PUSH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY AND LEARN SOMETHING NEW IN 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.
Well, why not let us guide you to set yourself #NewChallenges for the year ahead? In this blog we will suggest a few things to try out and provide all the best tips and tricks to help you on your way to something fun and exciting.
Street photography is more popular than ever before. It’s great fun, and provided you can venture to an urban or well-populated location, anybody can shoot street photography. Unlike many types of photography, it doesn’t depend on the weather or the conditions – you can shoot street photos come rain, wind or shine (or even sun)!
Inspiration: One of my favourite street photographers is Rupert Vandervell, who often uses an Olympus OM-D E-M5. Here’s a recent interview we did with him:
Anybody with a macro or telephoto lens that can focus up-close is able to shoot great macro images. To shoot macro photography well, though, takes a bit of preparation, but the rewards are there for those who are willing to put in the effort.
Inspiration: We found Sapphire Ker after he submitted some amazing pictures to Photo of the Day. He’s a fantastic photographer, but it’s his macro work we like the most. His images are mostly captured with an Olympus OM-D E-M1
Macro Photography Top Tips:
To kick-start your magnificent macro photography, here are 6 top tips
And here are 5 macro locations that are tip top!
In many areas of the country, wildlife photography can seem quite daunting. It’s not every day that we encounter the wildlife that we want to photograph. However, with a little research and some patience, it’s surprising what you can find in unexpected places. Everything from foxes, deer and badgers can all be found the length and breadth of Britain if you look hard enough.
Inspiration: There are many great wildlife photographers who shoot with Olympus cameras, but one that caught our eye recently was Sue Cro.
Check out our Q&A Here:
There are few things more satisfying than capturing a story in a landscape scene, but to capture it well requires a fair bit of technical knowledge. To get the best out of your images takes a lot of know-how and practice. It’s certainly one of the harder disciplines of photography, but you can’t beat an image that shows the beautiful British countryside at its best.
Inspiration: Another photographer who came to our attention through Photo of the Day is Stephen Elliott. His consistency for capturing outstanding landscape images is phenomenal and he has spent many years using various different Olympus camera systems.
Landscape Photography Top Tips:
We have covered landscapes quite extensively this year, so you’re in luck!
How to maximise your exposures:
Picking the right locations:
Shooting tips and tricks: