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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    SEEING NEON AT GODS OWN JUNK YARD

    Thursday, 19th April 2018

    Despite the weather taking an unexpected turn for the better, twenty intrepid photographers shunned the sunshine and gathered instead inside the neon ‘Mecca’ that is Gods Own Junk Yard for a different kind of lighting experience. Olympus Ambassador Gavin Hoey was the host for this portrait masterclass, with the Olympus team on hand to offer advice and loan out kit to experiment with. Our incredible model for the day was Meg Biffin and together with Gavin’s guidance we managed to create some electrifying shots!

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    BASKETBALL WITH THE LONDON LIONS

    Thursday, 5th April 2018

    A basketball game featuring the London Lions and the Plymouth Raiders was always going to be an intense and exciting clash – so who would turn down an invitation for full press courtside access at one of London 2012’s iconic Olympic venues to capture the event? On the night we were joined by 9 keen photographers in the Copper Box Arena for what proved to be a truly fulfilling photographic experience.

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    BEHIND BARS WITH OLYMPUS AT GLOUCESTER PRISON

    Wednesday, 7th February 2018

    I have to say, going to prison wasn’t exactly number 1 on my bucket list – but who could possibly turn down an invite to a photography workshop in Gloucester’s very own recently decommissioned prison? So, on a crisp January afternoon I joined 30 other keen photographers in the prison’s Chapel for what promised to be a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

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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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    GOING UNDERGROUND IN ALDWYCH STATION

    Tuesday, 31st October 2017

    40 intrepid photographers spent the afternoon exploring the booking hall, tunnels and disused platforms of the decommissioned Aldwych Tube Station. The location provided the backdrop for two differing photo shoots directed by Olympus Ambassadors Gavin Hoey and Marcus Clackson. Splitting into two groups, half the party travelled back in time to photograph a vintage set up with model Beth and a 50’s themed set-up led by Marcus in the station booking hall.

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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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    SUMMER PORTRAITS

    Friday, 22nd July 2016

    Long sunny days, trips to the country and seaside and friends and family get togethers for barbecues. On the surface, those rare days of British sunshine would seem to be ideal time to get the camera out and take photos.

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    80 AT 80

    Friday, 15th April 2016

    The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London hosted an exclusive invite only evening to celebrate John Nassari’s ’80 at 80’ exhibition. The 80 images celebrated OLYMPUS’ 80th anniversary of camera manufacturing and provided a rare glimpse inside one of London’s most celebrated 5-star hotels…

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