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VINTAGE LOCATION SHOOT AT CARTERS STEAM FAIR

On one not-so-fine day in October, we headed to Reading for an exclusive event at the incredibly picturesque Carters Steam Fair; a traditional English travelling funfair with rides dating from the 1890s to the 1960s!

JURASSIC COAST VIEWS, ROCKS & STARS

JURASSIC COAST VIEWS, ROCKS & STARS

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.

PARIS TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

PARIS TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

On a summer’s morning at the unholy hour of 05:45, our group of 20 intrepid photographers gathered outside the Eurostar check-in at St. Pancras International station. We were heading to Paris for a day of photography and exploration guided by the inimitable Martina Govindraj. After passing through security and fortifying ourselves with strong coffee and croissants it was all aboard the 07:01 London to Paris express. A couple of hours later we were disembarking at Gare du Nord and having a briefing about the day ahead.

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).

SEEING NEON AT GODS OWN JUNK YARD

SEEING NEON AT GODS OWN JUNK YARD

Despite the weather taking an unexpected turn for the better, twenty intrepid photographers shunned the sunshine and gathered instead inside the neon ‘Mecca’ that is Gods Own Junk Yard for a different kind of lighting experience. Olympus Ambassador Gavin Hoey was the host for this portrait masterclass, with the Olympus team on hand to offer advice and loan out kit to experiment with.

BASKETBALL WITH THE LONDON LIONS

BASKETBALL WITH THE LONDON LIONS

A basketball game featuring the London Lions and the Plymouth Raiders was always going to be an intense and exciting clash – so who would turn down an invitation for full press courtside access at one of London 2012’s iconic Olympic venues to capture the event? On the night we were joined by 9 keen photographers in the Copper Box Arena for what proved to be a truly fulfilling photographic experience.

BEHIND BARS WITH OLYMPUS AT GLOUCESTER PRISON

BEHIND BARS WITH OLYMPUS AT GLOUCESTER PRISON

I have to say, going to prison wasn’t exactly number 1 on my bucket list – but who could possibly turn down an invite to a photography workshop in Gloucester’s very own recently decommissioned prison? So, on a crisp January afternoon I joined 30 other keen photographers in the prison’s Chapel for what promised to be a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

PERFECT VIEWS: OUR FAVOURITE PHOTOS FROM LANDSCAPE MONTH

PERFECT VIEWS: OUR FAVOURITE PHOTOS FROM LANDSCAPE MONTH

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.

GOING UNDERGROUND IN ALDWYCH STATION

GOING UNDERGROUND IN ALDWYCH STATION

40 intrepid photographers spent the afternoon exploring the booking hall, tunnels and disused platforms of the decommissioned Aldwych Tube Station. The location provided the backdrop for two differing photo shoots directed by Olympus Ambassadors Gavin Hoey and Marcus Clackson. Splitting into two groups, half the party travelled back in time to photograph a vintage set up with model Beth and a 50’s themed set-up led by Marcus in the station booking hall.