Family Fun At The Olympus OM-D Photography Playground

Paul Sullivan takes his family to explore Mitte’s temporary Olympus OM-D Photography Playground…

Last weekend I finally checked out the Olympus OM-D Photography Playground at Berlin’s Opernwerkstätten. I’d heard great things about the interactive exhibition from friends and, given I’m a photographer myself and have also been encouraging my son, Luka (5), to explore the world with a camera, it sounded like a recipe for some family fun.

The venue itself is fantastic of course, but the whole thing is a stroke of marketing genius on the part of Olympus. You’re handed a fully loaded OM-D camera at reception (be warned: the queues may be long at peak times) and left to explore a series of rooms that feature everything from climbing nets, make up studios and art installations.

Each area explores a different setting on the camera (video screens give clear instructions),  so you can play around with all the different effects as you try on flamboyant wigs, pose against concrete walls, and roam around in pitch black rooms with smoke, strong and coloured lasers. It’s honestly difficult not to have a good time, and the best part is you get to bring all the shots home on a card.

All the shots below were taken on an Olympus OM-D…

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