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Get outside and don’t forget your camera!

Get outside and don’t forget your camera!

Andreas WeizelApr 14, 2022

It’s a gray and misty morning in December. I’ve noticed that a hill near my home place is covered in clouds, so I quickly grab the camera and tripod and get on my way. Half an hour later, I’m in the middle of a little forest. Weather forecast tells me…

First thoughts on the Olympus OM-1

First thoughts on the Olympus OM-1

Sam ThompsonApr 11, 2022

Since writing previously for Olympus Passion about my B&W street photography with the PEN-F, I have given up my job as a full-time accountant and instead work part-time as an accountant and have the support of my new employer to pursue additional income through my photography. Olympus OM-1 . Olympus…

Olympus Passion Photography Magazine – April 2022!

Olympus Passion Photography Magazine – April 2022!

olympuspassionApr 7, 2022

Hello everyone! The April 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…

Exploring Light – My search for the perfect lightweight adventure camera

Exploring Light – My search for the perfect lightweight adventure camera

Matt GirvanMar 22, 2022

Everything in life involves compromise. Photography – particularly photography equipment – is no exception. We’re constantly making trade-offs – the versatility of a zoom lens against the depth of field of a prime. The low light performance of a full-frame sensor against the compactness of a smaller system. It’s a…

Olympus Passion Photography Magazine – March 2022!

Olympus Passion Photography Magazine – March 2022!

olympuspassionMar 16, 2022

Hello everyone!The March 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…

Travel and outdoor photography with Olympus

Travel and outdoor photography with Olympus

Nina PontidaMar 15, 2022

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,…

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The Olympus E-M5 Mark III was officially announced

The Olympus E-M5 Mark III was officially announced

olympuspassionOct 17, 2019

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 Advantage of Compact Digital Cameras in Vlogging

The Advantage of Compact Digital Cameras in Vlogging

Martin AggerApr 30, 2017

Pocket cameras are not a new thing in photography, but every year we see a new generation of cameras which are smaller and at the same time packed with cool new features. In the era of mirrorless cameras, it’s really hard to complain about features that these cameras are offering,…

Apple Mac Mini M1 for photographers – A compact but powerful workstation

Apple Mac Mini M1 for photographers – A compact but powerful workstation

Rikard LandbergApr 26, 2021

Hello! My name is Rikard Landberg (@landberg on Instagram), and I mostly shoot documentary projects. During the pandemic, most of my projects are on hold and instead, I have been photographing my family. I use an E-M1 MarkII with two lenses, 12mm f/2 and 17mm f/1.8. Enough about cameras. Now…

Lightroom, Capture One and Olympus

Lightroom, Capture One and Olympus

Jason ProtheroeMay 30, 2017

I’ve had some concerns about the sharpness of the images from the Olympus. I felt there was a touch too much noise, adding an ever so slight but very annoying blur to the images. Although every other aspect of the camera is great, I was starting to doubt whether the…

Great things come in small packages – Travel photography with the Olympus E-M10 Mark II

Great things come in small packages – Travel photography with the Olympus E-M10 Mark II

Glenn PalacioFeb 11, 2019

My name is Timothy Glenn Palacio. I was born and raised in Cagayan de Oro City, which is part of Northern Mindanao (Misamis Oriental, Region 10) in the Philippines. I work closely with the Department of Tourism and other local government units in searching, photographing, promoting and conserving potential tourist…

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The E-M5 between travel and portrait photography

The E-M5 between travel and portrait photography

I take photos to relax and decompress. I’m from a small Italian town one hour away from Venice. Like many other photographers these days, I learned photography by experimenting with my camera and reading online. Over the years, most of my work had focused on landscape and travel photography, where…

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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/ 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/ 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 for our Premium subscribers, who promptly sent an interesting series of highly relevant questions. This time, we have the honour…

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The Nordic photograph

The Nordic photograph

André HoflandOct 7, 2021

I have always had an interest in film and photography. Ever since I was only 8-9 years old, I was very interested in film, how things were made. Anyway, the interest was just with me, in my mind. I completed my education, worked as a cook and had little free…

