Tuesday, 7th November 2017
It’s landscape photography month here at Olympus towers – and no, that doesn’t just mean holding your camera the right way round. This week: the most challenging landscapes of all – the night sky. If there’s one thing photographers love to obsess over, it’s light. What kind of light you get at different times of the day, where it’s coming from, what colour it is, and what it does to that neat arrangement of rocks you’ve found to act as the focal point of your image.
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.
Monday, 23rd October 2017
Portrait month is coming to a close at OLYMPUS – we’ve loved seeing your pictures on our various social networks. They confirm one thing, OLYMPUS shooters love a bit of street and people photography. We still just have time to focus on the technical side of people snapping.
Friday, 22nd September 2017
It’s fashion month at OLYMPUS towers, which is great news for our resident fashionistas and terrible news for office manager Kev – his jeans-and-t-shirt ensemble has never looked more tired. For photographers, though, it’s an amazing time. Style afiçionados go all out and let their flagship garments fly, creating the perfect opportunity to get some ad-hoc high-fashion photos. So roll up that plain white background, put away your light stands and take a brave step outside of the studio – it’s the streets that provide the perfect backdrop this season. As sartorial people from all corners of the world descend on your city, use our top guide on how to make your street photography pop with haute-couture highlights.
Friday, 15th September 2017
Happy fashion month everyone! Remember, fashion is more than a pair of designer jeans and an ironic hat; it’s a chance to bag unique, creative images, and to feature subjects who really push the boundaries. It takes nerve to walk down a catwalk dressed like an insane pirate, after all. But simply finding a good subject and something interesting to dress them in is only part of the battle. If you’ve never tackled fashion photography before, here’s how to get started.
Friday, 1st September 2017
Want to get into sports photography? Try taking up some of the world’s less obvious competitions. The UK has a rich sporting scene that goes way beyond those covered regularly in the newspapers. Want inspiration for sports events to shoot next? Read on…
Tuesday, 8th August 2017
Find your trainers, hydrate like crazy and don’t forget to pack your PE kit because it’s sports month at OLYMPUS. Everyone in the building has been briefed: whether it’s your local five a side team or a world-class event, anything less than gold-medal winning pictures will be dropped on the also-ran pile. So, to take you from the subs bench to the starting 11, here’s our quick-hit guide to how to get better sports shots with your OLYMPUS kit.
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.
Wednesday, 19th July 2017
No travel photography portfolio is complete without a few snaps of food. Apart from being delicious, foreign food is a world away from standard British fare: whether it’s a mezze breakfast in Jordan, a sushi lunch in Tokyo or a steak dinner in New York. But good photos of food – as every travel photographer has discovered – are hard. So thank goodness for us: we’ve polled some of our top ambassadors and compiled their top tips for food photography into this delicious list.