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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?
By Marcus Clackson
One of the few positives we can take from the current situation and the disruption to our normal working lives has been the extra time it has gifted us…so much time!
By Steve Gosling
As someone who likes to be out and about in the fresh air, I have been working hard to avoid going stir crazy. Read on to find out which activities have helped to keep me both entertained and sane!
by Peter Dench
Coronavirus has confined and compromised our practice, our passion. Photographers are limited to what is immediately accessible. A fair amount of my time as a freelancer is sat alone trying to think of ideas for projects and things to do, I may have an advantage. It’s time to put away the passport and journey to inner space, to the centre of our lives.
Olympus Ambassador Martina Govindraj was one of the lucky few to get their hands on the OM-D E-M5 Mark III ahead of its launch. Here she shares her first thoughts…
Interview with Sara Tasker (@meandorla)
by Emma Parlons (@lifeofyablon)
Straight out of the box I was struck by how lightweight it was. It’s easily the most portable of all my cameras, and yet it packs in all the functionality that I need and use on a daily basis.
Olympus Mentor Rob Cottle jets off on a whirlwind trip to the Land of the Rising Sun to discover stunning landscapes, wildlife and culture.
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…
by Emma Parlons (@lifeofyablon)
Shared by Croatia, Slovenia and Italy during its long and troubled history, this region boasts beautiful scenery, pretty towns and some really warm and inviting inhabitants.
by Katherine Ormerod
If you’re thinking of changing the game for your blog or social imagery, but don’t want to be lugging around a massive kit of equipment, join the Olympus club—and you’ll never look back.
Try something a little different with your travel photography: take the time to find a fresh perspective or new style of photography, or experiment with different lenses.
Opportunities for macro photos are all around us, whether it’s shooting close-up shots of textures or fruit in your home, insects and nature, or maybe even something a little more creative. Be prepared with the right kit to take magnificent macro shots.
On a summer’s morning at the unholy hour of 05:45, our group of 20 intrepid photographers gathered outside the Eurostar check-in at St. Pancras International station. We were heading to Paris for a day of photography and exploration guided by the inimitable Martina Govindraj. After passing through security and fortifying ourselves with strong coffee and croissants it was all aboard the 07:01 London to Paris express. A couple of hours later we were disembarking at Gare du Nord and having a briefing about the day ahead.
Could you brave bullets being fired at your car, being arrested for spying or building a raft to transport a Land Rover across a river to escape being caught? Ian Berry has – all in the name of photography
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.
With the long dark nights of winter setting in, there are still plenty of photo opportunities out there – it’s the perfect time to try one of these three creative low-light techniques.
On a crisp, November morning, we invited 9 lucky DSLR users to try their hand at street photography, using a compact mirrorless camera with a big reputation: the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II.
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 travel Ambassador and Instagram pro Martina Govindraj loves to travel, shooting unique frames from exciting perspectives wherever she goes, always with Olympus in hand. Read on to discover tips and techniques for capturing some of Martina’s favourite destinations, and the kit to shoot them with…
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…
Street photography month has been a blast – in particular, the images flooding into our social streams are awesome. One thing’s clear – Olympus kit and street photography go together like, well, Olympus cameras and street photography. If you’re starting out, we’ve got loads of resources to help you. Not least our very own social media streams – hit up our Instagram or Facebook to see what we mean. Or go our back catalogue of blogs – we’ve already covered the four essential skills you need to tell a story, as well as the best lenses to use and how to get both candid and not-so-candid street shots. But if you’re still looking for inspiration, all you need is a decent project. Fresh out of ideas? Let us help…
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.
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.
Quick, name some clichés in travel photography. Wait, we can do it for you: badly lit photographs of exotic food that do NOT look like a delicacy? Check. Local person scowling at the camera? Check. Travel photography clichés are everywhere. Fortunately, our love for all things travel and all things photography intersect neatly, so we have come up with a few tips to help you produce travel photography that’s a cut above the rest.
It’s travel month here at OLYMPUS central – so check your passport has a few blank pages, clear your memory cards and make sure your vaccinations are up to date, because over the next month we’re going to teach you all you need to know about the ins and outs of travel photography. Allow us – and our expert, globe-trotting OLYMPUS ambassadors – to share a bit of urban photography knowledge.
If you know the kind of images you love, you’ll gradually grow into a style of photography that suits you. The result: more confident, artistic photography, and images that your audience will identify as yours before they ever see a caption.
Want to push your photography – and yourself – to the limit? Head out onto the streets and look for the thousands of little stories going on around you all the time. Reportage photography is part journalism, part art, and takes years to master. Take the first step with our bite-size tips.
Behind every major style blogger, naturally, is an equally major camera, and the lens the fash pack are currently lining up in their finery to pose for is the Olympus PEN. You may have noticed the #OlympusPenGeneration taking over your Instagram feed in recent weeks and there’s good reason for it…
As it’s #StreetAugust, we want to give you some of the best tips and tricks to get you shooting the ultimate street photography.