Olympus Experience In Iceland

Olympus Experience In Iceland

John SalvinoAug 1, 2017

  Last summer I spent 11 days in Iceland, which definitely seems to be one of, if not the most popular tourist place right now. Every day I see articles and pictures and videos, all talking about how amazing Iceland is, and I can now say, yes, it is. Part…

Beautiful locked world

Beautiful locked world

Lívia CzankAug 19, 2020

I consider photography to be the happiest turning point in my life. I live in Budapest, Hungary, I’m a journalist. Ten years ago I started writing articles and interviews for women’s magazines (Marie Claire, Glamour, ELLE) and since 2015 I’ve written three books. The editor-in-chief of a women’s magazine sent…

The art of capturing people through a lens

The art of capturing people through a lens

Michał JanusOct 14, 2021

My name is Michal. I am a portrait photographer based in Cracow, Poland. Photography is my passion and a way to show my perception of the world and people. In my work, I am focused on showing peoples’ emotions and stories, which is why my photos are in black and…

More photography

More photography

Torjan HaalandSep 11, 2020

My interest in photography started early in my studies at the age of 22. The first camera I ever bought was the Canon EOS 450D. A great starting camera at that time, and the camera stayed with me a couple of years. Unfortunately, it got stolen by someone who had…

Magic hour with the Pen-F

Magic hour with the Pen-F

Frank LucaJul 30, 2020

My name is Frank Luca and I am a photographer and graphic designer living and working in British Columbia, Canada. I am very fortunate to live in a part of the world with beautiful wilderness and scenery all around me. I spend most of my time out wandering through different…

From Full Frame to Micro Four Thirds

From Full Frame to Micro Four Thirds

Chris CorradinoMay 18, 2017

  My photography gear has evolved quite a bit over the years. While size is the most obvious difference, that is only a portion of the story. My path is…

Why I love the PEN-F but switched to the Olympus OM-D E-M1

Why I love the PEN-F but switched to the Olympus OM-D E-M1

Daniel StockerAug 8, 2017

  Some of you might have read my blog post on my switch from Fujifilm´s X camera system to the Olympus PEN-F. If not you can do so via this…

On the way with the Olympus OM-D

On the way with the Olympus OM-D

Hayrettin BilginJun 17, 2017

First of all I have to point out that I am quite delighted to be part of Olympus Passion’s Inspiration. My name is Hayrettin Bilgin, 43 years old born in…

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…

The Print, The Frame

The Print, The Frame

Ian GregoryFeb 3, 2021

My name is Ian Gregory from Belper, a town in Derbyshire, England just south of The Peak District. I am now retired from my working career mostly in engineering on…

Photojournalism with Olympus M43

Photojournalism with Olympus M43

Arnold JerockiJun 29, 2018

Hello Arnold! Could you present yourself to the readers? Hello. I am 37 years old, I am French-Polish and I currently live in the south of France. How did you…

Everyday Magic

Everyday Magic

Alice MarietteAug 18, 2021

Preface:If we think about the photo albums at our parents’ house and what they felt important to record for future memory, we certainly won’t find epic photos of distant places…

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…

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…

The Olympus E-M1X was officially announced

The Olympus E-M1X was officially announced

olympuspassionJan 24, 2019

The long-awaited E-M1X has been officially announced! Many of the specs had already been leaked, but it is worth reviewing them here: 4MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor Dual…

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…

Capturing Star Trails Using Live Composite

Capturing Star Trails Using Live Composite

Olympus E-M1X . Olympus M.Zuiko 7-14mmF2.8 . f/5 . 20″ . ISO 1600 – The camera was on Bulb (Live Composite) mode. The shutter was open for 48 frames (20…

GRAIN Magazine Stories

A Grainy World

A Grainy World

A grainy world Hi everybody, my name is Kathy. I’m 43 years old. I live in France, in Nice. After years of cinema’s studying, I got experience in it and…

Infancia Adulta (Adult Childhood)

Infancia Adulta (Adult Childhood)

Infancia Adulta (Adult Childhood) I was tidying up in my garage, and I came across a box I hadn’t touched for fifteen years. Inside it, copies on 30x40cm photographic paper,…

Randomness attracts me the most

Randomness attracts me the most

Randomness attracts me the most Bart Mulder, from the Netherlands, kindly agreed to be interviewed and tell us a little about his story, what sparked his passion for photography and…

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