When it comes to hosting hands-on events for the public, Olympus has a reputation as one of the more 'interactive' camera brands. And its annual free photographic experience with Giffords Circus is always one of the most popular events on its calendar.
Continuing its 100th anniversary celebrations, this year the big top is heading to the stunning setting of Oxford University Parks – and Olympus is inviting 100 guests to come along and take fantastic circus-themed pictures using the best Olympus camera (opens in new tab)s (you can bring your own if you're an existing user, or borrow some of the latest kit).
Each attendee will receive two tickets to an exclusive matinee performance of Giffords' latest show, Xanadu, which they will be able to shoot to their hearts' content with some of the best mirrorless camera (opens in new tab)s available.
"This year’s 70s-inspired show ‘Xanadu’ captures the spirit of Coleridge’s Kubla Khan …It’s midsummer 1973 in Hyde Park and the flower power movement is at its height. Hippies, hipsters, rock stars, musicians, wild women and global nomads with Shamanic horses gather to play, sing dance, protest and perform."
Olympus Ambassadors and product specialists will be on hand to help existing Olympus owners learn new tricks with their kit, or to help users of other brands get to grips with the Micro Four Thirds system for the first time.
Giffords Circus provides a fantastically photogenic environment, and this rare opportunity to photograph a performance of the latest show is one not to be missed. With the challenging lighting conditions and fast-moving action, it should be the perfect opportunity to put the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X (opens in new tab) professional body through its paces.
To be in with a chance of winning one of the 100 free tickets, head over to the Olympus Imagespace website (opens in new tab) to enter. The closing date for applications is 24 May 2019, so fill out the form while you smash a chocolate egg this weekend.
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