Olympus Photo Safari Group Announcements

The Olympus Photo Safari Group is a worldwide organisation of passionate photographers who appreciate the value of shooting with Olympus DSLRs... we regularly organise events where we can meet each other socially, enjoy shooting interesting subjects and inspire each other to learn more...

Thursday
Sep242009

Olympus User Magazine - new forum...

Hello everyone,

I've just noticed the fresh new Olympus User Magazine forum here - why not take a look?

Kind Regards

Brian

Tuesday
Sep222009

Motion Documentary : Part 1

Hello everyone,

this coming January there is to be an exhibition of photographs created exclusively using Four Thirds equipment.  Emerging photographer Douglas Symon, based in Finland, is embarking on his first solo exhibition since studying Photography at the Voionmaa Institute (Basics and Further Qualification in Photography).  The theme for the work, mainly shot using Olympus E-System equipment, will be movement and uses the technique of combining between two and five frames into one image.  Currently loosely titled "Motion Documentary" the first part of the project will focus in on the town of Pirkkala that is situated right next to the third largest city in Finland, Tampere.  In documenting movement in such a way he aims to consider the boundaries between still images and video as well as between documentary and art.  In the images will be events, places, people and whatever movement has been found.  Also situated in Pirkkala is the third busiest airport in Finland and one reason for this early announcement.  There are good links with the rest of Europe, flying to London Stansted, Stockholm, Milan, Frankfurt-Hahn, Riga, Dublin and Bremen.  Anyone possibly planning a holiday in January may wish to consider Tampere as a location and at the same time take in this Olympus related exhibition, situated just a ten minute drive from the airport.

More information about the work, and examples, will be available nearer to the time of the exhibition but for now, here is one teaser shot from the air looking down over Pirkkala.  The basic details about the exhibition overlaid for informational purposes.

For Safari Group members Douglas will also provide information on what equipment has been used, post a Member's Showcase after the exhibition has taken place and hopes for feedback and dialogue on the work to aid in the planning for the next part of the documentary.  If anyone is to visit the exhibition it may also be possible to arrange for the photographer to be there in person.

Some useful links surrounding the project:

Photographer's website (to be updated for the exhibition):  http://www.talepictures.com
Pirkkala Airport - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampere-Pirkkala_Airport
Tampere - http://www.gotampere.fi/eng

Friday
Jul032009

The PEN Story...

This is the PEN Story in stop motion. We shot 60.000 pictures, developed 9.600 prints and shot over 1.800 pictures again. No post production! Thanks to all the stop motion artists who inspired us...

Friday
Jul032009

New Members Showcase

Hello everyone,

Zenfolio have recently added the facility to embed slideshows into blogs and html aware forums... so we've added a new section to this, our Coordination site to allow our Safari Group members around the world to present their work, and to link back to their own websites and galleries...

I hope that you will enjoy browsing the presentations, and reading the constructive comments and critique by fellow Safari Group members.

Click here to view the new section.

Kind Regards

Brian

Tuesday
Jun302009

Olympus E-P1 Q&A Part 2 on dpreview.

Hello everyone,

our first thread was so popular (it maxed out to 152 posts in less than a day on dpreview) that I've had to start a 2nd thread to continue giving factual (rather than speculative) feedback on this amazing new camera.

Click here for the latest questions and answers on the Olympus E-P1

Thanks also to the forum member who spotted this example of video from the E-P1

Kind Regards

Brian