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FREE Desktop Wallpapers

Not everyone knows this, especially you guys here on Google+ , because I haven't been dilligent enough to keep my Google+ profile as up to date and active as I should have, but now that I'm back I wanted to let you know that I've been making some of my work from this year (2015) available as high-res downloadable wallpapers.

I've been fortunate enough to get out with the camera quite a bit between photograping weddings and family time and that's really given me the chance to create bodies of work I'm really happy with. Including a set of Macro Dandelion's from the summer, some landscapes from Glencoe in Scotland made back in September, photograph's from Venice and even some photographs from the Le Mans 24 Hour Race in France.

If you want to take a peek, check them out below. For the high-res downloadable files head on over to the website and download them for free!

Even if you don't want to download them for use as wallpapers, the pixel peepers among you can get a look at some files from the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and judge for yourself :)

#Olympus #OlympusUK #OlympusMag #OlympusMagazine #omdem1 #photography #landscape #macro @wildlife #London #England #wallpapers

http://www.michaelrammell.com/wallpapers/
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That Golden Light makes another appearance!

Well, it was the same morning as the photograph I shared here only a few days ago, but this time I've included a stag in the shot. I was really pleased with this one. Having been to Richmond many, many times now I was desperate to try something different and get new shots to go into my Richmond Gallery. I feel I've achieved just that. The cocktail of the Golden Light and the mist made for a wonderful atmosphere.

Did I mention this was shot on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 with the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens?

I'm yet to find a reason to regret my switch. Sure, at times I miss the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM II, but then I remember that I'm carrying a lighter, smaller lens that's incredibly sharp AND it's got an equivelent field of view to 80-300mm (with that constant f/2.8 aperture to boot). It's a mighty camera & lens combo
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I really love this kind of light, and your image is really great with the stag in it. 
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In or near London on October 24th?

Great! Then come and join me for another great FREE photo walk around the UK's capital city.

The annual October photo walk is changing slightly this year starting in Camden and will involve use of the tube as well.

You and around 15 other photographers will get to share stories and chat whilst capturing the sights and sounds of one of the world's most diverse, multicultural and fascinating cities; ripe for street photographers to capture many great stories.

So come and join us - register your place for FREE today using the link below (registration details are at the bottom).

See you there! 
Come and join me in London on October 24th for another great, FREE event! On Saturday 24th October I'll be joined by a group of photographers from the Ready Steady Pro and Guild of Photographers community as we walk around London capturing the sights and sounds of one of the worlds most multi-cultural and colourful cities. This walk is open to absolutely everyone, it's a public event and you're all welcome to join. I would however a...
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See you there +Romina Frau. Please be sure to register using the links in the event page on the website.
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Glencoe, Scotland

I was recently up in Scotland climbing the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis for charity. At 1,400 meters it was a hell of a climb and the sights were something you had to see to believe. The climb however wasn't the hard part of this challenge - it was the descent! Coming down the hill was a real challenge on the knees.

Well, I made it. I raised my target and was pleased with what I'd achieved, especially after suffering from pneumonia earlier this year.

The views from the peak of the mountain were somewhat limited as it was in the clouds, but coming back down they were fantastic, but still not as good as the views coming back through Glencoe on the way home!

You may somewhat recognise these views from the last James Bond Film 'Sky Fall'.

More to follow.
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Nice work. Looks it it was great fun, too. 
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Sleeping Commuters

Photographing every day is a sure way to maintain a keen photographic eye. It's not always possible of course, but when I can, I do. Whether that's with my iPhone or my Olympus cameras. Recently I've found a new way to make photographs of interesting subjects every single day...

A few months back I started to commute on the train to my day job rather than driving. It gives me time to be productive on the journey and I also get a bit of a walk each day as well. Being a photographer I tend to observe and watch people and on the train you tend to see some real characters and some interesting faces. One thing I noticed though, particularly on the 7am train, is that a lot of people use their commute to get a little extra sleep. I found (and still do) find this fascinating: people are commuting to work so early in the day that they've become accustomed to sleeping on the train as part of their routine! They're usually in such a deep sleep that the sound of the train screeching to a halt, the conversations of people on their phones and the loud 'Beep, beep, beep!' of the opening doors at each and every stop don't even wake them!

So, I started to photograph these people as they slept on the train. At first it was a bit of fun, but I've now developed quite the body of work and I like to imagine what it is that each person does and what their day has been like that means they're in such need of that extra sleep! Not all of the sleepers in this series are early morning snoozers though, some of these are on the return commute in the evening.

I make the photographs on my iPhone 6Plus and then email a new sleeper each and every weekday into my online gallery. You can check it out right here: http://bit.ly/sleepingcommuters

Follow me on Instagram @RammellPhoto and use HashTag #SleepingCommuter to keep up with the project


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wonderful captures +Michael Rammell ;-)
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I've been massively busy recently and have, in all honesty, neglected Google+ in favour of the other social media platforms! Sorry for that everyone.

