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Breaking free to find you

Breaking free to find you

Courtney ArndtNov 21, 20220
Take a moment and ask yourself, “What is it that I enjoy doing, and how does that influence my unique perspective?” It’s worth asking, since it has the power to change your life. It’s all too easy to scroll through social media, comparing your work to every other photographer or artist out there. But let […]
Olympus Passion Photography Magazine – November 2022!

Olympus Passion Photography Magazine – November 2022!

olympuspassionNov 11, 20220
Hello everyone!The November issue has arrived. This edition features five fantastic and talented photographers and highlights their beautiful imagery, from portraits to landscapes. As always, each piece of work, each photograph, was made with an Olympus camera. It was a pleasure for us to make this truly inspiring number with more than 165 pages.Each month […]
Me, myself and OM-D

Me, myself and OM-D

My name is Marcel Holzmann, I am 40 years old and based in Emmering (Fürstenfeldbruck), Germany. I have a normal full-time job, and photography is my hobby as well as my little side job. I love travelling, so most of the time I shoot for fun while I am on holidays. I have been to […]
Be Olympus, my friend

Be Olympus, my friend

Chrissi BarthOct 31, 20220
Already Bruce Lee knew with his famous saying, “Be water my friend”, what matters: Don’t be rigid, be adaptable. Like water that can adapt and become one with any environment. I was looking for that adaptability, and I found it with Olympus. A small system camera that I affectionately call Grace has been my faithful […]
Olympus Passion Photography Magazine – October 2022!

Olympus Passion Photography Magazine – October 2022!

olympuspassionOct 19, 20220
Hello everyone!The October issue has arrived. This edition features four fantastic and talented photographers and highlights their beautiful imagery, from portraits to landscapes. As always, each piece of work, each photograph, was made with an Olympus camera. It was a pleasure for us to make this truly inspiring number with more than 170 pages.Each month […]
Journey with architectural photography

Journey with architectural photography

Victor ZhuoOct 13, 20220
I am a photography enthusiast residing in the city-state of Singapore, who uses photography as a creative outlet and to remember the places that I have lived or visited, and the people that I have met. Since young, I was exposed to photography as it was one of my father’s many hobbies and he bought […]
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Travelling with the Olympus PEN-F

Travelling with the Olympus PEN-F

Julien RomanoMar 3, 20224

Hi, my name is Julien. I am 28 years old and was born and brought up in Lyon, France. Ever since I was a child, I have always had an interest in the various sciences, which led to me taking up mechanical engineering while I attended college. Olympus Pen-F .…

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f2.8 Lens At The Concert

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f2.8 Lens At The Concert

Matteo CeschiJun 19, 20185

Honestly I decided to buy my Olympus ZUIKO 17mm f2.8 after reading Eric Kim’s review of Olympus E-P2 on The Phoblographer. Kim’s first impressions – E-P2 + 17mm f2.8, one of the best “street combo” I ever tested in my professional photographic life – for me was enough to look…

The High-Res Mode of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

The High-Res Mode of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

olympuspassionJul 16, 20180

Many may have heard of Hi-Res mode but probably few have used it. The most well-known characteristic of this feature is the absolutely incredible 80 Megapixel resolution that can be obtained from a 20MP sensor, but the list of benefits does not stop here. LEFT: 20.4MP…

Testing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II in Iceland

Testing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II in Iceland

Lisa Michele BurnsJun 4, 20181

Photography for me has never been about gear. I’m more about landscapes than lenses and have always focused on creative perspectives over fan dangle gadgets. For the past six years I’ve had the same camera, which to a lot of people always comes as a shock. I didn’t upgrade, I…

The Olympus E-M1 as an adventure camera

The Olympus E-M1 as an adventure camera

James SpencerNov 13, 20181

Olympus have long been known as producers of sturdy cameras, that is cameras that can take a bit of a beating and won’t break a sweat in the process. That has certainly been my experience with the flagship Olympus E-M1 over the past few months. Previously I had shot with…

