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HUNTING PHOTO-STORIES DURING THE PANDEMIC

Olympus Visionary and renowned photojournalist, Peter Dench, Olympus Visionary and photojournalist, Peter Dench, explains how he powered up his flash and went on the hunt for photo-stories to save his career during the pandemic.

Q&A WITH TVTREV

We meet Trevor – better known to most as TVTrev – a Midlands-based photographer specialising in capturing people, places and events with his OM-D E-M1 Mark III

9 TOP TIPS FOR GREAT TRAVEL PORTRAITS BY SAM DAVIS

Inspired by his recent trip to India, Sam Davis shares his top tips for getting a great travel portrait.

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Q&A WITH JOHN MANNELL

Q&A WITH JOHN MANNELL

Better known to most as ‘Portrait Per Day’ on Instagram, John Mannell is a thoughtful and extremely talented street portrait photographer – so we asked him a few questions to learn more about the man behind the camera…

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

100 YEARS OF OLYMPUS EXHIBITION

100 YEARS OF OLYMPUS EXHIBITION

Olympus marks its 100th birthday this year and to conclude various celebrations and events throughout the year they have joined up with individuals also celebrating this momentous landmark to create a unique portrait project.

TOUGH TG-6  FIRST IMPRESSIONS: PETER DENCH

TOUGH TG-6 FIRST IMPRESSIONS: PETER DENCH

With over 20 years of experience, Olympus Visionary Peter Dench works primarily in the advertising, corporate, portraiture and documentary fields of image making. A keen and astute observer of human nature and in particular some of the quirkier aspects of life, his distinctive style, predominantly in colour, has guaranteed regular commissions from a range or respected international clients. See how he got on with the new TG-6.

TOUGH TG-6 FIRST IMPRESSIONS: JESSICA MILBERG

TOUGH TG-6 FIRST IMPRESSIONS: JESSICA MILBERG

Olympus Ambassador Jessica Milberg is an American-born photographer, happily living by the seaside in England with her husband and daughter. She has been a professional photographer for 20 years, shooting everything from products to babies. Here we find out her very first impressions of the new Tough TG-6.

EXHIBITION: FURRMANKOWITZ : 45RPM@AFTERNYNE

EXHIBITION: FURRMANKOWITZ : 45RPM@AFTERNYNE

The Olympus sponsored After Nyne Gallery in Holland Park, London, recently hosted a unique exhibition featuring a collaboration between Godfather of Rock Music Photography, Gered Mankowitz and Royal Portrait Painter, Christian Furr. As a teenager, Mankowitz was asked...

100 YEAR PORTRAIT PROJECT

100 YEAR PORTRAIT PROJECT

As Olympus reaches 100 years, the UK team are marking the occasion with a special portrait project, which aims to celebrate the centenary with those who are also celebrating the grand age of 100.

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.

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.