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PHOTOGRAPHING PRIMATES IN UGANDA WITH OLYMPUS KIT

By Robertino Patilea

Last year I had to think long and hard about whether to stick with my 10-year old Olympus and upgrade, or whether to move on to another system. If there’s one trip where you will absolutely feel you have made the right decision in going for a light camera system, it’s trekking primates in Uganda. I experienced this first-hand in June 2021.

ANOTHER DAY PART TWO: MORE FROM STEVE GOSLING’S #OLYMPUS365PROJECT

By Steve Gosling

Olympus Ambassador Steve Gosling has committed to taking a photograph a day for 12 months. In this post Steve updates us on his journey – the challenges he has encountered and the insights revealed to him along the way.

STRANGER DAYS: THE POWER OF PORTRAITS WITH JOHN MANNELL

Written by Peter Dench

John Mannell’s Portrait Per Day project allowed him to manage his mental health and move forward in life, Peter Dench finds out more.

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!

A RUSH OF WINGS: PHOTOGRAPHING A BRITISH WILDLIFE SPECTACULAR

A RUSH OF WINGS: PHOTOGRAPHING A BRITISH WILDLIFE SPECTACULAR

By Jules Cox

As part of a project documenting the UK’s most spectacular wildlife events, I wanted to capture Norfolk’s high tide roost whirling wader spectacular. The North Norfolk coast and the Wash provide some of the best year-round bird watching in the UK: a wonderful opportunity to watch thousands of waders moving from the vast mudflats of the Wash to the gravel pit lagoons where the birds roost.

MAKING THE SWITCH: HOW GOOD IS THE E-M1 Mark  III?

MAKING THE SWITCH: HOW GOOD IS THE E-M1 Mark III?

By Mark Fuller

To say I am happy I made the switch would be a massive understatement. I feel my photography has gone to a new level with this kit. My images feel so much better, sharper, more vibrant. The M.Zuiko lenses are so good. The system is lighter and much easier to hand carry all day, even with the 300mm F4 PRO and an MC-14 fitted.

A FAMILY AFFAIR: WHY THE OLYMPUS SYSTEM IS PERFECT FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

A FAMILY AFFAIR: WHY THE OLYMPUS SYSTEM IS PERFECT FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

By Mark Richardson

The last few months have given me the chance to look through my photo library. What’s been interesting about this process has been not only rediscovering images from previous trips, but reflecting upon how I captured these images. I am pleased to report that Olympus technology has indeed been central to some of my best photography. Three past trips help illustrate.

5 TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN PORTRAITS

5 TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN PORTRAITS

By Gavin Hoey

With all the fancy-dress and creepy costumes around, portrait photography is of course the perfect subject for Halloween. But how can you transform your Halloween snaps into spooky scenes? We asked Olympus portrait ambassador and Halloween super fan Gavin Hoey for some top tips.

GET OFF AUTO, AND START USING PRIORITY MODES

GET OFF AUTO, AND START USING PRIORITY MODES

By Daisy Dickinson

The iAuto function on your Olympus camera is pretty great, and certainly has its place; but, it won’t necessarily allow you to realise the true potential of your photography. You just need a little know-how, and a touch of confidence to start unlocking some seriously good picture-taking.

SILENT SPRING

SILENT SPRING

By Carsten Krieger

With Covid-19 seemingly putting a stop to his work, professional photographer Carsten Krieger decided to take things into his own hands. What followed would be a visual diary dedicated to dramatic scenery, wonderful wildlife and beautiful fauna and flora.

8 REASONS YOU NEED THE OLYMPUS PEN E-PL8

8 REASONS YOU NEED THE OLYMPUS PEN E-PL8

By Daisy Dickinson

Perfectly portable – and a total looker – this dinky camera makes it easy to carry always, and capture incredible-quality stills and movie footage wherever you go, plus it’s a great fashion accessory, too! Here are my top 8 reasons to love this camera…

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!

A VIRTUAL STROLL

A VIRTUAL STROLL

By Rob Cottle

Olympus Mentor Rob Cottle looks back at the fantastic day he spent with Olympus Ambassador Geraint Radford, photographing birds, taking over the Olympus UK Instagram stories and sharing a well earned cup of coffee!

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

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 MIRRORLESS REVOLUTION

THE OLYMPUS MIRRORLESS REVOLUTION

By Rebecca Nason

30th January this year, a big day for me. With more than slight relief, but also a fair share of bond-breaking anxiety, I put down my Nikon gear after more than 20 years and enthusiastically raised my new lightweight pro set up – the Olympus OM-D E-M1X coupled with the 300mm F4 PRO lens and 1.4 converter.

7 FUNCTIONS YOU NEED TO TRY ON YOUR NEW OLYMPUS CAMERA

7 FUNCTIONS YOU NEED TO TRY ON YOUR NEW OLYMPUS CAMERA

By Daisy Dickinson

You’ve just unpacked your shiny new Olympus camera. It’s a pretty exciting time, and while I’m sure the only thing on your mind right now is grabbing a lens, flipping off the lens cap and getting out shooting – there are a couple of quick things to consider which will help you get the most from your kit, straight out of the box!

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.

OLYMPUS ARCHIVE REVISITED: THE OM-X PROTOTYPE CAMERA

OLYMPUS ARCHIVE REVISITED: THE OM-X PROTOTYPE CAMERA

With thanks to John Foster and Maitani-Fan.com

During the design study of the OM-1, the Olympus design team led by Yoshihisa Maitani worked on a completely modular camera, similar to a 35mm Hasselblad. This camera was built as a prototype and was called the OM-X.

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.

AN OASIS OF TRANQUILITY

AN OASIS OF TRANQUILITY

By Steve Gosling

Photographer Steve Gosling lives close to a small area of woodland, that he loves to visit with his camera. In the last couple of weeks it’s been a place that Steve has visited more often to get some images for a long term project he is working on.

OLYMPUS INNOVATION UPDATE

OLYMPUS INNOVATION UPDATE

By Olympus Team

New lenses, new firmware and brand new OM-D webcam software. Olympus announces three new and exciting innovations coming now or in the near future.

Q&A WITH THE BRIGHT BLOOMS

Q&A WITH THE BRIGHT BLOOMS

with Bright Blooms

Atia’s photography brings colour and creative living together in a fresh and unique way. She writes about a broad range of lifestyle and contemporary crafts including knitting, dressmaking, home styling and gardening – all captured with her Olympus PEN

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.