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Premium/ Atmosphere and Mood – A step-by-step tutorial for your post-processing

Premium/ Atmosphere and Mood – A step-by-step tutorial for your post-processing

Anna SkrivankovaJan 19, 2022

IntroductionI am honored to once again contribute my work, and this time a little insight into the whole process from the very RAW beginning to the final photo going out into the world. I’m Anna, a recreational photographer who strives to capture the everyday moments, mostly coffee, people and their…

Premium/ M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 PRO – My First Impressions

Premium/ M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 PRO – My First Impressions

Phil NortonOct 21, 2021

When the new 8-25mm f4 PRO lens arrived from Olympus, I was intrigued how it would compare to the amazing 7-14mm f2.8 PRO lens, and why they would release a lens that is very similar albeit slower. Read on for my first impressions… I have been using the 7-14mm PRO…

Premium/ If you could only choose one lens to use for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Premium/ If you could only choose one lens to use for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Hugo PinhoMay 7, 2020

If you could only choose one focal length to use for the rest of your life, what would it be?  But let me start the story from the beginning, with the succession of events that led me to debate this issue now. Being in our plans for some time, last…

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Prague: The city of thousands of spires

Prague: The city of thousands of spires

Martin PavingerJul 19, 2020

Living in Prague for 25 years, Martin Pavinger knows the city as the back of his hands, therefore, over this time he had the opportunity to discover the best spots…

Pietà

Pietà

Hugo PinhoAug 27, 2020

Summer holidays are over, and I need to get into “work mode”. For that, nothing better than a weekend in the region of Lousã, in Portugal. A mountainous area, with…

An old soul

An old soul

Milan DegraeveJun 12, 2020

Milan Degraeve loves everything that is old, all the vintage stuff, because he can sense the amount of work that went into making these products with the few resources they…

Walking and photographing

Walking and photographing

Maurício ReisSep 27, 2020

Walking is not only good for your health, it allows us to think about things, or nothing, listen to music, listen to nature and, why not, also be an opportunity…

Landscape photography

Landscape photography

Federico IsacchiOct 22, 20204

Hi everyone, my name is Federico Isacchi. I live in a small town near Bergamo, and I work as a technician in safety checks on electrical systems. Now I will give you a quick tour on how my passion was born, on my style of photography and some hints about…

For 10 years, this photographer has been shooting Mount Fuji every day

For 10 years, this photographer has been shooting Mount Fuji every day

olympuspassionNov 23, 20200

With a magnificent view over Mount Fuji, Japanese photographer Yasuhiko Watanabe decided to start photographing it and posting these images on Twitter. That was in November 2010, exactly 10 years ago. And since that date, in front of his home, Yasuhiko Watanabe has never stopped photographing Mount Fuji. Every single…

Chasing the light

Chasing the light

Sati GüderJun 11, 20212

Hi, my name is Sati. I am 39, and I live in İstanbul. I have two great models that help me when I need – My husband and son. I work as an accounting manager in a private company. I also am an amateur photographer who takes photos, even in…

No matter the weather

No matter the weather

Matt HollandSep 26, 20190

Hello, I’m Matt Holland. During the week I am a graphic designer, specialising in lenses-based media and animation, by weekend I am an outdoors enthusiast who loves spending time outdoors, no matter the weather and time away from social media and screens. I have always had this enthusiasm for the…

On Assignment with Olympus Mirrorless – The Nature Conservancy of Kansas

On Assignment with Olympus Mirrorless – The Nature Conservancy of Kansas

Jim & Cindy GriggsApr 20, 20180

I was facing a dilemma. Not a big deal, as I did have a fall-back position. The Nature Conservancy in Kansas had given me an assignment to photograph a couple of ranches in Western Kansas. These two particular ranches had made the effort to preserve habitat for a myriad of…

Nenets People – Extreme Travel Photography with Olympus E-M1 MkII (Part 1)

Nenets People – Extreme Travel Photography with Olympus E-M1 MkII (Part 1)

Marcel RebroJul 11, 20190

Nenets – basic information The Nenets also known as Samoyed are small ethnic group native to northern Russia. According to latest census there is 44,857 Nenets in Russia. They reside in north-western Siberia (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug) and north-eastern part of European Russia, from Yamal peninsula to Taymyr peninsula (Nenets Autonomous…

Less is more!

