HOW TO TRAVEL SAFELY WITH YOUR KIT

    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.

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    UPDATING YOUR CAMERA’S FIRMWARE

    Tuesday, 24th January 2017

    Within your camera’s tiny frame beats a hyper-intelligent heart, capable of performing the brutal maths needed to compress incoming, Full HD video into a format storable on an SD card, or applying filters to RAW images. And, just like your laptop or tablet, every now and then the operating system at the heart of your camera will benefit from an update.

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    BUILDINGS FOR SUCCESS: ARCHITECTURE TIPS AND TRICKS

    Tuesday, 17th January 2017

    Shooting buildings should be easy – after all, people far more qualified than you have done all the heavy lifting. Famous buildings have an inherent shape, beauty and balance provided by highly-sought-after architects, are finished by world-class tradespeople and often sit within already-iconic cities – all your job is as a photographer is to turn up and keep your exposures balanced – right?

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    NEW YEAR = NEW PROJECT

    Monday, 2nd January 2017

    A brand new year means a new start for everyone – especially us photographers – so we asked the followers and fans of OLYMPUS UK’s Facebook and Twitter pages to see what they were planning for the twelve months ahead.

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    ADVANCED FIREWORK PHOTOS

    Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

    It’s the spookiest time of the year, but forget pumpkins and bowls of candy – set yourself a proper challenge and shoot some fireworks. Our whiz-bang experts show you how.

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    SHOOTING IN AUTUMN

    Monday, 24th October 2016

    As everyone knows, summer is the best time for photography. Right? Long days, warm weather, blah, blah, blah. Actually, we’d argue that as the mercury drops, the days get shorter and everyone dashes inside to crank up the thermostat… the quality of the photography in the UK actually improves. Here’s why.

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    ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS

    Monday, 17th October 2016

    Architecture has more potential than most branches of photography to go terribly, tediously wrong. Standing next to a dozen other photographers and snapping the same tourist trap is never going to make for terribly interesting photographs. So thank goodness for us, right? Here’s how to get your next shoot in a city to go with a bang.

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    NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY: A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE

    Monday, 19th September 2016

    If there’s one expression guaranteed to strike fear into the most experienced photographer’s heart, it’s ‘night photography’. After all, if photography is the study and exposure of light, how can you find decent pictures when light is completely absent?

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    RULE OF THIRDS: MYTH OR TRUTH?

    Friday, 16th September 2016

    Here’s something the Olympus team’s resident photography nerds (which is all of us, now we think about it) believe: any photographic guidance preceded by words like “rule”, “you must”, “always” or “never” is almost always followed by a line of total rubbish.

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    SHOULD I SHOOT IN RAW OR JPEG? PART 1

    Friday, 2nd September 2016

    Which file style should you use – RAW or JPEG? In part one of this series, we explain the main differences between the formats

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