Laura Hicks

Olympus Visionary

Olympus Visionary

Laura is a portrait, wedding and macro photographer from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Laura is a portrait, wedding and macro photographer from Cincinnati, Ohio.

About Laura

Olympus Visionary Laura Hicks is a professional portrait and wedding photographer with a personal passion for macro photography. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of photographing hundreds of weddings and thousands of portrait sessions, and of being the official photographer for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” filmed in West Chester, Ohio. Her work has appeared in Professional Photographer Magazine, Click Magazine, Popular Photography Magazine and Shutterbug Magazine.

Whether photographing a wedding or a family, her favorite images always include subjects that tell a story. While she was site editor of the popular photography website DigitalCameraReview.com, she reviewed hundreds of camera models. It was during that time that she realized the power of the Olympus camera systems. After 15 years of shooting with another brand, Laura sold her equipment and migrated to the Olympus OM-D interchangeable lens system.

“After 15 years of shooting with a different camera brand, I sold my gear and switched to the Olympus OM-D system. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to migrate to mirrorless!”

Laura and her husband are licensed foster parents with a houseful of children who are often Laura’s photo subjects while they play sports, go to the park or travel the country.

Laura loves the outstanding performance of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the flexibility of the Tough camera system. Her favorite lenses include the M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO, 75mm F1.8, 25mm F1.2 PRO and 45mm F1.8 due to their ability to capture sharp focus and beautiful bokeh. When shooting macro images, she loves using the TG-4 for its incredible super macro mode, or the M.Zuiko 60mm F2.8 Macro lens for its 1:1 shooting ratio.


The Olympus Visionary Program is Olympus America Inc.’s official program for its sponsored photographers. Olympus Visionaries consist of a select group of photographers from across the U.S. and Canada who represent a variety of photography genres, and offer varying years of experience and influence. From Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists to successful entrepreneurs to passionate creators who shoot and share their vision with their dedicated social communities, each has a unique point of view, an enthusiasm for Olympus products and the brand, a strong presence in the photography community, and best practices to share.

The Visionaries use their unique real-world experiences and technical expertise to inspire photo enthusiasts and professionals alike and embrace Olympus camera systems as their tool of choice for capturing and sharing their world in vivid detail. They provide product feedback in an effort to improve Olympus products, programs and services. They also represent Olympus by speaking at Photography Conferences, Photo Specialty Dealer Events, Tradeshows, and more.

For regularly updated content from all of the Olympus Visionaries, visit www.facebook.com/getolympus, www.youtube.com/getolympus and follow @getolympus on Twitter and Instagram. 
To inquire about membership in the program, please contact VisionaryProgram@olympus.com.www.facebook.com/getolympus, www.youtube.com/getolympus and follow @getolympus on Twitter. For more information about the Olympus Visionary program, please contact Jennifer Colucci at VisionaryProgram@olympus.com.

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