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WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT A LONG LENS

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.

HOW THE E-M1 MARK III OPENED MY EYES TO BIRDS

Already a long-time E-M1 Mark II user, Andy Wasley took his downtime as an opportunity to upgrade to the E-M1 Mark III. But he was left with a challenge: what to shoot?

DENCH’S DOLDRUMS – FROM CLUBS TO COVID WITH PETER DENCH

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.

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Q&A WITH SUE CRO

Q&A WITH SUE CRO

You’ve almost certainly seen her photos on social media – please meet Sue Cro, a long-time Olympus user who creates breathtaking portraits of wild creatures in the summer and colourful abstracts in the winter.

HELLO ISOLATION NATION!

HELLO ISOLATION NATION!

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.

SNAPSHOT: WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH TESNI WARD

SNAPSHOT: WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH TESNI WARD

“Hi, my name’s Tesni and I’m a full-time wildlife photographer! Two years ago, I found myself in a difficult position without a job, so I decided to take a risk and try to become a full-time wildlife photographer; I can honestly say I’ve never looked back!” – Olympus Ambassador Tesni Ward shares her recommended kit and techniques for wildlife photography, and how she prepares.

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT: MOUNTAIN HARES

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT: MOUNTAIN HARES

BY TESNI WARD

Having worked with and photographed the Peak District population of mountain hares for some time now, this year I was extremely keen to travel up to Scotland and photograph the hares found in the stunning and expansive Cairngorm National Park. I was eager to see if there were significant differences between the two populations, and also to photograph and observe them in true, winter conditions.

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT IDEAS

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT IDEAS

It’s important to accept that wildlife photography in the UK rewards patience. At the risk of making an obvious point: this ain’t Africa, where any guide with a jeep can get you within photographic distance of incredible megafauna. Patience and perseverance are everything, and that means… it’s project time. A good photographic project – wildlife or otherwise – aims to tell a compelling story, so start there.

WHERE ARE THE WILD THINGS IN SPRING?

WHERE ARE THE WILD THINGS IN SPRING?

Wildlife photographers in the UK have a tough beat. Much of our wildlife – when it’s not making itself scarce for winter – is either shy, nocturnal, small or, often, the holy un-photographable trinity. But with winter over, you can start thinking about busting your cameras out again, and although British wildlife might not be keen to do you many favours, there’s still plenty of it about. Here’s how to find wildlife to photograph during the spring months.

THE BEST PLACES IN THE UK FOR WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

THE BEST PLACES IN THE UK FOR WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

Throw your plane tickets in the trash and put away your passport: wildlife photographers in the UK have plenty to point their cameras at. Whether you’re looking to shoot fascinating birds, large mammals or even experiment with a spot of dive photography, this sceptre’d isle has something for virtually all wildlife photographers, from weekend warriors to those who love nothing more that popping on a ghillie suit and lying in a bog all week. So treat your telephoto lens to a clean and pack a few spare memory cards and head on our north-to-south wildlife tour of the UK.