The reborn OM-1 camera by OM-Systems is a quantum leap forwards for Micro43, competing with full frame camera for the first time. It is a very capable, but complex camera, so I am offering dedicated training days for the camera this in the natural haven that is Somerset.
Bird photography on the Somerset wetlands - a Bittern taken with Olympus OM-1 and 300m f/4 lens
Starting with setup of the autofocus system and other key menu items, we will then head out to put these changes into practice, showing you how to use the camera to get the best possible pictures.
We take you to some of the hidden corners of Somerset, looking for specific wildlife and landscape opportunities to suit your interest. At the end of the day, we will sit around and check pictures, looking at ways to improve tecnique and see how processing can bring out the the best in the pictures we have taken.
Orange-tip butterfly focus stacked hand-held with with OM-Systerms OM-1
Two Day OM-Systems OM-1 Training and Photo Safari in Somerset
13/14th June 2022 2 days. £400. Max 3 people. (Date TBC)
6/7th July 2022 2 days. £400. Max 3 people. (Date TBC)
Please contact me for 1:1 tuition on the OM-1 or other Olympus products
Grey Wagtail taken with OM-Systems OM-1
The Olympus OM-1 days run from 08:30 - 5pm each day, but may be extended if the light is good. We generally get an evening meal or a drink and chat. Everything is informal and relaxed.
All transport is by comfortable 4x4, from an agreed pick up location or your accomodation.
We always provide tea / coffee / water and light snacks (chocolate!) during the day and usually get lunch at a cafe or tea room.
all transport and guiding throughout (including rail / airport pickup / drop-off, if required).
photography of birds, wildlife, landscapes or all three
detailed help / setup / training with the camera and settings as required during the day
introduction to / advanced post-production on Lightroom / Photoshop from one of Adobe UK's trainers (optional).
Our OM-1 training is suitable for Photographers who are experienced or beginners; there is something on the trips for everyone.
Our tours are vehicle based, with 2-3 miles (3-5 Km) walking during the day and no difficult terrain.
Accomodation is not included in Training or Photo Safaris, but we work very closely with Ryan at The Garden House, Blagdon Tel: 01761 856060
The Garden House
If the Garden House is fully booked, The Plume of Feathers, Rickford is excellent. Tel: 01761 462682
A Kestrel (taken with Olympus OM-D E-M1X in Spain)
If you prefer to spend more time, we can offer Olympus-specific 3-5 day fully guided photography holidays for Birds Wildlife and landscape photography. We can include comfortable local accomodation to suit your budget.
Please contact us for more details.