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Listening to nature is more important than the photograph itself

Listening to nature is more important than the photograph itself

Landscape photography makes me get out of the house, find the beauty around me, and bonds me with the environment and the nature that surrounds me. Sometimes, I get back without a good photograph, but this doesn’t bother me; smelling the wet soil on a misty morning day and listening to the awakening nature is more important than the photograph itself.
Olympus Passion Photography Magazine – January 2023!

Olympus Passion Photography Magazine – January 2023!

olympuspassionJan 21, 20230
Hello everyone!The January issue has arrived. This edition features 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.Each month we realize that Olympus cameras are, in fact, the best tools for every kind of work for this […]
Everyone and Everything has a story to tell

Everyone and Everything has a story to tell

Tom PalJan 9, 20230
My BackgroundA little background on myself before we dig into my take on the passion we all love. I was born in Budapest, Hungary and emigrated to the United States at a young age with my family to seek a life in the land of opportunity.  Although I grew up in Connecticut, I now live […]
Therapy in a backpack

Therapy in a backpack

Jason DuartteeJan 4, 20230
Hi, my name is Jason Duarttee. I’m a 27-year-old living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Originally, I’m from South Africa. In 2018, I moved to Amsterdam to be with my girlfriend, who I met when she was on holiday in South Africa. I currently work as a field engineer at a telecoms company installing the equipment […]
Premium/ Creative Photography: MULTIPLE EXPOSURES

Premium/ Creative Photography: MULTIPLE EXPOSURES

My name is Giampaolo Mascalzoni, I’m 53 years old, and I live and work in Verona, a wonderful city in northern Italy, halfway between Milan and Venice. I started working very young in an advertising photographic studio as an assistant, and so I was lucky enough to be able to use many types of cameras […]
Stories from somewhere else

Stories from somewhere else

Irina CucoveicaDec 28, 20220
My name is Irina. I was born in Bucharest, Romania, but I have been living in Italy for a long time. In Sicily, to be more precise. I work in IT in the local courthouse. I love music and books. My greatest passion is, needless to say, photography. Leaving home at a young age made […]
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Travel, Portrait and Architecture with the Olympus E-M5 Mark II

Travel, Portrait and Architecture with the Olympus E-M5 Mark II

Miquel SerraApr 29, 20201

My name is Miquel, I am 22 years old and I live in Catalonia, Spain. I am a university student, currently doing an Erasmus in Scotland in Business and Economics. My interest in photography started nearly 3 years ago, when my father bought a camera as a birthday present for…

Less is more – Lightweight and mobile with the Olympus XZ-2 and E-M5

Less is more – Lightweight and mobile with the Olympus XZ-2 and E-M5

Adam VradenburgOct 9, 20170

Introduction Professionally I work in a creative field but around 3 years ago, I started pursuing photography myself, and it has turned into an obsession. I find genres can be limiting but let’s say I am focused on travel and event photography. I sell some of my images via EyeEm…

The Olympus E-M5 Mark III was officially announced

The Olympus E-M5 Mark III was officially announced

olympuspassionOct 17, 20190

The long-awaited replacement of the E-M5 Mark II was finally announced by Olympus! February 2012: E-M5 February 2015: E-M5 Mark II October 2019: E-M5 Mark III The specs had already been leaked a few weeks ago and are now confirmed: 4 Megapixel High-Speed Live MOS Sensor TruePicTM VIII image-processing engine…

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…

Olympus OM-D E-M1 mark II – Why did I replace my equipment

Olympus OM-D E-M1 mark II – Why did I replace my equipment

Patrik StaněkNov 21, 20170

For the past few years I have contended that FF (full frame DSLR) is the best option possible for animal photography. I was pretty satisfied with my set of D810 + 300mm f2.8 VRII (4,7kg weight) and I cannot say that there is anything wrong with it. In the course…

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Premium/ Panning photography of nature

Premium/ Panning photography of nature

My name is Mikkel Due Andersen. I am 43 years old and an all things nature photographer from Denmark. I live on the amazing rock island of Bornholm, where you can find the most diverse nature in the country with loads of beautiful landscapes. I work as a primary school…

Premium/ The “1917”

Premium/ The “1917”

Lauri MajamaaMar 16, 2021

Hi guys, I am honored to be asked to write about our photo essay called “1917”.I got the idea for the photoshoot from the model, Rosa, who got her father’s old uniform. She asked me if I would be interested to do a photoshoot with her, and if we could…

Premium/ A very simple scene that would not be considered normally can be powerful with the right light

Premium/ A very simple scene that would not be considered normally can be powerful with the right light

Phil NortonMay 19, 2020

Phil Norton is a photographer who needs no introduction. And in this exclusive interview, he told us about his career, how it all started, sharing some of his tips, the techniques that make his images work. As for the Olympus equipment, being Phil a full-time professional landscape photographer, it’s a…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

