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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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  • Things to consider with outdoor photography

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO • F5.0 • 1/5000 • ISO 200 In my travels and especially when I'm hiking in the mountains, I love breaking new ground. I enjoy nature not only for the landscapes but a...
    • 17 Mar 2019
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  • Into the blue Mayotte – a paradise escape with a dark side

    OM-D E-M10 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 PRO • F3.2 • 1/1600 • ISO 500 This island off the East African coast is not a very well-known travel destination. In the middle of the ocean, between Mozambique and Madagascar, an...
    • 4 Mar 2019
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  • Making a movie with the OM-D E-M1X

    OM-D E-M1X • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO • ISO 400 Let’s face it, there is no such thing as the perfect camera, at least for me. That’s probably not what you thought you would read in an Olympus Camera article, but ...
    • 12 Feb 2019
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  • Travel Photography Tips

    OM-D E-M5 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO • F6.3 • 1/25 • ISO 1600 Travel has been part of my life almost since birth. The very first year of my life was spent abroad, in the Ivory Coast in Africa, and since then, I...
    • 30 Jan 2019
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  • Filming with the E-M1X

    When Olympus asked me to shoot the campaign for the upcoming OM-D E-M1X camera, I couldn’t have been more excited. My Olympus has been my trusted companion over the past years and even helped me develop my cinematic style. Even handheld, it is...
    • 25 Jan 2019
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  • Asias Caribbean

    I travel – whenever possible – with just my hand luggage, only packing a few clothes, my camera and 2-3 lenses. When I was given the opportunity to travel with the Visionary Florian Lein for Olympus to Okinawa, it was crystal clear what c...
    • 23 Jan 2019
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  • Gray seals on the island of Heligoland

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO • F5.6 • 1/250 • ISO 200 During the first week of December, I went together with six workshop participants to the island of Heligoland, where we could observe a really impre...
    • 9 Jan 2019
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  • Τheater plays, Dance performances with OM-D

    The shooting of theater plays, dance performances, concerts and any other indoor shows is always considerably demanding. The photographer needs to be ready to freeze time (movement) and capture emotions under difficult conditions. I starte...
    • 4 Jan 2019
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  • Capturing the Aurora… Handheld!

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO • F2.8 • 8 sec. • ISO 3200 • Tripod The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, is one of those magical, elusive things whose existence you never really beli...
    • 20 Dec 2018
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  • Humpback whales, eiders, reindeers – a trip to Arctic Norway

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED • F2.8 • 1/400 • ISO 250 Northern Norway is a magical place, especially during the winter. When preparing for this trip, I decided to capture several strategic objects: fjords, eiders &ndash...
    • 4 Dec 2018
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  • Landscape photography

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO • F7.1 • 1/1000 • ISO 200 I began my photography career as a classic landscape photographer. Gradually, however, I became more and more interested in travel photography and storytelling, particularly once I was introduced to the world of the multivision. This is because, for me, multivision in particular demands an authentic narrative that allows the artist...
    • 28 Nov 2018
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  • Switching to the OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO • F4.0 • 1/50 • ISO 200 For nearly three decades I have been privileged to travel to some of the most remote places on our planet, photographing wildlife and environmental issues but primarily birds. I have camped on Antarctic sea ice next to an emperor penguin colony, trekked through the forests of Papua New Guinea in search of birds of paradise, shivered...
    • 27 Nov 2018
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  • Fisheye correction

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 PRO • F2.3 • 1/60 • ISO 320 I'm thrilled with this lens. From the very first time I used it, I was delighted with the way it changed my approach to photography. I used this lens in various situations: cities, landscapes and concerts, and it always proved to be an outstanding ally, especially in a creative sense. I don’t want to write about the technical side of this...
    • 24 Oct 2018
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  • Wimbledon

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO • F4.0 • 1/800 • ISO 800 The first time I tried an Olympus camera was in 2014. At that time I was photographing the branding for Tough Mudder in Europe and Olympus was one of its sponsors in Germany. The OM-D E-M1 Mark II wasn’t out yet but I was introduced to the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark I. From the first time I held the camera I was so impressed with the...
    • 18 Oct 2018
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  • Kilimanjaro

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO • F7.1 • 1/320 • ISO 200 At 5,895 m, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain and volcano in Africa. Furthermore, it is one of the most fa-mous mountains in the world, and as a result up to 60,000 tourists attempt to climb it every year. This inspired me to think about how to take a different approach to the classic stories about climbing Kili-manjaro as part...
    • 20 Sep 2018
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  • Small but Mighty

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO • F11.0 • 1/2s • ISO 200 It's a few years ago now that I switched to the Olympus system. In the beginning people I spoke to would often tell me “You’ll end up going back to 35mm format.” If I’m honest about it, I had my doubts myself to start with – but now it makes me laugh thinking about it. Anyone who does any kind of outdoor activity (hillwalking/trekking...
    • 10 Sep 2018
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  • Kamchatka Bears

    E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO • F7.1 • 1/25s • ISO 64 There are many places I would like to go to, but when an opportunity for the Olympus Wildlife Project (international photographers, filmmakers and journalists with a chance to visit the distant and wild corners of the world) came up, I chose the Kamchatka Peninsula. Together with Krystian Bielatowicz, we set off to Kurile Lake, which is located...
    • 23 Aug 2018
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  • “Perfect cameras for wildlife photography”

    E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4.0 IS PRO • f7.1 • 1/2000s • ISO 800 I was invited via Olympus by Hokkaido tourist board to participate a photography tour to Hokkaido – which is the northern most island of Japan and one of my favorite wildlife photography destinations in the world. I love Hokkaido and I accepted the invitation with great pleasure- since this would be my 10th visit to this beautiful island...
    • 20 Jul 2018
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  • Antarctica

    E-M10 Mark II • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7‑14mm 1:2.8 PRO • 1:16 • 1/125s • ISO 200 There always comes a day when you feel like something is coming to an end. That’s what’s just happened to me. Precisely when I thought my trip to Antarctica wouldn’t end, it did. If I had to sum it up in one word, “floating” comes to mind, since I literally floated across the ocean for three weeks. But “floating” is also appropriate because...
    • 20 Jun 2018
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  • Landscape photography with no compromises: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm 1:4.0 IS PRO put through its paces for a day

    E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm 1:4.0 IS PRO • 1:8 • 1/125s • ISO 64 “F8 and be there”. This is a quote from Jim Brandenburg, a veteran of nature photography, and had he photographed with MFT back then too, the quote would surely be “F4 and be there”. Despite the many trends around – such as working with an open aperture and the shallowest depth of field – this approach is still a guiding principle for...
    • 7 May 2018
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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 awakens all of our senses. A trip to Istanbul is all about discovering the different atmospheres for yourself, being inspired and amazed, smelling, hearing and capturing the metropolis in extraordinary...
    • 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 in the world, I had to set off for the Himalayas on my own. In addition to this, I was about to confront the memories of the traumatic experience that I’d lived through just two years before...
    • 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 of understanding photography, lot of bad moves and sometimes good ones. One thing never changed... Olympus. E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm 1:1.2 PRO • 1:2.2 • 1/250s • ISO 640...
    • 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 delicate, needing to be discovered by the attentive viewer before they can convey their message. For me, photography is the most beautiful form of communication, and the tools...
    • 15 Feb 2018
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