Peter Bargh

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May 21st, 2008

Olympus E-520 Launch

Olympus launch the E-520 Launch in London. We met at the Amber Bar, Baltic Restaurant 74 Blackfriars Road SE1 8HA and then headed over to the Gerkin to eat on the 38th Floor  30 St Mary Axe London

Jermome Demare, Mark Thackara, Greg Connell, Harjit Sohotey

Peter Bargh, Ian Farrell, William Cheung, Rachel D’Cruze, Bob Martin, Terry Hope, Jamie Harrison, James Mansfield

November 5th, 2007

Olympus E-3 launch – Istanbul


Olympus launched the Olympus E-3 pro spec dslr in Istanbul, Turkey

We stopped in the Marmara Pera Luxury Istanbul Hotel and during our stay we ate at Guney Esnaf Restaurant, Can Restaurant, Lala Restaurant & Pudding Shop, Restaurant 360, Galata Tower . We visited the Spice Bazzar, Grand bazaar, Blue Mosque + Hagia Sphia , Boat Jetty – Bosporus Excursion, Limonlu Bahce (lemon Garden) and Banks of Bosporus

A model was arranged and we had a a few pros on hand who had been using the E-3 and were explaining some of their portrait techniques.

Mark Thackara, Harjit Sohotey, Greg Connell

Peter Bargh, Ian Burley, Bob Martin, Nigel Atherton, Darren Hartas, Georgie Shevki, Josie Reavely, Terry Hope

August 22nd, 2006

Olympus E-400 Launch – Hamburg


Olympus launched the E-400 DSLR along with their  digital camera range for Autumn/ Winter 06-07 in Hamburg,  Germany. The presentation was held in the Planetarium

Harjit Sohotey, Andy Parker

Peter Bargh, Simon Joinson, Phil Askey

October 19th, 2003

Ferrari Race day, Mugello circuit

Olympus flew us out to Bologna for a Ferrari race day at the Mugello circuit

The day is a celebration of Ferrari, when all the team’s F1 drivers – Schumacher, Barrichello and the 2 test drivers, Massa and Badoer, drive the F1 cars as well as spectacular drives from current Ferrari road cars and vintage Ferraris through the ages.

Hannah Sheppard, Andy Parker and Sara Cubitt

Peter Bargh

August 6th, 2003

Olympus Press Challenge 2003

The Olympus  Press Challenge 2003, was hosted at Goodwood Park, England where a series of task were set including Skid Pad, Lightening Kart, 2CV jigsaw (build and race)


Sara Cubitt, Milly Hill

February 6th, 2002

Olympus Press Challenge 2002

A day out with Olympus on their annual press challenge

The event included the usual and fun competitive activities. Here we did archery,  built a Citroen car, drove round an obstacle course, played at being firemen, controlling grass hovercraft, completed a krypton factor style water challenge and duck herding, skid cars and fast car

Olympus hosts
Andy Parker, Sarah Parker, Mark Thakara, Andy Cochrane, Sara Cubitt

Ian Burley, Stuart Miles, David Corefield, Rod Lawton, Roy Green, Gavin Stoker, Neil Whitford, Vincent Oliver, Dan Lezano

June 9th, 2000

Olympus C-840L Digital Camera Launch


The Olympus C-840L was launched at the Bluebird (Private Dining room), Kings Road  London, England.

As part of the event a Helicopter flight over London from Battersea Heliport was arranged, and gave us chance to try the cameras from a height.

The helicopter was a Squirrel AS355F and flew 1000feet over the River Thames following the river at 90 knots over to Tower Bridge on a 10min excursion.

I attended as editor of Digital PhotoFX

Ian Dickens, Sara Cubitt, Nikki Gordon

Peter Bargh

January 19th, 2000

PMA 2000 – Las Vegas Olympus Event

A five day stint at PMA, Las Vegas  included a press event organised by Olympus to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Track. We got to fly around the track at 170mph 3/4in off the ground in a two-seat purpose built champ car.

Hannah Shepherd

Peter Bargh

July 20th, 1999

I can’t remember why, but Olympus invited us to the premier of  Star Wars Phantom Menace at the Warner Village complex 02 in London, plus food at Zuccato Cafe Urbano.

I remember saying to Dan Lezano that the boy won. He was looking forward to seeing the film and I spoiled the ending of the race. He never forgave me 😉

Sara Cubitt

Peter Bargh

January 23rd, 1998

Olympus Editors Photo Challenge 98

For many years Olympus hosted an Editors Challenge where a competition took place and the winner received the Editors Challenge Trophy with their name added.

In 1998 it was in Liscombe Park, England.

The competition was driving a number of military vehicles including  Tanks,  Agile Rapier, Ferrets and  Stalwarts

Rifle shooting and speed assembly


Sara Cubbett,

Press Attending
Peter Bargh, Martyn Moore, Damien Demolder