Less is more!

Arvydas RupeikaSep 18, 2020

Hi, all! My name is Arvydas. I’m a construction engineer currently living in Oslo, Norway. All my life, I was a numbers guy: complex calculations, problem-solving, a lot of different…

The Olympus OM-Ds in Antarctica

The Olympus OM-Ds in Antarctica

Steve GoslingApr 11, 2017

The Expedition In November 2016 I had the pleasure of being an instructor on a Luminous Landscape workshop to South Georgia & Antarctica. Both locations have been on my bucket…

Photographing Butterflies with the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8

Photographing Butterflies with the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8

Chris CorradinoApr 1, 2017

The macro capabilities of the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 are eye-opening. Coupled with the OMD E-M1, I was able to capture sharp, colorful butterfly images at the Sweetbriar Nature Center. BTW,…

Nikolaos L. Zagas – Award Winner Sports Photographer

Nikolaos L. Zagas – Award Winner Sports Photographer

Nikolaos L. ZagasAug 30, 2019

Hi Nikos! Could you start by introducing yourself to the readers? I was born and raised on one of the most beautiful Greek islands, Corfu. From an early age I…

The art of capturing speed

The art of capturing speed

Nick WilsonSep 6, 2020

My name is Nick Wilson, I am a 36-year-old husband, Father, and freelance photographer. I am lucky enough to call Mesa, Arizona my home. I have a very wide scope…

From Wedding to Commercial Photographer

From Wedding to Commercial Photographer

Jakub KaźmierczykMay 14, 2019

Hi Jakub! Could you tell us a bit about yourself? Hi! My name is Jakub Kaźmierczyk and I’m a commercial photographer based in Wrocław, Poland. I’m also an Olympus Visionary.…

There aren’t two Mona Lisas

There aren’t two Mona Lisas

Jorge HurtadoApr 21, 2022

Hello wonderful readers!First and foremost, I’d like to say that it is an honor to have been asked by the amazing folks of Olympus Passion to contribute to the magazine,…

Breaking free to find you

Breaking free to find you

Courtney ArndtNov 21, 2022

Take a moment and ask yourself, “What is it that I enjoy doing, and how does that influence my unique perspective?” It’s worth asking, since it has the power to…

In the land of Fire and Ice

In the land of Fire and Ice

Ladislav SkálaJul 13, 2021

Ladislav Skála was born in the Czech Republic, and he has been living in Iceland for almost 7 years, working as a glacier guide. Combining work with his passion for…

Endless Creative Possibilities With Olympus OMD

Endless Creative Possibilities With Olympus OMD

Martin StrasserSep 13, 2019

Hi Martin! It’s an honour to have once again, this time for an interview. For the ones who haven’t read your previous article, would you like to start by introducing…

Bird photography

Bird photography

Marco LazzarelliMay 28, 2020

My name is Marco Lazzarelli, and I live in Traversetolo, a town in the hills of Parma – Emilia Romagna, Italy. My hobbies are photography in nature, and trail and…

A M43 coffee table book

A M43 coffee table book

Jim ChungOct 20, 2020

I live in Toronto with my family and divide my time working as a health professional and as a professional sports photographer and writer. Like most people, I began by…

GRAIN Magazine Stories

The First 23 Years

The First 23 Years

The First 23 Years Twenty-three years ago I was sitting under the stars near Idaho City during summer break when the photo editor for the local university’s student newspaper, full…

MASS MADE SOUL – Interview with Adam Richardson

MASS MADE SOUL – Interview with Adam Richardson

MASS MADE SOUL – Interview with Adam Richardson Thank you, Adam! We really appreciate this opportunity to learn a little more about you and the fantastic work you have been…

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