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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    OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 Mark II Experience Day at Kew Gardens

    Wednesday, 12th April 2017

    BY LUCY CLARKE

    On 5th April I was lucky enough to be invited to the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 Mark II Experience Day at Kew Gardens, hosted by OLYMPUS Ambassador Marcus Clackson. The sun shining, birds singing and OLYMPUS camera in tow I set off and made my way to Kew.

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    OLYMPUS TOP OF THE SHOTS 2016

    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…

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    GETTING TO KNOW YOUR FLASH

    Friday, 18th November 2016

    If there’s one aspect of photography guaranteed to confuse, bamboozle and shame even experienced snappers, it’s lighting. Lighting in photography – and forgive us for stating the obvious – is important. Keep reading for our top tips.

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    PUSH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY AND LEARN SOMETHING NEW IN 2016

    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.

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    MACRO MAY HOT SPOTS

    Wednesday, 20th May 2015

    As we’re still celebrating the magnificent #MacroMay, where we offer tips and tricks and share user submissions of macro images, we thought we would round up some great locations.

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