Come and explore the world of Olympus cameras.

Meet the team and get hands-on with all the latest award-winning OM-D & PEN system cameras and M.Zuiko lenses, including the stunning OM-D E-M1 Mark ll. We’re also offering Olympus photographers our extremely popular ‘Check & Clean’ service on the stand, free of charge. Please check-in early to avoid disappointment.

You can also hear from Olympus Visionaries and Ambassadors who will be hosting a series of free informal ’Audience with’ sessions on the stand. Click here for more details.

Many will also be shooting live and speaking on the Show Stages – just scroll down to find out more.

Show Stages

See below for details of when our Visionaries and Ambassadors are presenting and shooting live on various TPS Show Stages.
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Peter Dench

Take Advantage of Your Photographic Heroes Without Taking Advantage of Them
Behind the Lens Theatre, Mon 19th March, 14:00-14:30

Photographer Peter Dench has heroes, practitioners who inspired him to pick up a camera as a young man and continue to pick up a camera as an older man. Join Dench as he reveals some of his photo legends and how he has absorbed their influence to develop his own career. In particular, Dench will be talking about his recent work, A1: Britain on the Verge – part homage to photographer Paul Graham (who made the journey along Britain’s longest numbered road in the early 1980s), part reportage of a nation in tumult, on the verge of radical change.

What Not To Do
Student Plus*, Tues 20th March, 14:05-14:35

Photographer Peter Dench feels so young as he only remembers half his life and the half he does remember, is of missed opportunities and failed professional decisions. Regrets, he’s has had a few, and then a few more. He can’t go back and tell his younger self what not to do but he can tell YOU. Join Dench talking about the realities of being a photographer in the commercial world and what you need to do, or more importantly, not do, to survive.

*Student Plus is organised by TPS. The ticket price is £10 and includes other perks such as a free Show Guide and access to exclusive competitions. Click here for more details on the entire line-up.

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Gavin Hoey

Beyond Beauty Lighting
Live Stage, Sat 17th March, 13:00-13:30

If you want to grow as a portrait photographer then this session is a must see. Join Gavin Hoey as he takes a single, classic lighting set up and grows it into a series of exciting and unique shots. Camera skills, props and lights will all play their part in creating shots which go beyond basic beauty lighting.

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Martina Govindraj

12 Shots with 12mm on Micro Four Thirds
Mobile & Social Stage, Sat 17th March, 13:00-13:30

Looking for some photographic inspiration? Join Martina Govindraj as she talks about urban travel with the M.Zuiko 12mm F1.2 – the ups…the downs…the challenge!

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Jay McLaughlin

‘Making it work’ – Problem solving with a camera
Mobile & Social Stage, Tues 20th March, 13:00-13:30

Find out Jay’s techniques for ‘seeing’ shots and finding the best locations, as well as the secret to working fast. He’ll discuss the significance of knowing your subject and being able to think on your feet.

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Damian McGillicuddy

The single light source portrait studio
Live Stage, Sun 18th March, 13:00-13:30

Portraiture shouldn’t be complex. Amazing “old master” results can be achieved with a single light source and a reflector board. Come and see how easy it is to get your starter studio up and running and produce quality work with just one light.

On camera flash can be oh-so-interesting
Live Stage, Mon 19th March, 15:00-15:30

A speed light is one of the first accessories the new photographer buys… then its left languishing in the bottom of the kit bag, unloved and forgotten. Come and see how simple on camera flash can be manipulated to be reminiscent of results people thought only achievable with studio lights…it really can be that TTL simple.

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John Nassari

Building a 360 interactive
Great Outdoors Stage, Sun 18th & Monday 19th March, 13:00-13:35

John will shoot and build an outdoor portrait-themed 360 interactive onstage, showing you just how quick and effective it can really be. Watch this 360 turn interactive as John gets to work with his software, live! A demonstration of how everyone can incorporate 360s into their work, without huge development costs or a background in code.

