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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.