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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.

Q&A WITH DEBBI CLARK

We catch up with the gifted portrait photographer Debbi Clark, who first discovered her love of photography at art school and still brings the same creative magic to all her images…

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY WITH OLYMPUS PEN

By Alice Young

Alice Young (Mum to Ralph and Winnie) is no stranger to creating beautiful content for Instagram, but recently found herself wanting to take her photography to the next level. Find out how she got on after switching from taking snaps with her phone to using an Olympus PEN camera and lens.

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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.

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.

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…