AVOIDING CLICHÉS WITH TRAVEL PHOTOS

    Monday, 24th July 2017

    Quick, name some clichés in travel photography. Wait, we can do it for you: badly lit photographs of exotic food that do NOT look like a delicacy? Check. Local person scowling at the camera? Check. Travel photography clichés are everywhere. Fortunately, our love for all things travel and all things photography intersect neatly, so we have come up with a few tips to help you produce travel photography that’s a cut above the rest.

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    TOP 10 CITIES FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

    Wednesday, 5th July 2017

    It’s travel month here at OLYMPUS central – so check your passport has a few blank pages, clear your memory cards and make sure your vaccinations are up to date, because over the next month we’re going to teach you all you need to know about the ins and outs of travel photography. Allow us – and our expert, globe-trotting OLYMPUS ambassadors – to share a bit of urban photography knowledge.

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    THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2017: YOUR PRE-SHOW GUIDE…

    Monday, 6th March 2017

    Expect hundreds of exhibitors, from manufacturers to retailers; talks covering everything from mastering social media to cracking off-camera lighting, plus the opportunity to try and buy everything from cameras to tripods – but it’s precisely because there’s so much on offer that if you’re hoping to get the most from The Photography Show, you’re going to need a plan. Luckily, we’re in your corner. Here are our pre-show highlights…

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    HOW TO SHOOT YOUR FIRST STAR TRAILS

    Friday, 24th February 2017

    If there’s one thing photographers know, it’s light. How much of it there is, where it’s coming from, how to shape and modify it, and how to add to it. Understanding how to harness your OLYMPUS’ low-light capabilities can open a whole new world of photography. Turn your lens heavenwards and join us for the beginners’ guide to star trail photography.

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    FINDING YOUR STYLE

    Friday, 17th February 2017

    If you know the kind of images you love, you’ll gradually grow into a style of photography that suits you. The result: more confident, artistic photography, and images that your audience will identify as yours before they ever see a caption.

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    STREET STYLE – REPORTAGE

    Friday, 3rd February 2017

    Want to push your photography – and yourself – to the limit? Head out onto the streets and look for the thousands of little stories going on around you all the time. Reportage photography is part journalism, part art, and takes years to master. Take the first step with our bite-size tips.

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    STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AT NIGHT

    Thursday, 22nd December 2016

    If there’s one thing we love as photographers, it’s light. We like to carefully note where it’s coming from, how bright it is, what colour it is and what its qualities are: hard, soft, dappled – feel free to make a list of your own poetic adjectives. But, as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder – so it’s with great pleasure that we recommend you consider braving the streets when it’s dark.

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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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    ART BERMONDSEY PROJECT SPACE OPENS WITH ‘DENCH DOES DALLAS’

    Friday, 23rd October 2015

    Tuesday evening saw the official opening of Art Bermondsey Project Space, supported by Olympus. This non-commercial venue will provide a platform to encourage a fusion of photography, art and culture.

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    ALL DAY & ALL OF THE NIGHT

    Monday, 2nd February 2015

    The title of one of London band The Kinks’ most notable tunes could almost be a mantra for pro photographer Rob Pugh. His tireless street walk photography workshops in association with Olympus are some of his most popular sessions. London is a regular haunt, with its never-ending stream of subjects making it a street photographer’s dream – day or night. So that’s exactly what Rob and another group of keen photography enthusiasts set out to capture one cold, overcast day (and evening) in February.

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