Tuesday, 7th November 2017
It’s landscape photography month here at Olympus towers – and no, that doesn’t just mean holding your camera the right way round. This week: the most challenging landscapes of all – the night sky. If there’s one thing photographers love to obsess over, it’s light. What kind of light you get at different times of the day, where it’s coming from, what colour it is, and what it does to that neat arrangement of rocks you’ve found to act as the focal point of your image.
Monday, 31st July 2017
Pre-travel jitters? We all get them. Where’s your passport? Where’s your credit card? Does the bank know you’re going away (surprisingly important). And all that’s before you think about your photography kit. A camera and a lens is barely the start of the story: batteries, chargers, backup storage and more should be on your packing checklist. Here’s what you need – and how to protect it.
Wednesday, 28th December 2016
At the end of 2016 we decided to create our own Christmas countdown to find out who took the best shot of the year – and threw open the competition to our followers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to create this year’s Top Of The Shots festive chart! We’ve been posting the images to our Facebook page throughout the run up to Christmas but here, for your enjoyment, is the chart in its entirety – plus our Christmas number one…
Thursday, 24th November 2016
You’ll soon see that good landscape photography, as opposed to “doesn’t the beach look nice today?” photography, is an art form all its own. With one eye on the fact that good landscape photography is more a lifelong calling than something you can crack in a single afternoon, here are a few tips that should see you headed in the right direction.
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
Many people start taking photographs because they have something they want to capture and they enjoy that specific type of photography. Maybe you live near the sea and you’re blessed with beautiful seascape sunsets, or you live in the Scottish Highlands and have an abundance of wonderful wildlife. It’s quite easy to shoot a single subject without ever pushing yourself to try new challenges within your hobby.
Monday, 27th October 2014
With autumn in full swing, outdoor photographers are offered some of the most striking and colourful photo opportunities of the year. The leaves begin to change, and the reds and oranges are bathed by the lower, oblique light that slants across the landscape, playing on the colours and textures.