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Tesni Ward

Working with wildlife
Great Outdoors Stage, Sat 17th March, 13:00-13:30

Come and hear from Pro wildlife photographer Tesni Ward as she talks about her work. Tesni’s fieldcraft is at the heart of what she does, find out what it takes to capture that perfect shot. She’ll take you through her stunning imagery and share techniques and tips to improve your wildlife photography.

Survival tips for photographers starting in business
Turning Pro Masterclass*, Sat 19th March & Sun 18th March, 16:20-16:45

Tesni joins three other pro photographers in an open session as she discusses how to survive your first year, mistakes to avoid and tips for finding your lucky break.

*Turning Pro Masterclasses are organised by TPS and the ticket price is £10 for one half-day session (programme repeated on Saturday and Sunday). Click here for more details on the entire line-up.

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R.Cleveland Aaron

Finding commercial work and making it pay
Turning Pro Masterclass*, Sat 17th & Sun 18th March, 15:15-15:50

Looking for advice on approaching businesses with your work? Find out the best practice for getting a foot in the door and making an impression, as well as top tips for matching your portfolio to the client.

*Turning Pro Masterclasses are organised by TPS and the ticket price is £10 for one half-day session (programme repeated on Saturday and Sunday). Click here for more details on the entire line-up.

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Jessica Milberg

A look inside close-up documentary wedding photography
Behind the Lens Theatre, Tues 20th March, 14:00-14:40

Jessica will introduce you to the techniques she uses to get those really close, intimate shots at weddings but still blend in. She’ll explain how to introduce clients and their guests to this style of photography, and methods to help keep the day relaxed.

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Byron Wijayawardena

Movement in storytelling
Video Stage, Sat 17th March, 13:30-14:00, Sun 18th March, 12:30-13:00

One of the most important skills to master when transitioning from photography to motion picture is; How, When & Why to move the camera. Whether you are shooting a corporate, wedding or a documentary video you need to get good at Run-and-Gun Filmmaking.

In this insightful talk you will learn tips and tricks on how to capture great video content on the move in any city with as little equipment as possible.

'An Audience With...'

On the Olympus Stand

Our Visionaries and Ambassadors are hosting ‘Audience With’ sessions on our stand every day at the Photography Show, why not come along and meet them? All ‘Audience with’ sessions are free and last for 30 minutes with a 10 minute Q&A.

Saturday 17th March

11.00 – Mike Inkley
‘Big Sports – Big images’ – Find out about a typical working day of a professional sports photographer. Mike will be discussing Pixel peeping vs what a client wants and how using Olympus kit helps with this.

12.00 – Damian McGillicuddy
‘Deconstructed Beauty’ – A look behind the scenes as Damian shows you how and why he builds a beauty inspired portrait the way he does, one light at a time. Ever wanted to be a “fly on the wall” at a McGillicuddy shoot? Do you ever wonder why a particular lens is chosen for a specific shoot? Do you want a greater insight into how Damian “paints” with light? Well join us on the stand and walk through the creative process with us. Feel free to observe, ask questions and take notes. It’s nearly as good as being there in person!

13.15 – R.Cleveland Aaron
‘My Life in Monochrome’ – Learning to see in Monochrome and using colour and composition to communicate a concept or thought.

14.15 – Martina Govindraj
‘Feel positive about Negative Space’ – How to consider scale, composition and making an impact with your photos, as well as how to take the viewer on journey with a scene.

15.15 – Byron Wijayawardena
‘Pre-flight checklist for video production on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark ll’ – Taking you through resolution, frame rates, codecs, shutter speeds, Vari-ND filters & more. Find out how they affect your final image and the simplest way to get ready to shoot video with the turn of a dial.

Sunday 18th March

11.00 – Tesni Ward
‘A year of wildlife photography – trials and tribulations!’ – A year of shooting incredible wildlife photography with the OM-D E-M1 Mark ll. See Tesni’s amazing images and find out about her triumphs as well as challenges, and how she overcame them whilst out in the field.

