GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY

    Tuesday, 29th May 2018

    Macro photography reveals the world’s hidden detail in all its glory, turning subjects once mundane, into the truly magnificent. Here are three projects for you to try…

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    BEHIND THE SHOT WITH ANDY SANDS

    Friday, 18th May 2018

    Photographer and Chiswick Camera Centre owner Andy Sands has always had a strong interest in natural history. When he left school in the late 1980s and got a job in a camera shop he purchased his first film SLR and started photographing wildlife. Learn how to photograph a small subject and capture all the detail, as Andy talks through his focus stacking technique…

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    GLORIOUS COLOURS AT KEW GARDENS

    Monday, 30th April 2018

    GUEST POST BY NEILL TAYLOR

    Last weekend I enjoyed a day shooting at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It was an event organised by Olympus UK, and provided by them as a free benefit of having recently purchased an OM-D E-M1 Mark II (to replace my trusty Mark I).

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    PERFECT VIEWS: OUR FAVOURITE PHOTOS FROM LANDSCAPE MONTH

    Thursday, 30th November 2017

    We’ve had a blast during Landscape Month. As the days get shorter and sunsets get more accessible, this has been an amazing time to get inspired, get outside and make the most of the world around us. But by far our favourite aspect of Landscape Month has been watching your images flood into our social media streams. From urban to rural landscapes, and from sunrise to sunset – and even a few in between – it’s been you, our photographers, who’ve been setting the standard.

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    ‘SPEED DATING’ WITH THE OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    Monday, 27th November 2017

    Love was most certainly in the air for the latest Olympus event at Soho’s vibrant Graphic Bar, with a group of lucky photographers assembling for a ‘Speed Dating’ workshop like no other! The group was split into smaller groups, each starting off by taking part in one of three sessions hosted by the Olympus Ambassadors and experts.

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    GIFFORDS CIRCUS – A CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH THE OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    Wednesday, 21st June 2017

    With temperatures peaking at over 30˚C this was always going to be a hot ticket – so it was a fortunate 60 photographers who joined our OLYMPUS experts and Ambassadors for a day of E-M1 Mark II inspired fun at Oxford University Parks with the fabulous Giffords Circus.

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    MACRO IN FOCUS

    Wednesday, 17th May 2017

    Depth of field can be a tricky thing to get your head around. It can be adjusted in either direction by changing your lens’ aperture, or by twisting the zoom ring. Or by moving closer to or further away from your subject. What we’re saying is: depth of field is a bit of a movable feast. Most of the time this isn’t too big a deal, until you hit macro focusing…If you’re set on shooting macro, here’s what you need to get focusing right.

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    CAPTURING STUNNING FLOWERS & SUMMER PLANTS

    Monday, 8th May 2017

    BY MARCUS CLACKSON

    This is a great time of year to get out with your camera and enjoy photographing the huge and varied amount of garden shows, events and seasonal displays of flowers to be found in the UK’s parks, woodland and private houses. Every week you’ll find new bursts of colour created by different plants and flowers coming into season – so it’s worth doing a bit of homework to ensure you’re in the right place at the right time, and ready to capture the best photography possible. Here’s my advice for getting ahead of the pack and making the most of the summer season.

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    DIY MACRO

    Friday, 5th May 2017

    Trying your hand at Macro photography means you don’t need to be standing on top of a mountain or leaning perilously over the edge of a building to get a great shot. It takes a little time and effort, though – simply having a decent macro lens isn’t going to cut it. Picking the right subject, finding a good background and – crucially – lighting everything properly will make an enormous difference. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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    THE BEST PLACES IN THE UK FOR WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

    Thursday, 20th April 2017

    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.

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