Peter Baumgarten

Olympus Trailblazer

Olympus Trailblazer

Peter is a photographer and teacher from Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada.

Peter is a photographer and teacher from Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada.

About Peter

Olympus Trailblazer Peter Baumgarten is a photographer based on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada, where the stunning nature surrounding him inspires his work. Peter has been a dedicated Olympus shooter for over 30 years, and he has found a way to combine his passion for photography with his love of teaching to develop photog- raphy and graphic design courses at the high school level.

Influenced by Canadian photographer Freeman Patterson and his book Photography and the Art of Seeing, Peter strives to see the world in ways that most people miss. Peter’s work has been published in a number of Canadian Geographic issues and in Digital Photography magazine, and been recognized for excellence and vision on a number of websites.

“Photography is about stretching yourself – to start with what you know and continually experiment to become better; to reach farther. Olympus shares that same philosophy – constant innovation.”

Peter has quickly become a fan of the OM-D E-M1 and is thrilled at the camera’s ability to deliver outstanding image quality without weighing him down.


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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