Mike Boening

Olympus Visionary

Olympus Visionary

Mike is a street/urban photographer and instructor from Detroit, Michigan.

Mike is a street/urban photographer and instructor from Detroit, Michigan.

About Mike

Mike commonly finds his inspiration on the streets of his hometown, Detroit, Michigan, specializing in street and urban photography. As the newest Trailblazer in the Olympus Visionary Program, Mike first caught the eye of Olympus through his social interaction with GetOlympus and through fellow Olympus Trailblazer, Jamie MacDonald.

Over the last five years, he has worked with the Detroit Metro Convention Bureau, covering events and taking headshots for a Fortune 500 company, and shooting sports photography. Mike has shared his love of street photography by teaching and leading groups on urban photography in the Detroit area and beyond.

When Mike isn’t behind a camera, he’s in front of the camera serving as cohost of the biweekly video podcast, “Mirrorless Minutes.”

“Moving to the OMD system has led to a dramatic change in my creativity and ability to create amazing images while supporting my motto of “Shoot Light | Shoot Often.”

Mike is passionate about what can be accomplished with the Olympus Micro Four Thirds systems, using the OM-D E-M1 for his outdoor shooting exploits.

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 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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