I'm back now and will start to include my Google+ profile in my daily social updates.

Over the last few months I've written some superb posts that I think you're going to love.

For starters the big news in the #Olympus world is that Firmware Version 4.00 for the #OMDEM1 was released on November 26th! There were a whole raft of fantastic, practical new features included in the release, but the big question on many people's lips was; "Is the release stable? Should I install this now?!"

The answer is 100% yes! The new features, such as silent shooting, focus stacking and focus bracketing add more tools to the already feature-rich E-M1. Many have called it a breath of fresh air, but I don't think so. Not because the update isn't good (It's amazing!) but because the E-M1 was still, and still is, in my opinion, the most capable of all of the mirrorless cameras available on the market!

The update was pretty easy and went smoothly, but that's not to say all was perfect. For the complete breakdown of the update, the snags that many other people have encountered and also just a few things for you to note after you've installed firmware version 4 on your E-M1 (such as the shutter speed limitations), click the link below.

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I wrote earlier this week about the release of firmware version 4.0 for the diminutive Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the perks and additional features it's going to bring to our cameras. For that full list of additional features check out my post right here. This version was announced back in September and not released until November 26th, so Olympus had us all waiting for this one. I would expect, having worked in software testing and IT fo...
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For the first time in quite some time I managed to get out and shoot for pleasure today! I made my way the increasingly popular Richmond Park here in London (UK, of course) and we were treated to a beautiful Golden Hour!

The subject we had head to Richmond to photograph was the native Red Deer Stags that roam freely in the park. But I couldn't help but grab a few of the sun powering through the tree's, giving quite possibly the most golden light I ave ever had the pleasure to witness.

The atmosphere was enhanced further by the thick mist and the sound of Stags all posturing to show their dominance by calling out (I'm not sure what their sounds are called. They sound a lot like Moo's, but I didn't want to say that the Deers were Mooing - that sounds nuts!)

Anyway, this image has little done to it in the way of post processing. I've cropped to a 16x10 so that it fits more neatly as a desktop wallpaper, which is available for download over at my website:

http://bit.ly/richmond-park-wallpapers

Enjoy!
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It's a wonderful and incredibly unique place +Susan Menis and what's more earlier this year I moved even closer, so it now only takes me about 30 minutes to drive to.

You'd be forgiven for forgetting you were in London when you're at Richmond Park. Especially on days like this where the light is stunning.
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Glencoe, Scotland

I was recently up in Scotland climbing the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis for charity. At 1,400 meters it was a hell of a climb and the sights were something you had to see to believe. The climb however wasn't the hard part of this challenge - it was the descent! Coming down the hill was a real challenge on the knees.

Well, I made it. I raised my target and was pleased with what I'd achieved, especially after suffering from pneumonia earlier this year.

The views from the peak of the mountain were somewhat limited as it was in the clouds, but coming back down they were fantastic, but still not as good as the views coming back through Glencoe on the way home!

You may somewhat recognise these views from the last James Bond Film 'Sky Fall'.

More to follow.
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+Martin Bailey gets better every year! Another trip to Namibia provides us all with some more amazing photographs and another excellent story to read.

Check out Martin's travelogue over at his blog and sign up to his mailing list to receive more work like this!
In part 4 of my photographic travelogue of Namibia we visit a Himba village, photographed them goat herding, then later saw long horn cattle and a giraffe.
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All-Olympus Wedding, Portrait and Street Photographer known mostly as the Host & Producer of The Ready Steady Pro Photography Podcast.
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Hi there, I'm Michael Rammell.

Let's start with the highlights:

Now for the biography part:

Michael has built the successful and popular Ready Steady Pro Photography Podcast from scratch. The Podcast and the supporting community aims to aid photographers looking to turn their photographic passions into profitable businesses. The show pulls in hundreds of listeners each week with a mixture of round-table discussions and interviews with leading industry experts who offer advice on going pro and share their stories of when they transitioned. The show regularly features the very people it's looking to support on their journey. Guests such as Valerie Jardin, Andrew HellmichFrank Doorhoff and David DuChemin have all made appearances.

Michael has appeared on a number of popular Photography Podcasts including the excellent Photobiz Xposed Podcast with Andrew Hellmich and the thought-provoking and engaging Photography 121 Podcast with Stephen Cotterell. Michael is also a very active moderator on the Martin Bailey Photography Google+ Community

As a professional Photographer Michael remains a registered member of The Guild Of Photographers

Social Media Links & Websites (i'm all over the internet):

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  • Ready Steady Pro Photography Podcast
    Host & Producer, 2013 - present
    Ready Steady Pro - the Podcast for Photographers Turning Pro. Each week I sit down with a guest or a group of guests and discuss all matters photography. Mostly this podcast is about the business of photography, including Sales, Marketing, Pricing and much more. We talk inspiration, Social Media, dealing with clients and of course we chat craft and gear too!
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