EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 4K

    Monday, 5th February 2018

    It’s time to sort your Ultra HD from your HD, your PAL from your NTSC and perfect your video workflow. Why? It’s film-making month! If you want to make your videos look their best and get the perfect accessories to help – you’ve come to the right place. Over the next four weeks, we’ll be looking at everything video-related, and that includes 4k. But, let’s start with the basics…

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    INSPIRATION FOR GETTING STARTED IN STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

    Wednesday, 17th January 2018

    Street photography month has been a blast – in particular, the images flooding into our social streams are awesome. One thing’s clear – Olympus kit and street photography go together like, well, Olympus cameras and street photography. If you’re starting out, we’ve got loads of resources to help you. Not least our very own social media streams – hit up our Instagram or Facebook to see what we mean. Or go our back catalogue of blogs – we’ve already covered the four essential skills you need to tell a story, as well as the best lenses to use and how to get both candid and not-so-candid street shots. But if you’re still looking for inspiration, all you need is a decent project. Fresh out of ideas? Let us help…

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    THE BEST TIMES OF DAY TO CAPTURE GREAT LANDSCAPE SHOTS

    Friday, 8th December 2017

    Perhaps you’ve headed out to an incredible location, only to be disappointed by pictures that don’t do your scenery full justice. There are lots of things you can do to improve your photography, from investing in better lenses to improving your post-production chops. But when it comes to landscape photography, perhaps the best move you can make is paying more attention to the times of day you’re actually shooting.

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    FOUR ESSENTIAL SKILLS PHOTOJOURNALISTS NEED TO TELL A GREAT STORY

    Wednesday, 6th December 2017

    This week we’re delving into the research and prep that’s vital for every brilliant photo story. With photojournalism month in full swing, allow us to assume for a second that you’re reasonably on top of how your camera works. Getting a well composed, sharp frame is no problem for you, and you’ve made good progress when it comes to processing and exporting your finished images. Problem is, that’s not all photojournalism is about.

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    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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    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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