Olympus OM-1 training with WildPhotographer Nick Wilcox-Brown

OM-SYSTEM OM-1 Training days

Wild Photographer

Olympus OM-1 tuition

Learn how to get the best pictures from your new OM-1 camera.

Dedicated bird, wildlife and landscape photography training on this camera and all its key settings, either 1:1 or on small group basis

Olympus OM-1 camera

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

Orange-tip butterfly focus stacked hand-held with with OM-Systerms OM-1

Costs and Dates

At this moment we do not have many advertised dates as there is a book project and film work in progress. If you have a specific date in mind, please ASK!! We can easily fit training around our schedule. If you have friends to join you, it gets even easier and prices can be more flexible.

Two Day OM-Systems OM-1 Training and Photo Safari in Somerset

2 / 3rd August 2022 2 days. £400. Min 2 Max 4 people. (Date TBC)

Please contact me for 1:1 tuition on the OM-1, other Olympus (or Canon) products.

Grey Wagtail

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.

Included in the OM-1 Photo training

  • 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 for Olympus OM-1 camera training

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)

Wildlife, Bird and Landscape Photography holidays in Somerset

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.

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