Join us in September to celebrate the beauty of the forest! All month long we’ll be hosting online and offline events including live photo-walks in countries around Europe to highlight the photographic possibilities to be found in forests and woodland near you.
You’ll be able to meet some of our talented photographers and spend time with fellow Olympus owners to get inspired and learn techniques for capturing a wide range of subjects – everything from wide panoramas, animals and bird portraits through to detailed macro close-ups. Plus don’t forget about our exclusive competition!
WATCH NOW: GERAINT IN THE FOREST
No stranger to his local forests and woodland, Olympus Ambassador and macro master Geraint is is always on the lookout for flora and fauna to train his lens on. Catch up on just two of his latest adventures (and get inspired for yours) in the videos below.
EXPLORING DINEFWR WITH GERAINT RADFORD & ROB COTTLE
This nature-inspired workshop will focus on wildlife, close-up and macro photography. Rob and Geraint will be on-hand throughout the session to offer tips and tricks and help you get creative images of the natural world. Be on the lookout for birds, deer, bugs and fungi as we go an an epic mini adventure in South Wales.
GET INSPIRED: FOREST KIT IDEAS
Light, compact, weatherproof…the list goes on! However you describe it, it’s undeniable that Olympus equipment is ideal for outdoor adventures. If you’re looking to add to your kit bag before your next venture into the forest, we’ve picked out just a few of our favourite bits of kit below. Click for dealer locator
WIN! €1000 OLYMPUS VOUCHER
Any forest is an endless source of photo opportunities, from gigantic trees to infinitesimal animals, from wide panoramas, animals and birds through to detailed macro. For your chance to win €1000 to spend in the Olympus online shop, share your best forest capture on MyOlympus this month. Good luck!
FURTHER READING ON OUR BLOG
Before you head into the forest why not collect some last minute creative inspiration from other Olympus photographers and make your next trip even more worthwhile?
By Rob Cottle
As many in lockdown have found, spending time watching and listening to birds is a total joy and a tonic to your mental health; imagine them as your feathered psychotherapists but without the cost. Have you thought about recording them for future playback at your leisure or improving your video audio?
By Jamie Rosencrans
We tracked down Jamie, AKA @this_forest_floor on Instagram, to find out more about the incredible structures and scenes found in front of their 60mm F2.8 Macro…
By Lilly Swarfield
Want to make sure you’re getting the very best out of your camera when it comes to photographing furry friends? Join Lilly Swarfield as she shares her tips for capturing fantastic pet portraits with the help of her golden retriever, Charlie.
By Steve Gosling
Photographer Steve Gosling lives close to a small area of woodland, that he loves to visit with his camera. In the last couple of weeks it’s been a place that Steve has visited more often to get some images for a long term project he is working on.
By Andrew Turpin
Wildlife photography is something of a battle. The first part is finding wildlife, of course, but the really tricky bit is getting up close.
Olympus Mentor Rob Cottle jets off on a whirlwind trip to the Land of the Rising Sun to discover stunning landscapes, wildlife and culture.