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Portrait Photography with the Olympus E-M1

Hi, my name is Daniele Ripa, but most of my friends call me Dani or Daniè; I’m an italian amateur photographer living in a little town in center of Italy, called Tarquinia. It’s 60 miles far from Rome and around  it is full of green fields and archaeological finds. I work in Rome during the […]

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Learning to Love Micro Four-Thirds

I’ve been a passionate photographer for most of my life. Which, considering I’m 51, has been for quite some time! I grew up in the days of film, and I still shoot some of it now. But since the early 2000’s, like most of us, I’ve ‘moved’ to digital. 18 years ago it was a […]

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My Year with Olympus Cameras

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 with it. Soon after I purchased the Olympus OMD E-M1 and E-M1 Mk2. Spoiler: The Mk2 is a beast! I feel now it is sufficient […]

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Inspired by New Zealand Landscapes

How I began with Digital My first camera was the Olympus OM1, loaned by a friend when I was a university student. More than 30 years later, after a session of looking at old family prints and slides, my daughter asked why I no longer made pictures. Her question put me in touch with how […]

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The Olympus E-M1 as an adventure camera

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 Canon cameras but having grown […]

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Invisibles

Everything happened after seeing on social media a photograph of an abandoned dog in a shelter of an association. It was a low quality image and it was evident that it was made by someone with the best intentions but without photographic knowledge. What really attracted my attention was the beauty of that animal and […]

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Events and wedding photography with Olympus

I believe for any professional photographer his equipment is just like an item of clothing: it has to fit and be comfortable. Also, it must support one’s personality and be compatible with his own style. I don’t wear neckties or elegant clothes. I don’t feel they fit me and they don’t allow me to be […]

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