BEST LIGHTING FOR FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY

    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.

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    SPORTS YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D PHOTOGRAPH

    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…

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    GET STARTED WITH SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

    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.

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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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    HOW TO TAKE GREAT PICTURES OF FOOD

    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.

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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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    GETTING TO GRIPS WITH INSTAGRAM: A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE

    Thursday, 29th June 2017

    So you’ve got your own OLYMPUS camera, and you’ve happily been taking photos for a while – and you’re starting to feel as though you’d like to share them with the world… Well, Instagram is the perfect place to get started. If you’re into a certain genre or subject, there’s nothing like nosing around other people’s images to get a little inspiration. And who knows? You might even make a friend or two along the way.

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    GIFFORDS CIRCUS – A CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH THE OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    Wednesday, 21st June 2017

    With temperatures peaking at over 30˚C this was always going to be a hot ticket – so it was a fortunate 60 photographers who joined our OLYMPUS experts and Ambassadors for a day of E-M1 Mark II inspired fun at Oxford University Parks with the fabulous Giffords Circus.

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    WHAT ARE THE BEST LENSES FOR MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY?

    Friday, 9th June 2017

    Gig photography is a difficult one to pack for: a super-long lens for tight portraits of the lead singer? An ultra-fast wide-angle to capture the excitement of the crowd? A one-size-fits-all walkabout lens? Join us on a rummage through the OLYMPUS kit cupboard and prepare to update your Christmas list – these are the lenses that every music photographer should have on their shortlist.

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    HOW TO SURVIVE A MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH YOUR CAMERA

    Monday, 5th June 2017

    Pack your waterproofs, do a practice run with the tent and whatever happens, double-check your wellies – it’s festival season. “Should I take my camera to a music festival?” Great question; glad you asked. The answer, unequivocally, is “yes!”. Here’s how to get the best from festival photography – and how to make sure you and your camera make it out in one piece.

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