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HOW TO CREATE A HOME STUDIO ON A BUDGET

By Daisy Dickinson

With the weather bleak, and an extended requirement to stay home, there’s never been a better time to hone your photography skills and consider creating your own little studio. And, contrary to what you might think, this is totally possible to do without a big budget or tonnes of space…

MY OLYMPUS JOURNEY : DISCOVERING TINY THINGS THROUGH A MACRO LENS

By Jamie Rosencrans

We tracked down Jamie, AKA @this_forest_floor on Instagram, to find out more about the incredible structures and scenes found in front of their 60mm F2.8 Macro…

A PICTURE A DAY: START YOUR OWN #OLYMPUS365PROJECT

By Daisy Dickinson

If you’re looking for a little creative stability this new year, why not try taking a picture a day? The ideal activity for personal – and technical – growth, and a surprisingly welcome task to schedule during lockdown.

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HOW TO CREATE A HOME STUDIO ON A BUDGET

HOW TO CREATE A HOME STUDIO ON A BUDGET

By Daisy Dickinson

With the weather bleak, and an extended requirement to stay home, there’s never been a better time to hone your photography skills and consider creating your own little studio. And, contrary to what you might think, this is totally possible to do without a big budget or tonnes of space…

CAPTURING FESTIVE BOKEH

CAPTURING FESTIVE BOKEH

By Daisy Dickinson

Bokeh is the Japanese name given to aesthetically pleasing, out-of-focus light, and the festive season provides a better time than ever to practice capturing this stunning effect. All you’ll need is some fairy lights, your Olympus camera, and a lens with a wide aperture…

CHALLENGE YOURSELF BY GOING SMALL

CHALLENGE YOURSELF BY GOING SMALL

By Andrew Turpin

Like a lot of photographers, I tend to fall into the trap of searching for that epic shot. I’ll trek for miles in the hope of finding a unique view, some rare wildlife, or that magical moment when the light just seems to come alive. All of that is fantastic, of course, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, but sometimes it’s better to think small.

GET OFF AUTO, AND START USING PRIORITY MODES

GET OFF AUTO, AND START USING PRIORITY MODES

By Daisy Dickinson

The iAuto function on your Olympus camera is pretty great, and certainly has its place; but, it won’t necessarily allow you to realise the true potential of your photography. You just need a little know-how, and a touch of confidence to start unlocking some seriously good picture-taking.

7 FUNCTIONS YOU NEED TO TRY ON YOUR NEW OLYMPUS CAMERA

7 FUNCTIONS YOU NEED TO TRY ON YOUR NEW OLYMPUS CAMERA

By Daisy Dickinson

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!

PAPER SHAPES & SHADOWS WITH GAVIN HOEY

PAPER SHAPES & SHADOWS WITH GAVIN HOEY

By Gavin Hoey

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.

AN OASIS OF TRANQUILITY

AN OASIS OF TRANQUILITY

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.

PENCIL PATTERN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GAVIN HOEY

PENCIL PATTERN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GAVIN HOEY

By Gavin Hoey

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.

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GAVIN HOEY

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GAVIN HOEY

By Gavin Hoey

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.

Q&A WITH JOHN MANNELL

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

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.

CREATIVE GLASSWARE WITH GAVIN HOEY

CREATIVE GLASSWARE WITH GAVIN HOEY

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.

FROM MACRO TO MICRO

FROM MACRO TO MICRO

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.