BEHIND THE SHOT: LITTLE WHALES

Olympus Ambassador and wildlife photographer Tesni Ward captured this golden lioness portrait on a bucket list trip of a lifetime. Read her story…

‘WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? DAVID BAILEY?’

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

SNAPSHOT WITH MARTINA GOVINDRAJ

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…

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SNAPSHOT

SNAPSHOT

From performing tricks to photographing them, Fernando Marmolejo shares his tips and techniques for shooting sports and why the OM-D E-M1X is ideal.

GAVIN HOEY’S AVIATION APOCALYPSE

GAVIN HOEY’S AVIATION APOCALYPSE

The Gatwick Aviation Museum in Charlwood, Surrey provided the perfect venue for Gavin Hoey’s Aviation Apocalypse workshop. With so much to see and shoot, the photographers were split into three groups giving everyone the chance to work with both models and get some top tips during an mini Olympus photo walk around the museum.

DUST TO DAWN

DUST TO DAWN

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.

5 OF THE BEST APPROACHES FOR INSTA-WORTHY SHOTS

5 OF THE BEST APPROACHES FOR INSTA-WORTHY SHOTS

Olympus travel Ambassador and Instagram pro Martina Govindraj loves to travel, shooting unique frames from exciting perspectives wherever she goes, always with Olympus in hand. Read on to discover tips and techniques for capturing some of Martina’s favourite destinations, and the kit to shoot them with…

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.

SNAPSHOT: WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH TESNI WARD

SNAPSHOT: WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH TESNI WARD

“Hi, my name’s Tesni and I’m a full-time wildlife photographer! Two years ago, I found myself in a difficult position without a job, so I decided to take a risk and try to become a full-time wildlife photographer; I can honestly say I’ve never looked back!” – Olympus Ambassador Tesni Ward shares her recommended kit and techniques for wildlife photography, and how she prepares.

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.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 4K

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 4K

It’s time to sort your Ultra HD from your HD, your PAL from your NTSC and perfect your video workflow. Why? It’s film-making month! If you want to make your videos look their best and get the perfect accessories to help – you’ve come to the right place. Over the next four weeks, we’ll be looking at everything video-related, and that includes 4k. But, let’s start with the basics…

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.