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GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE NEW OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 Mark IV

By Daisy Dickinson

With sophisticated looks from the much-loved OM-D E-M10 Mark III , updated sensor and borrowed ergonomics from the PEN E-PL10, the new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV just might be the best little mirrorless camera yet, and a true companion for all your picture-taking adventures..

THE OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 MARK II: SUPER VALUE, ALL ROUND PERFORMANCE

With the eye-catching promotion running on the OM-D E-M1 Mark II until 31/10/20, we asked Designer and enthusiast Alan Richardson how he get’s on with his and if he thinks it would be a good entry to the OM-D System.

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE OM-D E-M1 Mark III & 300mm F4 IS PRO

When I received my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III and M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4 IS PRO Super Telephoto Lens (and an MC-14 Teleconverter) as a prize for winning the 2020 Bird Photographer of the Year Best Portfolio, I was over the moon. Finally, I had my hands on a mirrorless and I was going to work it hard!

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SUCCESSFUL PORTRAITS

SUCCESSFUL PORTRAITS

By Peter Dench
Olympus Visionary Peter Dench has been commissioned to shoot professional portraits by high profile publications for over 20 years. We asked him to give us some some do’s and don’ts on how to approach the genre and he shares his thoughts on the importance of composition.

CREATIVE GLASSWARE WITH GAVIN HOEY

CREATIVE GLASSWARE WITH GAVIN HOEY

Join Olympus Ambassador Gavin Hoey as he shares some of his favourite photography ideas to help you stay creative at home. In this session, Gavin works with the shadows cast by glassware to create some beautiful images.

Q&A WITH SUE CRO

Q&A WITH SUE CRO

You’ve almost certainly seen her photos on social media – please meet Sue Cro, a long-time Olympus user who creates breathtaking portraits of wild creatures in the summer and colourful abstracts in the winter.

SEEING THE EVERY DAY AT HOME

SEEING THE EVERY DAY AT HOME

By Jessica Milberg

“Strange times”, “Stay Safe”. These are the things we hear several times a day now. And it is, indeed, strange times. Our world and way of life are an ever-changing, moving target these days and at the same time, completely stagnant. Many photographers are finding their businesses on hold and unsure of what to do with this time.

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.

PHOTOASTIC ART

PHOTOASTIC ART

Representing a multitude of photographic disciplines, there is a long list of works in the pipeline. Initially, Photastic Art is proud to launch with collections from Olympus Visionary, Peter Dench and Ambassador, Tesni Ward.

THE NOT SO HAPPY SNAPPER

THE NOT SO HAPPY SNAPPER

by Peter Dench

The not so happy snapper needs help and I, and hopefully, you, have something to offer. Perhaps witnessing other people being happy and doing inspiring things could be a way for them to glean some happiness of their own?

HELLO ISOLATION NATION!

HELLO ISOLATION NATION!

By Rob Cottle

Since moving house a few years back, I’ve run a small project of photographing birds through the double-glazed office (mostly pigeons, but I love pigeons) or kitchen windows and in these weird hermit-like times of self-isolation, I thought it a good time to write a blog about it.

WORKING WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

WORKING WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR PORTRAITURE IN ISOLATION
by Jay McLaughlin

For anyone that specialises in photographing people, quarantine can present a challenge. That doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t practice and hone your craft though, so I thought I’d share a few tips for photography at home.

IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

by Peter Dench

Coronavirus has confined and compromised our practice, our passion. Photographers are limited to what is immediately accessible. A fair amount of my time as a freelancer is sat alone trying to think of ideas for projects and things to do, I may have an advantage. It’s time to put away the passport and journey to inner space, to the centre of our lives.

EXPLORING DURMITOR

EXPLORING DURMITOR

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.

5 OF THE BEST FEATURES OF THE OM-D E-M5 MARK III

5 OF THE BEST FEATURES OF THE OM-D E-M5 MARK III

It’s the newest addition to the OM-D family and one of the most eagerly awaited models. Check out five of our favourite features of the brand new OM-D E-M5 Mark III, and find out why it will be a much-loved camera for photographers of all genres…

A GLYDERAU WILDCAMP

A GLYDERAU WILDCAMP

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!

SALISBURY CATHEDRAL NATIVITY

SALISBURY CATHEDRAL NATIVITY

by Ash Mills

In early 2019 Salisbury Cathedral asked their Visual Arts Advisor Jacquiline Creswell to come up with ideas for a new Nativity Scene to replace the paper mache figures created by Peter Rush which have been used since 2004.

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.

ROMAN BATHS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

ROMAN BATHS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

by Gavin Hoey

One of the many amazing things about being an ambassador with Olympus UK is getting the opportunity to work in locations that I would never be able to access myself. So when Olympus asked if I’d be interested in running a portrait session during a low light workshop at the Roman Baths in Bath, I jumped at the chance.