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!
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…
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…
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 Geraint Radford
Howdy! Geraint here, Olympus Ambassador and biscuit addict. Here’s a little blog post to discuss my favourite feature on my E-M1 Mark II and E-M1X – inbuilt Focus Stacking. I use this feature to capture handheld images of the macro world.
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!
by Tom Ormerod
My camera has to be able to stand up to the elements, take the occasional wave splash and be resistant to sand and grime. The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is perfect for the job, class leading weather sealing (when paired with an Olympus M.Zuiko PRO lens) in a small lightweight body, great for those long walks to secluded coves.
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…