Center Valley, PA—Olympus (olympusamerica.com) announced that its 2014 Olympus Visionary program includes five Olympus Visionaries and eight Olympus Trailblazers. The photographers will act as a resource for photo tips, choosing the right gear, using Micro Four Thirds system cameras in professional work and more.
The mission of the Olympus Visionary program is to define the state of digital imaging for the professional and advanced consumer audiences, and to grow support of digital photography, video and multimedia creation. The program is intended to benefit and promote both the individual photographer and Olympus’s digital camera and HD video technology. Members of the Visionary program participate in lectures, social media, photo and video content creation, affiliations with photography associations, media events and trade shows.
The 2014 Olympus Visionary program roster includes the following new Visionaries and Trailblazers.
Olympus Visionary Anne Day, Salisbury, Connecticut. A portrait, wedding and architecture photographer, Day is a photojournalist and four-time American Presidential Inauguration photographer and photography teacher. annedayphotography.com
Olympus Trailblazer Frank Smith, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Travel, abstract and philanthropic photojournalist, Smith is an Outdoor Photographer featured photographer, TEDX Talks speaker and photography teacher. franksmithphotos.com
Olympus Trailblazer Tracie Maglosky, Cincinnati, Ohio. Maglosky is an award-winning wedding and portrait photographer and the founder and owner of Tracie Jean Photo Studios. traciejeanphoto.com
Olympus Trailblazer Laura Hicks, Cincinnati, Ohio. A portrait, wedding and macro photographer, Hicks is the official photographer for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition of West Chester, Ohio. limagery.com
Olympus Trailblazer Peter Baumgarten, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. Baumgarten is a landscape photographer and photography teacher. 500px.com/CreativeIsland
Returning Visionaries and Trailblazers include these photographers.
Olympus Visionary Jay Dickman, Littleton, Colorado. Dickman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning National Geographic photographer, author, photo educator and creator of the award-winning FirstLight Workshops. firstlightworkshop.com/wheres-jay
Olympus Visionary Larry Price, Dayton, Ohio. Price is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, photo essayist and video/multimedia specialist. larrycprice.com
Olympus Visionary John Sterling Ruth, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Ruth is a lifestyle and product photographer for top brands, advertisements and clients. johnsterlingruth.com
Olympus Visionary David Wells, Providence, Rhode Island. A stock and documentary photographer, photo essayist and photo-educator, Wells is the founder of the Wells Point photo education blog and the Photo Synesi online photo critiquing service. about.me/thewellspoint
Olympus Trailblazer Alex McClure, Tempe, Arizona. Commercial photographer, landscape and fine arts photographer, he is an organizer of the Photographer’s Adventure Club. alexmcclurephotography.com
Olympus Trailblazer Austin Lottimer, Carbondale, Colorado. Photographer, television pro, award-winning filmmaker, artist and conservationist, Lottimer cofounded Zero1Films and Bujin Productions. bujinproductions.com
Olympus Trailblazer Jamie MacDonald, Eaton Rapids, Michigan. A social influencer, nature photographer and Getty artist, MacDonald is the founder of J MacDonald Photo and blogger. about.me/jamie.macdonald
Olympus Trailblazer Victor Rodriguez, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photography professor, award-winning fashion, fine art, music and studio photographer, Rodriquez founded Photography by Victor. studio206id.com