Tag: damian mcgillicuddy

Olympus Lighting Workshop at Fotofilia

Readers of this blog will know I’m something of an Olympus aficionado having converted to the OM-D lineup of cameras almost two years ago now. It was great to discover therefore that Olympus have set up their West Midlands training academy in Birmingham, close to where I live, at the

Urbex Shoot at ‘The Gem’ with Freya

The Gem is a new shooting space in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham run by Tip Top Photography Studio. It opened for business a couple of weeks ago and I was one of the first photographers to give it a try (well apart from this guy). The Gem is basically

My Year with the Olympus OM-D E-M5

I can’t believe that a whole 12 months has passed since last years Focus on Imaging (the last one as it turned out) when I made (for me) the momentous decision to fully switch to the Olympus micro four thirds system based around its (then) flagship mirrorless camera the OM-D

The Photography Show 2014

I’ve just returned from The Photography Show which is running from 1st – 4th March at the National Exhibition Centre near Birmingham. The Photography Show is the replacement to Focus on Imaging which ran for nearly 25 years before being unexpectedly closed after the 2013 show. This year I took

Another New OM-D

The Olympus OM-D brand is going from strength to strength with the announcement of another OM-D, this time the OM-D E-M10. The E-M10 is a smaller, cheaper version of the E-M5 with its 16 megapixel sensor plus a few features from the flagship E-M1, including its TruePic VII processor and

Off-Camera Flash with the OM-D: Part I – The Kit

Attending courses and reading books (and blogs) is all well and good but ultimately the only way to become capable, and hopefully even good, at something is to actually go out there and do it. For some time now I’ve been reading up on off-camera flash and even dabbling with

A New OM-D

So, after just over 18 months since the announcement of the OM-D E-M5 Olympus have upped the stakes in the mirrorless versus “traditional” DSLR competition with the launch of the OM-D E-M1. Major updates since the E-M5 include: Phase-detection autofocus (as well as contrast-detection) for four-thirds (as opposed to micro

Five ‘Must Visit’ Photography Blogs

Here are the five photography related blogs that I currently find myself reading most often, and why. Jen Brook Model. To see why Jen Brook is not just your common-or-garden model you only have to read her blog tag line: “I consider myself an artist trapped inside the body of

A Day at the Circus

Like most small boys of a certain age (possibly under the influence of Enid Blyton’s books about Mr Galliano’s Circus) I was once fascinated by circuses and even though I didn’t fancy running away with one (I never did like sleeping in caravans) was certainly intrigued by them. Nice then

New Tricks from the Big Dog

Last Saturday I attended an Olympus WOW day run by the award winning photographer Damian McGillicuddy (AKA “The Big Dog”) at Tip Top Photography studio in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. Damian’s on a mission, not only to show the benefits of using small, mirrorless cameras like the Olympus OM-D

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