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Instagram: @traciejeanphoto

Tracie Maglosky is an award-winning wedding and portrait photographer living in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area. As a distinguished member of the Visionary Program for Olympus, she travels frequently to present her photography, lighting and posing techniques for weddings, maternity and newborn photography and proven business strategies.


"This is from my Fire and Ice series in Iceland. Environmental portraits give us an opportunity to tell a story, to offer the viewer a sense of place, and to create meaningful art. This image created in Akranes, Iceland tell the story of a sad shipwreck, with our model almost appearing to become the ship’s figurehead. Getting a low perspective also offered the perfect large scale to an otherwise smallish ship, which was only around 14ft tall."

OM-D E-M1 Mark II | M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 PRO
OM-D E-M1X | M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
26mm | 1/125s | F5.6 | ISO 200

“This is the photo I referenced in the podcast when I said 'the scream.' I envisioned this shoot to tell the story of a bird out of her cage. This image depicts letting go of the expectations of others and stepping into your personal power."

"Freezing motion is really fun and can create some amazing and breathtaking photography. As with any session in studio, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure that you’ll have all the tools you need to bring your vision to life. In this case our list included, lighting, backdrops, the proper wardrobe, flowing material, potato flakes and plenty of space. In this session, we invited 6 beautiful dancers from the Ohio-based Z Company Dance Studio in for a morning shoot. Each of them brought their own sense of style and grace to this session. Each had their own favorite jump and we let them do what they felt most comfortable executing.

The dancers have been tossed something in the air each time they jump. In this shoot, I used potato flakes because they tend to float a little longer in the air than other materials I've tried, stay in clumps when tossed, and are relatively easy to clean up. You can try other similarly sized objects, like glitter or confetti."

OM-D E-M1 Mark II | M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
1/250s | F4 | ISO 200
OM-D E-M1 Mark II | M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO
1/160s | F2.8 | ISO 200

"This was my dream shot in the Oculus in NYC, which I captured during one of my trips to speak at Photo Plus!"

"This is a scene from my Rapunzel series. I'd been dying to do this shoot for so long!"

OM-D E-M1 Mark II


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Instagram: @alexahope

Alexa Rakow is a landscape and seascape photographer based out of Santa Barbara, California. The mountains and beaches of her hometown have always had a huge impact on her love for exploring nature.


“Going to Thor’s Well was on my bucket list as long as I’ve been interested in photography and seeing it in person didn’t disappoint. This was shot using my E-M1X’s Live ND Mode, so I didn’t have to waste any time changing filters.”

Thor's Well
OM-D E-M1X | M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO
1s | F10 | ISO 64
OM-D E-M1X | M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
1/2000s | F2.8 | ISO 1000

"There is a beautiful bush that is attracting tons of bees in my front yard. In a fit of boredom I started trying to photograph them earlier this month and I discovered I LOVE macro photography. The challenge of learning a totally new skill has kept me more motivated and positive during this crazy time. People have been asking about my settings any any tips I have for photographing my new favorite little models so here are a few things I’ve learned through A LOT of trial and error:

  • Put your camera in continuous auto focus mode. Throw it in shutter priority and set the shutter speed around 1/2000 or faster. Bees move QUICKLY and I noticed any slower then that and there tends to be some motion blur.
  • Take 10000000 photos. Most of them will be blurry, you’ll have missed your focus or missed the moment but you’ll get a few keepers!
  • With macro your depth of field is already so shallow so it’s better to keep your aperture around f/7. You might need to use a flash to get enough light in your image."

"In times of chaos I always find myself turning to things that I love and calm me. Being in nature and photography both do that for me. Everyday I make a point to get outside on my own and enjoy the world around me, more often then not I bring my E-M5 Mark III with me." 

OM-D E-M1X | M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO

"This day started with a sunrise shoot in the rain at Morraine Lake, a hike (also in the rain) up to the Lake Agnes Tea House, golden hour at Two Jack’s Lake, this sunset at Vermillion Lake, and a long night of astrophotography. Having gear that can keep up with me in any conditions is really important. I love that my OM-D E-M1X and 7-14mm PRO are incredibly weatherproof AND my camera has a second built in battery so I can keep shooting all day and into the night without having to think about charging. To be honest the camera battery outlasted me by quite a bit."

"This is the first time I’ve tried out focal length blending. I wanted to capture as much of the amazing seascape as I could but I also wanted to emphasize the crescent moon.

Foreground: OM-D E-M1X and M.Zuiko 7-14mm F2.8 PRO 

Moon: OM-D E-M1X and M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO "

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Exploring the Canadian Rockies with E-M5 Mark III

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