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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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