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With Olympus in the Heart of the Earth – in Turda salt cave of Romania

From what timeless world mysterious and solemn portrets, bizzare faces are scattered fantasmagorically? They are sculptured in stones of salt and the air speaks of the harshness of a troublesome past. Nothing disturbes their affiliation. As I analyse deeper the expressivity of the faces that mirror inner guides, sacred monsters I feel closer to this […]

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Lofoten: The Untamed Islands

Biography About 35 years ago, I bought my first camera, a Minolta X700, and started photographing. After lots of experimenting in those early years, the results improved. A meeting with an advertiser changed my life forever; he ‘discovered’ my work and I grew into the role of a professional photographer. My focus was on travel […]

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On the way with the Olympus OM-D

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 Turkey. I am based in Germany, Stuttgart for 36 years. As emphasized on my Instagram-Account (@hayrettin.bilgin): “Since I have held my first DSLR in my […]

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From Full Frame to Micro Four Thirds

  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 likely quite different from others you may have read. For me, a bigger sensor wasn’t the marker of a great camera. The real a-ha moment […]

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The Olympus OM-Ds in Antarctica

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 list for some time so to have the opportunity to get to see & photograph these incredible landscapes was too good to be true. The […]

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Live Composite with the Olympus OM-D cameras

Live Composite is one of the most exciting features in Olympus OM-D cameras. It makes long exposure photography much easier. In Live Composite mode the camera shoots a series of images continuously using the same exposure time. All the images are combined together into a single composite, in camera. The first image is used to […]

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