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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.

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

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.

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THE BEST TIMES OF DAY TO CAPTURE GREAT LANDSCAPE SHOTS

THE BEST TIMES OF DAY TO CAPTURE GREAT LANDSCAPE SHOTS

Perhaps you’ve headed out to an incredible location, only to be disappointed by pictures that don’t do your scenery full justice. There are lots of things you can do to improve your photography, from investing in better lenses to improving your post-production chops. But when it comes to landscape photography, perhaps the best move you can make is paying more attention to the times of day you’re actually shooting.

FOUR ESSENTIAL SKILLS PHOTOJOURNALISTS NEED TO TELL A GREAT STORY

FOUR ESSENTIAL SKILLS PHOTOJOURNALISTS NEED TO TELL A GREAT STORY

This week we’re delving into the research and prep that’s vital for every brilliant photo story. With photojournalism month in full swing, allow us to assume for a second that you’re reasonably on top of how your camera works. Getting a well composed, sharp frame is no problem for you, and you’ve made good progress when it comes to processing and exporting your finished images. Problem is, that’s not all photojournalism is about.

GOING UNDERGROUND IN ALDWYCH STATION

GOING UNDERGROUND IN ALDWYCH STATION

40 intrepid photographers spent the afternoon exploring the booking hall, tunnels and disused platforms of the decommissioned Aldwych Tube Station. The location provided the backdrop for two differing photo shoots directed by Olympus Ambassadors Gavin Hoey and Marcus Clackson. Splitting into two groups, half the party travelled back in time to photograph a vintage set up with model Beth and a 50’s themed set-up led by Marcus in the station booking hall.

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH INSTAGRAM: A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH INSTAGRAM: A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE

So you’ve got your own OLYMPUS camera, and you’ve happily been taking photos for a while – and you’re starting to feel as though you’d like to share them with the world… Well, Instagram is the perfect place to get started. If you’re into a certain genre or subject, there’s nothing like nosing around other people’s images to get a little inspiration. And who knows? You might even make a friend or two along the way.

WHAT ARE THE BEST LENSES FOR MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY?

WHAT ARE THE BEST LENSES FOR MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY?

Gig photography is a difficult one to pack for: a super-long lens for tight portraits of the lead singer? An ultra-fast wide-angle to capture the excitement of the crowd? A one-size-fits-all walkabout lens? Join us on a rummage through the OLYMPUS kit cupboard and prepare to update your Christmas list – these are the lenses that every music photographer should have on their shortlist.

HOW TO TAKE PORTRAITS AT FESTIVALS

HOW TO TAKE PORTRAITS AT FESTIVALS

Treat a music festival like a zoo-meets-street-photography challenge. Photographing portraits will tell a much fuller story about the vibe of wherever you are – and festivals tend to draw an outgoing, diverse-looking crowd doing something they love, making photography a snap. As long as you take a little direction from us, of course…