Whether you’re looking for photography & equipment tips, event write-ups, inspirational articles featuring our Ambassadors & Visionaries, or just a good read, this is the place for you. Make sure to check back regularly for the latest posts!
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.
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.
Here’s a project idea for the week ahead – use your Olympus camera to capture your lockdown life by creating an OM-D Diary! Olympus Mentor Ellie has put together this short video to talk you through starting out with filmmaking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Geraint Radford
Hi friends, Geraint here stopping by with a few tips and tricks on how to photograph macro subjects in your garden.
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.
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 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?
By Marcus Clackson
One of the few positives we can take from the current situation and the disruption to our normal working lives has been the extra time it has gifted us…so much time!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Olympus Mentor Ellie Cartwright shares her top tips for storytelling in short-form action and adventure filmmaking. Learn how to grab attention in the first few seconds to keep your audience wanting more!
Wildlife Photographer Andy Rouse answers all your questions in our latest video. From his favourite species’ to photograph in the UK, to the age-old RAW or JPEG conundrum, find out everything you wanted to know and more!
Join Olympus Ambassador Gavin Hoey for this video tutorial as he demonstrates how to create shallow depth-of-field portraits. He’s shooting using the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III teamed with M.Zuiko 45mm F1.2 PRO lens.
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…
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.
It was a real treat to be invited to the exciting Flying Fantastic Aerial Fitness school for an afternoon of acrobatic artistry and the chance to photograph talented aerialists using the latest Olympus equipment.
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
Interview with Andy Rouse
by Mark Thackara
Andy Rouse talks to Mark Thackara about his first impressions of the E-M1 Mark III used on his recent trip to India and shares a few of his favourite shots so far.
We are proud to support SEA LIFE’s Positive Change program by providing a TG-6 camera for their trip to Indonesia.
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 Ambassador and wildlife photographer Tesni Ward captured this golden lioness portrait on a bucket list trip of a lifetime. Read her story…
Sharp, witty and definitely not PC, the Olympus ads of the 1980s and ’90s were a masterclass in branding. Peter Dench goes behind the scenes to find out more
Olympus Ambassador Martina Govindraj was one of the lucky few to get their hands on the OM-D E-M5 Mark III ahead of its launch. Here she shares her first thoughts…
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.
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.
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.
Interview with Sara Tasker (@meandorla)
by Emma Parlons (@lifeofyablon)
Straight out of the box I was struck by how lightweight it was. It’s easily the most portable of all my cameras, and yet it packs in all the functionality that I need and use on a daily basis.