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Enjoy our insightful Photography Journal

The OLYMPUS Visionary program features the most talented, passionate photographers. The constantly growing network caters for photography enthusiasts and top photographers alike. OLYMPUS is proud to share their projects throughout Europe. Read their stories below and take the opportunity to make contact with them.
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  • Out and about with the OM-D E-M1 in Istanbul

    E-M1 • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO • 1:5.6 • 1/80s • ISO 500 As a 14 million-strong metropolis on the Bosphorus and European Capital of Culture 2010, Istanbul stands at the crossroads between Asia and Europe – and...
    • 17 Apr 2018
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  • Lhotse, 8516 meters: Touching the void

    E-M5 Mark II • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm 1:2.8 PRO • 1:2.8 • 1/25s • ISO 800 This story begins with a high degree of uncertainty. Having been unable to find anybody to join me on my journey to climb the fourth highest mountain i...
    • 5 Mar 2018
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  • PEN-F: Latest firmware lets you upload colour and mono profiles used by other photographers

    Firmware upgrades have often been associated with bug fixes and it is true that is one element and why it is so vital to register your camera. It means we can alert you when a firmware upgrade is available. There is much more to the process than tha...
    • 28 Feb 2018
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  • “Take it and use it, you can't go wrong.”

    E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm 1:1.2 PRO • 1:16 • 1/320s • ISO 200 Since 2003, when I first put my hands on Olympus Camedia camera I did not even dream of what the trip it would be. Ups, downs, changes of style, changes o...
    • 19 Feb 2018
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  • Light photography

    There are many ways to communicate. We can cry out or elicit reactions with our facial expressions alone. We can also say nothing: silence speaks volumes. I believe the same is true for photography. Images can be loud and shrill, or quiet and delicat...
    • 15 Feb 2018
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  • Every artist's worst nightmare…

    E-M10 Mark III • M.Zuiko 17mm 1:1.8 • 1:1.8 • 1/25s • ISO 1000 Day starts. Coffee, cigarette and hit the shower. Get dressed and grab gear. Take my battery from the charger, stick it in the body, card and lens check. Let&rs...
    • 30 Jan 2018
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  • "I want to keep the craft alive"

    E-M1 • M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:1.8 • 1:1.8 • 1/500s • ISO 400 As a documentary photographer, Stacii Samidin photographs the different levels of our modern society and records them in photo documentaries. Not just the different lev...
    • 3 Jan 2018
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  • Breathtaking image quality with beautiful Feathered Bokeh

    E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm 1:1.2 PRO • 1:1.2 • 1/400s • ISO 200 Unlike in painting, in photography you can only focus on one single point. The point in focus is what the photographer wants viewers to see the most...
    • 3 Jan 2018
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  • Wildlife with the OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm 1:4.0 IS PRO • 1:4.0 • 1/500s • ISO 400 "Working with wildlife is not without its challenges, so knowing I have the best equipment for the job is important to me. Using the Olympus OMD...
    • 18 Dec 2017
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  • Beyond the horizon: On the road with the new F1.2 PRO lenses

    E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm 1:1.2 PRO • 1:1.2 • 1/60s • ISO 200 “Oh yes!” That was my first reaction when I got hold of the new F1.2 PRO lenses. Ultimate euphoria. I quickly planned my trip, not having to t...
    • 13 Dec 2017
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  • When technology and emotions come together

    My name is Fiona Bishop. I photograph people, specializing in portrait and wedding photography. For over 10 years, I have been photographing people from early childhood to old age. In 2015, I decided to focus on the latest innovation in photography;...
    • 5 Dec 2017
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  • CIRCUM: The world tour with Olympus

    E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8 • 1:1.8 • 1/4s • ISO 1600 The OM-D E-M1 Mark II hooked me at first sight. When I saw the improvements made over its predecessor, I thought that experimenting shooting with it under all ki...
    • 4 Dec 2017
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  • My new favorite portrait lens

    E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm 1:1.2 PRO • 1:1.2 • 1/640s • ISO 200 I’m home in my studio, located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s a warm space with original hardwood flooring and east-facing wind...
    • 28 Nov 2017
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  • Feathered Bokeh - the new bokeh

    E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm 1:1.2 PRO • 1:1.2 • 1/8000s • ISO 200 Getting my hands on the new 17mm f1.2 PRO lens was not only exciting and but something I had been waiting for a long time. I'm a big fan o...
    • 6 Nov 2017
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  • Weatherproof in New York

    E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12‑40mm PRO • 1:2.8 • 1/500s • ISO 200 For two and a half years now, I've been living in Orlando, Florida, and have only just finally managed a long weekend in New York. I've already...
    • 24 Oct 2017
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  • Nightlife and bar stories

    E-M1 • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 25mm PRO • 1:1.2 • 1/50s • ISO 3200 Just like most photographers, my photography path started with landscape shots, but a set of circumstances caused it to broaden into more paths. I am convinced th...
    • 5 Oct 2017
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  • Macro and nature photography

    E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm PRO • 1:4.0 • 1/250s • ISO 400 This lens has a focal length equivalent to 600mm in film cameras. Therefore, its main use would be for photographing wild animals in their natural environment...
    • 28 Sep 2017
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  • Exploring the world has never been easier

    E-M10 Mark III • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm PRO • 1:4.0 • 1/250s • ISO 320 When I opened the package, I was thrilled to see what was inside - the new E-M10 Mark III to replace my beloved E-M10 that once led me into the world of th...
    • 18 Sep 2017
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  • Bali at its Best

    E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40‑150mm • 1:4.0 • 1/2000s • ISO 200 Film making has been a passion of mine for years, which is why it was clear that it should also be my profession. I dumped my office job, completed...
    • 4 Sep 2017
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  • Antarctica - Expedition to the Mount Sidley Volcano

    E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm PRO • 1:4.0 • 1/1600s • ISO 200 As a lava hunter, heat and dust are my calling, my oasis of well-being. I am in my element when I go on trips to volcanoes, such as in the D...
    • 16 Aug 2017
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  • With the Golden Eagles and Bearded Vultures

    E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO Digital ED 300mm 1:4.0 • 1/400s • ISO 1000 I began the new year armed with two long-awaited Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark IIs, and wanted to fully test out the functions. My goal was to determine in practice ...
    • 24 Jul 2017
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  • Eagles: Kings of the Air!

    E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO • 1:2.8 • 1/2500s • ISO 200 Luigi Rotondaro, Switzerland - Wildlife Photographer I was born in 1960 in a small village called Roggiano Gravina, in Calabria, Italy. From a...
    • 24 Jul 2017
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  • A Totally Different Marathon!

    E-M10 Mark II • M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm 1:1.8 • 1/1250s • ISO 200 My name is Thomas Leuthard and I am a keen street photographer from the heart of Switzerland. I travel to the largest cities in this world to document life on the s...
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    • 24 May 2017
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  • To the end of the world and back

    E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm PRO • 1:4.0 • 1/320s • ISO 800 The Expedition In November 2016 I had the pleasure of being an instructor on a Luminous Landscape workshop to South Georgia and Antarctica. Both locat...
    • 7 Mar 2017
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  • A dark, damp adventure in Iceland

    E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO • 1:2.8 • 1/6400s • ISO 200 My fondness for lonely, distant scenery and active volcanoes render my requirements for a camera very high. It must be compact, lightweight and hand...
    • 7 Feb 2017
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