfect winter project for anyone staying #HomeWithOlympus

WILDLIFE ON THE CHALK STREAMS

By Dick Hawkes

Over the last couple of years, I have been taking photographs with an OM-D E-M1 for my book Chalk Streams – A Unique Environment Worth Conserving. As well as showing the beauty of the landscape, an important theme of the book is to highlight the rich variety of wildlife supported by the chalk streams.

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WILDLIFE ON THE CHALK STREAMS

WILDLIFE ON THE CHALK STREAMS

By Dick Hawkes

Over the last couple of years, I have been taking photographs with an OM-D E-M1 for my book Chalk Streams – A Unique Environment Worth Conserving. As well as showing the beauty of the landscape, an important theme of the book is to highlight the rich variety of wildlife supported by the chalk streams.

CHALLENGE YOURSELF BY GOING SMALL

CHALLENGE YOURSELF BY GOING SMALL

By Andrew Turpin

Like a lot of photographers, I tend to fall into the trap of searching for that epic shot. I’ll trek for miles in the hope of finding a unique view, some rare wildlife, or that magical moment when the light just seems to come alive. All of that is fantastic, of course, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, but sometimes it’s better to think small.

SURVIVING LOCKDOWN: LEARNING WITH OLYMPUS

SURVIVING LOCKDOWN: LEARNING WITH OLYMPUS

By Amanda Threlfall

My last visit to the swimming pool was 4th March. My happy place. How would I survive lockdown without it? A long list of DIY, decorating and gardening is all well and good, but it doesn’t quite have the “feel good factor”. Like a Knight in shining armour, Olympus came to the rescue!

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.

PAPER SHAPES & SHADOWS WITH GAVIN HOEY

PAPER SHAPES & SHADOWS WITH GAVIN HOEY

By 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.

PENCIL PATTERN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GAVIN HOEY

PENCIL PATTERN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GAVIN HOEY

By 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.

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.

MACRO FOCUS STACKING

MACRO FOCUS STACKING

by Geraint Radford

Howdy! Geraint here, Olympus Ambassador and biscuit addict. Here’s a little blog post to discuss my favourite feature on my E-M1 Mark II and E-M1X – inbuilt Focus Stacking. I use this feature to capture handheld images of the macro world.

TOUGH TG-6 FIRST IMPRESSIONS: PETE BULLEN

TOUGH TG-6 FIRST IMPRESSIONS: PETE BULLEN

Award-winning photographer, Pete Bullen, lives and works in Gozo, the sister island to Malta. Pete offers guiding and coaching for photographers tired of being hurried around a guided circuit, coaching in all aspects of underwater and land based photography and spends hours in the water every year capturing the memory for divers learning to dive and setting out on their new adventure.

KENT COOKERY SCHOOL

KENT COOKERY SCHOOL

What could be better than a day photographing mouthwatering food prepared by two top chefs….Oh yes eating it too! That’s what 20 keen photographers got to do on the recent Olympus Food Photography event at Kent Cookery School, where an eclectic array of fresh dishes were cooked up using delicious seasonal ingredients.

GLORIOUS COLOURS AT KEW GARDENS

GLORIOUS COLOURS AT KEW GARDENS

GUEST POST BY NEILL TAYLOR

Last weekend I enjoyed a day shooting at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It was an event organised by Olympus UK, and provided by them as a free benefit of having recently purchased an OM-D E-M1 Mark II (to replace my trusty Mark I).

MACRO IN FOCUS

MACRO IN FOCUS

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.

CAPTURING STUNNING FLOWERS & SUMMER PLANTS

CAPTURING STUNNING FLOWERS & SUMMER PLANTS

BY MARCUS CLACKSON

This is a great time of year to get out with your camera and enjoy photographing the huge and varied amount of garden shows, events and seasonal displays of flowers to be found in the UK’s parks, woodland and private houses. Every week you’ll find new bursts of colour created by different plants and flowers coming into season – so it’s worth doing a bit of homework to ensure you’re in the right place at the right time, and ready to capture the best photography possible. Here’s my advice for getting ahead of the pack and making the most of the summer season.

DIY MACRO

DIY MACRO

Trying your hand at Macro photography means you don’t need to be standing on top of a mountain or leaning perilously over the edge of a building to get a great shot. It takes a little time and effort, though – simply having a decent macro lens isn’t going to cut it. Picking the right subject, finding a good background and – crucially – lighting everything properly will make an enormous difference. Here are a few tips to get you started.

WHERE ARE THE WILD THINGS IN SPRING?

WHERE ARE THE WILD THINGS IN SPRING?

Wildlife photographers in the UK have a tough beat. Much of our wildlife – when it’s not making itself scarce for winter – is either shy, nocturnal, small or, often, the holy un-photographable trinity. But with winter over, you can start thinking about busting your cameras out again, and although British wildlife might not be keen to do you many favours, there’s still plenty of it about. Here’s how to find wildlife to photograph during the spring months.