Making Fashion Photography Easy

Making Fashion Photography Easy by Olympus Photographer Joe Edelman
Fashion and beauty portraits are fun to shoot and allow you to explore your creative instincts with very few rules to cramp your style. While the end result can seem elaborate and expensive to create it doesn’t have to be. Here are my tips for creating with simple lighting and household props that won’t break the bank and will leave you with more money for some awesome Olympus gear!

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Making Fashion Photography Easy by Olympus Photographer Joe Edelman
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11 Tips for Capturing Spring

With spring officially upon us, it’s time to get the cameras out and explore the beauty of the changing season. Unlike the stark contrasts that winter landscapes present, burgeoning new life is more subtle and challenging to capture, particularly if you’re in a northern clime where spring comes slowly in fits and starts.

Whether you’re going for that perfect panorama of mountain dogwoods or a close-up of a single crocus struggling to bloom through the snow, a few tips can help you get the most from your spring photo shoots.

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11 Tips for Capturing Spring by Olympus Visionary Larry Price
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An Eye for Birds: A Photographic Journey

Join Olympus Visionary Scott Bourne and BirdWatching Magazine on a photographic journey – learn pro tips, techniques, styles and tools. Take your bird photography skills to the next level and download this multi-part series.

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An Eye for Birds: A Photographic Journey
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6 Black and White Photography Tips to Take to the Streets

Long before YouTube and Instagram, photojournalists spearheaded the street photography movement. With only black and white film at their disposal, they leveraged colorless elements to help others understand their subjects through light, contrast, texture, and composition.

Like these early journalists, modern-day street photographers aim to accurately capture their surroundings in the context of whatever time and place they’re shooting. Great street photography captures both the significant and the simple, and can be taken anywhere people are found going about their lives.

Here are a few tips to up your own black and white street photography game.
Train Your Eye — Find Depth In Shadows — Focus On The Details — Change Your Perspective — Play With Light — Leverage Low Light

by Louisette Pamerleau | Shot on an Olympus OM-D
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by Jair Hernandez Villarreal | Shot with an Olympus OM-D Camera | M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
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by Gerard D. Santiago | Shot with an Olympus OM-D Camera | M.Zuiko 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 Lens
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by Francesca Maso | Shot with an Olympus OM-D Camera | M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Lens
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by Kristen America Berry | Shot with an Olympus OM-D Camera | M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Lens
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6 Black and White Photography Tips to Take to the Streets
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Frosty

“There is a great mix of whimsy, drama and simplicity to this photograph that really makes it stand out. There is enough backlighting to illuminate the icicles yet not so much to draw your attention away from the 50’s pop idol for whom the street is named. It’s also obvious that the photographer was out in the thick of this ice storm to capture this shot. Kudos to you.”

1st Place
“Frosty Night in Ottawa”
Shot by Vlastimil Pojman with an OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M.Zuiko ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II.
Peter’s Comments:
“There is a great mix of whimsy, drama and simplicity to this photograph that really makes it stand out. There is enough backlighting to illuminate the icicles yet not so much to draw your attention away from the 50’s pop idol for whom the street is named. It’s also obvious that the photographer was out in the thick of this ice storm to capture this shot. Kudos to you.”
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2nd Place
Edmonton Ice Castle
Shot by Christopher Seidel | OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
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3rd Place
It’s Snowing In Golden,
One Flake At A Time
Shot by Cole Christiansen | OM-D E-M1, M.Zuiko ED 60mm F2.8 MACRO
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For January, we wanted to see photos showing frozen water, winter landscapes and icy macros! Visionary Peter Baumgarten served as judge for our #Frosty17 contest.
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7 Things to know about photographing food

7 Things to know about photographing food by Olympus designer and professional photographer Ted Colegrove

I’ve always loved food and photography, so as a photographer, the marriage of the two has been very creatively satisfying. My style of food photography is close to a journalistic approach. I don’t spend hours dressing up my food with the perfect lighting and plating. I take photos of how the food was served, in the place it was served, as I’m about to eat it.

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7 Things to know about photographing food
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Backyard Photography is for the Birds

Backyard Photography is for the Birds
by Olympus Trailblazer Peter Baumgarten

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Bird photography can be exhilarating. However, it presents a number of hurdles to overcome – travel, time, skill level, and cost. Get tips from Olympus Trailblazer Peter Baumgarten that will help you capture some great bird images, all while remaining within quick reach of a fresh cup of coffee.

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