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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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  • Firmware update – more creative freedom for long exposures

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 PRO • F1.8 • 8 sec • ISO 100 I’ve been called a ‘night addict’ by fellow photographers, and they may well be right. I always find the night time, the peacefulness,...
    • 6 Aug 2019
      This post has 5 Likes, 1 Comments and 4270 views
  • First Impression of the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20

    OM-D E-M1X • M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO + M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 • F5.6 • 1/800s • ISO 1000 Two years ago, if you’d asked me if I was interested in using a 2x converter the answer would have been a...
    • 2 Jul 2019
      This post has 2 Likes, 1 Comments and 3718 views
  • Pro Capture ‘Back to the future’

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO • F4.0 • 1/2500s • ISO 500 A blessing for action photography, a tool that makes fast-paced photography much more relaxed and accurate or simply a great feature that is lite...
    • 5 Jun 2019
      This post has 6 Likes, 1 Comments and 1215 views
  • The Pamir Highway Journey

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO • F9 • 1/400s • ISO 200 A little while back, I had the pleasure of going on one of the most scenic road trips on this planet – the Pamir Highway. We spent eleven days ...
    • 28 May 2019
      This post has 4 Likes, 0 Comments and 1505 views
  • The Lenin Peak Expedition (7,134 metres)

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO • F8 • 1/100s • ISO 200 I had been exploring the streets of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan for a week already, all excited about a newly discovered interest in stree...
    • 20 May 2019
      This post has 4 Likes, 1 Comments and 1047 views
  • A trip to the Galápagos Islands

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO • F3.2 • 1/1600 • ISO 200 René Sorger is not only an exceptional photographer, he is also the lucky winner of one of our OM-D E-M1 Mark II prize draws. But this ...
    • 6 May 2019
      This post has 2 Likes, 1 Comments and 941 views
  • Features we should love

    A lot of people go into camera shops with the intention of buying a new camera. As a general rule, they always seem to care about the following aspects: ergonomics, feel, sensors, megapixels, dynamics, sound, menu and range of lenses. While these fea...
    • 3 Apr 2019
      This post has 5 Likes, 9 Comments and 3312 views
  • Portraits in nature. Can the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO be used for other purposes?

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO • F1.2 • 1/125s (7/10) • ISO 320 The new series of F1.2 PRO lenses has been specially designed for portrait and reportage photography. The M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO in ...
    • 2 Apr 2019
      This post has 4 Likes, 2 Comments and 1489 views
  • 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 also ...
    • 17 Mar 2019
      This post has 2 Likes, 1 Comments and 319 views
  • 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
      This post has 2 Likes, 2 Comments and 1322 views
  • 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
      This post has 2 Likes, 1 Comments and 1063 views
  • 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
      This post has 2 Likes, 3 Comments and 1643 views
  • 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
      This post has 6 Likes, 3 Comments and 1631 views
  • 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
      This post has 2 Likes, 0 Comments and 975 views
  • 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
      This post has 2 Likes, 5 Comments and 1567 views
  • 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
      This post has 5 Likes, 6 Comments and 717 views
  • 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
      This post has 2 Likes, 3 Comments and 2232 views
  • Humpback whales, eiders, reindeers – a trip to Arctic Norway

    OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO • 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: fjo...
    • 4 Dec 2018
      This post has 3 Likes, 4 Comments and 3539 views
  • 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
      This post has 1 Likes, 2 Comments and 2749 views
  • 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
      This post has 1 Likes, 3 Comments and 1966 views
  • 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
      This post has 1 Likes, 3 Comments and 2596 views
  • 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
      This post has 2 Likes, 1 Comments and 1457 views
  • 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
      This post has 3 Likes, 1 Comments and 1305 views
  • 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
      This post has 2 Likes, 3 Comments and 1813 views
  • 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
      This post has 9 Likes, 2 Comments and 1448 views