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Whether you’re looking for photography & equipment tips, event write-ups, inspirational articles featuring our Ambassadors & Visionaries, or just a good read, the Image Space blog is the place for you. Make sure to check back regularly!

SNAPSHOT WITH JIMMY CHENG

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…

PARIS TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

PARIS TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

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.

5 OF THE BEST APPROACHES FOR INSTA-WORTHY SHOTS

5 OF THE BEST APPROACHES FOR INSTA-WORTHY SHOTS

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…

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…

INSPIRATION FOR GETTING STARTED IN STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

INSPIRATION FOR GETTING STARTED IN STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

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…

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.

AVOIDING CLICHÉS WITH TRAVEL PHOTOS

AVOIDING CLICHÉS WITH TRAVEL PHOTOS

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.

TOP 10 CITIES FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

TOP 10 CITIES FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

FINDING YOUR STYLE

FINDING YOUR STYLE

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.

STREET STYLE – REPORTAGE

STREET STYLE – REPORTAGE

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.