12.15 – Gavin Hoey
‘Creative portraits from simple lighting’ – Discover Gavin’s “Go To” Olympus and flash gear for shooting portraits. Plus, cheap props that look amazing in photos, and the secrets of how Gavin makes his small studio look large, revealed! As well as High Speed Sync flash with Olympus cameras and when to use it.

13.15 – R.Cleveland Aaron
‘My Life in Monochrome’ – Learning to see in Monochrome and using colour and composition to communicate a concept or thought.

14.15 – Mike Inkley
‘One Small System’ – Mike will be covering what constitutes a full system and exploring the idea of ‘more images more of the time’. Find out what this looks like in Olympus against the established competitors and real examples of why it works!

15.15 – John Nassari
‘Becoming a wedding photographer’ – Key things to think about when starting out in Wedding Photography. Drawing on over 25 years as a photographer, with 10 years in the wedding industry, John will be sharing his approach and techniques for running a successful business.

Monday 19th March

11.00 – Mike Inkley
‘Big Sports – Big images’ – Find out about a typical working day of a professional sports photographer. Mike will be discussing Pixel peeping vs what a client wants and how using Olympus kit helps with this.

12.00 – Peter Dench
‘The Great British DENCH Off’ – From toffs and tarts enjoying the races at Royal Ascot and quaffing champagne on the river Thames at Henley, to truckers necking a Full English Breakfast in the greasy spoon cafes along the A1, Photojournalist Peter Dench has been romping across the nation to deliver a visual feast of a nation in tumult, on the verge of significant change.

13.15 – Damian McGillicuddy
‘Deconstructed Beauty’ – A look behind the scenes as Damian shows you how and why he builds a beauty inspired portrait the way he does, one light at a time. Ever wanted to be a “fly on the wall” at a McGillicuddy shoot? Do you ever wonder why a particular lens is chosen for a specific shoot? Do you want a greater insight into how Damian “paints” with light? Well join us on the stand and walk through the creative process with us. Feel free to observe, ask questions and take notes. It’s nearly as good as being there in person!

14.15 – Marcus Clackson
‘Travels with the OM-D E-M1 Mark ll’ – In this session Marcus shares his latest work, and talks about shooting a range of work from macro to telephoto, underwater to landscape using an OM-D E-M1 Mark ll and pro lenses.

15.15 – John Nassari
‘Becoming a wedding photographer’ – Key things to think about when starting out in Wedding Photography. Drawing on over 25 years as a photographer, with 10 years in the wedding industry, John will be sharing his approach and techniques for running a successful business.

Tuesday 20th March

11.00 – Peter Dench
‘The Great British DENCH Off’ – From toffs and tarts enjoying the races at Royal Ascot and quaffing champagne on the river Thames at Henley, to truckers necking a Full English Breakfast in the greasy spoon cafes along the A1, Photojournalist Peter Dench has been romping across the nation to deliver a visual feast of a nation in tumult, on the verge of significant change.

12.00 – Jessica Milberg
‘Deeper Meaning Without Mirrors; How Switching to Mirrorless is Changing Documentary Wedding Photography’ – Find out how a switch to Olympus has allowed Jessica to explore a deeper, more intimate aspect of storytelling in her wedding work.

13.15 – Mike Inkley
‘One Small System’ – Mike will be covering what constitutes a full system and exploring the idea of ‘more images more of the time’. Find out what this looks like in Olympus against the established competitors and real examples of why it works!

14.15 – Jay McLaughlin
‘My PEN Diary – How a small camera changed everything’ – How and why Jay first picked up an Olympus PEN, why he prefers using small cameras and how using micro four thirds has impacted his photography and business.

15.15 – Damian McGillicuddy
‘Deconstructed Beauty’ – A look behind the scenes as Damian shows you how and why he builds a beauty inspired portrait the way he does, one light at a time. Ever wanted to be a “fly on the wall” at a McGillicuddy shoot? Do you ever wonder why a particular lens is chosen for a specific shoot? Do you want a greater insight into how Damian “paints” with light? Well join us on the stand and walk through the creative process with us. Feel free to observe, ask questions and take notes. It’s nearly as good as being there in person!