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!
The Olympus system is highly capable when it comes to capturing intimate images of wildlife, but sometimes it can feel like a bit of a minefield when you’re new to the system. Here’s a basic guide to get your camera wildlife ready!
By Mark Humpage
The photos are my personal favourites captured in the past months during Lockdown, some making National Press. It was a tough choice getting it down to 6!
If you’ve got a furry-friend at home why not put that special bond to the test and follow these camera techniques & tricks to bag some paw-some pics!
You’ve just unpacked your shiny new Olympus camera. It’s a pretty exciting time, and while I’m sure the only thing on your mind right now is grabbing a lens, flipping off the lens cap and getting out shooting – there are a couple of quick things to consider which will help you get the most from your kit, straight out of the box!
By Daisy Dickinson
Whether you’ve recently discovered green fingers or are a seasoned Monty Don, your garden or local green space offers the perfect playground for taking your time and practising new photo tips.
If you missed out on the live session you can now catch up on this fantastic Facebook Live with Olympus Ambassador Gavin Hoey! Even in our digital world, paper is an essential part of our lives. From books to printers, paper is everywhere and that’s exactly what Gavin uses in this Facebook live session.
By Steve Gosling
Photographer Steve Gosling lives close to a small area of woodland, that he loves to visit with his camera. In the last couple of weeks it’s been a place that Steve has visited more often to get some images for a long term project he is working on.
By Andrew Turpin
Wildlife photography is something of a battle. The first part is finding wildlife, of course, but the really tricky bit is getting up close.
If you missed out on the live session you can now catch up on this fantastic Facebook Live with Olympus Ambassador Gavin Hoey! In this session he covers his essential photography tips to help you make amazing close up photos of colouring pencils at home.
Inspired by his recent trip to India, Sam Davis shares his top tips for getting a great travel portrait.
Olympus Mentor and Adventure Filmmaker extraordinaire, Ellie Cartwright, shares her top tips for shooting outstanding films with your Olympus OM-D camera.
If you missed out on the live session you can now catch up on this fantastic Facebook Live with Olympus Ambassador Gavin Hoey! In this session he covers his essential lighting and photography tips to help you get better food photos at home.
When you’re a photographer that specialises on photographing people, and in my case, fashion, it can be a challenge to find a subject to focus on whilst under lockdown. Thankfully, I have many other passions, and one in particular has proven to be a good stand in for models in fancy clothes.
If you missed out on the live event you can now catch up on this intriguing look at how Olympus Visionary Peter Dench is coping with lockdown.
Discover wonderful macro photo opportunities in your own back garden with our Nature Photography Olympus Ambassador, Geraint Radford.
Photographer David Tipling talks about overcoming the lockdown by using his Olympus Pro Binoculars for Bird Watching while at home.
If you missed out on the live event you can now catch up on this fascinating look into the world of mirrorless movies with Professional Photo and Olympus Ambassador Jimmy Cheng.
Photographer Richard Brown shares his approach for capturing underwater creatures on his Olympus camera …while still staying firmly on dry land.
Looking for a project for the weekend? Here’s wildlife photographer and Olympus Mentor David Tipling with his advice for simple set-ups to help capture beautiful photos of garden birds on camera.
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.
Whilst sitting at home like the majority of us in these difficult times, I decided to sift through my previous images and get a little creative. The image below was created from a shot taken last year in Somerset and another moon shot, from a few weeks ago in the back garden.
Here’s a project idea for the week ahead – use your Olympus camera to capture your lockdown life by creating an OM-D Diary! Olympus Mentor Ellie has put together this short video to talk you through starting out with filmmaking.
Join Olympus Ambassador Gavin Hoey as he shares some of his favourite photography ideas to help you stay creative at home. In this session, Gavin works with the shadows cast by glassware to create some beautiful images.
Chiswick Cameras owner and professional photographer Andy Sands has been using Olympus kit for over a year now. Specialising in British Wildlife and Macro Photography has led him to experiment with photographing various forms of spores which are so small they require extra close up lenses.
By Geraint Radford
Hi friends, Geraint here stopping by with a few tips and tricks on how to photograph macro subjects in your garden.
Photographer Joanna Noble has been delighting Twitter with her creative approach to keep taking pictures while she stays at home – here’s Joanna’s idea for a brilliant lockdown photography project…
By Rob Cottle
Since moving house a few years back, I’ve run a small project of photographing birds through the double-glazed office (mostly pigeons, but I love pigeons) or kitchen windows and in these weird hermit-like times of self-isolation, I thought it a good time to write a blog about it.
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!
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.
By Andrew Turpin
Writer and photographer Andrew shares how he discovered the charm of video, during what was meant to be a wildlife photography trip to Wales.
Olympus Mentor Ellie Cartwright shares her top tips for storytelling in short-form action and adventure filmmaking. Learn how to grab attention in the first few seconds to keep your audience wanting more!
Wildlife Photographer Andy Rouse answers all your questions in our latest video. From his favourite species’ to photograph in the UK, to the age-old RAW or JPEG conundrum, find out everything you wanted to know and more!
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’s the newest addition to the OM-D family and one of the most eagerly awaited models. Check out five of our favourite features of the brand new OM-D E-M5 Mark III, and find out why it will be a much-loved camera for photographers of all genres…
by Rob Cottle
Last year I luckily found myself travelling to Tokyo and after having a play with the E-M1X before leaving, the idea popped into my head to show movement in my travel shots using the mind-boggling in-camera live Neutral Density filter.
Landscape photography can require some real dedication to find the perfect spot with the perfect conditions. Next time you’re out, try these landscape projects from Tom Ormerod
Olympus Ambassador and wildlife photographer Tesni Ward captured this golden lioness portrait on a bucket list trip of a lifetime. Read her story…