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!
Inspired by his recent trip to India, Sam Davis shares his top tips for getting a great travel portrait.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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 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.
by Gavin Hoey
One of the reasons I love working with Olympus UK is their willingness to run workshops in unexpected places. So when they asked me to find a portrait workshop location and I suggested a sewage pumping house, Olympus said let’s do it!
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.
Olympus Ambassador Jimmy Cheng is one of the lucky few to get their hands on the OM-D E-M5 Mark III ahead of its launch. Here he shares his first thoughts…
On one not-so-fine day in October, we headed to Reading for an exclusive event at the incredibly picturesque Carters Steam Fair; a traditional English travelling funfair with rides dating from the 1890s to the 1960s!
Photographer Robert Lendon takes the road less travelled to capture candid, authentic images of different cultures
University Parks in the ‘city of dreaming spires’; Oxford, was the venue for this year’s spectacular photography event with our old friends Giffords Circus.
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...
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.
From tiny to giant, dry to wet, below the sea and above the clouds, Jay McLaughlin took on the challenge of photographing the many worlds of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Commercial photographer Marcus specialises in design, advertising and editorial photography, delivering images for a broad range of clients. Marcus has vast experience in location, lifestyle, people and product photography developed on assignments undertaken both in the UK and abroad.
Thinking of switching systems? Pro photographer and journalist Ian Farrell spent a week with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Last summer the world’s greatest football tournament saw thousands of fans head to Russia to watch 32 nations compete to be world champions. It was an opportunity Olympus Visionary Peter Dench could not resist and so he set out across the country on the Trans-Siberian Railway, travelling more than 5,000 miles in seven days.
Olympus Visionary, Peter Dench, talks to us about shooting and surviving the 5,772 miles of the Trans-Siberian Railway, in the thick of the 2018 FIFA World Cup action.
Olympus Mentor and fashion photographer Magic Owen shares the story behind this captivating fashion shot of Gemma Huh.
Give your next portrait shoot a fresh look with these three simple but creative ideas.
Debbi Clark has had work featured in Vogue, Homme and Tatler, photographed the likes of Kate Moss and Damian Lewis and set up her own charity. We speak to the woman who’s capable of it all…
Milan plays host to some of the most fashionable people around. In the run-up to fashion week, we ventured to the uber-chic city with our guide, Jay McLaughlin, who shared his shoot secrets with us…
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.
Built in 1935 Sandford Parks Lido is located near the centre of Cheltenham and retains many of it’s original 1930’s architectural features. It provided an ideal backdrop for our vintage portrait workshop hosted by the inimitable Gavin Hoey, ably supported by the Olympus team and our two models for the day Erin and Roger.
On a fine summer’s afternoon, in the grounds of the majestic Blenheim Palace, with Giffords’ 2018 production ‘My Beautiful Circus’, 60 lucky photographers gathered for the circus themed photography workshop.
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.
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.
These are our favourite gear picks that’ll help keep you light, agile and able to capture every spontaneous shot on the big day…
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…
Wedding season is on its way, and one thing is clear: wedding photographers need all the help they can get. Fortunately, the Olympus tech could help save the day on your next big day. Ladies and gentlemen, we present Pro Capture Mode. Pick up the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and prepare to have your socks well and truly blown off.