Travel and outdoor photography with Olympus

Travel and outdoor photography with Olympus

Nina PontidaMar 15, 20221

Hello, my name is Nina, I am 26 years old french photographer, and I currently live on the road in a van that my boyfriend and I built. Besides photography, I love food, listening to music, I read lots of books (science-fiction and fantasy mostly), I like walking in nature,…

Carrying the Olympic Torch Everywhere I Go

Carrying the Olympic Torch Everywhere I Go

Robert BaynosaDec 24, 20183

Travel and nature has been my great passion. So, I got into diving during my mid 20’s and started venturing into underwater photography and videography during the mid 2000’s. This is where I first got introduced to the Panasonic Lumix ZS3, which took average pictures but great video. However, by…

Imitation and Its Consequences

Imitation and Its Consequences

Ann WheatleyAug 23, 20190

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” – Charles Caleb Colton This quote has been around for 2 centuries, and it’s more relevant than ever. When Ann invited me to co-author this article, I felt honoured, but also worried. A meal made by two cooks: would the starter, main course…

My Olympus OM-D Cameras – A Feel for Photography

My Olympus OM-D Cameras – A Feel for Photography

John M. SimpsonJul 6, 20202

Hello. My name is John Simpson, and I hope this article finds you in good health and spirits.  For over 25 years, I have worked as a photojournalist for a number of publications in Lakewood, Washington, USA.  A long-time Nikon camera and lenses user, I recently became interested in mirrorless…

Through the Lens of Nomadic Photographer Lachie Carracher

Through the Lens of Nomadic Photographer Lachie Carracher

Lachie CarracherNov 16, 20181

My name is Lachie Carracher, I am an Australian born nomadic photographer. I try to base predominantly on the West Coast of North America when the sun is shining and then am back in Asia and Australia when it is not. I split my time between working for my adventure…

The hidden life of nature

The hidden life of nature

Lívia CzankSep 14, 20220

The camera I use is the PEN-F by Olympus, with the 75mm F1.8 and 12-40mm F2.8 PRO lenses and, since last December, a 60mm F2.8 macro lens. My love for nature isn’t new, but taking photos of nature is something I’ve started during Covid. When all the shops and cafes…

My Year with Olympus Cameras

My Year with Olympus Cameras

Sean O’RiordanJan 10, 2019

In February 2018, I sold my Nikon D750, Nikon lenses and bought an Olympus OMD E-M10 Mk III. I soon after wrote a review of this camera discussing my experiences…

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…

Roaming the city at night

Roaming the city at night

Andreas LeversMar 25, 2019

Andreas, it’s a pleasure to have you here in the Olympus Passion project. Could you tell a little about yourself, your childhood, where you live and how you started in…

Soul of the Ocean

Soul of the Ocean

olympuspassionJan 8, 2021

We have always had a special affection for print editions. Books and magazines materialise the photographs in proper physical support, making it possible to appreciate them properly. Hard drives fail,…

Mono no Aware

Mono no Aware

Mikaël ThomasNov 29, 2019

Hello, my name is Mikaël Thomas, I am 45 years old and French by birth, Breton to be exact, I live with my Italian companion Andrea whom I knew 20…

Astrophotography with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Astrophotography with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Sean O’RiordanAug 7, 2019

“You can’t photograph the milky way with a micro four thirds sensor” Disclaimer: Though I give tips in this article it is not an in depth tutorial on capturing the…

A dream come true

A dream come true

Barbara BekDec 21, 2022

Barbara always wanted a big and loud family, and this dream came true. The next is to turn Photography, her passion, into a full-time job. And it seems to us…

Happy light

Happy light

Mia BattagliaMay 18, 2021

Come with us! It all started when a friend asked me to join a group of trail runners that were having a hut-to-hut vacation week in the Dolomites. Being an…

Lives captured in parts of a second

Lives captured in parts of a second

Cliff HarveyApr 5, 2021

My name is Cliff Harvey. I’m a 77 year old American expat, living in England. My first ‘proper’ camera was a Pentax Spotmatic with the standard 50mm lens. I bought…

Miniature Subjects, Maximum Impact

Miniature Subjects, Maximum Impact

Laura HicksFeb 28, 2019

Hello! My name is Laura Hicks. I am an Olympus Visionary with Olympus North America. I am a portrait and wedding photographer and have owned my own photography business in…

Premium/ Passion for Outdoor and Wildlife Photography – Interview with Torjan Haaland

Premium/ Passion for Outdoor and Wildlife Photography – Interview with Torjan Haaland

Torjan HaalandApr 26, 2021

In the four years of existence of Olympus Passion, we have done dozens of interviews, but this time we wanted you to be asking the questions. We launched this challenge…

My style with Olympus

My style with Olympus

Darrell NeoJun 9, 2020

Darrell fell in love with photography while reading National Geographic magazines. At the age of 24, he started taking photography seriously, and when he was introduced to the off-camera flash,…

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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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