Frank T. Smith

Olympus Visionary

Olympus Visionary

Frank is a travel, landscape, architectural and philanthropic photojournalist from Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Frank is a travel, landscape, architectural and philanthropic photojournalist from Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

About Frank

Olympus Visionary Frank Smith is a self-taught photographer whose love for the craft goes back to a very early age. Decades later, Frank’s passion for photography has yet to fade and he continues to perfect his skills.

As a philanthropic photojournalist, Frank’s raw travel covers global themes, shedding light on cultural issues including regional corruption in areas including South Sudan, Haiti and Mumbai. Frank has traveled to many parts of the world with a focus on people, landscape and cultures, and telling stories through his photographs. A large focus for Frank has been India, travelling to all four corners. Additional raw travel includes Atacama, Cuba, Bhutan, Iceland, Central America, South America, Morocco and Mongolia.

“My passion for photography constantly inspires me to see imagery of compositional uniqueness and beauty.”

“As a travel photographer, equipment size, durability and quality output are paramount to me. The OM-D system allows me to enter into areas that would have been prohibitive in the past with bulky and obtrusive equipment. Discreet access is now available to me without any sacrifice in quality. Many of the environments I travel to are environmentally harsh. The equipment is able to withstand these challenging conditions. Add to it that many of the places I photograph are low-light environments. With the built-in 5-axis image stabilization, I am able to achieve my desired results without compromise. With the OM-D system, there is not any place in the world that is off-limits to me.”

A native Northeasterner, Frank often focuses his lens on national and regional scenery in the U.S. Frank’s work has been featured in the media, print, exhibits and in philanthropic awareness campaigns.  

Frank inspires others through his workshops, classes and mentoring. His goal is to help others see the un-obvious and to instill the desire for creativity.

About the Program

The Olympus Visionary Program is Olympus America Inc.’s official program for professional and emerging photographers. Its mission is to define the state of digital imaging for professional and advanced consumer audiences, and to promote both the individual photographer and Olympus’ highly-regarded and widely-acclaimed digital camera systems. Olympus Visionaries are established, award-winning professional photographers who travel the world with Olympus products to capture life’s beauty and splendor. The elite members of the program include several Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers, as well as artists whose careers have included assignments around the globe. For regularly updated content from all of the Olympus Visionaries, visit, and follow @getolympus on Twitter. For more information about the Olympus Visionary program, please contact Jennifer Colucci at

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